The Courtyard Marriott is ideally located on route 30, just off of I65. You can actually see the hotel from the Interstate. It is easy to find, just behind the Star Plaza, which is always a bonus for someone who doesn't know the area too well.
It is clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There is an in-door pool and a small fitnessroom. In the summer the pool extends outside around which is a small sun terrace. This overlooks a pond feature surrounding which are pine trees and gardens (not exactly a nature trail) but pleasent enough.
There is no restaurant but there is a very good buffet breakfast available. The restaurant is not really an issue as there must be 100 places to eat along Route 30. The marriott has free coffee available all day and snacks in the evening at reception. There is no bar but there is an excellent Irish bar at the Star Plaza, which is a 10 min walk away for us Europeans or 2 mins by car for you Americans.
For business the Marriott is ideal whereas for family pleasure The Star Plaza is probabily more suitable as it has a huge themed pool area which attracts hordes of kids.
All in all I think the Court yard Marriott is excellent without being over pricey and I will deffinately stay there again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Inn Merrillville offers unique lodge style accommodations in an ideal location just 35 minutes from the bustle of Chicago. Located just off I-65 at Exit 253, this hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting the area's top attractions such as Star Plaza Theatre, Indiana Dunes, and Deep River Water Park. Business Travelers also appreciate the close proximity to the offices of BP, Ford, US Steel, and NiSource. This Clarion hotel offers unique amenities among Merrillville, IN hotels including an outdoor waterfall and pond, a heated indoor/outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Courtyard Cafe, or get in a work out on the road at the fitness center. Guest Rooms are highlighted by flat-screen TVs with premium cable and a luxurious bedding package. With the Windy City just 40 miles away, this hotel is also convenient for a quick commute to Chicago where you can enjoy Millennium Park, Navy Pier, or Wrigley Field. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Merrillville Hotel Merrillville
- Courtyard Merrillville
- Merrillville Courtyard
- Merrillville Marriott