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“Great staff,Nice rooms,Satisfactory food choices” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Columbia

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Courtyard Columbia
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great staff,Nice rooms,Satisfactory food choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

I recently attended a seminar at this hotel. Rather than drive home and back the next day, I decided to stay for the night. The staff was very attentive and eager to please, since I am a Marriott Rewards member I was given an upgrade to a king suite. This room was extraordinarily nice, more than 500 sq feet of space,two large flat screen tvs, and a seperate bedroom with a king bed. Very roomy, with enough space to spread out, and do any business related chores at the more than ample desk. Breakfast was good with many healthy food selections. There is ample on site free parking. Should you find yourself in Columbia Maryland this hotel is a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Redwood City, CA
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125 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

I know that Courtyard has standard hotels, layouts, rooms. If you're used to and like the standard Courtyard room, you won't be disappointed. Compared to the Springhill Suites, the rooms are small. The service was fine, but nothing stands out.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RalphandMark
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Columbia, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

The good - Front desk staff is awesome!! Very upbeat and friendly and make you feel appreciated and like a customer! Attentive too!

The mediocre - This hotel is old. Yes, they put some new carpet in, painted some walls, and updated the lobby/front desk/reception area, but it is still old and once you get to your room, you will smell it and experience it. Should have done a complete gut of the room.

The bad - Pubic hairs all in my bed, stuck in the bedsheets, pillows, and there was brown foreign material in the middle of the bed by a small stack of pubic hairs. I'm still waiting on them to come change the bedding (which, in my opinion, has not been changed since at least the prior guest). The desktop had coffee spilled on it that was never wiped up and the carpet is dirty with stains. This room could use some Febreeze or an open window! Also, what's up with the old school air conditioning? Oh yeah, the place is old.

Overall - 3 out of 5 mostly because I believe in Marriott and hope they will clean it up before too long. I certainly would not pay a premium to stay here. The location is certainly not horrible, with plenty of shoppng close by and more about 20 minutes away. I would consider coming back, but will bring sanitizing wipes and some deodorizer (maybe clean sheets too! GROSS!!!). Gave room service a 3 since obviously they don't clean very well. Cleanliness, well you understand after my review. Sleep quality a 3 because I hate down pillows. 3 is high for value, but didn't think they deserved lower. Courtyard and especially Marriott is almost always a great place and value.

PS - Stayed on the first floor in 14x.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ColumbiaCourtyardMD, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you for taking time to to review our hotel! I am pleased to hear how friendly, attentive, and upbeat the front desk was during your stay. This property takes a lot of pride in service and the product we offer. Over the last several years we have made significant improvements to the rooms and lobby while planning additional projects to continue progress for this year. Your feed back is greatly appreciated and all concerns will be reseacrched and addressed to improve future stays. Thanks again for your loyalty and choosing us. Hope to see you again soon.
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Monroe, New York
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147 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is probably one of the nicest options in Columbia where you won't find the high end options of some of the main hotel chains. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant though limited in choices has enough of an offering to satisfy if you just don't feel like going out. Plus they have a solid offering of Starbucks. If you are in Columbia, MD, it's a good choice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ATO39
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Baltimore
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

I stayed at this hotel after a friend's wedding. The rooms were affordable and the location is nice. Close enough to some restaurants and shopping. Nothing special in the room, pretty typical layout and furniture. The positives about the hotel were that we had a large group of friends returning for the night. The hotel staff allowed us to stay in the lobby, with food and drinks until late hours. They had enough couches and tables for us to have an "after party", including music. Since the lobby is far enough away, no other guests seemed to have problems with our noise level. Highly reccommend if you are staying with a large group and want somewhere to hang out in the evening.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ARJ124
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Fall River, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
125 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Everything was clean and in good order. I really enjoyed the style/decor and lighting of the hotel. Nice amenities such as a boarding pass printer and small restaurant/bar. I don't usually comment on, use, or enjoy the complimentary soaps/toiletries in hotel bathrooms, but these were really nice and different - made from seeds and fruits, like quinoa soap and quince lotion.

Gave me a good impression of Courtyard hotels.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Erin L
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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

This hotel is a great hotel to stay for a night or two. Stayed during November over thanksgiving with visiting family and it was pleasurable. Great redone lobby and rooms. Bathrooms could be a little bit bigger in some of the rooms. (cruise line sized) But overall was a great hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank matthewkz
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Additional Information about Courtyard Columbia

Property: Courtyard Columbia
Address: 8910 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045-5805
Location: United States > Maryland > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Columbia 3*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard Columbia hotel is located near the Columbia Business Park and in close proximity to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). This suburban Baltimore hotel is convenient to downtown Baltimore; the Baltimore Convention Center, Ravens football stadium, Baltimore Inner Harbor, and Camden Yards. In addition, the Courtyard Columbia hotel is situated between Columbia Pike/Route 29 and Interstate 95, providing easy access to both the University of Maryland and Washington DC. Designed for the business traveler, yet inviting for all, Courtyard Columbia knows what is important to its guests. ... more   less 
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