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Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Gaithersburg
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Sacramento
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65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A very nice surprise”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This hotel is tucked right on the lake and in the midst of a great eating and shopping area. It is in Gaithersburg and an easy drive into Washington D.C. The rooms were clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Food choices are delightful in the immediate area so no need to get in the car and go some where. The hotel was full, but quiet - a nice surprise. Would stay here again when visiting with family in the area.

Room Tip: High floors on the lakeside provide nice views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed here because it was close to family - planned on 3 nights, only stayed 1. Overall, not much for a property advertising "full service", and pricey. Once in room, was comfortable but while "free on-site parking" is advertised, parking is actually in a multi-story garage across the street with no weather protection to get to hotel (i.e., walkway, etc.). The garage is a zoo at night and a real PIA to deal with, especially if on the higher levels. Staff was bland and seemed insensitive. Hotel is on one of those neuvo-California-style "avenue" type shopping, dining, and entertainment centers popping up all over - crowded, not enough parking, and loud at night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here recently on a rewards stay during a baseball sporting event in Gaithersburg. We always enjoy this location as it's in a small shopping area with restaurants, stores, and a large movie complex that you can walk to. Our room faced the lake even though we did not request that and the view was awesome! The hotel has everything you need. One suggestion would be to have coffee in the lobby earlier that 7:00 a.m. even if it is a Sunday! We have stayed here before for soccer and have always had a great room.

The only issue we had during this recent stay involved the restaurant. It doesn't open until 7:00 a.m., so we had to wait until that exact time to eat breakfast since we had to rush out to the field to be there by 8:00. When we walked in the lady working there snapped our heads off, "We don't open until 7:00". At that time, it was well after that. When she saw that it was after 7:00 she told us to sit anywhere - no apology. I guess they had a HS Reunion the night before and were still cleaning up and restocking. She was clearly annoyed. We helped ourself to the buffet - and the poor manager made our omelets. We had to get our own juice - it was clearly a service job since the pitchers were near the register, there was no attempt to give us any - coffee was already on the table. It was very uncomfortable eating there and it would have been better for them just to close the restaurant like they did the night before if they weren't ready for guests. Then when we were finished another woman had come in to work and she was polite and very accommodating. Too bad she wasn't in earlier.

All and all a super hotel in a great location! We will be back in the area next weekend, but staying at the Spring Hill Suites up the street a large group.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Carmel, New York
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights recently and were pleased. The location is right in the heart of the shopping and entertainment area with movies, shops, restaurants. We checked in late and could only get a room next to the elevator - which was noisy. Our view was of the parking garage, but the other side of the hotel has water views - for a price. Unfortunately, the pool is REALLY small and I could not swim laps in it. We did have the breakfast buffet the next morning. Fortunately, they only charged us for 1 person so it was okay. I would never pay for this again - really pretty awful. Even the coffee was terrible. The staff in the hotel lobby and restaurant were very good. I would stay here again, but get coffee across the street at Starbucks.

Room Tip: Stay away from the elevator - it is noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

This Courtyard is really bland when it comes to the room and amenities; however, when it comes to price it's up there with a full service Marriott. The check-in folks behind the counter are not really a help and not as hospitable as I would expect.
I only stay there because of the proximity of it to my work.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

When I travel for business I don't like to have to drive around everywhere looking for places to eat or things to do at night, so this hotel was perfect for me. There's a movie theater down the block, and its surrounded by all sorts of shops and restaurants (including a few that offer gluten free options). During football season they also apparently show the Monday night game in their restaurant with free food. Service was excellent, the room was spotless and up to date and quiet. Overall a very good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

One of the best in the Courtyard line by Marriott. It's located in a walkable area full of shops and eateries with easy access to the major highways (270 & the DC Beltway) as well as convenient to the Metro. In good weather one can walk about the Rio area or around the lake (many of the rooms have very nice views of the lake front which to me seems more like a large pond).

The rooms are very nice and have just about all the basic amenities but the walls are a bit thin. The staff/services are excellent. One major downside is the parking is a bit unusual but certainly nothing as bad as that found in many urban settings so if you are going to be in and out this in not the place for you. The upswing is that given the location just about everything you need is within walking distance.

The other downside is that is is not a good location if you are in town and want easy access to the Metro. Better for visiting friends and family or a weekend getaway.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the lake are especially relaxing.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
Address: 204 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7343
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Location: United States > Maryland > Montgomery County > Gaithersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Gaithersburg
#7 Business Hotel in Gaithersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center 3*
Number of rooms: 210
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bar/Lounge is open weekdays Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm on the 2nd floor main lobby area. ... more   less 
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