Overall, my stay was very good. I arrived on a Friday evening for a one-night stay and the attached high-rise public parking garage was almost completely full. Fortunately, someone pulled out of a spot near the connecting ramp to the hotel as I (along with dozens of other drivers) was cruising for a spot. Check-in was flawless, and the front-desk staff were very helpful in answering my questions about the area. [I also learned that parking all weekend in the public garage is free after 8pm Friday evening, so I was able to ignore the significant posted parking fees!]
My room was well-appointed, clean, and quiet. I was even impressed by the clock radio, which worked better than any other I have used in a hotel. It had good sound quality, pulled in a variety of stations, and the radio alarm actually worked!
My only complaint was with breakfast. I'm not sure whether the bistro was short-staffed or whether the staff was unprepared for the number of people ordering breakfast. In any case, the breakfast sandwich I ordered took about 25 minutes to arrive, and others who arrived at about the same time were also waiting accordingly for their orders. The server did apologize for the delay, The wait would have been less unpleasant If the hotel provided a complimentary newspaper on the weekend as a distraction (US Today is available during the week). [Perhaps extra copies of the Friday paper could be made available in the lobby over the weekend.]
Unless other reviewers report a pattern of delays with meals, I believe the Courtyard is an excellent value for the price and location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard hotel in Silver Spring, MD, is located in the middle of an exciting new mixed-use redevelopment project encompassing four city blocks in the heart of Downtown. This inside-the-beltway hotel offers everything you need to work and play, including free high-speed internet access, iPod docking stations, luxury bedding and an array of business services. Located just across the street from Discovery Communications' worldwide headquarters, this Silver Spring, Maryland, hotel is readily accessible by car and mass transit, and is recognized as a vibrant addition to the community. Guests will enjoy a bounty of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities- all within easy walking distance from our downtown Silver Spring hotel. Some of the major corporations and businesses nearby include the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Bethesda Naval Medical Center, and Walter Reed Hospital. We look forward to you welcoming you to our hotel suites in Silver Spring, Maryland ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Silver Spring Downtown Hotel Silver Spring
- Silver Spring Courtyard
- Silver Spring Marriott