I recently stayed for 2 nights to visit family in the area. I booked this property through Marriott dot com.
This Courtyard is one of the older style Courtyard hotels but has recently been updated. It's generally clean and well-kept in the common areas. It's also close to the shopping, restaurants, grocery etc., which makes this location a good choice for out-of-town travelers. Unfortunately for me, that's where the positives end.
The biggest problem I had with this property is that I did not get a good night's rest. There were a few reasons for this.
ONE - as an allergy sufferer, I really need well-cleaned rooms, and there was considerable dust in the room. In spite of the recent renovation, the lampshades were dust-ridden, the desktops & tables were clearly not fully dusted with weeks of dust build up in several areas.
TWO - The bed and bedding are uncomfortable. The mattress was not high-quality, the pillows were lumpy, and the fitted sheet was coarse & pilling. The bottom-line is that the bed & bedding is not up-to-par with my expectations for a Marriott - it was more on the order of a Red Roof or a Motel 6.
THREE - The heating and cooling system is HORRIBLE. There is no temperature setting, only a dial to to mark a number up to 10, and a choice of hi/lo heat/cool. While this may be fine in more temperate climates, it's not in more severe climates. We were adjusting the temperature throughout the day and night to compensate for the wild swings from near freezing at night to low 70s in the day. If we could have set the room temp to 72 degrees, everything would have been fine. Unfortunately, it's not possible with these old style units that were never updated during the renovation.
Given the number - large number - of other properties in the area, I think it is worth seeking out alternatives for a better night sleep. It will probably run about $10 more per night but would be SO worth it! For the reasons above, I can't recommend the property. A rating of "average" is generous.
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Minneapolis Eden Prairie Hotel Eden Prairie
- Courtyard Eden Prairie
- Eden Prairie Marriott
- Eden Prairie Courtyard