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“Great Tacoma location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Tacoma Downtown

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Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Yakima, Washington, USA
Level Contributor
60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Tacoma location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The good stuff: Nice hotel with great location. The front desk people were very nice. Allowed us with an early check-in.

The bad stuff: when I made the reservation three months ahead of time I asked for adjoining rooms. We didn't get them! Parking costs $10.00 a day and is not conveniently located, unless you're in Lot A.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lori4117
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
I'm so sorry that we did not have adjoining rooms for you, especially since your took the time to request them months in advance. My personal advice for the future, regardless of where you stay, is to call a couple of days before you arrive and talk to the Front Desk staff to see if they can accommodate your request. Because guests come and go and different times during the week, it is hard to know until a few days ahead which rooms will be available. I hope this tip is helpful and I am truly sorry we didn't have the rooms you needed.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stayed here for the WA State LEAN Conference. It was right next door to the convention center and took me 1 minute to walk over. The hotel was very nice, my room was modern, comofortable and clean. It had an unusually long hallway inside the room, but that didn't take away from the comfort.

The only disappointnment was that breakfast was not included. While the spread was nice, it was no different than what I've seen included in lesser expensive hotels. The only difference was your eggs were made to order, or you could just choose the scrambled eggs in the buffet.

The staff was very nice and the valet was worth the extra $4.

Room Tip: Pay for the valet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank crkuffner
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate groups like the LEAN Conference using the Courtyard. We hope to see you back next year!
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Vancouver, BC
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Should you ever need to attend a function at the Tacoma Convention Center the best place to stay is a the Courtyard. The service was excellent right from check-in. The front desk staff were friendly, welcoming and polite. Walking into this hotel also felt welcoming from the cozy living room set-up with complimentary coffee and tea. Our hotel room was so spacious. It had two queen beds and a sofa pull-out if one needed it. Everything was clean and tidy. Room was great too! The buffet breakfast is perfect to get your day started. They have an omelette station, waffle station and lots of hot food items and pastries, breads, bagels, fruit, cereal, oatmeal and yoghurt. Full on buffet.

This hotel is in easy walking distance to a couple of good restaurants, one being The Rock - woodfire oven pizzas. So good. I felt safe walking with two of friend to and from the hotel to the restaurant too.

Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank psantosoBC
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! The fireside library is especially cozy in these colder days. Thank you for your review.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stayed a whole week. There is a grocery store 2 blocks away that carries liquor, restaurants and at least one brewery within walking distance, a children's museum across the street, an easy walk to water where you can see huge starfish and a glass blowing school/museum. Parking will cost you $10 daily to park in a lot almost across the street or get valet for $14 a night. The rooms were nice, clean, and up to date and our room on the 6th floor had a microwave and a fridge. The staff was helpful in making suggestions of things to do and how to get there. There is also a concierge who can help. The pool and hot tub are inside. We ate the Buffett breakfast and it is excellent for $10. Eggs or omelettes to order, waffles, biscuits with gravy, bacon, sausage, french toast, bagels, fruit, muffins, yogurt, juice and coffee. If you want grits, bring a package of instant and make them yourself. Tacoma is gritless. I would not hesitate to stay there again. A really fine hotel

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank roulduke
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Roulduke,
Thank you for the great descriptions of your stay in Tacoma. My husband always misses the grits, too. People in the west just don't seem to get the whole grits thing, do we? Thanks for staying with us!
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Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Everyone we dealt with working in the hotel went out of their way to be kind, considerate and helpful. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and although the AC very quiet, we were able to open the window for fresh air- which we prefer. Breakfast was fresh and healthy choices were available We left our luggage at reception to attend a day function at the Tacoma Museum of Glass just down the road, and the front desk and valet said they would have our car ready at 2pm when we returned and it was - with the luggage already packed in it!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank craj11_11
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! Thank you for sharing your good experience with TripAdvisor!
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Vancouver, Washington
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129 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We wanted to buy the beds, they were so comfortable. The rooms are spacious. Since we stayed on rewards points, we can't speak to price, but the point requirement was typical of Tacoma and Seattle hotels. We had a pleasant and comfortable stay with quiet nights. Parking is available across the street at the convention center for $10 per day for Marriott customers. Valet parking is available for $14 per day. The hotel is located just a few blocks from the Courthouse, Glass Museum and the center of downtown. Numerous good restaurants are close by. Evening walks are pleasant and safe.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 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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Thank radar63
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Aren't the beds great?! I love all those extra pillows, too. It's nice that guests can walk around downtown and enjoy food, shops and museums. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you!
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level Contributor
184 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I have stayed here many times since this hotel opened and keep coming back. The service is solid, the location is excellent with lots of restaurants close by, and it is business friendly. The one thing they could improve on is the parking lot. It is a bit of a walk down the street and dark/dirty, especially late at night. They do have valet which I would suggest if this concerns you.

Room Tip: Stay on a high floor as the road noise can be bothersome.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Manzanitabay
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UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you so much for coming back to stay with us when you're in Tacoma. Repeat guests make our jobs more fun - we like getting to know you. Thank you for the tips.
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Additional Information about Courtyard Tacoma Downtown

Property: Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
Address: 1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tacoma
#5 Business Hotel in Tacoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Tacoma Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upscale design and down-home comforts meld perfectly at this urban hotel. Situated in the heart of downtown, Courtyard is just steps from museums, restaurants and the Tacoma Convention Center. With European-style spa and salon as well as award-winning restaurant, pool and fitness center under one roof, your choices for relaxation abound. In-room executive desk, complimentary wi-fi, DVD player, large HD TV screen, microwave, mini-refrigerator and Marriott Plush Bedding make traveling a pleasure for both business and leisure. Walking/biking trails and waterfront activities are just minutes away. ... more   less 
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