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“Close to Downtown and Right on the Mississippi River” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront

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Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Close to Downtown and Right on the Mississippi River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

An upscale hotel at the edge of the downtown area...unfortunately for us this hotel is not close to tourist attractions we enjoy, which was a disappointment. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon...not much to do in the downtown area near the hotel...not many good restaurants near the hotel (at least not restaurants recommended by hotel staff). Small off-street parking area, meaning on-street parking could be a possibility if the hotel was fully occupied. The Marriott Downtown is located along the banks of the Mississippi River...nice patio area for sitting/dining/enjoying the view of the river. A bistro is located adjacent to the patio...limited menu selection...the dinner we ate at the Bistro was excellent (much better than expected). A very clean, well maintained hotel. High end rooms and accessories...usual excellent fare expected at a Marriott chain. Highly recommended for business travel...for those vacationing you may wish to find a hotel nearer tourist activities and quality restaurants. A tad more expensive compared to other hotels of equal quality that we stayed at on this 29 day trek.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Doug B
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Trainchasercalgary,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your comments and are pleased you enjoyed yourself during your stay.

It is true, weekends, can be difficult to find a close, yummy lunch in downtown La Crosse. Some of our best restaurants, such as Waterfront and Piggy's are closed for lunch on weekends. A great water view option is 4 Sisters Wine and Tapas, with outdoor seating overlooking Riverside park and the Mississippi. Please keep that in mind for a future visit.

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal in the Bistro as well in the evening. Our location is perfect for a quiet evening of al fresco dining which is very limited in the city.

Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to your return.

Kind Regards,

Amy Penchi
General Manager
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

LaCrosse is such a fun city in the summertime! The kids had a blast, lots of parks and great restaurants. We loved Edwardo's Pizza, Fayze's for breakfast, and the Pearl for ice cream. It was a great mini vacation, and the Courtyard was an excellent place to stay.

Room Tip: The river view rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JenniferCan
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear JenniferCan,

Thank you so much for the perfect review you left us on TripAdvisor! It's great to hear that your family had a wonderful time.

We welcome you back to stay on your next mini-vacation to La Crosse!

Kind Regards,

Amy Penchi
General Manager
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Decorah, IA
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I chose this hotel based on it's location close to everything downtown and was not disappointed. A short walk is all that is needed to reach multiple bars and restaurants. The free parking and beautiful view of the Mississippi River are simply a bonus!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, IL
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92 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stopped off in La Crosse for food before but never stayed in the area since the first mile or two off the freeway looked run down. However I needed a base for a couple of days and saw the Courtyard available so booked it. What a lovely surprise it was as it`s in the downtown area beside the river in an area that is being regenerated. Great location beside the river and the staff were all friendly and cheery. Having breakfast looking out over the Mississippi was a great way to start the day. In the evening a quick drive across the river and up into La Crescent for a scenic drive along the bluffs was perfect to see the sights

Room Tip: Top floor, river view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Hammy59
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've stated at this Courtyard several times for business and have never been disappointed. It's is very clean, friendly and accommodates my needs. I even enjoy sitting in the Bistro with dinner and a good Cabernet, watching the boats on the Mississippi and answering emails.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Soccermomonthheroad
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Soccer mom,

Thank you for the wonderful review you posted on Trip Advisor! We appreciate the perfect score.

Spring through autumn is a great time to enjoy our hotel and the fabulous view with all it has to offer for quiet entertainment. Whether it's the barges and other boat traffic, the beach area across the way or the birds and other wildlife; the terrace and Bistro is a great way to "get away from it all" when on the road and relax without even having to leave the hotel to enjoy it.

We look forward to your next visit and hope you bring your family some time! We have lots of fun things to do in La Crosse for a leisure trip as well!

Kind Regards,

Amy Penchi
General Manager
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Wisconsin
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83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The rooms desperately needed a makeover, and they did a nice job in upgrading the furnishings. The newly decorated king room was spacious, and we greatly appreciated our upgrade to a riverside room on the top floor.
Nice new windows, but could have been bigger to allow for a better view of the river, as the hotel is nearly on the banks of the Mississippi.
One thing I LOVED about staying at this Marriott...the area for smokers is located quite a distance from the front door. Thank you, Courtyard LaCrosse, for allowing all of us to enter and exit your hotel without walking through a cloud of toxic smoke. Much appreciated!

Room Tip: It is worth the extra cost to stay in a riverview room; you will feel like you are right on the bank...
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Green Features: Smoking area a distance away from the front door so those of us who want a healthy option are able to enter and exit the hotel without having to gasp for fresh air. The usual notes about hanging towels to be reused, etc. and energy-saving lightbulbs were used throughout the hotel.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MaryWisconsin
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Mary from Wisconsin,

Thank you for the favorable review you posted on Tripadvisor about our property! We're glad you appreciated the updates and renovations.

We do try and upgrade our guests as often as we can but as summer approaches, it gets more difficult. The better option in the summer is if you want a riverview, you should reserve it as such to ensure you get the view you want.

Thank you for the kind comments about our smoking area. We've tried to make this area comfortable and accommodating to our smoking and non-smoking guests.

We welcome you back to visit anytime!

Kind Regards,

Amy Penchi
General Manager
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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164 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had a quick stay with a riverside room. The view was mostly blocked by a large tree and overlooked a garbage bin, however the room was clean, quiet and a typical Marriott. The staff was nice and the location is in a great area on the river. The bathrooms are very small but the king room was very spacious.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank nate w
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Natew,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on our property through Tripadvisor! We're very pleased to see that you were happy with the service and location of our hotel.
I assume by your comments about the view, you were on the north end of the building which still offers a nice view directly west but not as much to the north due to the tree on the next property.
When you decide to come back, ask for a room more in the middle of the hotel for a more complete view.
We welcome you back anytime!

Kind Regards,
Amy Penchi
General manager
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Property: Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
Address: 500 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4011
Location: United States > Wisconsin > La Crosse
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in La Crosse
#3 Family Hotel in La Crosse
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Crosse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse is perfectly located in Downtown La Crosse on the banks of the Mississippi River. Offering a fresh, vibrant and newly renovated everything. Featuring the new Bistro restaurant, 24 hour market, pool and whirlpool, free parking, internet and friendly staff. We welcome you to share all we have to offer with you. ... more   less 
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La Crosse Marriott
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