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“Great location, but dingy and dated”

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Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in La Crosse
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'Merican
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great location, but dingy and dated”
Reviewed August 21, 2010

Tiny pool. Small, old rooms. Courtyard is supposed to be one of Marriotts nicer properties?

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Westboro, MA
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41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2010

Great view of river; quiet except for firealarm one night
room good but not that big; bathroom very small
Great big HDTV
Do not make reservations at Hotel desk; mine were screwed up twice
Delicious 24hr coffee in lobby
Breakfast buffett on Sun great with eggs to order plus
Great room service from Piggys next door
Holiday Inn rooms are better but no HDTV

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Minneapolis MN
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2010

Nice lobby, pool, exercise room. Friendly staff. Tired room decor, but clean and comfortable. Good housekeeping. Had a king room with lovely view of the Mississippi river, watched the ice go out and bald eagles fishing. The location can't be beat if you want to walk along the river walk or through the downtown area. Several places to eat close by, coffee shop one block north.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Red Wing, MN
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2009

I stayed at this place when at my cousin's wedding. It was a little more expensive than others, but the location was great so we decided to give it a try. Every aspect of staying here was an exceptional treat!!! I called early the morning of my stay to see if we could get in a bit early to the room, and the wonderful young man (Adam I think--wonderful guy) set aside a room so we could. Got there and the room was perfect--Adam checked us in. Fresh., yummy coffee in the lobby and a gorgeous fireplace to sit by. Later that day, a bunch of my family came there, and the front desk person opened the bar up just for us!! PERFECT. Nobody here acted stressed -- they all just did there job happily and treated us like gold. An addition to the front desk folks, the guy in the pool area and the woman cleaning were both super friendly and chatted with us. I was awe struck!! Also a very clean place with a beautiful view, right on the Mississippi River. This hotel was worth the extra money, EXCELLENT! (PS: my son loved the pool, and the breakfast was awesome too--the two girls working the breakfast were also spectacular.) This place makes me proud to live in the Midwest!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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WISCONSIN
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2009

Know their business, above average

This trip two negatives:: Terrible bed, HELLO BACKACHE, wife,too. Could not open window, no fresh air+ crappy air= head ache. What gives with sealed windows?

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco Bay Area
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2009

The hotel is right on the Mississippi, which gives it extra points and makes up for the so-so breakfast, which is $8 or $9, not free. The beds are comfortable (a big deal for us) and the room was reasonably quiet. We had two double beds, but were willing to sleep separately to gain the river view. There is a deck and grassy area just behind the hotel that is a few feet from the river and includes a gazebo - very nice for sitting with friends or working and watching the river traffic, especially the barges. The hotel has a bar that serves great margaritas (several flavors) as well as other drinks. Parking is free and the location is near Piggy's, where we ate an excellent breakfast the second day after the very average breakfast buffet at the hotel the first day. The staff works very hard to make your stay pleasant. In the hotel lobby you can get a good cup of coffee or a selection of teas, for free, which was a nice bonus. The price was too high (over $150 per night) because it was a popular weekend, but if you can negotiate a better price, I would recommend the Courtyard Marriott as long as you get your breakfast elsewhere.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, MO
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285 reviews
149 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2009

I travel all the time, all over the country. I enjoyed this motel and the location of the motel.

I was there for a fun evening and the location of the motel was great to enjoy all La Crosse has to offer.

The room is what you should expect from a Marriott property. The beds were fine, the rooms clean and comfortable.

You can't go wrong by staying here.

The only think I would have liked would have been a room over the river but there is only so many river view rooms.

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
Address: 500 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4011
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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 Family Hotel in La Crosse
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Crosse
#3 Business 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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