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Review of Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard

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Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard
Ranked #24 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Indore, India
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85 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good for a night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Checked in around last week of May. Very modern hotel & fresh lloks.

Limited variety of breakfast but very good service.

Spacious restaurant & Lobby. Feels as if its 5 star hotel.

Definitely above average.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Derek B, Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
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Pittsburgh
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Courtyard opened at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. I was on a business trip and have been working at the Navy Yard. I went over to the hotel and had to beg my way in because they were nearly booked. I have stayed there twice now and have not been disappointed. First the Navy yard is undergoing a redevelopment from its 200 year history as a Navy base. The Navy still occupies a sizable footprint but the rest is a mixture of new flashy construction and the reuse of traditional buildings. There are not a lot of restaurants(3) or shops(none) but the whole place is located nearly walking distance from all of the stadiums (baseball, hockey, basketball and football), and a short drive up broad street to the Italian neighborhood of south Philadelphia. (see my review for Stogie Bobs). Lots of good eating there and continue up to passyunk st and get the real deal Philly cheese steak or a few more miles to downtown.

The hotel is beautiful, sleek, clean, beautiful bathrooms and lot's of hangout/meeting space in the lobby. With any new properties this one is still pretty shiny. The staff was very nice, friendly and accommodating. The food choices are pretty minimal since this is a courtyard so only a "bistro" but they did have some good dinner food if you are on business and don't feel like venturing out into the neighborhood. The breakfast was good and delivered to you wherever you station yourself in the lobby. The bar was lively for happy hour. Parking is free which really reduces the total cost of an overnight since experienced travelers have discovered that parking in Philadelphia is steep ($30-$45) even when you enter a garage after 5pm.

Finally the price. I paid $199 plus 29 in tax which is steeper than I usually pay. I generally do hotwire and try some 3.5 to 4 star place at $100. But when 35 parking bill comes in play the Courtyard becomes more of a value. What I found though that I had trouble finding the hotel on Expedia map (maybe because its relatively new)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Terry P
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Derek B, Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. You bring up a very valid point that parking downtown can push over the $50 per night mark, or our free parking is a perk for staying with us. We appreciate your business.
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Revello, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been a Marriott rewards member for many years so I have seen my share of the chain of Marriott's in the U S and in Italy. This New Courtyard at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia was great for us. We go to Philadelphia very frequently for family visits and we always stayed at the airport Courtyard. Well not any more since we stayed at this new one. The decor is spot on for the location it is in. I will call it cozy industrial. It is right across the street from all the Philadelphia sports venues and very easy to get into the city and every other City action. Now that we found this new Courtyard we won't go back to the other one at the airport.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NonnaG143
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Katie D, Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! I really like the description of "cozy industrial". The designers worked hard to fit in with the Navy Yard style. We are happy to hear you will be staying with us in the future!
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

The hotel was built this year. It is very modern and fresh. We were on the fourth floor with a view of the bridge. If you like sports you might ask for a view of the stadium. I was disapointed in the resturant. It was more of a snack bar than a resturant. They did have a full bar and nice couches.
It is a perfect place to stay if you are going to a game. You could walk to the stadiums. The parking is free at the hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Empathy
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Weddington, North Carolina
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here for the Collegiate Frozen Four Hockey Tournament. I had not been in this area of Philly in quite some time so was concerned about safety.. The area has really improved and is actually located inside the gates of the old Philly shipyard. There is even a sentry at the gate when you come in at night to check traffic so I would say its plenty safe especially in the daytime or if you are in a group any time.
Now this place is set off by itself. There is more building going on in the area so hopefully a restaurant other than hotel will open but you do have some good transportation options. First, there is a free shuttle to take you to either ATT Septa Station... this also near arenas... or to Center City. Center City only runs during weekday but is a great free way to get to historical sites. On weekend you take the shuttle to ATT station and its two bucks to get there. Shuttle does not run late into night so later you would have to catch a cab back or walk from ATT/ Arena area.. about 7 - 10 minute walk or a five dollar cab fare.

The staff is great.-will call cabs, check on shuttle schedule etc... One of the friendliest group I have been around top to bottom. The rooms are fairly large, new and very well appointed.
If you need a hotel close to arenas this is your place and with free shuttles you can get anywhere you need to in the city itself. Oh and its only a 15 dollar taxi ride to airport....

Room Tip: I would got o the higher floors for the view but no real issues with any room that I could mention
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ncbiztraveller
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Derek B, Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thank you for your positive review! We too await more dining options to come to The Navy Yard. Over by the sports complex, there are several restaurants, and on the other side of them, you run into South Philadelphia with a lot of restaurant choices.
We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel twice since they opened. It is very modern, clean and very nice ammenities. The rooms are nicely furnished. Each time we stayed the front desk staff were very pleasant and helpful We love the location as it is very close to Wells Fargo for hockey games and/or concerts as well as Xfinity Live. We will definitely stay here again and have recommended it to family and friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank phillyfan4ever
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Katie D, Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Thank you for the great comments about our hotel and front desk staff! We love hearing that our staff makes our guests feel welcome. Our location is especially nice when it's a beautiful day out since you can just walk right over to the ball game! We are happy to hear you enjoy staying with us.
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

The new Courtyard at the Navy Yard is a fine addition to Marriott's offerings in Philadelphia. The hotel is new, clean, and spacious. The modern king bed room and bath were very comfortable. There is a Starbucks in the cafe off the main lobby. The Navy Yard location is a distance from downtown but still reasonably convenient for getting around Philly (if you have a car). Also it's very close to the sports complex. The Navy Yard location, with it's "mothballed" warships is interesting if you have time to look around.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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2 Thank VaTraveler229
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Derek B, Manager at Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thank you for pointing out all the great features of our hotel!
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Property: Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard
Address: 1001 Intrepid Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19112-1227
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience modern style and historic charm in this dynamic city hub when you stay at our new, LEED-certified and eco-friendly hotel in Philadelphia's South neighborhood, the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard. Located just four miles from Center City, our hotel is the first in The Navy Yard's dynamic urban development offering a unique campus environment with a dedication to sustainability. Experience our state-of-the-art lobby and The Bistro – offering all-day dining, an evening bar and The Navy Yard's only Starbucks®. You'll also enjoy our South Philadelphia hotel's inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax. Tap into the free Wi-Fi throughout our Philadelphia South hotel, or get the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your visit to our hotel's South Philadelphia accommodations is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before. ... more   less 
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