Let me just say, I love staying in Marriott hotels and mostly the Courtyards.
When we came across we stayed at the one in Cleveland Westlake, it was a basic Courtyard and everyone was so nice and helpful, it was snowing so bad and it was great to finally get into the room.
Then we stayed at the Residence Inn in Madison, the people were nice but the hotel needed a bit updating. Then the big one we staying downtown Chicago Courtyard, loved it!!!
They must of the top of the line beds, you could just melt into it, and the pillows, the lobby had a Starbucks, and a lounge area, it was a big city hotel. We felt like rock stars especially out our window overlooking Chicago. We did get right next to the Elevator, we realize it is because we are Friends/Family rates, and it really has been fine.
Last night, we stayed in the Courtyard in St. Louis, MO the lobby is wonderful, it has a lounge area with big comfy couches, the restaurant area has red chairs and the big round tables with your own personal tv. I was very impressed and thought great they will most likely have the same nice beds that Chicago had, NOPE!! The same as Cleveland Marriott, which believe me are nice, but once you have the top of the line it is hard to go back.
Tonight, we are staying in a Springhill in Nashville, TN. I worked for Marriott and so did my husband and hopefully I will get a position with a Marriott again, I love the way they treat their employees and give training because every stop, the people have made anything not going right seem better. Willing to go the extra mile for a client no matter what, quite impressed.
St. Louis is such a nice city, we are going site seeing this morning and then getting back in the car and heading out to Nashville, we are on each others nerves right now, so I am in the lobby working and he is upstairs on the computer, 24/7 very hard.