Thursday, April 13, 2017

Courtyard Mariott North Dayton, Ohio

 Located in the northwest of the city of Dayton, Ohio the Courtyard Marriott North has a great location. It is close to I70 and surrounded by dining options. If you don’t feel like taking out the car, you can walk to a variety of different restaurants or of course grab a bite at the Bistro in the lobby of the hotel.

The hotel has the new modern designed lobby that all the Courtyards have today but the rooms have the old fashioned type of heating and cooling units on the wall. While these are efficient and certainly kept the room comfortable, the fact that it is located near the desk means that it is uncomfortable to work with the air blowing on you. The desk is spacious and has good lighting and a comfortable chair.

The furniture is also one of the older designs that Courtyard used. It was all in good condition and our room had a king sized with a blue bedskirt and white coverlet. The bed had five pillows so surely one will match every taste. A sleeper sofa in the room allows for additional sleeping space if required. The mattress was firm enough to give a very good night’s sleep.

We had room 317 and it had a balcony. A table and two chairs were available and we actually enjoyed sitting outside even though there is no view except the hotel next door.

The sink is in the hall outside the bathroom as well as a closet. I prefer this configuration since it means that the coffee pot is not actually in the bathroom. I am not quite sure who thought having a coffee pot in the bathroom was a good idea but it smacks of being unsanitary. Starbucks Coffee is available for purchase in the lobby.

The shower has excellent pressure, however, the sink in our room did not drain correctly as there was an issue with the stopper. We let maintenance know about the issue when we checked out.

On the first floor of the building is a pool, hot tub and workout room. It was quiet when we checked in so we used the hot tub and pool. Everything was very clean and in good condition. A small store is located at the check-in desk where you can purchase food and drinks. A computer and printer are available to guests as well as a guest laundry. On the third floor adjacent to our room was an ice machine and soda vending machine.

Internet connection was strong, fast and free. I used it for hours and had no issue whatsoever. The flat panel TV had 85 channels, we loved that.  Plenty of free parking is available so no surprise charges.

I am always looking for a plug in my hotel rooms to charge the phone and computer and this room had two at the desk, two near the couch and also two near the nightstand. I was able to charge to my heart’s content.

Everything about the Courtyard North was pretty positive including the price that we paid, under $80. I would definitely stay here again and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

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