Little things put this hotel ahead of others
Posted Jul 18, 2016
We have stayed in the Haymarket a number of times but this was our first visit to the Courtyard by Marriot. Most of the hotels in the area are new so the hotel is in fantastic condition (there's even still some construction going on on the outside of the hotel). But it's the little things we noticed that make this hotel stand out. 1) The outdoor patio. It seems to sit lower than street level a bit so it's quiet and secluded. It's cooled by water misters so you're comfortable even when it's hot. The lounge seating and ambient lighting are really great, especially after dark. There's also a fire place which is nice as well, though we didn't sit near it. This is a great spot for relaxing after dinner with a drink. 2) I LOVE the fruit-infused water in the lobby. I have visited other cities where this has become a "thing" and it's just a really great first impression. 3) The bathoom was spacious AND it sparkled! 4) The breakfast was fantastic. When you're given your breakfast pass upon check-in it seems like it won't be that great, but this was what put the Courtyard by Marriot over the top for me. My husband had a breakfast scramble and I had the ham/egg/cheese croissant. There was thought and effort put into our meal AND we didn't have to make it ourselves. Not to mention the man working in the Bistro checked on us more than once. No more waiting in line to make your own waffles or fight over what's left of the scrambled eggs! Choose this hotel, I doubt you'll regret it!