November 17, 2005 – Wow, is the only way to describe the new Courtyard Hotel in Medford Oregon. This hotel is really comfortable, inviting and beautiful property.
First, the hotel is literally at the airport. From baggage claim, the hotel is less than ¼ mile. It is convenient to both Interstate 5 and highway 62 to Crater Lake.
Walking into the lobby, I was surprised how different the décor was from all of the Courtyard hotels that I have stayed at in the past. It was less formal, warmer and more inviting. Check in was fast and I received a non-smoking king room as I had reserved. The rate for my room was $129 for a mid-week stay.
Entering my room, #231, I was “wowed!” The first thing you see is an “oriental style” flower arrangement lit with an accent light on a cherry wooden stand. For a Courtyard hotel, it seemed very elegant. The new furniture, all in the same cherry-wood tone, the blue carpet and the warm toned wallpaper all fit together just perfectly. Whoever was responsible for the décor of the room did an outstanding job!
My room had two of the things that I really appreciate in a hotel room; a good work desk and a good office-style chair. Lighting at the desk was excellent and there was plenty of room to work when I pulled out the lower portion of the desk. A complimentary high speed internet connection was provided as well as plenty of outlets to plug all my devices into.
The king bed was one of the new ultra comfortable Marriott beds. Every time I sleep in one, I wish my bed at home were as comfortable. There were five feather pillows and the bed linens were high quality. The bed cover was the new type that is changed with each guest. The lamps mounted on either side of the bed also had electrical outlets which made plugging in my cell phone charger convenient.
There was also a queen-size sofa bed in the room with a coffee table. The TV had local and cable channels as well as a large selection of PPV movies. In the closet were the expected steam iron, ironing board, and also a hair dryer. There was plenty of drawer space as well. Lighting in the room was excellent with 4 lamps plus the accent lighting.
I liked the granite topped coffee bar. An example of the detail of the new décor was a small framed piece of a flower above it. Below the coffee maker and coffee was an empty mini refrigerator. The coffee bar was lit with a high intensity accent light.
The bathroom had a large granite vanity, excellent lighting, and a combination tub and shower. The shower curtain was the style that “bowed out” giving more room in the shower. There was also framed art on the bathroom wall. Being a Marriott property, the bathroom was, of course, spotless.
I had breakfast in the Café and it more than met my expectations. The full hot buffet was $8.99, pretty reasonable. Besides scrambled eggs, cooked to order eggs were also offered. There was bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, do-it-yourself waffles, cereals, fruits, breads, and juices. The coffee was good and the service was excellent and friendly. The café is casual and very comfortable.
I had several occasions to deal with the associates at the front desk and they were very friendly and provided quick, efficient service.
Just past the front desk is the hotel lounge and business center. There was a fire burning in the fireplace and complimentary coffee was always available. On one side of the lounge is a business center/work area. I understand the hotel offers complimentary wireless internet access. Behind that was a very large plasma TV and comfortable chairs.
I did not use the indoor pool, whirlpool spa, or the exercise room, but they looked nice. The hotel has plenty of free parking and once you have your room key there are keyed entrances on both ends of the hotel.
I have stayed at many Courtyard hotels and the new Courtyard in Medford is the nicest. The décor and ambiance is superior to a number of full service Marriott hotels where I have stayed in the last few years. This will be where I stay whenever I am in Medford!
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