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“Very Nice, Clean, Value, Somewhat Basic” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard St. John's Newfoundland

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Courtyard St. John's Newfoundland
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Nice, Clean, Value, Somewhat Basic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

We spent 5 days at this Marriott in St. John's, and all our needs were met. As stated in the title, it was a more basic hotel than we normally stay at, but they make up for that in other areas.

The staff are incredible. Very friendly service that speaks volumes about the people of St. John's. We really enjoyed the feeling of being treated like family as we came and went throughout the week.

From our harbour view room there was always something to see. Ships come and go, the weather seemed to change hourly, and sea birds were constant entertainment.

Location is also one of the bonus points at this Marriott. You walk just a few minutes to so many fine pubs and restaurants. Small specialty shops seem to be everywhere, like the city has never been touched by WalMart.

The lobby has a Smitty's restaurant with a bar. There is also a small tuck shop beside the front desk for snacks that is open 24/7.

I would definitely stay here again the next time I get a chance to visit this beautiful city.

Room Tip: The harbour side has the view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Victor P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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85 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Our recent stay at the Courtyard didn't disappoint. We were warmly greeted at reception and within minutes had settled into our Harbour View room. Although small it was clean, comfortable and had a wonderful view of St. John's Harbour. Our only disappointment was the mattress wasn't of the same high quality we had experienced at other Courtyards and the sitting area only had room for one chair. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant (lots of great cafes close by) so I can"t really comment on the food. However its view of the harbour is probably one of the best in the city. The hotel service was good and our only minor request was filled within minutes. The hotel is well located for downtown activities many of which can be easily reached at a leisurely pace. We'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank HomedicMunes
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

Everything here was as expected, wonderful, as we stay here a couple of times a year for the last few years. the rooms were clean, the staff was polite and helpful, even remembered me from previous visits. The bar was quiet and classy and the bartender was awesome. Thanks

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank barbneu1
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St. John's, Canada
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104 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

4th stay and yet to be disappointed. Very clean modern rooms, super cozy beds, great staff.

Parking across the busy street with no crosswalk is a minus. Like other reviewers mentioned, my iron did not work either. A sauna sure would be nice to compensate for no pool.

But Overall still my favorite place to stay in st johns.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IMARover1973
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Radwell
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132 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

Second stay at this hotel. Consistently good. Clean rooms and the restaurant is good if you are in the mood for a large breakfast.

I rate this hotel high because of the staff. Check-in and check-out is fast and simple. All the staff are also very pleasant and demonstrate high levels of service quality.

This hotel has my business every time.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NearRadwell
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137 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Room was quite comfortable, checking in was not very good, front desk staff was very confused, and the girl was very distracted. Their Restaurant (Smittys) for Breakfast was horrible. It was very busy, but they had plenty of staff on duty to handle the volume of customers. Took forever to get seated, was the waitress seated me, no one came back to offer me a menu or a coffee. Finally I got up and served my own coffee. After 30 minutes a waitress came over to take my order, I asked her what type of sausages they served, she had no idea, replying "they are sausages" apparantly oblivous to link versus farmer type sausages. When she served my order the eggs were cold the sausages tasted sour, in reaction to the taste I had to remove the sausage from my mouth with the napkin, again the waitress was stunned, I go up, and left. Would never to back.

Room Tip: Choose another Hotel, this is not your typical Marriott
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Dee B
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

Stayed 3 nights on business.

Comfortable room, suite room with two TVs, lounge/kitchenette area an comfy clean bed.
General ambience of the hotel was of a slightly older building that had been well maintained and updated... but there still seemed like something was a bit old fashioned - maybe the carpets?

Breakfast not included, you had to go to Smitty's restaurant (off the reception area) with waitress services. Pain in the *** if like me breakfast is not a big meal of the day - I only want to grab a piece of toast and an OJ in the morning and for day 2 and 3 didn't bother at all.

Room Tip: 1 - my room faced the dock - nice view but noisy early in the morning when fork lifts were operating...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank stubbornguineapig
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Additional Information about Courtyard St. John's Newfoundland

Property: Courtyard St. John's Newfoundland
Address: 131 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1E9, Canada
Region: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > St. John's > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in St. John's
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#6 Family Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard St. John's Newfoundland 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A newly renovated, award winning hotel ideally located in the downtown business, entertainment and historic district; we are a short walk to Signal Hill and the famous George Street. Beautiful selection of modern Harbour view room and luxurious suite options. On site is one of St. John's newest culinary delights Harbour Room Restaurant and Lounge. Complimentary wireless internet and parking. We invite you to experience true Newfoundland hospitality combined with the highest of standards you have grown to trust in a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. ... more   less 
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Courtyard St Johns
Marriott St. John's
Courtyard St. John's Newfoundland Canada
St Johns Courtyard
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