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Courtyard Tuscaloosa
Ranked #16 of 35 Hotels in Tuscaloosa
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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37 reviews
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“Hotel was nice but the city was a mess!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed at the Courtyard on Friday night. The hotel itself was nice and clean and the staff was excellent. My only concern was the bed seemed a little "lumpy" However, the city was a nightmare. We went to four different restuarants between 5:30 and 6:30 and all four had over two hour waits. Traffice was worse than Atlanta or Dallas. No one seemed to know waht was going on. There didn't seem to be anything special going on in the city. In review, if I have to go to Tuscaloosa, this is the hotel I would stay in. However, unless it is absolutely necessary, I won't be staying n Tuscaloosa anytime sone.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Finally a clean and comfortable hotel in Tuscaloosa. Complimented by a wine bar and friendly staff. Located 5 mins from UofA this hotel is right next to world class BBQ (Archibald & Woodrows) and provides great accommodations.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

I tend to stay at this courtyard when in Tuscaloosa. The location is good, easy access. There are restaurants nearby. It's an easy drive to get to UA campus. The rooms are nice and the staff friendly and helpful. Nice Bistro breakfast. Front desk staff let me know they value my business and are so helpful and accommodating. Though near a large busy highway I have had no problem with traffic noise. Room was clean and well maintained.

Room Tip: may want to request a room away from highway
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Green Features: they are following good energy practices and are a gold level green leader which is commendable
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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David C, General Manager at Courtyard Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Tuscaloosa. We thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. At the Courtyard Tuscaloosa, we always strive to bring you the best product possible to provide an excellent guest experience. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back again soon!! Have a great day!!
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed here for 3 days during the Winter Storm Ion and these folks are great. Everyone from hotel maid staff, to the nice group that runs The Bistro, to the front desk did everything possible to help us out and make us feel welcome. We could not have asked for a better crew to be with during a stressful time on this trip. Thanks for the professionalism. It'd the little things that make a great stay. It starts with hiring who genuinely want to help others. This staff was perfect!!!!!!! We stayed at the Marriott/Gaylord Opryland resort on the way down on this trip for a personal night before the business part of this trip. The Gaylord staff should really come train with this crew. We were disappointed in the apparent lack of caring that we existed there. This staff was completely the opposite. Thank you.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor and it was very convenient.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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David C, General Manager at Courtyard Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
We thank you for you kind words about the team. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you into your home away from home during your busy business trip. Our hospitality is a culture that we foster everyday at this property, and when our guests provide us feedback like yours, it warms our hearts. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

From the fitness facility to happy hour this hotel goes out of the way to make visitors welcome.
We enjoyed a lovely king size den suite room . We were able to enjoy treats from the micro and hot coffee. Before dining downtown we enjoyed happy hour and appetizers at the bar. The pool was refreshing after a hot day on campus. Major highways and downtown Tuscaloosa are all very close. Book early for fall because it fills quickly. Well maintained and a friendly staff

Room Tip: Room with a small balcony a plus
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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David C, General Manager at Courtyard Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for the review!! I am glad that you were able to enjoy all of the guest ammenties in the hotel. The Bistro is a great option for a quick appetizer and pre-dinner drink or for an entire meal. Thank you for staying with us and a big ROLL TIDE to you and yours!!
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed for three days. The staff was great. Very helpful & very friendly. Rooms were great. The onky negetive was no free coffee in lobby and the gym had no weights. Other tgan that it was a great place to stay. I'll be back.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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David C, General Manager at Courtyard Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to serve you during your stay and we hope to see you again soon!!
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Horseshoe Bay, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

First room the air conditioner was so loud we changed rooms. The second room the TV did not work correctly and desk said it was wiring in the wall. Third room dd not have a tuner for the TV and had a tiny corner shower. The bed was not properly made, only 1 regular coffee, curtain hanging off rod. Management is not maintaining. Staff was all very nice.

Room Tip: Make sure everything is working before you unpack.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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David C, General Manager at Courtyard Tuscaloosa, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you for you for contacting us regarding your stay. As you can tell by the other guest reviews on this website, we take our each and every guest experience very serious. It is our goal to do whatever it takes to ensure our guests are satisfied with their stay. It sounds as if this is what our guest service representatives were attempting to do by offerring another room. I apologize that we were unable to meet your needs. In regards to the bedding issue you mentioned, Courtyard now uses the triple sheet method of making the bed. The down comforter is placed between two sheets, a top decorative sheet and a bottom flat sheet, for an added level of comfort for the guests. This bedding is not pulled all the way to the top of the mattress to allow room for the pillows to be place in a neat presentable manner. The sheets are then folded using hospital corners at the end and left unfolded on the sides to give that comforter feel to it. This does appear to some as though the bed is not completely tucked under on the sides, but it is actually designed to appear this way. As part of our efforts to provide you with the best experience, all of our rooms have been recently renovated and preventative maintenance is performed in every room each quarter to ensure we are maintaining a quality product. However, as with any small technnical problem that may occur in your home from time to time, we do experience an unforeseen isolated maintenance issue. When this occurs, we immediately address those maintenance issues and if necessary, relocate the guest to another room. This was the case with your stay, as we were attempting to provide you with the best possible experience. While we did find a room that met your satisfaction, I apologize that it was one of our shower rooms, as we were at maximum capacity that evening. I assure you that this was an isolated incident, and if you are in the area again, we hope you will allow us another opportunity to provide you with the excellent experience that all of our other Trip Advisor guests have experienced during their stay. Thank you for your time and we hope you have a great week!!
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Property: Courtyard Tuscaloosa
Address: 4115 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-6483
Region: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Tuscaloosa
#8 Business Hotel in Tuscaloosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Tuscaloosa 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for hotels in Tuscaloosa, then you'll love the beautiful Courtyard Tuscaloosa. Our Tuscaloosa, AL hotel is located off I-59 and I-20, near the University of Alabama and Bryant-Denny Stadium - home of Crimson Tide football. We're also close to the Mercedes-Benz factory, as well as Phifer, Brose, Faurecia and Hunt Refining. Great attractions like the Paul Bryant Museum, Kentuck Art Center, and Stillman College are also close by. Our Tuscaloosa hotel features free Wi-Fi and 32" flat-screen TVs in every guest room. Our new lobby boasts media pod booths and a 52" GoBoard touch-screen TV. The Bistro offers delicious breakfasts and dinners with beverages from Starbucks and our full bar. Eat. Drink. Connect. Relax in our indoor pool or burn calories in the fitness room. If you're planning an event, let us know - our versatile space hosts up to 40. Few hotels in Tuscaloosa can match our attention to detail, so make a reservation today! ... more   less 
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Courtyard By Marriott Tuscaloosa Hotel Tuscaloosa
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Tuscaloosa Marriott

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