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“Probably closest Marriott to Yosemite”
Review of Courtyard Merced

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Courtyard Merced
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Merced
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Warsaw, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Probably closest Marriott to Yosemite”
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights when I went for my Yosemite trip, "paid" with points so it was dirt cheap (e.g. whatever you spend in the bar). National Park is about 1-1.5 hours drive away, so not perfect but there's really no other chain hotel (that I have points with) any closer. Hotel is places just next to a highway so if you're unlucky you might hear it (I got the room facing other way).

Room is spacious (probably typically for US), big bed, flat TV (few HD channels), bathroom is also big - although bathtub is very shallow (to stand in only), and there's this curtain preventing flooding. Why not glass, why, why? Curtains are so disgusting.
Free WiFi is available, although very slow. If you get 60 kb/s - you're really lucky.
There's a small fridge but too small for, say, a big bottle of water. No microwave in the room, there is one available in the lobby.

There's a bistro bar next to the reception, you can order some small food orders there (from soup to sandwiches to pizza, but don't expect steak or fish), also bottled beer and wine. Staff is friendly and nice. Prices? Well, it's a hotel. If you want to keep the price down, there's a restaurant on the corner, about 3-4 minutes walk.
Oh yeah, elevators are SLOW. Use the stairs.

Overall - not a bad hotel, but nothing special either. HD was nice (pity only ESPN and some news channels, not movie ones), WiFi was not so nice (way too slow). Location - good for my needs. Would stay again if I'd happen to be in the area.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Beijing, China
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99 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

the hotel is new and clean and staff members are friendly and professional. however the location is too close to the nearby highway (closest point might be less then 100 yards), so the noise and vibration could be too much for some.

Room Tip: need a room away from the highway
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Dallas, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2011

Stayed here traveling from Yosemite to Big Sur. Hotel was nice but wondered about the area even though there were quiet a few hotels along the interstate right there together. Room was nice and front desk was friendly.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Glasgow, Scotland
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Recently stayed at the Courtyard Hotel in Merced. We were heading to Yosemite and used it as a stopover.

It was very good and the rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. Not much to see around the hotel but its only a couple of minutes drive into the town.

The lobby was very modern and the food served for breakfast was of a high standard - staff were friendly and accomodating - no issues at check in.

Would highly recommend

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank elmac40
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2011

Stayed one night on way from Santa Cruz to Yosemite. Easy to find, comfortable and everything you could need for an overnight stop. Friendly staff, there is also a snack bar although most of the food seemed to be thrown in the microwave - but did actually taste really good! Stayed the previous night in a swanky hotel in San Francisco and soon as my husband and I arrived here we felt immediately more at home with the laid back atmosphere. Not much around the hotel but only a couple of hours from Yosemite.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Osaka, Japan
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Stayed for one night. Checked in late in the evening, called ahead to let them know. No problems they were ready for me and my guests. Competent, friendly, fast check-in. Room was clean, no odd smells. Check-out was fast, no hassel, already received my bill print out before I woke in the morning.

I would definitely stay at again. Probably one of the better hotels in Merced.

At this time, this location was under construction, but it did not inconvience me, nor did I hear the construction. It looks like it will be an even nicer hotel when complete.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Swansea
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2010

Great pit stop hotel for Yosemite, just off the freeway. Staff were friendly and helpful and rooms were in good condition. Not much around the hotel though if you want to get a bite to eat. Only minor piont is that Marriot have introduced the market place (vending machines) for drinks, snacks etc so you find that the lounge area lacks atmosphere because there's no bar. Most come down, buy a bottle of beer and disappear back to their rooms. That's a bit disappointing when all you want to do is tell everyone what an amazing day you've had at Yosemite :-)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Courtyard Merced
Address: 750 Motel Dr, Merced, CA 95341-5151
Region: United States > California > Merced
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Merced
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Merced 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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