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Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in La Crosse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This Courtyard is on the riverfront and has been recently refurbished. Rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Staff was friendly and the little side café/bar is nicer than many I've seen in similar hotels. The only drawback is it's pretty close to a plant and a traffic bridge going over the river, so it can be noisy for some but I didn't notice it much. Price was reasonable for that downtown area. Good restaurants in the area - several options within walking distance. Overall a good place to stay.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the riverside if possible and on the north end - away from the plant and bridge...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Bradley H, Front Office Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Frances564,

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with the positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our property and Bistro so much. Excellent tip to get a riverside room, not only are they away from the concrete plant, they have an incredible view. Keep us in mind next time you're in town!

Happy Holidays,

Bradley H.
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

passing thru on vacation and called MARTHA who was helpful and delightful, she hooked me up with a great room at a great rate and i enjoyed my stay so much i stayed one extra day to relax in the pool/spa and take advantage of the perfect location. (would recommend anytime).

Room Tip: riverview is great but streetview isnt bad either, go for a walk!
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear Inkubus69,

Thank you so much for the great shout out on Tripadvisor! We appreciate our guests' feedback and love to hear their stories. We will also make sure the Martha, is specially recognized for her great service!.

We welcome you back, anytime.

Happy Holidays,

Amy Penchi
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We have come to like the newest version of the Courtyard chain by Marriott. This one was no exception. Friendly front desk staff, very helpful staff in the bistro (on side café/bar) - yes, you must pay for breakfast - but it is fast, convenient and reasonably priced.

Good place to stop on either personal or business travel. Clean big room on 3rd floor, riverside - ours had a king bed, desk, comfortable couch - perfect for business traveler or a couple. "Seniors" or AAA members get a good discount on the room price.

Location is just south of the Riverside Park area near the US14 bridge over the Mississippi - within walking distance of several good restaurants. It was raining the night of our visit so we just walked across the street to Piggys (see our review on Piggys - good place).

This hotel is located in downtown La Crosse right on the east bank of the Mississippi river. It's about 4 1/2 miles off I-90 if exiting at US 53 (exit 3 in Wisconsin). If arriving during "rush hour" it can be a slow drive in heavy traffic. Under those conditions we prefer exiting I-90 on the Minnesota side of the river (exit 276) to go south on US 14/61. This approach is about 4 miles farther if coming from the east - about 4 miles shorter arriving from the west. Take 14/61 south back across the river and follow signs/GPS etc. to hotel (left on 4th, left on King, left on Front can get you there from US14).

Room Tip: Third floor room overlooking river toward north side of building - quiet - nice view.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Dear Traveling Happy66,
Thank you so much for the glowing review on Tripadvisor! I'm happy to see that you are pleased with all of the changes at the hotel and the brand. We welcome you back to La Crosse for your next visit soon!

Amy penchi
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I stayed at this marriott for a conference. It was a typical Marriott and did not disappoint in that area (except that I really miss the breakfast that all marriott's have done away with).The location was great with easy access to the LaCrosse Center. My only complaint was the factory that is located right under the bridge. I think it is a glass manfacturer. I heard the grinding of machines all night long. I was at the south end of the hotel.Ask for a room at the north end. Plus my car was covered in dust when we left.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north end.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Amy P, General Manager at Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear Carol_1961,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel on Trip Advisor. I'm pleased to see that your sere happy with the cleanliness and service of the hotel. I'm sorry to hear that our neighbors at the concrete plant were working so late and that you ended up experiencing sleep problems. They typically work during normal business hours only up until 6PM at night.

I will contact them directly and find out if schedules have changed or if this was an isolated incident. Thank you for letting us know so we can investigate.

We welcome you back to our hotel anytime.

Amy P
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Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hotel with friendly staff, clean & well appointed rooms and beautiful view of the Mississippi River. It was however, rather pricey. Also it is in great proximity to a couple nice restaurants and a lovely walking path along the river.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Deb B
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Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

We have been traveling through America for two weeks and have stayed at many Marriot Hotels and this is by far my faviourt. The rooms are perfect size with great desk space, beds are super comfortable, could not fault the cleanness of the room, staff are all friendly and helpful. We decided to extend our stay for another night as we love being able to sit out the front and look at the mississippi river while having a glass of wine. Couldn't recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed one night on our way home from our trip out west. I love this hotel. Beautiful, right on the river. We got in late and I asked for a room close to the lobby area, and we got a great room. Comfy bed, clean room. The bistro service was great and the coffee in the morning was awesome. We will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Julie C
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Address: 500 Front St S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4011
Region: United States > Wisconsin > La Crosse
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in La Crosse
#3 Family Hotel in La Crosse
#3 Romantic Hotel in La Crosse
Price Range: £115 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard La Crosse Downtown/Mississippi Riverfront 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott La Crosse is perfectly located in Downtown La Crosse on the banks of the Mississippi River. Offering a fresh, vibrant and newly renovated everything. Featuring the new Bistro restaurant, 24 hour market, pool and whirlpool, free parking, internet and friendly staff. We welcome you to share all we have to offer with you. ... more   less 
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