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Courtyard Brownsville
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Brownsville
Forestville, California
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“just the basics”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

I was under the impression that Marriott properties would be a little nicer than this. The building and fixtures were fine in appearance, but a lot was lacking. Both of our queen beds had cheap and very thin mattresses. One had an extremely pronounced "divot" showing an extreme amount of wear. We both had sore backs after sleeping on these.
Near the gym/laundry/pool area, there was a strong gas smell; glad our rooms were on the other end.
The food available was fine and convenient, and the staff was friendly enough. There were computers and a printer available in the lounge/bar area, which was convenient.
I will not stay here if I return to the area.

Room Tip: Opposite end of building from laundry and workout room
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

There was a major fight in the hallway at 4am. F-bombs and all. I thought the cops we coming it was so bad. Obviously I could not get back to sleep. When I came down in the morning the janitor was watching soccer on the tv in the guest area. When I asked if we could put the news on he said "the match is almost over". I guess he missed his customer service training. There are 10 other hotels within 0.1 miles. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

This I a great place to stay and the perks of everything so close by helps. There is a mall lots of resruraunts, food marts. The staff is amazing and Brenda the bartender seems to find a way to make a bad day turn around. I stay there a few times a yr and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Even if it ment I had to drive every day.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Thank Geneo1028
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

This was our first stay at the Marriott since our prefered hotel chain was booked for the week of our travel. Upon arrival we checked in at the front desk where the staff was not very friendly or welcoming. As we made our way to our room we were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the hotel. Our room seemed clean and tastefully decorated. The beds were not very comfortable, too stiff for my liking. Extra sheets/comforter in the closet had not been washed from previous guests. There was no refrigerator or microwave in our room and the ice machine on our floor was out of ice. The hotel has a snack bar area but be prepared to pay outrageous prices since they have no vending machines on site. There is also a charge for breakfast but we did not eat there so I am not sure about the quality of the food. The pool was clean but not heated as advertised. There were no towels in the pool area so we had to request some from the front desk. I was not very happy with the overall value of this hotel. I would only recommend this hotel to business travelers. I don't beleive we will be returning to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 13 July 2010

This is one the best Courtyards we have ever stayed. The lobby and rooms were exceptionally clean. Service was outstanding.located on Hwy 77 however traffic noise was not an issue.Rooms are large and tastefully furnished. Everythign worked in the room.This Courthyard has a buffet breakfast which the guest may purchase. The $7.95 was actaully a very good price for the selection of hot items available.Free newspapers.Not too far from the Mexico border and pleatly of shopping around the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank texaswillie
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

I stayed at the Courtyard Brownsville the night of July 27 on business. This was my third trip to this hotel. The location is good, across from the main Brownsville shopping mall on US 77 and close to Ruben Torres Dr if you are going to South Padre Island (about 25 minutes). Be sure to get a high numbered room (on the west side of the hotel) or you will hear the constant traffic noise on US 77. The first time I stayed there I was on the west side. The second time, I got in to the hotel late and didn't get much sleep. This last time I was on the third (highest floor) and was assigned a low room number. I went to the room and determined that there was still significant noise so I went back to the front desk. A woman was checking in and got a west side room on the second floor. I was told the hotel was fully booked and the only room still available was a handicap accessible room on the first floor so I took it. The rooms are comfortable but the desk chairs do not elevate high enough to make it comfortable when using a computer.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Thank mtompkins3
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2008

Located about 10 minutes west of Brownsville, this Courtyard gives you exactly what you expect; clean room and regular amenities.

Staff was efficient and courteous. The lounge area was busy during the evening and morning, although we did not use the bar or restaurant during our stay.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled on business
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Thank brownbeer
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Property: Courtyard Brownsville
Address: 3955 N Expressway, Brownsville, TX 78520-9391
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Brownsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Brownsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Brownsville 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let our newly renovated Courtyard Brownsville hotel welcome you to the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Perfect for business or leisure travel, our Brownsville, Texas hotel is located near UT Brownsville, Gladys Porter Zoo, Sunrise Mall and is a short drive from South Padre Island and Matamoros, Mexico. Businesses near our hotel include Delphi, Keppel AmFELS, Port of Brownsville and Homeland Security facilities. Getting around is easy with our free shuttle service within a 5 mile radius. Relax in your recently renovated guest room with luxurious Marriott bedding, microwave, mini-fridge and HDTV with premium channels. When traveling for business, our Brownsville, TX hotel will help keep you productive with free internet access and large work desk with ergonomic chair. Drop by our café for a hearty breakfast, stay fit in our Brownsville hotel fitness center or relax by our outdoor pool and patio/BBQ area. Planning an event? Our versatile Brownsville meeting space can host up to 60 guests. ... more   less 
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Brownsville Courtyard
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