During a stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Spokane, my wife and I were thrilled at the ease of the check in and comfort of the room. After driving over 300 miles after a long day in order to do my reviews and speak at a local convention, we were both road weary and ready for rest.
Checking in was very smooth and the helpful staff pointed out parking options as well as the location of our room upon handing us the keys. The room was comfy and had a refrigerator as well as the standard television, couch, and desk. This came in handy during our stay, as with my speaking engagement at Spocon only a few hours away, I was able to setup my laptop on the desk and get in some last minute work.
The room had a great view of the river and the bed was very comfy. This was a pleasant surprise as we have a memory foam mattress at home, and often find adjusting to standard mattresses a challenge when we travel.
The couch in the room doubled as a foldout bed for those needing extra space for family members and there was in room tea, coffee, and water available for guests. A nice bonus was a USA Today paper left outside the door during weekdays.
The cable in the room was good, and included two premium HBO stations. This was a welcome find, as far too many hotels of late only offer the local stations and a small handful of stations that leave you lacking when trying to unwind after a long day in an unfamiliar city.
The bathroom had a large shower as well as a well sized sink and counter area as well as a hair dryer. The room also had an ironing board and ample closet and drawer space.
The hotel does offer free internet and connection was a snap which was a welcome feature as the last thing you want to do is jump through hoops or pay a high daily rate for net access.
The hotel offers a indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a exercise room and lounge area for those who wish to soak in some sun and get a work out in.
The hotel offers a dining area with breakfast bar and full menu, as well as room service and a bar as well as ample meeting space for any business needs. The hotel is located very close to Gonzaga University and the front desk was able to happily provide me very easy directions to our next destination.
Check out was very quick, and we were sad to see our stay end, but were happy to discover a new place to stay, and look forward to our next trip.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Spokane
401 North Riverpoint Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202