Date of Stay: July 2012
Who: The Unit
I have stayed at many hotels both high end and low end. Clarksville, TN does not offer very many high-end choices. This is about the fanciest you will find in this town. I have stayed at many marriott brand hotels as well. I like Marriott hotels, mostly because they are consistently clean and they honor a military discount that makes it worthy as well.
I have to say this is one of the first times I experienced the Courtyard line of their hotels. I am dissapointed that they charge so much for a breakfast. For a child’s Cereal, Banana and milk it was $4.50. This is fine if you are staying there for one night. But even at that with two children that is $9.00 plus TAX and TIP – which rounds it out a little over $10.00. There is a Walmart around the corner where you can pick up a 1/2 gallon of milk (there are little fridges in the room), a box of cereal (your choice) and bananas for about $6.00 and that will last you at least 3-4 breakfasts for 2 children. This hotel is already a higher priced hotel, coupled with this expensive, no frills breakfast choice….it really lowered down in my ranks.
The beds are terrible. They were not the Marriott quality bed I have come to expect. I do not know if the beds are different in the Courtyard line versus the Residence Inn hotels. But these beds were so uncomfortable. It’s been years since I have woken up with a sore back. I totally did not expect that from this hotel. We had 2 queen beds and they were equally bad.
The bathroom was clean. BUT the toiletries are so tiny. The shampoo is good for one person…if that. I have long hair, not excessive to my cankles long, just mid back and there is no way I could have used one shampoo. They are a higher end brand, but it’s about a half tablespoon of shampoo for the entire room.
Lastly the cleanliness of the room was decent on first glance. However, my 4 year old brought some stupid foam shooting gun thing my dad got him and I had to go around and underneath things to find them. I looked under the chair which has feet that raise the chair up off the ground about 2-3 inches so you can see under it from a distance. The chair is light and easy to move. I moved the chair and there was an old moldy grape under there. It was gross, so I left it.
I also noticed on our bedding, towards the top there was a small, dried up blood stain (so tiny about 5 dots clustered together). Kind of gross, but we did not notice it until the morning while I was looking for the foam pieces. My husband slept in this bed and did not have any injuries or scratches. So kind of gross, but whatever, he’s a doctor, he isn’t bothered by these things.
I did not report any of these things to the front desk until we checked out because I did not notice these things with the room until we were getting ready to leave. I am sure and certain that they would have remedied the room issues immediately. The staff was very nice and cheerful.