Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How did you like your stay in Laredo? Some visitors let us know

Courtyard Marriott Laredo, Laredo,
The Courtyard by Marriott on Santa Ursula is strategically located between Mall Del Norte and Downtown Laredo. Actually, just how strategic depends on what you came to Laredo for. Many of us wonder what kind of impression visitors to our town leave with. Apparently, one lady took the time to write down just what she thought of her recent visit to Laredo and her stay at the Courtyard.
Oct 13, 2010 | Trip type: Family
My husband's grandmother lives within walking distance of this property, so we spend quite a few nights here annually. We always try to get the same room (with two double beds and a balcony) so that we can have the additional space. Unfortunately, the suites do not have balconies. We enjoy sitting outside after the kids go to bed and talk about the streets of Laredo!
We have seen many interesting things from the top floor of this property, but it is relatively safe. We have called management on a domestic dispute (going on in the street below). We have laughed at Easter during the Easter Egg hunt at obnoxious accordians jamming from below. The Four Seasons, it definately is not, but it's great for a trip to Grandmas and beats the heck out of staying at her house. (I need the ac at night and I need my space to kick back with a book after spending hours with extended family) Glad this property is here. I do not know what I would do with out it! (= We do love the high speed interent and (free) and the breakfast which is often included in the room rate. We do miss the omelet bar, but taco palenque is close and a great place for delicious local fare! Unfortunately, going across is no longer an option due to safety, but I feel relatively safe at this property.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes
I wonder if the people at Laredo Convention & Visitors' Bureau take the time to read up on some the reviews that visitors take the time to fill out. If not, they should start doing so when coming up with their ideas of how to best market Laredo. Afterall, it's not only the Gateway to Mexico. As this review indicates, once in a while it's also the Gateway to Grandma's.

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