Room check: Courtyard by Marriott

By Alex Robertson

Alex Robertson stays in Ogden, Utah, at Courtyard by Marriott.
Courtyard by Marriott, Ogden, Utah.
Courtyard by Marriott, Ogden, Utah.

Location: Just one block back from Historic 25th St and close to restaurants, shops, bars, coffee, museums and transport hubs. Pretty much ideal.

What's in the neighbourhood: The old Union Pacific Building is a two-minute walk with an art gallery, cafe, bar and rail museum. 25th St is a block away packed with antique shops, boutique stores, restaurants and bars. Heart of the city stuff.

The style: In the process of being remodelled when I visited. The 1960s buildings were being bulldozed, while the recently built facilities are in red brick to match the surrounds. Comfortable, but with a bland interior, as you would expect from a business-traveller focused hotel.

Room: Spacious and well-appointed with low-key decor, satellite TV, mini bar, lounge area and wireless internet.

Something to eat or drink: The bistro offers a full-on cooked breakfast as well as an on-the-go quick fill, and limited evening meals and cocktails.

Courtyard by Marriott, Ogden, Utah.
Courtyard by Marriott, Ogden, Utah.

Exercise: Gymnasium, pool and hot tub (whirlpool) with towels provided.

Very popular with families and great for that post-piste soak after a day on the mountain.

The bed: Huge and firm with lots of downy pillows. Just about ideal for me. Cured my jet lag overnight

A room with a view?: Historic Ogden laid out from my sixth-storey window, with the Wasatch Mountains beyond.

Noise: I could hear traffic and street noise with the window open, but nothing at all with it closed.

Bathroom: Modern, twin basins, bath and great shower. Very nice shampoo, soap and moisturisers.


Would I return? Absolutely. Well-priced and comfortable, in a great location with good facilities.

- NZ Herald

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