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Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown, Barbados

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for. Much better priced than other hotels in Barbados. Great breakfast and just across the street from the beach. The short walk over didn't bother us. Marriott guests can use the chairs at the Coconut Court hotel. This Marriott was walking distance to delicious restaurants. The wifi gave my phone a virus though. Beware!

My husband and I traveled from Chicago for a week's long stay at the Courtyard. Upon arrival at the airport, we were greeted by our pre-planned driver. Everything went as it should. We were greeted and assigned Room 305 which looks over the pool and its windows look directly inbetween the trees to the beach. The room is just a simple Courtyard room. It is away far enough from the elevator that you hear no noise. I did note that the housekeeping do not call out and are very quiet in the morning. There are not enough words to write about how wonderful the staff is at this hotel. Sonja and Vernitta at the front desk, Ann Margaret at the restaurant, Doria and Aaron, April in housekeeping....each one with a smile a mile wide, always happy to see you and wish you a happy day or greet you upon your return. We took the Williams Tour around the island for the day. Rooster was our tour guide and he was great. The restaurant at The Courtyard has a pricey brunch at $55 BDS; we did not eat it. However, the lunch and dinner menus were very reasonable with a multitude of choices. Anything we ate tasted great. My husband and I only found two things that we would change. The first was that the beach located across the street to the Coconut Park is available to guests of the Marriott hotel. It is a beautiful beach and it was not truly explained that we could use the chairs and eat there, as well. Also, when we left the beach, we tried a few times to go to the pool. It was always having a maintenance check. I would move the pool maintenance to 8 or 9p.m. so that the guests can enjoy it between beach time and showering for dinner time. I know that there are high priced hotels on the island but I doubt that they can match service and attitude of this establishment.

This a Courtyard, not a beach resort. It is well above-average for a Courtyard property. We found an extraordinarily warm reception on arrival from Vernita at the desk: our reservation had unaccountably been cancelled, but she was able to check us in with an upgrade to a suite for our three-night stay. This was followed by complimentary beverages and treats delivered to our room. We are loyal clients of Marriott, and our welcome to Barbados further cemented our long relationship.

My cousin and her partner's last day in Barbados, we thought we would treat ourselves to breakfast at the Marriott Hotel over the road. we had to walk all the way round to the back of the hotel to get in despite there being several doors into the lobby. Breakfast was served in the Centro "restaurant" - not many tables and chairs at all considering the size of the hotel. We opted for the buffet breakfast at BB$55 per head. OMG, it was crap. Everything was dried up, the scrambled egg looked like it had been sitting there since yesterday. The bread felt toasted before it was toasted! My decaff coffee was served in a cup with no saucer. Good points? Not many - the water melon and orange juice were fine. Even though we complained, there was no deduction from the bill. I certainly won't be back and I wouldn't recommend anyone else going there either

Had a two night stay in Barbados on the way to Washington, DC and needed a hotel that was functional, comfortable and well located, and the Courtyard was the only option available within the Marriott group, and thankfully it ticked those boxes. If it know the chain, Courtyard Bridgetown, Barbados lives up the expectations - but certainly not luxury. Of course, it's not on the beach, but the beach is across the road, so not a major negative. Room rates are not value for money, but it's Barbados - hotels are for the most part over-priced but that is the same in many locations around the world.

We decided to have Lunch at Courtyard by Marriott, Hastings Christ Church. We were not disappointed as we were treated to a delightful and delicious lunch. The Grilled Tuna was excellent. It was a well prepared and also well presented. The service staff was friendly, helpful and courteous. I recommend that you have lunch at this location in the near future.

My girlfriends stayed in Courtyard Marriot for 5 nights. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Well secured place. Highly recommended. They are very attentive with our needs as a guest. Thank you guys!

Hotel is only a few years old. Rooms and hotel are clean. Staff was cool. Breakfast was ok. Pricey as I expected and nothing special. I prefer local food outside of hotels when I travel. Location is not on the beach but not far from some good beaches.

Stayed around 10th Sept 2017. Had one of the Executive Suites, would highly recommend if you can push your budget to it. The suite was very spacious, huge bed, nice big bathroom, big bedroom, big lounge area, small kitchen area in the lounge with microwave/coffee maker & small fridge. TV's on both rooms with sufficient channels although more is never a bad thing! Nice small balcony too. Michael at the front desk was excellent on check in and followed up by bringing us up some welcoming drinks after check in, thank you Michael you are a star! Generally all the staff here were excellent especially as they were under pressure. Bar/Restaurant staff seemed under a lot of pressure even though September is a quiet period they seemed to struggle especially in the mornings. Had to wait a while to order breakfast however they did never complain when we ordered off menu some specifics. Hotel was in general very clean however upon check in to our suite we did find remnants of a previous guest in the form of some nuts on the floor. Stains on the cushions of the sofa were also a little concerning as some looked like blood stains. We did not mention this to staff as did not want to make a fuss. Location wise it is not on the beech but you can get to a beech area just walk across the road and down some steps through another what looks like hotel or drive down the road for more beech space. The area around here is known as The Garrison area for obvious reasons (google it) and some bits on the south side do look run down but the Hotel itself is well presented in amongst all this and the main entrance is at the rear which is useful and away from the main road. There are a few places to eat around here also and a shortish walk to more food places in the southerly direction. If staying here and going out and about hiring a car would be beneficial. Although taxis are all over the place and 'supposed' to be fare regulated we found this is not a strict policy and you can be charged quite a lot to go not a far distance especially at night. We did hear some adjacent room noise and it was not a busy period so I assume during busy periods noise from adjacent rooms (up/down/side) could get annoying, we did request a quiet room and judging by what we had I think they made the effort to accommodate this. A/C was very effective in rooms and generally around the Hotel it was very comfortable (very hot and humid outside!) so the A/C effectiveness was very welcome. Pool? yes there is one, a small one on an elevated floor, outdoor. It is usable but not very scenic. If your looking for a beech front hotel this is not for you but if you want to compromise and have good accommodation with a short walk/drive to nice beech areas then this is the one for you. Well worthy of it's 3 star status as marketed on various booking sites. I would not hesitate in booking a room here again in the future should we travel to Barbados again. I think it shows good value for money given the other options in Barbados and what you get for your money (exec suite anyway). Thank you Michael and all those at Courtyard Marriott The Garrison for making us feel so welcome and assisting us during our stay. My reviews are based on facts and real life personal experiences. Everyone has there own idea on what is what so do your research.

The Marriott was very good. Service was excellent. Only drawback was the beach was across the road from the hotel and the gate to get on the beach sometimes trouble to open with the hotel room key. All in all a good trip and very good stay.

The Garrison Historic Area Hastings Christ Church

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Parish of Christ Church within 2 miles (3 km) of Brownes Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown, Barbados is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Barbados Parliament Buildings. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 118 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Surf in Barbados Surf School and South Coast Boardwalk.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 118 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests of Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown, Barbados have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 543 reviews