by Phil Corless
Ideal for a family of four or five, this brand new hotel offers a standard room with two queen beds and plenty of space for a rollaway or crib if needed. You get the usual refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, but you also have the luxury of grabbing a convenient meal at Courtyard’s onsite restaurant, The Bistro. Kids will love the gorgeous outdoor pool and patio, where you’ll also find shaded lounge chairs and a BBQ grill. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, laundry service, and a coffee stand in the lobby. No free breakfast here, but it’s available for a reasonable price at The Bistro or at one of the nearby restaurants.
Courtyard is located in a very quiet area right off the interstate not far from the campus of Abilene Christian University. There are a good number of fun and affordable restaurants around campus, but you’ll find even better meal choices a mere 5 miles away in downtown Abilene. The historic buildings, museums, parks, and shops allow for a memorable post-meal stroll. Just grab a map at the visitors center for an enthralling self-guided walk of downtown. Reserve a few hours for Frontier Texas, a new museum which makes great use of technology to tell the story of the Lone Star state. After that, stop in at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, a free museum that collects some very familiar artwork from children’s books. After exploring downtown, there are other kid-friendly attractions within a short drive of Abilene, including Buffalo Gap Historical Village, the Abilene Zoo, and Fort Phantom Hill. With its clean and comfortable rooms, relaxing pool, and onsite restaurant, Courtyard is an ideal choice for your family vacation to Abilene.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- The Bistro
- Easy access to the interstate
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Christopher D
As a frequent traveler ( > 2 weeks/month) I appreciate a good hotel when I stay at one. The staff of this property is in large part what make this hotel so great! Very highly recommend to any traveler, business or pleasure, single or family. The Courtyard Marriott Abilene Northeast which is connected to the Towneplace Suites is ideally located a short distance from the interstate in Abilene, TX. Rooms are well appointed, beds comfortable, always very clean and well maintained, and the staff make you feel like a guest staying at an overnight bed and breakfast with very personable and hospitable service. I am not one to generally write travel reviews unless I have had a bad experience, but this Marriott branded property stands out above the many I have visited and I feel it was worth a few minutes of my time to share.
Great location quiet and expertly managed by a staff that bends over backwards to insure your stay is pleasant. This hotel is an oasis in central Texas. Located south of town with easy access to interstate 20.