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What The Marriott Courtyards Of The 80's and Early-To-Mid 90's Looked Like

What The Marriott Courtyards Of The 80's and Early-To-Mid 90's Looked Like

Old Oct 1, 20, 9:45 am
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Interesting, but I have to wonder if those were originally a FI. The room layout looks like late 60s early 70s Holiday Inn. I was at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, nice place, but I was sitting in the room thinking "This was built as HI." Sure enough, it was.

I've obviously spent too much time in hotels.
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Old Mar 16, 21, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by N965VJ View Post
Interesting, but I have to wonder if those were originally a FI. The room layout looks like late 60s early 70s Holiday Inn. I was at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, nice place, but I was sitting in the room thinking "This was built as HI." Sure enough, it was.

I've obviously spent too much time in hotels.
Strange.
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Old Mar 17, 21, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by N965VJ View Post
Interesting, but I have to wonder if those were originally a FI. The room layout looks like late 60s early 70s Holiday Inn. I was at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, nice place, but I was sitting in the room thinking "This was built as HI." Sure enough, it was.

I've obviously spent too much time in hotels.
I can tell you with absolute certainty that the location in Ontario, CA was purpose-built as a Gen 1 Fairfield Inn.
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Old Mar 17, 21, 12:28 pm
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And they actually had real kitchens where food was properly prepared for the buffet style breakfast. The kitchens were removed and replaced with fancy microwaves to heat up the frozen Sysco premade Bistro food. Oh, and they had free coffee in the lobby.
I had breakfast many times in the 80's and 90's at various Courtyards; I believe they charged less than $10 for the breakfast buffet and it was pretty good.

I don't recall if the restaurant was open for lunch, but I did have dinner there also a number of times back in the day. Dinners were also decent at the Courtyard Cafe..
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Old Mar 30, 21, 3:13 pm
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I had breakfast many times in the 80's and 90's at various Courtyards; I believe they charged less than $10 for the breakfast buffet and it was pretty good.

I don't recall if the restaurant was open for lunch, but I did have dinner there also a number of times back in the day. Dinners were also decent at the Courtyard Cafe..
For the price of meals at a Courtyard, it's better for company travel.
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