by Phil Corless
Ideal for a family of four or five, this reliable hotel offers a standard room with two double beds plus plenty of space for a rollaway or crib if you need another bed. Each spacious room contains a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, but you also have the convenience of grabbing a meal at Courtyard’s onsite restaurant, The Bistro. Breakfast at The Bistro isn’t free, but can easily be included in a room package. There are plenty of other fast food and casual breakfast options in the area around the hotel, many of which are within walking distance. Kids will love the outdoor pool and patio, where parents will welcome a lounge chair in the shade. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, laundry service, and free coffee and tea in the lobby.
This Courtyard is located near the Abilene Mall in the southern part of the city, so shopping and dining choices are plentiful. Downtown Abilene, with its wonderful array of museums, quirky shops, and trendy restaurants, is an easy 10-minute drive to the north. Kids will love visiting Frontier Texas, a new museum that cleverly uses new technologies to make history come alive. Families will also enjoy getting a close-up view of giraffes, alligators, and more at the nearby Abilene Zoo. Your hotel puts you close to fishing fun at Kirby Lake, nature trails at Abilene State Park, and the pioneer experience of Buffalo Gap Historic Village. For a convenient, contemporary hotel, the Courtyard makes a great choice for your big family trip to Abilene.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite restaurant
- Outdoor pool
- Free coffee
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Onsite Dining
The hotel was so clean could smell the cleaning supplies... in a good way! All of the staff we encountered were beyond courteous, they engaged in small talk and even acknowledged the kids and asked about their stay. Major bonus - there is a Starbucks right in the lobby. We will continue to use this hotel when visiting family in the area.
I asked if there was a liquor store in walking distance, they sent a runner to get it for me.
amazingly nice people, clean , comfy, shopping mall and food across the street, very pleasant front desk help and of course the most important thing, plenty of hot water and great pressure...... TP quality could have been a ply better