by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Located right in Downtown Nassau, the Courtyard by Marriott provides an ideal location with easy access to Junkanoo Beach, as well as lots of shops, restaurants, bars, attractions and activities. Every spacious room is equipped with a flat-screen television with cable channels, a mini-refrigerator and a safe, and many have ocean views. Rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request. Some rooms have walk-out pool access.
The hotel features a swimming pool and sundeck with lots of lounge chairs and sun beds, a fitness center, a barbecue and picnic area, a convenience store and a restaurant and bar that is open for breakfast and dinner. Junkanoo Beach, Stuarts Cove and the Graycliff Chocolate Factory are all located within walking distance, and Cable Beach, Ocean Club golf and watersports outlets are just a short drive away. Grocery delivery service is available, and parking and Wi-Fi are offered free of charge.
Our Editor Loves
- Swimming pool
- Ocean views from most rooms
- Onsite dining
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Family of 5 flew in a night early to go to Atlantis. The moment I walked in I knew something was wrong. The hotel stinks of mildew. There is black mold on the walls and ceilings throughout. They don’t provide conditioner, but do provide shampoo.
The breakfast service was chaos. Our food came out in bits and pieces, over the course of 45 minutes for bagels and eggs. They got our coffee order wrong 3 times, despite telling them what we ordered.
Trying to get a cab out of here has been a nightmare. We read on TripAdvisor cab drivers stop at the grocery store on the way to Atlantis all the time and we would have no trouble. We got a rate in advance, which was a flat $45 and he would wait while I ran into the store, up to 10 minutes. He didn’t answer the phone, so we walked outside. The first van told us he would not wait on us and would charge us to go into the store, but wouldn’t quote a rate. So we declined. He walked to all the other cabs in line and told them so NO ONE out of 6 cabs waiting would take us. My husband walked across the street and a cab is on the way now, but after 30 minutes sitting in this lobby, I really think the hotel should be doing a better job managing transportation.
I would have given it 0 stars except the check in was smooth.
Booked here after a cancelled flight out of Nassau. The service and professionalism as this staff handled a lot of very tired travelers, late at night, was impressive. Woke up in the am, looking out at the beach, and swam with a baby turtle before heading back to the airport. Thank you for helping a bunch of weary travelers!