Convention center proximity a pool a fitness center and a sauna make the non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown one of our guests' favorite properties in Tacoma. Small touches have a big impact at the Courtyard by Marriott — like free coffee and newspapers in the lobby plus premium bedding 37-inch flat-panel TVs and ergonomic oversized workstations in the rooms. Jocks dig the state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool while desk jockeys like the express checkout boarding pass print-out service and free outgoing faxes. This six-story 156-room property also has a sauna a breakfast buffet a laundry room and dry-cleaning services. Across the street from the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center the Courtyard is a half-block from a Tacoma Link light-rail station and two blocks from the Tacoma Art Museum. Eclectic eateries — Japanese pasta seafood — are within a half-mile as are stores selling everything from books to jewelry. The Museum of Glass is just a 10-minute walk away and the property is 25 miles south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. our guests call this Courtyard a "very modern" "beautiful hotel" in a "great location" whose breakfast buffet and "friendly staff" make it a top property in Tacoma.