We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott Munich City East just before embarking on a river cruise of the Danube in December 2017. The look and feel of the interiors were different than that of the new refresh that the Courtyards in America have undertaken in the last couple of years but it was not stale or outdated in any way. The staff all spoke English and were friendly and helpful. I was a little annoyed that the desk attendant seemed unable to combine my reservations into one, rather than making me check out and check in again (I had made one night's reservation with my free certificate and had to book the other nights separately) but oh well.
The hotel itself is about a 15-minute drive outside of the main city center of Munich but that is also how long it takes by subway, which is conveniently located a short 5-10 minute walk away. There is not much of anything nearby but there is one very authentic German gastropub located halfway between the hotel and the subway, which proved very entertaining and gave us quite the local feel.
The breakfast buffet was very plentiful and provided many options for American and European tourists alike. It is rather more expensive than we anticipated and no one told us that there was a fee when we inquired nor how much it was. This I found very upsetting when we checked out and I got the bill for 80 Euros for the three of us to have breakfast just one day. The buffet was nice but not 26 Euros apiece nice. Yet another reminder of the frustration we Marriott Elites have with Courtyard Hotels not giving us free breakfast when we stay at them, but I digress.
As we were not staying at the hotel very long and had only a limited amount of time to see Munich itself, we did not spend much time in the hotel other than to sleep so I cannot comment on too much about the hotel's amenities other than to say that the beds were very comfortable, as we have come to expect from the Marriott Beds, and the rooms were clean and cozy. Sadly, as the hotel is in a fairly industrial part of Munich, there are no views of anything other than apartment buildings or the street, so not a place to stay if you actually want to look at something while in your room.
I can review the fitness room, which is on par with most hotel gyms. There are 4 treadmills, two ellipticals, and two bikes as well as two workout benches, a full set of dumbbells, a couple swiss balls and a handful of floor mats in addition to bottled water and towels and three flat screen televisions on the wall in front of the cardio equipment. It made for an adequate workout to burn off that authentic German food.