I am so frustrated with the Courtyard's decision to stop free coffee I've decided not to spend a penny at the hotel's Bistro. If Marriott reverses their decision I'll be happy to return. In many cities the Courtyard is the only suitable option for stay but I've been searching alternative brands and chains that offer coffee and staying there.
I even offered to trade my points or market item offer I get on arrival for free coffee and I was offered one free coffee in exchange. Given my husband and I travel together, one coffee won't go very far. Guess I'll be visiting a nearby shop for coffee rather than being forced into StarBUCKS silt. My loyalty is repaid by this.
Shame on you Marriott, a very cheap move.