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San Diego Convention Center

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Address: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619 525 5000
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Good to drive by though nothing much to see if there is no convention. Really huge and close to the harbor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For being in such a sunny city, this is an appallingly dark and dingy conference venue. It's also very poorly laid out compared with, say, the new DC convention center. Everyone complained about the venue, and most of us skipped sessions to go sit on the backside patio area (nice) to get some sun and discuss business.

Thank BlueWindez
New Delhi, India
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good to drive by though nothing much to see if there is no convention. Really huge and close to the harbor.

Thank nik_0107
Livingston, New Jersey
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nar conference was great at this convention center. The signs are easy to understand. Everything was smooth

Thank Reddytraveler
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to several events but the San Diego International Auto Show and Boat Show is consistently world class. Everything is easy to access and the food vendors are great.

Thank Winrow1
Orlando, Florida
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1,304 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the chance to work at the conference this past weekend as exhibitors and the place was very clean and very close to everything. The Hall B was very spacious and the lighting was very good. There were plenty of bathrooms to go around and the staff there was very nice. I will hopefully be back there again soon.

Thank Steve R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps one of the biggest convention centre in the country. Built in 1985 its architecture is truly impressive. I was there for a meeting on the GF but there are also many meeting rooms on the 1st level. Truly impressive and huge!

Thank MartiGianlu
Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is conveniently located near the airport and Gaslamp district. We stayed at a hotel about 10 minutes walking distance away to save a little money but loved being able to experience the area. Being able to walk outside and be right on the Bay was amazing. I was impressed with the number of tables and chairs both inside and... More 

Thank Melissa80020
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Has to be one of the longest, largest convention centers. Spacious, well marked rooms, fast escalators. If you were smart and rented a mobility scooter, finding elevators is a bit tricky as there appear to be one on each side of the center. Be sure to go to the backside where there is a large open area overlooking the harbor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue for large conference such as NAR- National Association of Realtors. Centrally located with great hotels within walking distance- walking distance to Gaslight District, Little Italy, Seaport village and more. Accessible by public transportation. Short distance to airport is a great plus!

Thank Fanny C
New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best to stay nearby if attending a convention here. Hard Rock Hotel, Marriott, etc are all close. Gas lamp district is across the street for every type of meal.

Thank wjboisseau

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