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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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Easy to access and great food/ cafeteria. The convention center is close to hotels, PetCo park and plenty of places to eat and have a drink. Advice: Take uber, a petty cab or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Easy to access and great food/ cafeteria. The convention center is close to hotels, PetCo park and plenty of places to eat and have a drink. Advice: Take uber, a petty cab or lyft so as to avoid paying extra parking

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am a vendor. I was here for a dance show this previous weekend and the venue was really generous for the things venues usually charge for. Upon arrival the location that i was given wasn't quite the "hot spot"... I asked to be moved, they understood why and we were moved. Again, needing more electricity that planned... I wasn't... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is the first time at this facility-- i go to several cardiology meetings a year. They are repeatedly in Chicago (in Nov and March!) or New Orleans. Sometimes in Orlando or San Francisco, Washington DC, and once in Miami. San Diego was BY FAR, the best conference experience ever. Centrally located, not overly big, lots of hotels very close,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I first came to this place 23 years ago when it was new and I thought it was great. Now it is a little tired. I heard it will be remodeled or replaced soon and that is probably a good idea. While the location is great the facility's design makes it difficult to go between sessions at a convention and... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Really enjoy each time I am in this facility. My group takes advantage of the light filled rooms and scenic terraces. The staff is friendly and bends over backwards to assist. The Food Service staff is great, and the food at this venue is wonderful. It is a Union shop, with the best union staff I have ever experienced as... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Super easy access by car or train. The Gaslamp District is just across the street, with hundreds of restaurants and bars. The whole area is perfectly situated for hosting a convention or trade show.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As others have mentioned, this convention centre is located very close to the gas lamp district and Petco Park. Very close to the airport too which is very convenient for the last day of a conference! The upstairs is beautiful with lots of natural light and a sail-themed hall. I will gladly return for future conferences here!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As a convention delegate, I think this convention centre is probably one of the best in North America that I've been to. Its two wings make for a huge space but it's easy to navigate around. Convenient transport links with a couple of Trolley stops directly opposite and several bus stops several blocks away, convenient access to the Gaslamp quarter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a review more about, comic con than the convention center the convention centers huge I think the staff do a good job to come late millions and millions of comic book fanscomic con is one of those bucket list things it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and greet the famous and a not so famous at the same... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We worked 3 conventions at the San Diego Convention Center and really like the facility. It's in a great location and very clean.

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