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“Amazing Excellent Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar

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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   717 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075   |  
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“Amazing Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Chose courtyard as Marriott is reliable chain and expected process driven service. Instead I received an huge quiet room. The hotel has really nice pool and courtyard buffet. But the main point of this review is about the staff. They went completely out of their way for anything we needed. My kids stayed with me for a couple of days - and they opened the bistro for them, made them fresh sandwiches and salads for me. Anything I needed was delivered in excellent time, with a fantastic service 'can do' attitude. Nothing is a problem. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Josh L, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Courtyard Solana Beach. I am happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the pool, courtyard bistro and our staff exceeded your expectations, as these are qualities we strive for with all our guests. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Solana Beach. Josh Lujan, General Manager 858-792-8200
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

The location was amazing, within a 10 min walk to Solana Beach. Lots of restaurants within walking distance and the outdoor patio was very pleasant to sit out and enjoy some wine. The rooms though were very awkward and outdated!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josh L, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to our hotel. I am glad you were able to enjoy our great location and outdoor courtyard. I am sorry to hear the room did not meet your expectations, as we are currently working toward updating the rooms. We hope to see you again on your next visit to give us the opportunity to earn back your patronage. Josh Lujan, General Manager 858-792-8200
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had such a nice 4-day stay at this Courtyard after experiencing a major mechanical issue at a different hotel. One block from the beach via a neighborhood path and stairs. Terrific walks every day. Close to the Belly Up for music. Very good restaurants right next door - one Asian, one Itailan. It was recently remodeled so has the Starbucks/breakfast cafe combo. The price was amazing for this area as well.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

stayed here for three nights with my mother with hotel points.
it's been a while since i stayed at a courtyard marriott, and overall i thought it was a nice stay. i enjoyed the lobby decor and they offered coffee and tea in the mornings (wish it was all day) and cookies by the front desk. the pool area was nice looking, but we did not use it.

our room was on the second floor overlooking the courtyard/pool. it was really large and clean but otherwise kind of plain and boring. we were slightly annoyed that while there was a coffee machine with mugs, there was not any tea or coffee provided. i feel like other courtyards i've stayed at have offered this in the past, but i could be mistaken.

the location was perfect for our needs, and while we weren't really here for vacation, it was nice to have easy beach access and in general del mar/ solana beach/ la jolla is really beautiful.

parking is free, wifi is free, breakfast is not.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed here twice in October 2012 for business. I especially enjoyed the outdoor living area with a fireplace. Truly a "courtyard." I liked staying on the first floor, but the downside of that was that there was no way to enjoy the weather (open the sliding glass door to courtyard) securely. So, I had to run my a/c at night even though it was very cool outside.

Rooms are a tad dated feeling. I had some mold on the bathroom ceiling and some rust on the shower curtain rod. Not too major, but you can tell you're near the beach.

This location is great, right on Pacific Highway, very close to restaurants and shopping areas. Note: closest beach access is a little hard to find. You have to walk about 100 yards across the street to an almost hidden access point. The desk will direct you (my experience with all staff was superb), but note it's about 3-4 flights of stairs to water level. Great views though!

Room Tip: Consider 2nd floor if you might want to leave your sliding door on balcony open all night.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

When we first checked in, we were immediately upgraded to a King Suite. This room was big witha jacuzzi tub in the room. We had a nice pool view room on the 2nd floor. The room was bright and clean. The hotel looked somewhat new. I didn't hear the neighbors either which is always a plus. This hotel is within walking distance to the beach ( a dog beach is close as well). We watched the sunset from the dog beach while watching all of the dogs running and playing, and then walked over to Woody's restaurant about a half a block from the hotel. I highly recommend this restaurant as the food was delicious and then you can walk back to the hotel from there. This hotel has a nice pool and jacuzzi. There is a restaurant next to the pool. I especially liked the fire pit outside by the pool. We sat out there in the morning with our coffee before we checked out to go home. I recommend this hotel because the customer service is excellent and the rooms were nice and clean. There is also a starbucks on the premises.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor with pool view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Nice Courtyard Marriott in Solana Beach area with easy walk to nice beaches. Also easy drive to San Diego, lower cost and more relaxing area to stay than San Diego town. Local restaurants in nearby Del Mar are in easy driving distance for evening meals. Small pool and Jacuzzi in central courtyard. Only slight letdown was that the breakfast allowed on the B&B rate was a choice of Continental or a fry-up: if you wanted a yogurt or a bowl of cereal with your fryup that was extra money. However that didn't really detract from this being a pleasant hotel to stay for visiting the area.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the central courtyard will have no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 717 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Location: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Courtyard by Marriott offers FREE Wi-Fi access, garage level parking at a nominal fee, and we PROUDLY brew Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks in our freshly renovated Bistro! Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make both business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our guest rooms, featuring a comfortable and well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two phones, complimentary weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee. Start your morning with a breakfast item from our diverse Bistro menu and a specialty Starbucks drink made to your exact liking! When you are ready to unwind at the end of the day, indulge in our new outdoor experience which includes a swimming pool, whirlpool, and fireplace. Come and experience the new Courtyard Solana Beach. It's a new stay! ... more   less 
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