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“This is a gem of a place - great location” 4 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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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Solana Beach
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“This is a gem of a place - great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The staff here is very friendly. This is a very nice hotel with nice features for a courtyard. Great location, clean rooms with a microwave and fridge. We stay here often and only had two minor problems. Once was noise because of two parties going on which turned out not to be a problem because it stopped by 10pm. The other time the cleaning staff threw out our flowers, empty our refrigerator which had a full bottle of wine in it, sodas and threw away sandwiches from Mona LIsa's downtown (our dinner).

Other than that, this place is wonderful!

Room Tip: I prefer a street towards the beack for privacy. ALso, get second story for privacy and valuted cei...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Good property very clean, excellent friendly staff. Room is very large with whirlpool bath, shower and separate toilet. Also has sink, fridge and microwave. Free WIFI, and flat screen TV, essentials shop in reception including snacks and free underground parking. Great breakfast, cooked bacon in UK style for me, not crispy. Store/deli next door and plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance. Nothing not to like great value for money.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed here for a family weekend. It was very pleasant. Rooms were comfortable. Near CPK and a cute Cupcake bakery. Enjoyed Cedros Design district. The beginning of January was a bit cold, but the room heater worked great. Breakfast was included, more than ample in serving size, but just adequate in quality.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I needed to be situated near La Jolla for a business trip but didn't want to pay La Jolla hotel prices. Answer to this dilemma is the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach. Centrally located in Solana Beach and within a 10 minute drive of La Jolla, this is a terrific hotel option particularly for the price paid ($140). Staff is wonderful and welcoming. I got upgraded to a King Spa Suite, very spacious and quiet. I used the spa bath....not exactly the most wonderful experience but it was restful. Free high speed internet and close to the beach. The free, secure underground parking is a strong plus. Several restaurants in the area and a small market is located next door.

The only downside in January is having to walk outside to get to the breakfast restaurant, which is smallish but well run.

This hotel is a great option if you need to be near or north of La Jolla.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Jamie, who checked us in, was lovely, friendly, and helpful to find a good room. The rooms have very few amenities, no shower caps, small towels and poly/cotton sheets. Our room was cleaned every day, we had an easy stay. The price was great.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We recently stayed here as part of my son's lacrosse team. I was a little worried as usually sports teams don't book the 'finest' of hotels. I was pleasantly surprised!
The room itself was spacious and had a fridge & microwave. The bathroom was small - but we didn't plan to spend a lot of time there. ;-)
The courtyard was beautiful. Gardens, heated pool area, hot tub, gorgeous fire place...and a small bistro restaurant that served a wide array of food and beverage. (including beer and spirits)
The property overall had a quaint family feeling. But was close to the freeway, to the beach, and to shopping.
Front desk staff were very kind and informative.
We loved the underground parkade. Felt very safe in this property.
Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Liberty Hill, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My family of 5 drove in after 12 hrs on the road from El Paso. Our room was clean, comfortable and roomy; the bathroom was quite compact. The microwave and refrig were appreciated as was the wi-fi. We had a first floor room which had the benefit of opening onto the beautiful courtyard and pool/hot tub area. After such a long drive, it was perfect for letting the kids use up some pent up energy in the heated pool while I got to relax in the spa. In the morning I used the fitness room, although the location and isolation felt unsafe, the facilities were clean and up to date. The property is beautiful; the location is ideal on the coast and within walking distance to both the beach and restaurants. Of the many hotels we stayed in on our trip, this one rates among the top. It would have been perfect if they had offered breakfast, although we headed into Cardiff for our old favorite, Pipes.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 7, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are very happy to hear we were rated among the top of your list during your travels. We hope to see you again soon during your next trip to Solana Beach and hope you will enjoy our new room refresh upon your return.

Josh Lujan, General Manager 858-792-8200
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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel
Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel Solana Beach
Courtyard Solana Beach
Solana Beach Courtyard
Solana Beach Marriott
Courtyard Del Mar
Address: 717 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Location: United States > California > Solana Beach
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Solana Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar 3*
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