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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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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Enjoyed our stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The rooms are tastefully updated and we loved the fireplace and comfy club chairs outside by the pool. Our rate included breakfast and the cafe had nice selections. The hotel is in a great location - a 5 minute walk to the beach, a 10-15 minute walk to many restaurants, shops and the train station and a less than 10 minute drive to I-5. Great value. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The 2nd floor rooms have a vaulted ceiling which make the room feel spacious and open.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Josh L, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach hotel. I am happy to hear you were able to enjoy our fireplace, courtyard pool area, bistro and other amenities. Our location provides great access to many wonderful Solana Beach and San Diego attractions as you mentioned. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! If I may ever assist with future reservations please feel free to contact me directly at the hotel (858-792-8200).

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I just had a great stay at the Courtyard by Marriot in Solana Beach. The rooms were clean, the location was good, the staff was nice, and the hotel was impeccably kept up (new carpets, great lobby hangout area), nice pool.

Hint: I drove down to San Diego---but if I had realized that 100 yards north up the highway there was a National car rental location directly next to the Holiday Inn Express, I would have taken the train which drops you right off in Solana Beach, taxi'd to the hotel (a $7 taxi ride from the hotel although you could walk if you weren't lazy :) , and then rented a car there and avoided the traffic to and from LA.

And the internet worked well.

Room Tip: As I said---next time I'd take the train to Solana Beach, taxi to the Holiday Inn Express (just...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed at the hotel this weekend and the place was very well maintained and the staff was very helpful and efficient. We thought we might need an hour late checkout and even though we didn't use the time, they cordially agreed.

Room Tip: If you want quiet take a room farther away from the pool area.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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, May 15, 2013
Our team understands there are many choices in lodging in the Solana Beach/Del Mar area and we appreciate you choosing Courtyard by Marriott. I am thrilled to hear that our hotel team was able to exceed your expectations. I have gladly shared your comment with our team. If I can help secure future reservations, feel free to reach out to me anytime.

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Basingstoke,uk
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18 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed at the Courtyard Solana Beach for a week prior to going on to San Diego in March.
Booked a suite on the second floor which was very spacious and well worth the extra cost.
Unfortunately because of the roadworks in the area the road it overlooked was used by traffic more than usual but the noise was not excessive for us but could affect some people.
The hotel is in an oval shape and I would imagine that the inner rooms - overlooking the pool and courtyard - would be quieter.
Staff were excellent - welcoming and very helpful - and gave us good local tourist information.
Breakfast was in the bistro which is in the inner courtyard and was good - although the choices were limited - it is not as good as the previous buffet breakfast they used to offer.
Overall our stay was very good and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Josh L, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach hotel. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed one of our second floor rooms, they do have vaulted ceilings for more overall space. In addition, because of the elevation there is a nice cool coastal breeze in the evenings. Solana Beach is going through a lot of improvements which includes the Highway 101 corridor. These improvements are scheduled to be complete in June 2013. I am confident that during your next visit to the area you will be able to enjoy the new improvements to roadways, inviting sidewalks, and vegetation along Highway 101. If I may ever assist with future reservations please feel free to contact me directly at the hotel (858-792-8200).

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Corona, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I recently wanted to get out of the heat and close to the beach area where the climate was cooler.!
We were very happy with the quality of the room,(comfortable and clean), and the location of good restaurants and shops that were within walking distance(15 MINUTES AWAY). The rates were reasonable (use AAA OR AARP) for a reasonable week-day rate. Parking is $12 per night(the only drawback).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed at this Marriott Courtyard for five days for business and two days waiting for an airline strike to end. This is a terrifically convenient hotel. The staff is polite and helpful. There are easy laundry facilities, internet in the room, and a gym. The hotel has a small bistro, but is close to many restaurants located in Solona Beach and North County San Diego. It is quite a bargain and highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, May 7, 2013
Thank you for staying with us, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our excellent staff, facilities and other amenities. Our location offers great access to the beautiful beaches, restaurants and fun activities in North County. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. If I may help with any future reservations, please feel free to contact me.

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Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a king room on the ground floor.. ask for ground floor and go the king room. Entrance through to pool and.. great little bistro for breakfast and quick and easy dining for dinner. Easy walk to shops for groceries or anything you want. We were attending a car show at the Del Mar fairgrounds and were able to walk there one day. It was so easy to get to the I-5 to travel into San Diego. Highly recommend for value for money and great location.

Room Tip: Ask for ground floor and go the King room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Josh L, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach. More importantly, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience! The Del Mar Fairgrounds hosts a variety of events year round, and the GoodGuys Car Show is one of the larger events of the year. I have shared your comments with our hotel team. I agree with you, the first floor rooms are fantastic and provide easy access to all hotel amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. If I may help with any future reservations, please feel free to contact me at 858-792-8200. Thank you for choosing Marriott.
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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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