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“A very nice stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle

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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)   |  
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Ranked #148 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A very nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We spent the weekend here during our adventures into San Diego. It's in a very nice location, across from a nice shopping area, and just a few minutes from the zoo and downtown San Diego.

When we arrived, the concierge told us that our reserved king-bed room had been damaged the night before, and they would have to move us into a 2-queen room. Kind of annoying, but as an apology they gave us $20 in restaurant money and 2 free drink vouchers. So it ended up being worth it.

The room was very nice, spacious and very clean with comfortable furniture. The bathroom was typical (but no fan/vent, so don't eat too much chili and beans before going back to your room). Plenty of TV channels, free wi-fi and coffee.

The lobby was actually a pleasant surprise. Right when you walk in there's an open seating cafe/restaurant that serves meals, to-go foods, Starbucks, and alcohol service. They make for nice convenient food stops.

The only complaint is the price, I've stayed in nicer places for the same price. But the location and room were great, so I can't really complain. Perhaps I'd stay here again, if I had a discount of some sort.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Jerry E,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your adventures into San Diego! Again, we are sorry that we were not able to fulfill your room type request and appreciate your understanding. Thank you for taking the time to mention our comfortable and convenient lobby featuring The Bistro, which offers a Starbucks espresso bar, gourmet fare, grab-n-go meals, and full bar. We also have a 24/7 market with snacks, beverages and sundries. We do hope you will keep in mind all that you enjoyed about our modern accommodations, amenities and amazing location on your next visit to our area. Our staff would enjoy the pleasure of having you as our guests again.

Kindest Regards,
John Blem, General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Waterford, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We used this as our base for a little four day trip to S.D. It turned out to be a good choice. I don't understand the complaints about the parking fee as that seems to be the norm at most hotels in or close to downtown S.D. With our nightly rate plus parking we will still only paying around $140.00 a night which is way cheaper than any of the other Marriotts around.

As for the hotel, it is your typical updated Courtyard. We never used the restaurant so I can not speak for that.

The best thing about this place is its location. With I-8 right out front, you can be downtown or the beaches in minutes. Old Town is just outside walking distance. Bachman Avenue runs along side the hotel and if you take that up the hill, your 3 minutes from some great restaurants and bars in the Hillcrest neighborhood. A couple more minutes passed that and your at the zoo. There is also a mall and big box store complex on the other side of the freeway which worked out nice for us as we forgot to pack a couple of things for the trip.

I wouldn't hesitate staying here again. I read somewhere to ask for a room on the non-freeway side to avoid the noise, so I did. I do not know if it really matters.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear sparty001,

It's very exciting for our entire staff to read your review and hear that you enjoyed a great stay with us! Thank you for sharing with other travelers that our parking fee is commensurate with the majority of hotels in the San Diego area. Also, we appreciate you mentioning our affordable rates and amazing location! Our guests always enjoy taking advantage of our prime location by visiting many of the nearby San Diego attractions. We're glad you wouldn't hesitate to stay with us again and look forward to having you back!

Best,
John Blem, General Manager
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Mesquite, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The hotel rooms are clean and spacious. It is centrally located to the city, beaches and Mission Valley. With other hotels near by with free parking, the parking at this location is 16$ a day making it an expensive stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Kim G,

We are very pleased that you enjoyed our great San Diego hotel! Our central location to all that our exciting area has to offer is definitely a great convenience to all of our guests. Please know that our parking fee is commensurate with the majority of brand hotels in our area. It is our hope that you will decide to come back to enjoy another memorable experience with us on your return visit to the San Diego/Mission Valley area.

Sincerely,
John Blem, General Manager
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Sebastopol, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very nice hotel staff, room is ok, the only items I was puzzled by was the lighting in the bathroom. When I took a shower it was almost too dark to feel comfortable. Shaving was also a bit too drk for my taste.
Nice bistro to get some breakfast and lunch, better then most other hotels in this category.
I would stay again. Gym can use a major update or need a much better upkeep.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Michel D,

Thank you for staying with us on your recent business visit to the San Diego area. We appreciate your suggestions on the bathroom lighting and gym, as we take all of our guests feedback very seriously. Your insight informs us of where we are succeeding and where improvements are necessary. Thank you for taking the time to complete the review. We are very happy to hear that you would stay again and look forward to having you back!

Sincerely,
John Blem, General Manager
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Mesa, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I did a 2 night stay at this hotel. This hotel is very very clean, not a single bad smell. The rooms were very well appointed. The beds were very comfortable. There was free wifi but there was a $16 per day parking fee. We used the hotel bar which had a decent selection of beers and spirits but I thought the prices were a little high. We ate breakfast at the Starbucks inside the hotel which had a limited assortment of breakfast items.

It is only a $10 cab ride to Old Town and our cab driver that was parked out in front of the hotel was very helpful in giving us suggestions on where to go. It only took me 6 minutes to drive to Sea World from this hotel. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed February 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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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear cbostwick,

Thank you for sharing your Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed our awesome hotel and amazing location! We certainly appreciate your kind words on our clean and comfortable accommodations and look forward to welcoming you back to San Diego!

Best Regards,
John Blem, General Manager
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Parker, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The single most important thisn I appreciate about the Marriott properties is the consistency of the product. I arrived late (9p) and wasn't able to enjoy a lot about this location except the room and the bed - which were delightful. This is a large property for a Courtyard. I did notice that there was an active bar area when I arrived. I did use the Bistro Cafe for breakfast and it was busy but satisfying, and the coffee was great.This is not my preferred location for San Diego and may not be back frequently, but not because of the product - everything was as expected.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Steve M,

We are pleased to hear that we succeeded in delivering the comfortable, quality stay that you have come to expect and enjoy at Marriott properties. Thank you for sharing that our accommodations were delightful. We hope that on your next visit your schedule allows you to enjoy all that our convenient location has to offer. It would be an such a great honor to become your preferred San Diego location. We hope you will give us the pleasure of having as our guest again in the near future.

Sincerely,
John Blem, General Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Spent one night here in January 2013. Well appointed, nice location. Value for money was good. Parking charge was a bit off putting but appears to be standard in the area. I would stay here again if my travels take me this way.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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WarmRegards, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear jreilly2010,

Thank you for your review on our well appointed accommodations, nice location and great value! We are very excited to learn that you would stay with us again and hope that your travels bring you back our way soon!

Kind Regards,
John Blem, General Manager
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Address: 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #148 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle 3*
Number of rooms: 309
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Plugged in-in every way. The brand new Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle in San Diego, California is where comfortable hotel accommodations and a sophisticated vibe combine in unexpected ways. This new hotel features inspired food at The Bistro, a Starbucks espresso bar, and easy-to-use technology in your room, in the lobby or really anywhere you want to go. Courtyard San Diego is just minutes from Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center, SeaWorld and the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is also centrally located to the extensive San Diego business parks. ... more   less 
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