Well, despite reading a few reviews that suggested this property was tired and subpar for a Courtyard Marriott, I was a bit apprehensive about staying here. The experience was anything but worthy of concern.
On arrival, after a long flight from Canada, I wanted an efficient check in with a comfortable room. Melissa (the desk clerk on duty) was very friendly and got things sorted out in minutes. I had asked for synthetic pillows when making the reservations and was assured that this was taken care of. Complimentary WiFi was offered. The room was spacious, with the older style outside wall A/C but it held the temperature set digitally and was very quiet on sleep mode.
Breakfast was in the Bistro which has cooked meals as well as Starbucks Coffee. I wasn't sure it was actually part of the actual hotel but there was no problem putting meals on the room account. For ~12 plus tip, the cooked breakfast with OJ was delicious. Service with a smile in a spacious dining area that has an outdoor area with sun protection is what I'd expect in a Marriott. This was much better than many Courtyard properties I've stayed at.
The pool was clean but became a little crowded later in the day. There is a hot tub, but I'm not sure who might use it in the typical San Diego Sunshine! :)
The property is adjacent to manicured grounds (Webb Park) with a large pond including ducks and turtles. There is also a nice Veterans Memorial in the park.
Being 25 minutes away from the airport on an early Saturday morning makes this a little out of the way to Old Town or the Gas Light District, but for business, I will certainly stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Rancho Bernardo Hotel San Diego
- Courtyard San Diego
- Courtyard Rancho Bernardo
- San Diego Marriott
- San Diego Courtyard