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“It was a great Stay !” 5 of 5 stars
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Courtyard San Diego Central
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123   |  
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Riverside, California
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“It was a great Stay !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

First of all it was the week of Comic-Con in San Diego...very busy town. However my 18 year old daughter was hired as a model to work comic con so I wanted to be close to her and I wanted to be as close a possible. We drove in to town at 8:30am after being on the road from 5am. The staff at Marriot checked me in with no xtra charge by 10am even though check in was not untill 3pm. Then then gave me a late check out with no charge on our departure date since I could not pick up my daughter till 5pm...they were amazing. Room was always clean, and we enjoyed the pool. Hotel was quiet even though they were full. I would stay here again.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
I am glad that we were able to be of assistance during San Diego's busiest week of the year. Even though we are full very often (it's nice to be popular!), our guests can still enjoy themselves in a relaxed setting.

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back no later than next year's Comic-Con.

Juergen Oswald
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We always try to stay at a Marriot property whenever we travel because of the excellent service and accommodations we always have with this chain. The Courtyard San Diego Central was no exception, and as a matter of fact it not only met our expectations but exceeded them. The entire staff was receptive to our needs from dining with a great wait staff to finding the best route to our daily destinations with the front desk staff's help.

This was the best Marriot property we have booked to date, and we have stayed at many.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
We are very humbled by your designation of the "best". It is testament to our dedicated team that works hard and diligently every day to provide a great experience to our guests.

Our balcony rooms overlooking the pool are very popular, so book early. Thank you very much for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to one of our hotels very soon.

Juergen Oswald
General Manager
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The check-in process took some as we had reserved a king suite; however upon arrival the clerk at the front desk stated that they did not have any kings available. After about 5-6 mins, the clerk was able to locate a king room for me; however, I believe it was at the expense of another guest that hadn't checked in yet and subsequently being bumped down to a queen. The clerk also did not review any of the hotel amenities during the check-in process. The hotel was extremely presentable, neat and clean. The room can get a little tight if you have more than one person getting prepared in the morning. Nice location and easy access to the highway.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thank you for the 5-star cleanlinless rating. At the end of the day, this is the number 1 fact that no hotel can compromise. I appreciate your patience during the check-in process and I am pleased that the rest of your stay was pleasant and enjoyable.

Hope to be able to welcome you back soon.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We were having trouble finding a hotel in San Diego; most were booked up for Comic Con. Although the Courtyard was a little farther away, it was by far our cheapest option. The hotel was clean and bright, check in was quick and easy, and the beds were very comfortable. Another bonus: the curtains close entirely, and block out the bright morning sun, a rare feature in hotels and very much appreciated by those who prefer to sleep past dawn.

I was impressed with the polite and helpful front desk staff. I had a late night craving for ice cream and ventured down to the front desk at midnight. They have a small store with snacks and sundries next to the front desk and I asked for an ice cream sandwich. The desk attendant returned from the kitchen with a slightly smushed ice cream sandwich and apologized for its condition. She said someone stacked other things on top of the ice cream sandwiches box, so she found the least smushed sandwich and offered it gratis.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
What a great story! This is what we live for. Creating memorable experiences that can be shared for years to come. I am very proud that you were able to witness our great hospitality and I appreciate it immensly you taking the time sharing it.

We were just able to install new freezers at our Market this week, so next time around, you'll get that perfect ice cream sandwich; probably won't be gratis though, ha-ha.

Thank you very much for staying with us and I am glad you had a great visit.

Juergen Oswald
General Manager
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San Francisco, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We only stayed two nights but realized the value of its location for exploring the greater San Diego area. Surrounded by office buildings, the area was however quiet during our weekend stay. There might be more traffic and hubbub during the week but the location still should provide a convenient stepping stone to all that San Diego has to offer, including nearby La Jolla. It took us only 10 minutes to Balboa Park. I'd say South Beach where we had a good fish taco at South Beach Bar & Grill is no more than 20 minutes away. No complimentary coffee in the morning, although Starbucks is nearby. Lots of eateries (Asian food mostly) on the other side of Hwy 163 along Convoy St. The room is typical of Courtyards. Friendly staff and amenities you'd expect. We had two queen beds, which is nice for the three of us.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Our hotel name is San Diego Central for good reason. Your term "home base" describes it perfectly. The Kearny Mesa area in San Diego is the place to be for authentic Asian restaurants. There is no other San Diego neighborhood with this kind of depth and quality.

One small correction in regards to your review. We do offer complimentary coffee from 5am-10am and we also have a Starbucks counter in the lobby that is staffed from 5am-12:30pm and then again when the bar opens at 4pm. No need for anybody to hunt down a Starbucks outside of the hotel and I am sorry that you were not aware of these amenities.

Many thanks also for recognizing our great team and we are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next San Diego trip.

Juergen Oswald
General Manager
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Marina, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Our family has stayed at the San Diego Courtyard on several occassions when in San Diego for visits to our son's doctor. The Courtyard is very accommodating to our particular needs. The rooms are very clean. The resturant, housekeeping, and front desk staffs are very attentive to our needs. The staff is attentive and caring. Our son recently had surgery,and the staff was like an extended family. Everyone was caring and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. On a recent return visit, many of the staff members came up to us at breakfast to see how well he had progressed since his surgery last December. We will be staying there again on the next follow-up doctor visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool. They are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
It makes me very proud that you consider our team as part of your extended family. We all wish your son a speedy recovery and will continue to do our small part to help with this long process. Due to our close location to many area hospitals, we have the opportunity to assist many families in time of need. It is for this specific reason that we come to work every day and provide attentive and caring service.

We look forward to the day when you don't have to stay with us for the purpose of a follow-up visit, but just to have some fun.

Juergen Oswald
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is the only hotel near Spectrum Business Area. Hotel has food service including bar, starbucks and room service. This is helpful since food nearby is not in walking distance but few blocks away. Check- in was smooth. Hotel has some area a bit dated, however the room was very good. You get free wi-fi internet. There is a mini fridge in the room. At nite time the hotel common area was very active with business travelers. People occupied workstations; there is a station for printing boarding pass. All these things are next to a bar so it made the whole area a bit lively.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
You are pointing out one of my favorite things about our hotel; an energetic vibe. Just yesterday we had close to 50 people enjoy themselves past 2am even after the bar closed. It's a real fun environment and as we have so many different separate areas inside the hotel as well as outside in our courtyard that you still can enjoy privacy as well.

Looking forward seeing you return in the very near future. Many thanks for sharing your recent experience.

Juergen Oswald
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Address: 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in San Diego
#45 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Central 3*
Number of rooms: 245
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