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“Great Location and Great Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard San Diego Central

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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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Ranked #50 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, California
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Great Location and Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed for only one night but would definitely stay here again. The staff is professional, friendly, and efficient. The rooms are spacious, quiet, and clean. The bed was very comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Ibaol,

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Marriott bedding package is my favorite. I hope you were able to get and see the city and attractions during your night away. We hope to welcome you back if your travels bring your to San Diego.

Regards,
Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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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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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love the Courtyard San Diego Central. it's first class from the staff to the rooms. We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in San Diego. Close to the freeways and very reasonably priced. Great Beds, great restaurant and very very clean. We love it.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Roxanne M, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Dear Gordon,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay at the Courtyard San Diego Central. I am pleased to know that you found our staff and the rooms first class. Furthermore I am delighted that you have stayed with us in the past and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in San Diego! I will be sure to share your positive comments with our team. We look forward to accommodating you soon!

Best regards,

Roxanne Marlow
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Plano, Texas
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband stays here frequently on business and when I get a chance I join him. I agree with other travelers that it is a prime location for groups and business functions and many times there is a lot of activity and noise, not only in the hallways but the patio area, which can go on late outside in the evenings.
The staff is friendly and helpful but cleanliness is going downhill. The carpets are stained in so many rooms and common areas as well. On our last stay, the carpet in our room had dark splotches in several places, one in particular was very gooey and if you forgot to avoid walking over it your feet would stick to it – not acceptable! When I dropped something by the nightstand and went to retrieve it I was hesitant due to the debris that was under there! We have commented to them about this and hopefully things will improve.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roxanne M, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for your feedback as it is vital for us to continue to improve our service and accommodations. It appears that you may have also spoken to someone on property about your experience. As a result we have taken measures to address your concerns. Our entire property is scheduled for carpet cleaning this week. Additionally we have mandated a 10pm noise curfew for our patio area moving forward. We hope that these corrective steps will improve our guests experience overall. We appreciate your time and comments and we hope that we are given another opportunity to accommodate you and your husband the next time your travel needs bring you back to the San Diego area. Please reach out to me directly if you wish to discuss your experience further. I appreciate your time.

Best regards,

Roxanne Marlow
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Palm Springs, California
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3 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I should have connected the dots when I read the glowing reviews about how this property is 'great for sports teams', because the hotel was filled with them--Noisy, drunk and loud college students in large groups partying in their rooms until early morning hours. We came to for a romantic weekend getaway weekend for Valentine's Day and it's been an utter disaster. After the first night I complained to the front desk in the morning and was basically told they were aware of the problem and were 'cracking down'--but they offered no apology and no possible solution. A move to a different room for our second night, might have been a solution. Since I got no where at the front desk, I wrote to Marriott's customer care and did receive a sympathetic response fairly quickly with the promise that Andy, the desk manager would be contacting me. We never heard from anyone in management. Our second night was as bad as the first,and this time were were forced to call the front desk to complain. Security did come up to the room next door and loudly proclaimed. "Your neighbors have complained twice"--nice, let's just tell the perps exactly who's complaining so we can be targeted. Overall this as a terrible weekend and a disappointing experience. I will never be back and the lack of response to our complaints from the management here was stunning--obviously they couldn't care less.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Eric,
I am so sorry for your experience. I could not imagine how disappointed I would be if I planned a romantic weekend and the hotel and it's guests ruined my weekend. Our management team takes guests issues very seriously and will absolutely learn from our mistakes this weekend. I will certainly address the lack of response and hope we have the opportunity to make this up to you.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Denver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Showed up at this Courtyard at midnight after a long 18 hour day and was told that although they had my reservation they were completely full. In all my years of travel I've never been bumped from a hotel - until now. It won't happen again, at least at this hotel - never again will I trust them with my travel and I'll make darn sure our corporate travel agency knows how they operate.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
COFamilyTruckster,
I am truly sorry that this happened. You are right, this is not acceptable and I hope that this experience does not resonate for future stays with Marriott. You deserve the flawless experience that the Marriott name offers and we did not perform.

I appreciate you sharing your experience and I hope that the accommodations that were offered suited your needs.

With regards,

Tiffany Marcelino
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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Here for business , i found this property in good shape , clean and staffed with friendly helpful people. Its located in a central business area with no real amenities within walking distance . As a jogger, however, i did appreciate the long flat side walked avenues. There is also a very nice courtyard and pool . I enjoyed my stay and will book it again

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
ctsv157,

I am so pleased that our sunny San Diego weather allowed you to take advantage of the jogging around the hotel. If you do happen to get back when the weather is not as agreeable we do have a 24-hour fitness center that will allow you to keep up your routine.

Thank you for sharing,
Tiffany Marcelino
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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Our organization needed a place close to our event for the weekend. The Courtyard and all staff we dealt with before and during our weekend was very accommodating with all our needs. I would highly recommend.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Heidi S,

I am so pleased that your meeting was a success. I will be sure to share your kind words with our catering and banquet staff.

Thank you again and have a great week.

Regards,

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Additional Information about Courtyard San Diego Central

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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