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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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“Comfortable property close to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed on points redemption at this hotel for two nights in late June and found the hotel to be clean, in a vibrant district with over 155 bars and restaurants in a four-block walking radius and the staff were very friendly and professional. The interior pool is tiny but the gym is functional and it is also a few blocks from the Waterfront and a jog/run to the USS Midway and back is a nice 5K. Breakfast (included) is basic but filling (and can get crowded) while the rooms are spacious enough but a little dated and dark. Finally, Petco Park is a 3 minute walk away if you want to take in a Padres game. If you are not going to a convention and want to avoid the pricier hotels right on the waterfront, harbour and near the convention center will do the trick for you.

Room Tip: Take a higher floor as the Gaslamp area can get noisy at night.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the entire family to San Diego Zoo, Sea World and San Diego Safari. The hotel was ten minutes from the Airport, Zoo and Sea World. This hotel was steps away from Petco Stadium and the Historic Gaslamp District. Lots of great dining options along 5th Street.
I was surprised they did not have a swimming pool. I was able to get free parking with my AAA card.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Services at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hello PCBennett,

We are pleased that you and your family had a comfortable stay and found our location convenient to many of the attractions and dining in San Diego.

All the best,
Dante M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to San Diego to catch a Padres game and see the sites. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Room was comfortable, the only real problem was the television was positioned too low to see from the beds, but that wasn't a huge deal. In walking distance of just about everything coastal. If I find myself in San Diego again, I know where I'll be staying.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Services at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hello Michael,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us! The Marriott Gaslamp Quarter is definitely the best Marriott location for those catching a Padres game or seeing San Diego's main attractions. We look forward to your visit back to San Diego!

All the best,
Dante M
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This hotel was perfect! I traveled with my two teenage kids and the hotel was right in the heart of everything. The rooms were large for an "in city" hotel, we were on the Concierge level and the service was excellent. Breakfast in the morning was fabulous. We never did make it to try the hors doeurves in the afternoons but the evening desserts were tasty

Hotel staff very accommodating and friendly. Just a nice overall experience

Room Tip: Book the concierge level and partake in all the provided services offered.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Services at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hello Tammir,

On behalf of the entire staff, we greatly appreciate your positive review of us! The Concierge Staff especially extends their thanks. We're glad you found the rooms spacious and comfortable for being in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, and easily accessible to other San Diego attractions.

All the best,
Dante M
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For the start of a vacation this Marriott exceedd all expectations.
It's in a very convenient area. Within walking distance of the fifth ave
Gas lamp district. Many bars and restaurants in this busy area.
Also close to the convention center and the beautiful marina.
It is literally 100 feet to Petco Park. We went to a game and it was
An excellent win for the padres. Now as for the Marriott everyone was
exceptionally nice. The hotel was spotless and had all the amanities you
needed except a pool. The concierge level is opened for elite platinum and I believe gold members
all weekend long for breakfast. With an excellent variety of food fruits, and breads.
Great bacon and eggs. Very friendly and hospitable.
Maid service was excellent and they have a nighttime turn down service.
With a couple of mints.
Now you should go to the rooftop bar called altitude as it is just a fabulous view
You can watch a game or see the sights of San Diego.
Music is good but it does get crowded especially at night.
I am a longtime loyal Marriott customer and this certainly ranks at the top.

Room Tip: The higher the better and ask to have a view of the ball park. Make you you go to the roof top bar...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Services at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hello Summersnuggles,

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable time staying with us! Even without the pool, we appreciate the rave reviews. With the closeness to Petco Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and extended Concierge services, we definitely take pride in serving our guests and in what we have to offer them. Our entire staff looks forward to welcoming you back to San Diego!

All the best,
Dante M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Marriott Garland Quarter is located right next to the ballpark, and has an awesome rooftop bar. It probably boasts some of the best views in the city! Definitely enjoyed my stay
here. I highly recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Services at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hello Brenda,

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review and recommendation. We definitely agree with you that the views from our hotel, especially from our rooftop bar Altitude, are the best in the city. The staff here is pleased you had such a wonderful stay.

All the best,
Dante M
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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one of the best hotels I've stayed at for a number of reasons:

1) Centrally located in Gaslamp, walking distance to the San Diego Convention Center and overlooks Petco Park (if you're lucky, you don't even need to buy a baseball game ticket; just book the right room with a view!)
2) The rooftop bar is amazing! Non-hotel guests come here on a regular. The drinks are good and there are fire pits and plenty of seating available. You can't beat the view (of Petco Park!), and a lot of good-looking people come here to drink.
3) Nice amenities, comfortable beds...it's a Marriott!

The only downside is parking is $24, but it is garaged. And the Wi-Fi is not free.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of Petco Park if you want a free view of the game.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel S, Guest Services at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Hello buffy0182,

We're glad you had a comfortable and pleasant stay with us. Thank you for your review of our hotel, and also our rooftop bar Altitude! As you mentioned, it is a popular bar/lounge in the Gaslamp Quarter not only for our guests staying with us but with locals as well. We hope the next you're back in San Diego we are able to welcome you back as a guest or visiting Altitude.

All the best,
Dante M
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Address: 660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Gaslamp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in San Diego
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#7 Business Hotel in San Diego
#19 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#59 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully reinvented the ultra-stylish San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter has quickly become the premier luxury hotel in the heart of the lively Gaslamp Quarter. Adjacent to PETCO Park, Home of the San Diego Padres, and two blocks from the San Diego Convention Center. Boasting a sophisticated modern design and breathtaking Ocean, San Diego skyline and baseball park views, home to Soleil @k Restaurant, Latitude Lounge & ALTITUDE Sky Lounge our award winning open-air rooftop hotspot. ... more   less 
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