I recently attended a conference in San Diego and i stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for 5 nights. I had stayed here a few years ago and had a good experience so when I saw great rates offered for this hotel while surfing the net, I took advantage.
The hotel was just renovated earlier this year so the decor appears current. The hotel is clean and the rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. Pillows are down/feather combo and the sheets are good. The bathroom is roomy. The packaging of the toiletries (shampoo, lotion, conditioner etc) leaves much to be desired; they look like the ones you get in a cheap motel.
The room is equipped with a flat screen TV, a safe and a small fridge. There is a gym/fitness center and 2 outdoor pools. The pool near the Kin Spa is an Adult-only pool which is more ideal for people who want to swim laps. The use of these amenities is free for hotel guests.
There is a daily charge for internet/ wifi. Valet parking cost $40/ day, self-parking is $28/day.
The hotel is closer to the northern end of the San Diego convention center which can be reached by foot in approximately 10 minutes. Add another 5 minutes if you have to go to the southern portion of the convention center. The Seaport Village is located just behind the hotel and it offers shopping and restaurants which are easily accessible to hotel guests. You can also walk to San Diego 's Little Italy but this may take 20-30 minutes. There is a Starbucks at the lobby that serves hot sandwiches, bread/muffins and coffee.
My wife complained about the poor service from housekeeping because they failed to clean our room on one of the days. There is no seating area in the main lobby thus families with kids have to stand while waiting to get checked in.
Overall, this is a clean & decent 4-star hotel that is close enough to the convention center. If you want something even closer, you may want to check out the Marriott if your meeting is on the north end of the convention center. For meetings located in the southern portion of the convention center, you may want to checkout the Hilton Bayfront hotel or the other hotels in the Gaslamp area (Omni or Hilton Gaslamp).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under new ownership. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is the ultimate waterfront urban hotel and spa and tallest waterfront building on the West Coast rising high above magnificent San Diego Bay. Panoramic bay and city views welcome you in all of our 1628 newly renovated guestrooms including 76 suites. A 25,000 sq/ft roof top pool deck overlooks San Diego Bay and has 2-whirl pools, a pool bar, cabanas, fire pit and stage area. The Grand lobby is filled with marble, brass, dark stained woods and several grand paintings all lit naturally by 3 stories of windows, which look out over a massive 5 lane porte cochere giving the guest a sense of arrival not seen outside of Las Vegas. The hotel has two marina-view restaurants, a full service Marilyn Monroe Spa and Salon, a sky lounge, a lobby bar, coffee house, a deli and an upscale lounge/restaurant featuring specialty martinis, mojitos and California cuisine. The hotel has over 130,000 sq/ft of meeting space, featuring a 34,000 sq/ft exhibit hall, a 30,000 & 25,000 sq/ft ballrooms next to each other, a 10,000 sq/ft Jr Ballroom and 41 meeting rooms and 45 conference suites. We hope to welcome you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel San Diego
- Hyatt San Diego
- San Diego Hyatt
- Manchester Hyatt San Diego
- Grand Hyatt San Diego