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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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“Not same-sex friendly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

The hotel handy for the convention center but while staying I found the owner is the biggest funder of Prop 8 (the one to deny all Californians the right to marry)

I WISH I knew this before giving them my money, San Diego is typically 'family' friendly so this was a shock. This put a cloud over my entire stay - without this issue the hotel was, OK.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

My wife and I stayed there Labor Day Weekend. We love San Diego and chose it based on the brand, proximity to the sites, and the great rate we found.

Our stay started off with a bed sheet with stains that still make my stomach turn. The staff was either embarrassed or just angry about my complaint. Our trip ended with me being accosted by one of the self important staff for slouching in a couch with my eyes shut for a brief moment. Before that, we were woken up at 2:00 AM and kept up all night by a neighboring room full of drunken girls. It took two calls to the front desk a half hour apart and an hour+ of aggravation for them to quiet down.

There were many nice people there, especially at the concierge and bell desks, but the few things that happened were preventable and inexcusable. If you want a deal and potential for aggravation, stay here. If you want a great San Diego visit, go to the Coronado instead.

There was a huge protest outside while we were there. I could see why locals hate the place. Hyatt should be ashamed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Careless
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

Went to San Diego with my wife during memorial day. The city and the location of the hotel is beautiful. The hotel facilities are great, the rooms will let you down. They are old and they show it. Same thing with the bathroom. On the bright side the service is excellent and I liked the bar at the top. I would go again, only after they remodel the rooms,

  • Liked — The location and facilties
  • Disliked — The room
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Indiana
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

Stayed here August 2008 for a conference. Hotel has great location, within walking distance to Gaslamp restaurants, bayfront boardwalk. Just a $12 cab ride to Balboa Park and Zoo. I agree with other reviewers that this ginormous place is a little hard to negotiate. Food is priced at typical overinflated hotel prices. Highlights of the stay were the fantastic view of the bay and the great staff -- especially the guys at curbside. Low points were the need to make multiple phone calls to housekeeping to replace dirty washcloths at check-in, and to get the TV working. Advise you to check all plugs and linen details upon check-in so you get things fixed quickly if they need to be.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

Stayed for 3 nights on business in Aug in a standard double bed guestroom. The beds are comfortable but the rooms are starting to look a little "tired". I forsee a renovation in the next couple of years from Mr Manchester.

There is wireless and wired internet in the room ($9.95 per 24hrs) and also an Ihome ipod docking station/alarm clock radio.

The lobby restaurant and bar are very expensive as expected in a hotel this size. The fitness center is large and in good working order. The pool area is filled with many, many children and families during the day and also at night. Pay the extra $30 per day to use the private Spa pool if you can afford it.

The fire pits at night are a good spot to relax by the pool. Smores kits are available for purchase in the lobby grab n go shop.

Parking is $20 per day with unlimited in and out. Guests can easily and safely walk to the Gaslamp Quarter. I highly recommend Richard Walker's Pancacke house for breakfast. Pinkberry just opened in the Gaslamp so that's a great spot for frozen yogurt at any time of the day.

Seaport Village is located directly behind the hotel and has a few restaurants and shops to browse.

I would not return to this hotel. Check out the Hilton Gaslamp or the very cool Marriott Gaslamp (you will not be disappointed) if you come to this area of San Diego.

Stayed August 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

Family of 4 stayed at the Hyatt for 3 nights 8/13-8/16. Room on 22nd floor was nothing fancy but clean and comfortable with a great view of bay. Decent size bathroom. Maid service kept up room great. Common areas of hotel are beautiful. Pool area is nice with extras for the kids like pingpong tables, foose ball and hula hoops.

The location of the Hyatt is great for all things to visit in San Diego. Trolley right outside the door. Petco park and Gaslight district within easy walking distance.

I will agree you can hear the trains even on the 22nd floor. Only one time during the night but I am a light sleeper. No one else in my family heard the train whistle.

I would defintely stay here again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Paying for internet; high parking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

Stayed here for a conference. This place, with its lobby of huge faux-woodland murals, its gallery of pictures of 'Papa Doug' with buddies like Arnold and Katherine Harris, among others, and its pretensions of glamour and sophistication, rings hollow. The pretensions end at the elevators - the room was 'average' to say the least. Will not go back.

Stayed July 2008
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Address: One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Marina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#6 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#10 Green Hotel in San Diego
#49 Family Hotel in San Diego
#53 Business Hotel in San Diego
#55 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 4*
Number of rooms: 1628
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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