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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)   |  
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Alhambra, CA
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very Nice Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our purpose of our stay was for the Costume Party Half-Marathon at nearby Qualcomm Stadium.
Our first visit to this Marriott, Excellent Location, Freeway close(163&805-Fwy's). Our room was on the 3rd floor facing East. The Standard Double-Room was Big, Clean and very comfortable, the
A/C worked Great, nice work desk and mini-Fridge in our room. Was very impressed with the water coolers in the Lobby and outside where the Valet Parking Desk was located, in the coolers, were Iced-Cold Water, with a choice of Lemon, Watermelon, cucumber and strawberry slices in each cooler/dispenser, never seen this at any hotels before. There were plenty of restaurants close by, at the Fenton Parkway Shopping plaza, they had Islands, Oggi's Pizza, Mc Donald's, we chose the IHOP for dinner. The only negatives were the charges for parking, $16 a night, but you do get in/out privileges and there is a small garage if you prefer covered parking. The other charge was for WiFi($12.95), this is another first, I never had a hotel charge for WiFi, didn't use it so I opted to use my Android WiFi on my cell phone. But overall, the stay was still worth it and we plan to be staying here again for next year's race.

Room Tip: Freeway's close by, the 8, 163 and 805-Fwy's.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I travel to San Diego once a month for Business, I needed a place I could go to and just relax. The beds are good, the service is good. Rooms are very clean. The food in the restaurant is except able, and very quite. Take a room facing East, you may miss the valley view, but absolutely no noise. One IMPORTANT item, internet works well. They also have a very well stocked gift shop. Workout room is OK. Location is great for me, may be a bit of a drive to downtown, but plenty of restaurants in the area. Overall for the price it is a great deal. Great for business but I find plenty of families every month.

Room Tip: High Floor facing west gives you a great view of Mission Valley
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This Marriott has everything you'd need from a Marriott. It is nestled more within a number of companies and would appear more suited for the business clientele but for our weekend getaway it still works. There is the nearby Mission Valley mall and some strip malls nearby with places to eat, but if staying here expect to drive. One exception is if you can get around using the trolley. It is pretty centrally located to anywhere near downtown, the zoo and Sea World. The breakfast buffet is pretty good and they cook to order eggs and waffles. Better yet, it's free to elite members even on the weekend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norco, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We chose the Marriott for a recent trip to San Diego for a half marathon. This hotel is a great choice if you want to get around San Diego without getting in your car. The San Diego Trolley runs just behind the property and the Rio Vista station is just a short walk from the hotel. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable with a great onsite bar and restaurant. The pool area was reasonably large for a hotel and has several cabana locations and couches. The property doesn't look like much from the outside but the interior has a great ambiance for a mid-range hotel. We also found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Overall this was a great experience and we are definitely planning a return trip next year.

Room Tip: Great views overlooking the pool area. Especially at night.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This hotel is conveniently located off I-8 and also close to the 805 and the 163 so it's just a short 10-15 minute drive to downtown or Old Town. I've stayed at this hotel on two occassions and have never been disappointed. It's a large hotel (17 floors) but not so big that the elevators take forever (i hate that). The hotel is clean, staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are spacious and nicely furnished with refrigerators. Free wi-fi in the common areas throughout the hotel. They take extra care of their Elite members with separate and convenient self-parking ($16 per day). Concierge Lounge is a decent size and accessible from the 16th and 17th floor. The day I arrived, they had a managers reception for the Elite members with plenty of yummy appetizers and free beer/wine. The gym is nicely equipped, not the largest I've seen, but it does the job. The pool is great with plenty of lounge chiars and shade if you're not into laying in the sun. Free wi-fi extends out to the pool which was also nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rebecca C, Operations Administrative Assistant at San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your loyalty as one of our valued Elite Marriott Members. We are glad you were able to enjoy our Elite reception. Thank you for your great comments. We hope you choose to stay with us again soon.
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APPLE VALLEY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My daughter and I stayed over one night for birthday shopping. The upscale mall was right there, the dining close by and the hotel convenient to get to, away from the city. The staff was friendly and helpful--we checked in at 2am and the man at the desk was so nice. We could not get our requested double room so they took up a roll-away bed--at 2am it was done instantly! The room was nice, clean and large, with a nice balcony. The staff the next morning (we interacted with the front desk, bell desk and maid) were all pleasant and helpful. We had fun and it was a nice place. We did not use the pool as there was a huge youth conference, but it was a very nice area. They do charge for parking but immediatley advised free street parking if it was available.

Room Tip: If the view is important to you ask for a room away from the freeway side.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rebecca C, Operations Administrative Assistant at San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for choosing to stay with us to celebrate your daughter’s birthday. We are glad to hear that you appreciated our convenient location and were able to take advantage of the great shopping and dining nearby. We are delighted to know that you found all the staff pleasant and accommodating. We hope to see you the next time you visit San Diego!
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Lafayette, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

While the service from Marriott employees was very good throughout my stay the rooms have some structural problems that no amount of service can really overcome.

Sound from the hallways comes into the room very loudly. So loud people in the hall = loud sound in your room. The sound proofing between rooms is much better, but you can still hear muffled loud sounds from your surrounding rooms -- but no more than is to be expected in a hotel. Also there is no hand towel rod near the sink so it either takes up real estate on the vanity or you end up hanging it on the bathroom doorknob.

Otherwise my room on the second floor was clean and inviting and a good home base for my San Diego vacation. The bed was very comfortable and the room came with a love seat (which I think pulled out) and a desk.

Like many hotels in this class you will be paying for parking and room wifi. However, there is a self-park option here for a lesser fee. Wifi in the public areas is free.

Room Tip: The upper room numbers (X25) are closer to the ice machine, the lower numbers (X00)closer to the ele...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#86 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — San Diego Marriott Mission Valley 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marriott San Diego Mission Valley hotel is conveniently located just minutes away from SeaWorld, Qualcomm Stadium, Gaslamp Quarter and Balboa Park. Experience our Mission Valley hotel's unique blend of Spanish accents and tropical landscaping. ... more   less 
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