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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   530 Broadway Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)   |  
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orange county, ca
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Marriott with its countless brands and massive corporate apparatus did not deliver a diluted experience here. Looking for a pleasant stay for my family with a convenient gaslamp district location, this courtyard was perfection. The building itself has that downtown charming character. The contemporary interior coupled with the "historic feel" permeated the lobby in every corner - from the chic pool table and lounge area, all the way up to buttresses near the top of the voluminous ceilings. Hotel staff was very nice and accommodating - at check-in I was given two complementary starbucks certificates and a complementary breakfast. The room was decent size, had a nice large window overlooking downtown, and was very clean. The restaurant staff was super nice and made sure I was happy in the morning while getting a quick to-go breakfast. The valet staff gets a major nod for their assistance during the failure of our vehicle's starter and subsequent AAA wait. Parking is $38 which is not atypical for the area but that doesn't mean its not obnoxious! From the pictures it looks like the hotel was once a bank and they offer tours of the antiquated vault - that would have been fun to experience but we did not have time. Maybe next time!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is huge and it's great. The bar was really quite nice. The staff was really friendly and they make a mean martini.
The rooms were large and the king bed was very comfortable. Everything you expect from a Marriott.
The rigshaw ride to downtown was too much money but fun. Negotiate your fee before you get in for sure!

Room Tip: High floor for the views
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Green Features: You can get fresh towels every day or help them save water by doing it every other day, Same with your bed.
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wilmington,nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in an excellent location just steps from the Gas Lamp District that offers dining and entertainment as also a couple of blocks from Horton Plaza if you want an outdoor mall type atmosphere. The best part is the restored glamor of walking into the lobby with amazing high ceilings they have preserved some of the old historic charm while updating the sleeping rooms to what you would expect from a Marriott Courtyard property. The bar/lounge in the lobby is a great place to gather with friends/co workers for a drink after a meeting and the entire staff is very friendly. We had a meeting at this facility and found many of us spent the after meeting time hanging out downstairs in the lounge.

Room Tip: The presidential suite is great for entertaining a group.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a downtown hotel for our visit and this hotel fit the bill...on 6th Ave/Broadway and just on the edge of the Gas Lamp District and close to the waterfront. Good spot to walk to almost anything downtown. Hotel is in a beautiful renovated bank building and we found it comfortable. Some minor negatives; we were using Marriott points to stay for the weekend. Upon check in we were told we had been upgraded to a room which was described as having wonderful windows, architectural features etc....we get to the room and it is directly over the main entrance one level above the street. Was willing to give it a go re: noise, but we are in the room 5 minutes and a large fan of some type kicks in and is making considerable noise right behind the bed. I consider myself low maintenance but there was no way I could deal with that noise. The good news is that the hotel changed my room immediately and we ended up in an interior room of the same size and type and all ended well. I guess my point is I always wonder when staying on loyalty points at a hotel if one is given a "good" room or a "lesser" room given the lack of money changing hands. In this situation I feel like we were being given a lesser room hoping we would be OK with it. Again, the hotel accomodated our change request without any issues and I compliment them on that. I would recommend the hotel for someone looking to be downtown.

Room Tip: An interior, upper level room best to avoid street noise. The hallways are noisy due to the nature...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The hotel staff are very friendly and nice! They took us to visit the old safe and provide a nice tour of this historical hotel. The lobby is the most amazing - feel like we stay in a museum! Room is clean and nice. Parking is very expensive though.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a historic bank building. It is gorgeous. The rooms are very good size and very comfortable. They have kept so many of the original features. It went through a renovation in 2013. The bar in the lobby is a quiet respite from the surrounding area and Josh the bartender hooked us up with some late night pizza delivery. Roger was so helpful on checking us in. He was able to give us an upgrade. They really take care of you. There are so many great restaurants in the area within walking of the hotel. We felt taken care of and really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anaheim, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I choose the King size bed with bay view room and it was AWESOME!!. Perfect view of the bay and Coronado bridge & Island, Also you see Petco Park. It was overall a great experience staying at this hotel. The room was very nice size, front desk staff were all professional and attentive. Valet service was fast and easy.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 530 Broadway Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in San Diego
#22 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#29 Green Hotel in San Diego
#35 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience the perfect hotel for your San Diego stay. Housed in a 1920's historic landmark building, the reinvented Courtyard San Diego Downtown welcomes guests with the sophisticated comfort of modern accommodations, while embracing the character of the distinguished former financial institution. From the moment you step through the revolving front doors, you will be whisked away to an inviting and intimate space to unwind, gather your thoughts, or share a laugh and a beverage with friends. Exquisite remnants of the former bank grace the interior of our hotel and mix with a fresh, contemporary style. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, you can expect impeccable service and an unbeatable location in the Gaslamp Quarter; offering hundreds of dining and entertainment options. We are conveniently located in the heart of the business district, walking distance to the waterfront and San Diego Convention Center, and minutes away from the San Diego International Airport and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. We are also just steps away from the San Diego Trolley which connects Downtown to Mission Valley, Chula Vista, and the International Border. Reinvented with fresh decor and design, our guest rooms and suites provide superior accommodations for individual travelers, business groups, event groups and families. Each of our rooms offers luxury bedding, free high-speed Internet and microwaves, refrigerators and safes in every room. After sightseeing or a day of meetings, enjoy delicious California cuisine at THE LOBBY or grab a snack at our 24-hour market. At the Courtyard San Diego Downtown, we're ready to serve up what you want - where you want. ... more   less 
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Courtyard San Diego Downtown
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