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“Perfect Family Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn San Diego Central
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5400 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111   |  
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Ranked #33 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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“Perfect Family Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fantastic service, accommodations well suited for larger families. Great breakfasts, warm pool, outdoor fireplace all appreciated. Also quite happy about the free dinner/wine/beer Mon-Wed which reduced out of pocket expenses. Location well suited for the many different activities available in and around San Diego. We will definitely stay here on any future trips to this area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Hi Dardis13 and thank you so much for your review of our property, the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. I am so happy that you enjoyed many of the features of our property including the firepit and the evening social hour. We definitely offer value for our guest and other readers will surely benefit from your spot-on review. Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you on your return trip to San Diego.

At Your Service,


Jonathan Correll
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I've booked here twice - once for my brother's family of 4 kids and 2 adults. I had them is the 2bd suite with 2 ba. It was a good size with the kitchen. It's not an apartment so don't expect a large kitchen with a separate dining area. It's for quick prep and eating, and the hotel did supply amble kitchenwares. It worked out great for them.

THis time, I booked for myself and hubby with my sister - again, booked a 2 bd suite. It was perfect since we had our own bathrooms (2ba). Kitchen was great since I had to do some food prep for our party - held somewhere else, but close to the hotel. So location was perfect.

They offered free breakfast - hot food, cereal, muffins, waffles, juice, and coffee. Pretty hearty. Wifi was good - we were all connected (laptop, ipads, and iphones). They do have A/C but we didn't need it. THey had a fan and my sis thought it was too cold in the room when it was on. Also had a fireplace and you can purchase a log at the front desk. You can open the windows for some nice fresh air. Beds were comfortable, plenty of towels and room service was good. Front desk attention was also great.

Some points of interest, when the room was cleaned, once of the bathrooms drain was turned on but the shower head was leaking. Leaking so much that in the time we were out (11am to 2am) the tub was full. Almost a disaster! Parking during the day is not too bad. At about 4pm, it starts to get full. They do have luggage carts if you're parked a ways. The unit upstairs can be a challenge for some folks though you can request for help at the front desk. I would recommend a street level unit. The two bed suites are located upstairs and they are designed as two level units (2nd bd and ba on 2nd level), so stairs in these units.

Oh, I did notice new patio and pool furnishings since last we were there. Very nice. They also have a nice gas firepit by the pool area, though we didn't utilize it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Hi Nola51. Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. Thank you also for taking the time to write such a thorough and all-encompassing one. I am so pleased that you were able to use the kitchen features and that you were pleased with the kitchen supplies and functionality. The renovation of our property concluded in July 2013 and the feedback from our guests has been fantastic. Nola51, thank you for your loyalty both past and present and we look forward to hosting you once again on your return visit.

At Your Service,


Jonathan Correll
General Manager
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Baytown, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Love the service. Jasmine and Candice are perfect choices for the front desk. They are fully focused and determinied to serve their customers' needs. Just as easily, they can transition from task-masters into friendly smiles when their guests need or want to chat.

Love the condo-style layout of the complex. Access and parking are very convenient.

The full kitchen, living room with a sofa, full-sized flat screen, desk, and closet space prove to be a great value for the price.

The daily complimentary hot breakfast, and the M-W complimentary, themed dinners provide even more value. Lots of restaurants located within a few miles of Residence Inn, and for those who want to eat-in, the kitchen is equipped with the conveniences of home, including utencils, pots, pans, and dishes. A note on the refrigerator even offers the service to pickup-n-deliver groceries to the room, billing the room when the service is complete.

But wait, there's more.

The common area includes a nice pool, grill, fire pit, laundry mat, and play area equipped with a net that can lay low for a light tennis workout, or raise up higher for a volleyball game, or the net can be completely ignored altogether during a half-court basketball session.

Conveniently located. Worth a stay.

Can't wait to get back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hi Michael C. Thank you so much for your review of our Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. Candace and Jasmine do a great job and always work hard to deliver exceptional guest service. Thank you for noticing and allowing me to thank them for their efforts. This is truly the best part of my entire job. Your review was spot on and thank you for mentioning so many of our amenities. Guests reading your review will certainly have a better understanding of our hotel before they even arrive. Thanks again and please come back and see us again when you are in San Diego again.


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Jonathan Correll
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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We would highly recommend this hotel for a family visiting San Diego.
The accommodations allowed for plenty of space and privacy for my husband and I.
The social areas were clean and inviting. The breakfast each morning was more than enough and held my two growing boys well into the afternoon.
Ivan, the day manager and all his staff were pleasant the entire time. We used Marriott points for this stay and never did we feel slighted because we were on a "Freebie"

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hi Deborah T!. Thank you so much for your review of our property, the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional product and service to our guests, and I am so happy that we succeeded. I agree that Ivan is a tremendous asset to the hotel and exudes the "Spirit to Serve". I will personally thank Ivan as well the breakfast staff for a job well done. Please come back and see us the next time you are in San Diego.

At Your Service,

Jonathan Correll
General Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Marriott is a staple. don't gamble with crappy places (like humphreys half moon inn & suites). Marriott knows how to do it. too bad the "social" part of the evening dinner is only mon/tue/wed thats a sweet deal. full kitchens, hot water when you want it. friendly housekeeping. didn't try the pool or hot tub. free parking, free internet. decent TV selection. free breakfast rocks! I love marriott!

the ONLY bad thing about this particular residence inn is the traffic on the interstate getting into the place..

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hi Fly319! Thanks so much for your candid review of our property. I LOVE IT when loyal Marriott customers rave about Marriott products. We do our best to deliver exceptional service and products to our guests and I am so happy that the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central was able to deliver. I look forward to sharing your feedback with the staff at our next huddle. Safe travels and please come back and see us again.

At Your Service,


Jonathan Correll
General Manager
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's the people that make a difference here. They are warm and friendly, always helpful and treat you like they really care. The rooms are always spotless, the grounds are clean and well maintained. There is plenty of parking and good freeway access. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Hi Dennis V and thank you for your nice review. I look forward to sharing your comments with the entire staff regarding the service and the cleanliness of the property. We work hard to deliver quality service and a great experience and I am so happy that we were able to deliver. Hopefully your travels will bring you back to San Diego and to our property.

At Your Service,


Jonathan Correll
General Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Good value for the cost and convenient to restaurants and the freeway. We were very impressed with the quality of the room and the cleanliness of the entire area. It seemed more like a studio apartment than a hotel room with a full kitchen and lots of room to spread out. The breakfast was very good with an abundance of choices, from hot items, waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, to healthier choices like yogurt and fruit. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful, providing a list of restaurants in the area. The area is slightly industrial, but it was quiet. I would return here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Hi lnlchris.

Thank you for offering your feedback on your recent stay.

Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future.

Sincerely,
JONATHAN CORRELL
General Manager
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central
jon.correll@dimdev.com
858-278-2100
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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Central

Address: 5400 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Central 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn by Marriott® San Diego Central Kearny Mesa is an upscale San Diego, California extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the inland area of San Diego County. With easy access to Interstates 5, 805, and 15, we're the perfect home base for excursions to the many popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Beautiful La Jolla, Mission Valley, Coronado Island, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World Adventure Park®, LEGOLAND®, and the vast sunny beaches of San Diego are just short drives from our all-suite upscale hotel in Central San Diego. The San Diego International Airport is about 15 minutes from the hotel as is downtown San Diego and the many attractions that America's Finest City has to offer. Whether you are staying a few days or an extended period, our apartment style suites are sure to make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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