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Address: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-525-5000
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Beautiful venue for meeting by the sea

This massive convention is located by the seaport of Sandiego;however,there is messy traffic around the convention;by itself downtown location and limited access by public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bangkok
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482 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This massive convention is located by the seaport of Sandiego;however,there is messy traffic around the convention;by itself downtown location and limited access by public transportation. That makes coming to the convention horrible experience,esp.on the rush hours of weekdays. Overall,I rated this venue for 4-5 stars on it's beauty but traffic arrangement is just2-3starred for a huge number of attendees.

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Cape May Beach
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461 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the convention center is well designed. The exterior is much more interesting looking that most and the interior functions well for handling all those people. The best part for me is the location. It is downtown, so easy to walk to restaurants and also get to the water and dock areas.

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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a tourist place in the common sense - as you gather there only for a reason: Attending a trade show or a conference. It is very long stretched - which makes it advisable to decide on a tram stop to exit - it features several.... Inside it is one massive complex hall and additional meeting rooms -... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at a conference here that was attended by 30,000 people. It easily accommodated that number. Staff and facilities were spot on. Very good.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a nice Convention Center. There is easy access in and out and sits right in front of the Harbor. A couple of us were able to stroll behind the center to shopping and all the way down to USS Midway. There is a Starbucks in the center, Fedex, and eating options. They keep the restrooms clean. I was... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge and it's right on the water in downtown San Diego, just beside the great variety of restaurants and bars in Gaslamp district. It is surrounded by first-rate hotels in walking distance and there is parking below the center or down the street. It's a pleasure to take be able to take a break from your business... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge convention center complex that is central to downtown area of San Diego. It's close to the Gaslamp Quarter, as well as the busy waterfront. The facilities inside are fantastic, and the views outside are breath-taking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The convention center is right on the water at the end of the Gaslamp district. It is on the trolly line and close to many hotels. There are several entrances in the half mile + distance main approach. Once inside, there is a huge convention floor and many meeting rooms. It takes a bit of time to figure out the... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its huge...the first of the kind which i had visited, U get lost easily in it as it houses lot of space...

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our conference was was great. The staff was top-notch. The facilities were clean and comfortable. The meals and snacks were excellent. The view of the bay make the breaks enjoyable.

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