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Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traveling with a family of 4 (kids ages 6 & 9) this is not a kid friendly environment - I kinda felt bad that my little people were kind of excited about the day's itinerary in the lobby or in the elevator etc. Mostly business professionals and older adults. The hotel is next to the jail and courthouse - a...

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Adri G, Front Office Supervisor at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello PeytonandMylesMommy, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry your recent stay with us did not live up the standards you have come to expect from Marriott. We do take feedback very seriously, and we love learning of any areas we can improve upon. Please accept our sincere apology for our not living...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am a frequent business traveler to San Diego and my regular hotel is Manchester Hyatt. On this visit, I was traveling with colleagues who had already booked at Renaissance. I decided to be a team player and follow suit, so we would all be in the same hotel and I could show them around. Well, no good deed goes...

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Adri G, Front Office Supervisor at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello dancethrulife, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry your recent stay with us did not live up the standards you have come to expect from Marriott. We do take feedback very seriously, and we love learning of any areas we can improve upon. Please accept our sincere apology for our not living...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best Renaissance I've stayed in, and actually one of (if not the) worst. Not to say the hotel was terrible, but it is definitely aging and in need of a renovation. It's location is ok, but not really close to anything. And on top of it, no lounge yet (made up for it with breakfast at least), and...

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Hello Steven H Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry your recent stay with us did not live up the standards you have come to expect from Marriott. We do take feedback very seriously, and we love learning of any areas we can improve upon. I’m sorry to hear that you experienced billing...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the business district, just 5 min waling from Little Italy´s must restaurants and bars, and 10 min walking from Gaslamp District. So, you can walk to the main San Diego´s attractions and nigh venues. Modern Interior Design. You can chill at the lobby or in the two contemporary design bars, one located in the roof garden over the...

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Hello and thank you for the great feedback and the five-star rating! We here are very proud to offer an enjoyable, contemporary hotel located in the heart of all the fun San Diego attractions. I am very happy to hear you were able to experience all of these places without having to drive as well. We appreciate you letting us...

Albuquerque
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice. The lobby/bar area is cozy and the décor is stylish. The rooms are comfortable and, while my room's view wasn't great, it was quiet and offered everything I needed. The room décor was very beach-y. I felt safe there which is important to me.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having a bad experience at our previous hotel, we went on a different direction and selected the Renaissance located in downtown San Diego. Building and attention is really nice. I still cannot bare the fact the hotel has no parking lot (other than valet parking). They told us we could use the public parking around the corner or the...

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Adri G, Front Office Supervisor at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Francisco V, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry your recent stay with us did not live up the standards you have come to expect from Marriott. We do take feedback very seriously, and we love learning of any areas we can improve upon. I’m sorry to hear that you found the...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a short one night stay here but it was a great place. The service throughout the hotel (from valet, bellman, front desk and lobby bar) were all awesome. I had two meals in the hotel, one appetizer at the bar and one through breakfast room service and food was great. Hotel was very clean and modern. Only a few...

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Marcellus, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my small bag was left in taxi. Chris at front desk made call and bag was returned. Chris even delivered bag to my hotel room. I am thankful for his service! What more can I say. Again thanks to Chris for all his help.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Renaissance for two nights. The hotel was very accommodating, allowing me to check in early and check out late - although late checkout is a perk of my Marriott rewards status. The front desk clerk gave me a map of the area and provided great recommendations for restaurants. The executive king room was very nice. It...

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Astoria, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a quck 2 nights in San Diego. We had 3 people in our party and booked the basic guest room with 2 double beds. I noticed on the website that each room had a seating area near the window. This area turned out to be large enough to sleep on, so a cot was not needed. Hotel was...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a simply delightful experience at the Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel. Our luxurious sophistication provides a unique experience for guests looking for memorable moments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel

Address: 421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101-3501 (Formerly W San Diego)
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: $186 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 258
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Also Known As:
w San Diego Hotel San Diego
w Hotels San Diego
w Hotel San Diego
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Business Hotel in San Diego
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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“Wait for the renovation to start”
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“Make and uplgrade an relax in a view room”
ChuchArriaga, 1 week ago | Read review
“Use the window seat as a third sleeping space.”
joshy58, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Validate it's not a thin door adjoining room!”
Leothe3rd, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“ask for quiet room, we had sirens and horn honks at night and construction in the daytime”
jdmcdm, Mar 18, 2017 | Read review
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