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Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Ranked #24 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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“Awesome Family Trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

My husband and I spent Labor Day weekend at this hotel with our 2 girls (ages 2 and 3). At first we were looking into staying Downtown as there was an Art Fair we wanted to attend but after much consideration, we found this hotel and read the reviews and thought we'd give it a shot. It looked more kid-friendly than the hotels in Downtown San Diego. It really exceeded our expectations! Great water front location, great staff, clean rooms, nice decor, nice outdoor pool & patio area, and excellent food options in the area. There is a nice walkway and about a mile from the hotel, there is a nice park with two playgrounds (one for older kids and the other for toddlers). Also, in the Liberty Station area there is a restaurant called the Corvette Diner that we stumbled upon which is a 50's Diner where the staff dresses up and the women have beehive hairstyles and dance around. The girls loved it and so did we. The location of the hotel is convenient and close to Downtown and Coronado (which we loved). Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

The hotel is located in a well-maintained location close to many main highways & major streets. There are restaurants, gas stations & shopping centers nearby as well. The airport is literally a 5 min drive away. And many major attractions are within a 5-20 drive. The hotel offers free shuttle service to/from the airport, but since we decided to rent-a-car via airport we took a 5 min Enterprise Rent-a-Car complimentary shuttle from the airport to their location & drove less than 5 mins to the hotel. The transaction was fast & smooth, just like us travelers like it. We stayed in a room with a view of the water, which isn’t necessary, ‘cause who’s staying indoors in beautiful San Diego anyways. The entire hotel site is so beautiful & well keep, I’m sure you will most enjoy it by taking a nice stroll outside. Most rooms offer balconies that can seat up to 2 people comfortably. The rooms are very clean, cozy with a warm contemporary style. Back to cozy…the beds are so comfortable; which is defiantly needed after walking the beautify sites of San Diego all day. We ending up taking an early 10am flight, thankfully the hotel host allowed us to check in early free of charge. And this is extended to any guest if a room is available, if not, meanwhile they will gladly hold your bags in a safe place. I’ll end last, but not least with the breakfast buffet, since I know most of us enjoy eating a good meal. The breakfast buffet is $12.99 with refillable milk & orange juice included. The food itself is very good. I found the food to be hot, tasteful & fresh. Your desired eggs, omelets, pancakes & waffles are prepared on request right in front of you. No need to leave the hotel for breakfast - the food & setting is awesome. Hope this helps another fellow TA traveler!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

My wife and I spent the Labor Day weekend at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station to celebrate her birthday and we were not disappointed. We booked the 2 room suite with a king bed. According the the front desk, there are only 3 of these types of rooms in the hotel.

The hotel is very close to San Diego International Airport. The hotel provides a shuttle between the airport and hotel. While a bit disconnected from the rest of San Diego, the hotel is still conveniently located. Most major attractions are within a 20-25 minute drive.

Our initial impression of the property came during the check in process. The lobby has a sit down restaurant, bar, and "shop" with snacks and sundries. Just off of the lobby, there is also a deli.

The staff in the lobby were helpful during check in and checkout, however, when we were trying to check in at our guaranteed 4pm time, they indicated to us that their engineering team wanted to paint a portion of our ceiling and the room would not be available for another 2+ hours. After discussing it with them, I was able to convince them to move this maintenance item until after we checked out. We we got to the room, we couldn't even find the spot where they wanted to paint.

The room was in excellent shape with a fold out sofa, chair, and desk in the "living" room. The bedroom was also quite spacious and open with a king size bed and 37in (I believe) television. Both the living room and bedroom had a mini fridge. We were unfortunately booked into a handicapped accessible room, which meant a open shower. This caused most of the floor to get soaking wet as the water drained out of the center of the bathroom. Not something we are used to, but clearly understandable need.

The bed was comfortable but a bit firm for our taste. The soft pillows did make up for that, however. The bedroom had great blackout curtains, which allowed us to sleep in without having the sunshine wake us up too early.

The down side to have the large suite was the lack of view. It was placed in an area of the hotel that blocked any kind of view. This wasn't important to us as we were out of the hotel room most of our trip, but good to note.

One of the biggest selling points of this hotel was parking. Most of the downtown hotels have limited or no self parking. Those which did charge anywhere in the range of $25-$35. We were willing to drive a few extra minutes to our destinations to get the free and ample parking.

The Courtyard by Marriott at San Diego Airport/Liberty Station lived up the to the high standards that I have come to expect from from Marriott properties. I wouldn't hesitate in booking a room here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

We stayed there in late August / early September on our last leg of our family's SoCal vacation. There are no words that I can express on how pleased we were with our stay at this property. The staff is absolutely amazing. We want to acknowledge and thank Miriam & Thomas (front desk), Hector (server), Jim (bartender), and Christian (cafe manager) for making our vacation memorable. We've decided to join the Marriott Rewards club after staying here. Here's a quick Pro/Con rundown:

Pro:
- Amazingly well maintained hotel - the entire property including the rooms were immaculately maintained and cleaned - the housekeeping staff should be commended and rewarded for such an excellent job.

- Great location - Mins to all attractions & Airport. Also walking distance to other conveniences (pharmacy, supermarket, etc.).

- Outdoor Space - pool, jacuzzi, firepit, patios, lounge areas - we spent hours relaxing here. Created the resort feel.

- Great breakfast buffet (this is an addl price, but worth it in my opinion). For Dinner, we ate at the hotel 3 times during our 5 night stay. The clam chowder, thai chicken wings, and hawaiian ribeye were faves.

- Guest Laundry - large room with 4 sets of washes & dryers - never had to wait for a free machine.

-Free Parking & WiFi!!

Cons:
- More hooks / bars to store towels in bathrooms - esp for a family of four staying in the room.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

We arrived late in the evening to a very warm & friendly welcome (starting with the shuttlebus from the airport). The room was slightly larger than a normal 2 queen bed room and the Bay view (available at extra cost) well worth it. A larger balcony area would have been better but all are constrained. Hotel has a quiet period overnight which is very welcome though a little intimidating with young children! Great location for getting to city tourist sites & surprisingly little disturbance from the airport. Restaurant & cafe didn't inspire but in a good location for other out of hotel options. Will definately stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

Stayed here at the beginning and end of our CA trip because of the Courtyard's proximity to the airport. So happy we chose the Courtyard. The front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. Although it seemed like a business hotel, our family felt comfortable. Room felt clean and new. Wish the lighting had been a bit better. Lots of plugs and outlets on the desk. Bathroom had lots of towels and counterspace :), but not many towel bars or hooks. For a family of four, paying a little more for the Stay for Breakfast pkg was totally worth it -- the yummy buffet included cooked-to-order omelets and waffles, eggs, meat, potatoes, veggies, fresh fruits, breads, bagels and lox, yogurt, oatmeal, and cold cereals. Location was close to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Also close to Trader Joe's, Target, and other stores and restaurants. Loved the free parking and the Sushiya restaurant across the way. Only minor disappointments -- an elevator was out-of-order during our return stay and on our last night, I awoke around 1 am because of a party in the next room. After debating for about 20 minutes whether to complain to the front desk, I thought I heard a knock on the next door and things seemed to quiet down. Aside from that, we really liked this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

This was the last hotel that we stayed in on our trip down the coast and of all the hotels we stayed in this one respresented the best value for money. The staff are super friendly, helpful and knowledable on the area. We had a ground floor room with a small patio by the pool - it was a good size, well furnished and clean. The pool was excellent as was the gym. The breakfasts are buffet style and offer an excellent selection of hot and cold. The hotel runs a shuttle tothe aipport which is about 10 mins away. We noticed the planes the first day but tuned them out after that. I don`t thnk they fly at night, if they do we didn`t hear them. The hotel is walking distance to some local shops and restaurants but is a drive too downtown. We took the trolley tour that picked us up and dropped us back to the hotel and gave us an excellent hop on and hop off type tour. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and we didn`t get the `big chain hotel`feel here at all. We were very glad that we`d chosen this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Address: 2592 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106-6418
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in San Diego
#12 Business Hotel in San Diego
#14 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The brand-new waterfront Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station is nestled along the water just minutes from Downtown, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and the historic Gaslamp district. The hotel is adjacent to a beautiful 46-acre waterfront park with miles of waterfront trails. A fresh-stylish on-site restaurant, bar and deli offer multiple dining options with indoor and outdoor seating. Experience a modern destination combined with the rich history that can be found in Liberty Station. ... more   less 
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