I was quite happy with this hotel when i stayed in San Diego for 10 days in May.....until I stayed at other hotels after it!
This hotel has everything you need - friendly staff, nice rooms, free wifi etc (although the wifi was intermittent and slow), but there are definitely some things lacking and for the price you are much better off staying downtown and paying and extra $10 per night for a 4-5 star hotel (which I did).
The staff, although friendly, did not appear very knowledgeable about very basic things - my mother needed to go see a doctor, and they couldn't tell us anywhere nearby - or far away for that matter. We had to PUSH to get them to even Google something for us and then to call the number for us. They also didn't know the times that the shuttle left to take you to the city tour bus stop in old town - seems like a basic tourist question to me??
The bar and restaurant on site are okay - overpriced of course like all hotels, BUT you can simply walk down the road to Adam's Steak and Eggs for breakfast (which I HIGHLY recommend!) or to other hotels.
Note that this hotel is NOT near any tourist attractions which I had hoped. We spent a LOT of money on taxis going from place to place. If you want to explore downtown San Diego, stay downtown, not here. Hotel Circle is really for those wanting to be closer to the zoo and park, and of course the shopping area.
So overall, it was an okay stay. Definitely hire a car if you are going to stay here. And ask for a room at the back - the road side is VERY noisy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plugged in-in every way. The Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle is a conveniently located hotel in San Diego, California where comfortable accommodations and a sophisticated vibe combine in unexpected ways. This renovated hotel features inspired food at The Bistro, a lounge and a Starbucks espresso bar. Complimentary Wi fi is available in your room, in the lobby or anywhere you want to go. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle is just minutes from Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center, Mission Beach, SeaWorld and the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is also centrally located to the extensive San Diego business parks and across from Fashion Valley Mall. Qualcomm stadium is a short trolley ride away. ... more less
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