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“Very nice hotel!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Diego Marriott Del Mar

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San Diego Marriott Del Mar
Ranked #84 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Trabuco Canyon, California
1 review
“Very nice hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights. The staff was VERY ACCOMMODATING to all of our requests. My young adult daughter was coming down with a cold and they made a special effort to obtain camomile and mint herbal teas for her to drink for her sore throat.

Every time we made a request from the front desk, they followed up with a phone call to make sure we had received what we had requested.

Our only complaint was that the pillows are small squares and quite uncomfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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108 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Most Marriotts are becoming similiar and lacking individual character. If you like the standard Marriott hotel, this one does a good job of filling the void. Good location in Del Mar, and a decent sushi bar in the hotel.
If I weren't coming for business; I would stay at a downtown property.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Acapulco, Mexico
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188 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This hotel is quite a long way from downtown San Diego but a great location for exploring southern California. Our room was a little bit tired, but clean with a comfortable bed and very quiet. The staff were all very friendly and everything ran smoothly. We would use it again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Will start by saying I had requested an early check-in 2 months in advance, only to be turned away at 2 pm day of arrival. Of course, they had no record of an early check-in, which was disappointing. There is only garage parking, which is $20 a day, no other option. Stalls are tight, but there are ample spots available. Hotel is clean and most rooms seem to consist of a King bed, lounge chair and ottoman. Was able to get a rollaway bed at no charge. Pool is small, but they do have cabana's and provide towels. The price of beer and mixed drink's is downright ridiculous - if going that route, you would be better served to bring your own. Maid service was good and timely. Found the front desk personnel to be a bit pretentious, but can work around that. Was traveling with my daughter and this hotel is certainly suited toward a business traveler, not for families. Overall, I would say average and probably better options at $200 a night.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

This place is amazing - the staff are beyond friendly and the service is stellar. Not only is the banquet event/meeting coordinator, Pearline, the best of the best, the room block process is painless as Mary Glorioso is always quick to respond and lovely to work with. They also have a great restaurant called Arterra where you can enjoy a drink at the bar, have dinner with colleagues or throw an event for 300 people. Their event coordinator, Jenessa Peterson will make sure you are fully taken care of regardless of the last minute requests our company has thrown her way. Our holiday party was an absolute blast and our Welcome receptions have been the talk of the town when new hires visit corporate! My company has held numerous sales meetings/Trainings here and events at Arterra and I never have anything to worry about as I know we are in good hands. Our national sales rep, Mark Washington and his assistant Mary Tofelogos are always eager to help accommodate our group for any occasion - I can say with full confidence that you will not be disappointed with this choice regardless of the occasion, corporate or leisure.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WhitAnd
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The hotel itself is very nice and clean. Check in was a breath.
Lobby is beautiful. The room was great. Very comfortable bed. Flat screen TV and refined linen and accessories. The coffee and tea are in a wooden box. Nice touch.
They have a nice restaurant in the Lobby.
Issues are: for the price, you have to pay for parking and wireless or wired internet. At this time and age Internet should at least be free. Even Macdonalds has free internet.
Internet was 12.95 per day. What a rip off.
No Free breakfast.
If it wasn't for internet and parking I would give it 5 stars.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

The front entrance, lobby, bar, and pool area are all super nice! So when you open the door to your room, although it's nice and clean, it was a letdown for my husband and I. We thought the room was just average, but still very comfortable. We really liked the location, as it's close to the freeway, a strip of restaurants near the water and a short drive to La Jolla. True the hotel is in a business center so there is no view. Would definitely recommend the hotel. The breakfast buffet at the restuarant in the hotel lobby on the other hand should be avoided if at all possible. The coffee was extremely strong. The servers were scarce so the majority of the time the hostess was seeing to our needs and the food quality was mediocre, at best. Therefore, my service rating is strictly for the hotel,the front desk and valet employees we encountered.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: San Diego Marriott Del Mar
Address: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#96 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — San Diego Marriott Del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 281
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The San Diego Marriott Del Mar Hotel is an ideal choice, whether you're traveling for business, pleasure, or planning a meeting. Our location in Del Mar is a seaside hideaway 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego and just south of Solana Beach. Along with our versatile meeting and banquet space, fine catering and luxury amenities we are an outstanding San Diego hotel choice. Our Del Mar, California hotel is convenient to beaches for surfing or sunbathing and also close to shopping at the Del Mar Downtown Historic Village. Events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, golf at Torrey Pines and horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack also excite our guests. The San Diego Marriott Del Mar provides guests with an array of diverse and exciting entertainment! Our unique on-site restaurant, Arterra, offers a trendy dining destination with award-winning cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take an evening to unwind with some cocktails from our full bar or outdoor lounge and enjoy some of your favorites at our fresh sushi bar. ... more   less 
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