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San Diego Marriott Del Mar
Ranked #85 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Extraordinary”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

My stay was spectacular. The staff was so hospitable. My family and I will definitely return for another stay. I spoke with staff members of housekeeping, guest services, and valet. Each person was willing to provide assistance with a pleasant disposition. I am very pleased.

  • Stayed November 2013
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Hello!
Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback on our hotel and staff service. Our team here strives to provide consistent and excellent service to our valued guests, and I am happy to hear that is exactly what you experienced! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell everyone about your wonderful experience at the San Diego Del Mar Marriott! We look forward to your return!

Sincerely,
Michael Wlodkowski
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Redondo Beach, CA
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

From beginning to end, this hotel was top quality in customer service, rooms, cleanliness, decor and just a great value. We stayed here for a soccer tournament, which I pitty the hotel that has soccer families in one place. Not that were are an awful group, its just that we are a "GROUP" and could impede on their regular business related clientele. Without a doubt, if we travel down to San Diego, this will be the place we stay. Thank you Marriott Del Mar!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Gitana0213
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hello!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Your scores and comments are very important to the staff and myself here at the San Diego Del Mar Marriott to ensure that we are continuing to provide a wonderful experience for our guests. I am so happy to hear that you and the rest of your group enjoyed your stay with us. We absolutely enjoyed having your group here for the tournament and look forward to your next stay with us!
Thank you so much!
Michael Wlodkowski
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We held our elementary school fundraiser (130 attendees) at the hotel's restaurant, Arterra. We worked with Jenessa, the event planner, over several months to plan our fundraiser. She was incredibly responsive and flexible and helped us plan a fun, successful evening. Just as an example, when we decided at the last minute to add a "red carpet photo op" for our guests, she found us a rope and red carpet! The food was delicious, the indoor/outdoor space worked great, the speaker system worked really well both for our auctioneer and later for dancing. We raised more than we expected for our school and everyone had a lot of fun.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hello!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that your fundraiser at Arterra was such a success! Janessa and her team are such an asset to our team here at the San Diego Del Mar Marriott, and I am so happy to hear that they were able to go above and beyond your expectations for your wonderful event. Thank you so much for choosing to have your fundraiser at our hotel, and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Thank you so much!
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Torrance, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Let me start this off with a confession: I don't much care for large hotel chains. I will admit that Marriott properties tend to be clean, well-maintained and comfortable, so I'll give them points in that department. On the other hand, there's a cookie cutter homogeneity to their properties which is a bit like ordering salsa without the chile. Marriott treads the safe path, which often translates into bland.

For folks needing convenient access to UCSD, Del Mar Racetrack, La Jolla and Torrey Pines, the location is dandy. San Diego Zoo's Safari Park is about a half hour to the north, whereas Sea World is about 20 minutes to the South. So, if you don't mind driving a bit and you want to stay out of San Diego proper, this location might be quite convenient for you.

The hotel is well-appointed and comfortable; personnel all extremely pleasant and welcoming. If I had any complaints at all, it would be that the climate system seems a bit wonky. The hallway to our room was so chilly, I half expected to pass a colony of penguins. Public rooms, on the other hand, were completely comfortable. Within our room, we had issues finding a comfortable temperature. Even after phoning the desk for assistance using the thermostat, we found ourselves alternately kicking off then replacing blankets throughout the night, throwing a monkey wrench into what might otherwise have been a very pleasant stay. Beds were cushy and welcoming, however, I really wish that Marriott would opt for king-sized pillows in lieu of the grouping of standard-sized pillows on a king-sized bed. Feeling a bit like Goldilocks, it seemed to me that one pillow was too hard, one too soft, and the other just right, leaving my husband to settle for one of the leftovers. (Nice of him to give me first choice!) Lighting was on the low side, rendering the room not particularly conducive to recreational reading during the evening. At least two of the table lamps contained convenient electrical plugs in their bases, perfect for recharging electronics.

While I'm not in a hurry to return to this Marriott, it's more a matter of personal style than anything else. Keep your eye out for special deals on this property and you may find yourself with four-star digs at a three-star price. And if you like your hot sauce on the mild side, the Marriott Del Mar may be just your thing.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Gail G
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hello!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of our hotel. We are always looking for feedback on what we are doing right, and what areas of opportunity might be. I am happy to hear that you found our property clean and comfortable. Since your review our engineering department has addressed the issue that you had in regards to the temperature control in the hallways as well as the rooms. Thank you once again for your review. We look forward to having you visit our hotel again soon!
Thank you so much!
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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel and close to the beach and great shopping. Rooms are clean and spacious, beds are comfortable and it was a good value. The restaurant also has great sushi. It's conveniently located near the freeway.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank jennifer s
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team works very hard to ensure that every detail is perfect so our guests can enjoy every aspect of our hotel. I am so happy that you were also able to enjoy our delicious sushi at Arrterra restaurant, I also love the sushi that we offer. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your review and let others know about our wonderful hotel. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed at the Marriott Del Mar for a soccer tournament and had a great stay. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Rooms were well appointed and had good features. Restaurant and bar area were great and bar staff very friendly. Pool was beautiful we lounger sofa/chairs and gas fire walls.
Parking is a bit of a pain as you need to park in the parking garage but once you have your room key there was no charge (at least not for us, it may have been included in the rate).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank ColoradoCalvin
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us during the soccer tournament. I am so happy that you were able to enjoy so many of the amenities that our hotel has to offer. We hope to have you and your family stay with us at the San Diego Del Mar Marriott very again soon!
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MA, USA
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here for work, but it's a slight ride to get to any fun locations. Nothing unbearable though. There's a convenient mall up the street though with the best movie theater ever.

Typical Marriott experience with a very good restaurant. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Jason2tf
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MHW1, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Arterra restaurant; Chef Jonathan Wills has worked hard to create a beautiful menu that we are all so proud of at the San Diego Del Mar Marriott. We hope that you will stay with us soon, and perhaps will have the opportunity to see more of the wonderful local attractions that Del Mar has to offer!
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Property: San Diego Marriott Del Mar
Address: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2592
Phone Number:
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 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):
San Diego Marriott Del Mar is an ideal choice for a hotel in Northern San Diego, California 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 for travelers simply looking for relaxing Southern California accommodations near the ocean. 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 and golf at Torrey Pines also excite our guests. San Diego Marriott Del Mar provides 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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