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“Breakfast buffet horrid, rooms good”

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San Diego Marriott Del Mar
Ranked #105 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Nice place to stay, clean, modern. However, breakfast buffet at 10a on a Sunday was horrid, bacon area was full of grease and empty of bacon, waffle area had two pieces left, fruits were empty, bowls were not stocked, staff stood around not working, really pathetic place for breakfast.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Brian F, General Manager at San Diego Marriott Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2014

I will agree with you, we did not put our best foot forward on this day. Thank you for your observations and being patient with us on that day. We did get over run and we needed to have a better game plan in play to keep up with that day. We apologize for the service you recieved. I hope you will give us another opportunity to change your perception of our great breakfast. Again, we apologize.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Welcome to San Diego was my first impression. From the valet to front desk the staff was amazing. I didn't have any change to tip the valet and told him that I would bring something out and he told me get your family settled don't worry about me. Wow back home they would have crashed my car. Front desk staff very delightful and the rooms are clean and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Troy S
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Marriott Del Mar proved to be a very nice hotel for our weekend visit to San Diego. While it was not close to downtown or other attractions we visited, the location was close to the freeway and proved to provide easy access to all of the places we visited. Even on a Monday, the freeway was not crowded and the trip to the zoo took only about fifteen minutes. La Jolla was much closer to the hotel and the same freeway made the trip easy. The staff was very helpful and even sent my wife a gift when they discovered it was her birthday. I would definitely stay at the hotel again on future visits.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Charles B
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

I'm an elite member with Marriott, and I was put on the second floor with a view out to the roof. See photo. Not so great. On the upside, I'm so close to the lobby that I can get that WIFI and not have to pay $12.95 a night for room WIFI. I have not asked for a room change.

Breakfast at the restaurant was good (crab hash with poached eggs and sauce). The room itself is very clean, new. Towels are a little rough and worn.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you are looking for a great space to hold a corporate event or private dining party in San Diego, then look no further. Arterra not only has amazing space, but also excellent service. I recently planned a 200 attendee event, with casino gaming table, guest speakers, food and beverage, etc. and used a combination of the The Great Room and The Patio. The space was beautiful and just perfect for the event. Jenessa was incredible to work with prior to the event always available for emails, calls and visits to the property. She also helped create a wonderful food and drink menu that our attendees loved. Brittany, Sean, Danielle and Daniella took care of us during the event and made sure that every detail was attended to and perfect. We received raving reviews about the event and the space and could not have had the success we did without the help of Arterra.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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2  Thank Anna L
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

From the front desk to the bellman to the manager of the restsurant and beyond everyone here was fabulous. What a great place in a lovely city. I'll definitely be back. Special props to the amazing evening restaurant manager. She is at the top of her game in every way.

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1  Thank ShellyKramer
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I recently coordinated and attended an event in Arterra's "Living Room" - what a great space for a group of 20! Jenessa was fantastic in helping me coordinate the event on short notice and was very responsive and helpful. The Living Room is a beautiful space and as always, Arterra's food was excellent, as was Agi, our dedicated server. I would hold another event there in a heart beat! Thank you, Jenessa for helping make our event a success!

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2  Thank Marie B
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Additional Information about San Diego Marriott Del Mar

Address: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130-2592
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#96 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $171 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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