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Courtyard San Diego Central
Ranked #11 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Morristown, New Jersey
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great stay at a good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

My sister and I stayed at the Courtyard for 4 days and 3 nights from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25. We had the double room with a balcony facing the pool. It was nice to have a balcony to sit and undwind and the view of the pool was great. Our room was clean and spacious and the maids had them made up promptly. The breakfast buffet was also a nice touch there was plenty to choose from and it was nice to just go downstairs and eat a quick bite before heading out for the day. We were there for a wedding so it was nice to be centrally located to every wedding event and downtown San Diego. Everything was only 15 minutes away, we rented a car for the weekend to get us around and the free parking at the hotel was a big bonus. Some other hotels can charge a lot of money to park so this was a great savings. My sister and I also enjoyed taking a dip in the pool and then jacuzzi. I would definately stay here again and recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Sounds like a fun trip. You are absolutely correct about those pool view balconies - so relaxing. Many hotels in San Diego charge $20 to $30+ for parking nowadays, so the savings at our hotel really add up quickly.

Thank you for staying with us and see you next time.

Jürgen Oswald
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Franklin, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

On behalf of Drake Software I would like to thank each and every employee! You made our stay amazing. We had booked the conference room for the week of August 19th. When we arrived the room was ready to go, clean, and we had a very professional staff welcome us.

i have to note that I personally have over 10 years experience in hospitality management and development, so I understand each person on staff at this hotel have worked very hard to make the guest happy. One of the first items on my agenda when checking into a room at any hotel is to check for cleanliness. i was unable to find any dust in my room, the linens were clean, and bedding very comfortable.

Another major test to a hotel is how happy our clients are during training. Our clients were very comfortable and extremely impressed with the level of service we received during our training. Also the food was Delicious.

Finally after a very long week....bare in mind my associates and myself were adjusting to a 3 hour time zone change all week. I stopped by the bar for a night cap on the last night of our stay I was greeted by a very polite bartender named Don. When I asked if he made a good bloody merry he said, "Only the best!" Then he shared his mix recipe with me. Well it definitely was one of the best bloody merrys I've ever had and a suitable touch to end our amazing stay. When we return to CA next summer we will defiantly be staying at your fine establishment!

Thank you Again!
Trent Fouts
Education Specialist
Drake Software

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Trent F
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
It is very gratifying that we did a great job accommodating your training and taking good care of the many guests staying overnight. You had a very nice group of people, so this certainly makes it extra special.

Impressing somebody with your background adds an extra level of pride. Thank you for the opportunity to be of service and until next year.

Jürgen Oswald
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

My family and I stayed at this hotel impromptu for the Fourth of July this year. We had a great stay and loved it so much we decided to come back again for our trip to Seaworld. Being a Marriott rewards member I always try to stay at a Marriott, however our last few stays in other area Marriotts were disappointing to put it kindly. This Marriott is centrally located and has plenty of FREE parking. Check-in is quick and easy, and we got a great AAA rate last minute on our room. The rooms themselves are wonderful, and the beds are SO comfortable which is a big deal to me. We had no problems with the wifi or the TV - they even included a TV Guide in our room magazine. Our kids loved sitting on the balcony looking over the BEAUTIFUL huge pool. We have an infant and had no issues getting a pack n play for her to sleep in, however it is old and torn and could be replaced with something newer/nicer. We love the convenience of the downstairs bar and Starbucks for drinks and snacks. Our room had a great minifridge for drink and food storage, although no microwave. During our July stay we had both dinner and breakfast here and found both to be fine, though I wish breakfast was included in our stay. Our room is quiet and there is no noise from the pool or freeway. There is also a Target right across the freeway for any forgotten items you may need!
Overall after two stays here I have to say that everytime we stay in San Diego we will be staying at this Marriott. I can count on convenient location, free parking, great rooms, comfortable beds!, a great pool, happy and helpful staff as well as food and beverage service available. This is the best family friendly hotel for your dollar in San Diego!

  • Stayed August 2013
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
I am glad that we reinvigorated your faith in Marriott. Your enthusiasm in regards to the experiences at our hotel can be felt thru your words. Many thanks for painting such a lively picture for your fellow travelers. We will definitely inventory our cribs to ensure that they are up to snuff. I am sorry that we did not catch this before you did.

Can't wait to welcome you back.

Jürgen Oswald
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

I could write so much about this place. I spend over 200 days a year in hotels. The staff at this hotel are awesome. But this post is about one person. The unsung heros. The people who turn our messy rooms we leave in the morning into spotless blessings when we return in the evening. One person, the housekeeping lady Rosa. She actually made me stop to just bask in the glory of how beautiful things looked. I was once told there was a level of OCD above OCD and that is CDO because you have to spell it alphabetically... That is how I am and I always have to move things back to where I want them when I get in.... Not when Rosa cleans my room. To that, I tip my big leather hat to you. You are awesome!

Room Tip: I get a spa room since at the end of the day I need to soak out the tension.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thank you for being so thoughtful. You are absolutely correct that our housekeeping team consists of many unsung heros. Rosa joined us not too long ago, but we could not be happier. I am very proud that her attention to detail was noticed.

It is great to have you as one of our regular guests.

Jürgen Oswald
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This will be fast and simple. The check-in was cold and uninviting. I was not acknowledge as being a Marriott Member. WiFi was terrible. $15 for breakfast. Understaffed, dinner service was very slow. Noisy, I was on the north side of the property. As a back-up, I asked for a 5:00 am wake up call and I never received it. The pool was nice. I will look at other Hotels in the area when I return in a few weeks.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank TYOTP
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing your observations. I apologize that we let you down across the board. It is very disappointing that we did not come thru for you.

Please let me know if I can be of any personal assistance now or in the future.

Jürgen Oswald
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Pleasant Hill, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

I enjoy staying here as the staff are very friendly and the accommodations are great. Always will to help you with whatever you need. Hats off to Don the bartender!! Front desk staff knows me by name.

Room Tip: Good value for the money
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
It is great to have you as part of our extended family. Glad that our team makes you feel welcome; especially Don of course, he is such a great ambassador for our hotel.

Thank you for your patronage and for reviewing our hotel.

Jürgen Oswald
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San Diego, CA
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121 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Your typical Courtyard, this hotel has a nice pool, a small Starbucks at the bar in the lobby, and a pretty decent breakfast. When traveling on business, it is a perfectly lovely choice - and much, much newer than most of the other hotel choices in the Kearny Mesa area.

Room Tip: West side (front of hotel) is closest to the 163 highway, so stay on the East side if you can.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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JuergenOswald_11, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
We like to see ourselves as the "top dog" in the area. One thing that is not typical for a Courtyard hotels is that we serve lunch in our restaurant Monday-Friday. Most Courtyard hotels only serve breakfast and dinner.

Hope to welcome you back soon.

Jürgen Oswald
General Manager
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Property: Courtyard San Diego Central
Address: 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123-1489
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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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#37 Family Hotel in San Diego
#42 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Central 3*
Number of rooms: 245
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