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“Fantastic hotel ,great price central business location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard San Diego Central

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Courtyard San Diego Central
Ranked #18 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Truckee, California
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429 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel ,great price central business location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here many times for business. It is central to north and south. 20 minutes to airport, free parking, friendly staff, nice pool area. Typical Marriott Courtyard, but a little more friendly. The management tries to make it one step above. Right off 163 and Balboa. Easy to downtown, the airport and the road tomEscondido n

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank calsun99
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Roxanne M, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear calsun99,

Thank you for your review. It is nice to know that you have stayed at our hotel many times for business and great to hear that we are meeting your needs. As you mentioned, our central location is ideal for both business and leisure activities with easy access to downtown and other great areas of San Diego.

Thank you for your comments regarding our friendly staff and nice pool area. Glad we are taking care of you. We look forward to accomodating you again soon.

Best regards,

Roxanne Marlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very nice hotel. Treated me very well. Staff was friendly and very helpful with any questions that I had. Hotel location was very close to my employer which was great for me but a fair drive from the downtown activities if that is what you are looking for. I ate at the hotel restaurant and the food was very good. Workout facilities were very nice.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Roxanne M, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear John M,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central. It is great to know that you found our hotel very nice and that our friendly and helpful staff treated you very well. Furthermore I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and the workout facilities during your visit. We look forward to the opportunity to accommodate you again in the near future.

Best regards,
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I don't have any complaints about our stay at this courtyard. I wanted to book a house on AirBNB for a weekend in San Diego with friends, but my husband ended up booking this to save money. Not only was it 20 minutes from anything downtown, but it felt like it was in the middle of nowhere, besides the freeway right across the street. Not much around but some restaurants and gas stations. And considering where it was i'm not sure saving the $30/day was worth it; after taxes and fees, it ended up being about $100/night, and we could have booked a 2 bedroom house for $130/night and been less than 5 minutes from balboa park and downtown.
Other than that, it was a pleasant stay. Nice pool, room was a good size, had a coffee maker and mini fridge, and super comfortable beds!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank chasetravelbug
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Roxanne M, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear chasetravelbug,

Thank you for your review. Although you had your mind on alternative accommodations other than a hotel during your visit to San Diego I am happy that you chose the Courtyard San Diego Central for your lodging needs. Furthermore I am pleased that overall you had a pleasant stay and you enjoyed the nice pool, your room and the comfortable beds. We appreciate your feedback.

Best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for my last 2 nights in San Diego. This hotel is located within 20 minutes of the airport,which Made it ideal for our situation. No complaints here! Rooms were clean,pool and spa were very nice and clean. I never had a chance to try out the onsite restaurant, although it looked very nice! Did the job by being close to the airport and the staff was friendly .

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Btz2994
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Roxanne M, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Btz2994,

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to know that our hotel location was ideal for your travel needs and that your room, the pool, and the spa were nice and clean during your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience regarding the staff friendliness. Everything we do is aimed at providing our guest with an excellent hotel experience. We are thrilled that you had an excellent experience and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back the next time your travel needs bring you to the San Diego area.

Best regards,
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

First class all the way around. Don in the bar was hilarious!! Great company from a class A bartender. Cleanliness throughout entire hotel. The breakfast was awesome. The kitchen staff gets a 2 thumbs up. Pam the Mgr was prompt to our needs and made sure our son was entertained at the pool and suggesting activities and sites surrounding the city. We will definetly return to this hotel with our friends

  • Stayed May 2014
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1 Thank george M
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear George,
Don is such a shining star! Thank you so much for recognizing him, I can’t wait to share your feedback with him, and Pam of course. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed breakfast. Pam Schwartz, Director of F&B just changed our dinner menu and Don created a tasty new craft cocktail list. I hope you have the opportunity to try them out the next time you are back.
Thank you,
Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was pleased to spend a night at this location. Upon checking in I was introduced to Marriott's pilot program where Platinum members not only received points at check in but also a gift from the small marketplace. The staff was very helpful with dinner recommendations. The room I was in was very spacious. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Not too far from the Airport for an early morning flight.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gus E
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Gus,
As a Platinum guest we thank you for your continued loyalty to Marriott! We are excited to share the new platinum incentive. To spread the excitement, we at the Courtyard San Diego Central, also have a property specific program that awards our Silver and Gold guests with a welcome gift as well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Warm regards,
Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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JRo70
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You know what the San Diego Central Courtyard by Marriott in May looks like and offers, because it's no different than most Courtyard by Marriotts. The rooms were large and clean. There was a breakfast buffet and a Starbucks counter. I stayed at this particular hotel because of its location near where I was traveling for business. The location didn't disappoint. I wouldn't have stayed at this hotel if it wasn't for the location, but I didn't mind staying there either. Other travelers seemed to be of a similar mind, as the hotel was busy while I stayed there. Some minor quibbles: Hotel staff asked if I wanted a newspaper delivered to my room, but didn't follow up. The woman minding the Starbucks counter clearly didn't want to tend to customers--one time, a long queue developed with angry customers.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank JRo70
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear JRo70,
I am glad that our central location was convenient to your needs. I am sorry to hear that our service did not meet your standards. We have just implemented a new process to ensure that newspaper delivery requests are completed, I am sorry that you had to experience our faults prior to them being addressed. I hope that we can make it up to you the next time.
Best,
Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Additional Information about Courtyard San Diego Central

Property: Courtyard San Diego Central
Address: 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123-1489
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:
#21 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#38 Family Hotel in San Diego
#43 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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