Spent 5 nights in this hotel from 2/11/13 to 2/16/13. We got in very late after shovelling for 2 days after a blizzard dumped 30 inches of snow on us. Our room was not overly large but we faced the baseball stadium and could see both the Coronado bridge and the water. Initially, we did not have anything in our room that is part of my Marriott profile (refridgerator, extra towels) but after we got past this initial bump, everything went very well. Housekeeping was spot on. We asked that our room be cleaned early every day and it was. The housekeeper kept the extra towels stocked every day. I can't say enough about their housekeeping staff. The front desk was good. No complaints there. We did not rent a car mainly because of the high valet fee. Even parking across the street would have been expensive because there are no in and out priviledges. Location was great. You can walk to so many restaurants. Around the corner is a great breakfast place, The Broken Yolk Cafe. It serves consistently good food and service. The linens on the bed were so soft that it was easy to sleep late every day. We went to the roof-top bar one night at about 6:00pm but it seemed like too many people were already drunk at this early hour. This was the night that San Diego celebrated Mardi Gras with a huge street festival so that might have had something to do with it. Additionally, they smoke both cigarettes and cigars at this night club. It's open air but still too much for someone like me who can't stand the smell of cigars. We left after 2 minutes. However, during the day, there is no club going on at the rooftop so we would go up there after breakfast and sit in the sun and read the newspapers. The only downside is they are still playing music up there for no reason at all. It's pretty annoying. Granted, the gym is up there on the roof so maybe they think the gym people want to hear it. Most of those people bring their own music and ear buds. If they shut the music off it would be a beautiful place to sit and relax. The only downside to the hotel on 2 occasions was the restaurant. We had Valentine's day dinner in the restaurant and one of the dishes was "Baked Stuffed Lobster." The dish they served was neither baked, nor stuffed, nor worth the money. Not impressed, not worth it. On our last day we were going to use a voucher that management had given us for breakfast because the concierge lounge was closed. When we got to the buffet an hour after it opened, many of the items were not out and had to be ordered from the kitchen. We just decided to go back around the corner to the Broken Yolk Cafe. Note to Management - You gave us this nice view but we didn't take any pictures out of the windows because the windows were very dirty. Have the windows cleaned please.
All in all, I would recommend this hotel. I've stayed in 3 Marriotts in San Diego and the drawback to all of them is the high parking fee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully reinvented the ultra-stylish San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter has quickly become the premier luxury hotel in the heart of the lively Gaslamp Quarter. Adjacent to PETCO Park, Home of the San Diego Padres, and two blocks from the San Diego Convention Center. Boasting a sophisticated modern design and breathtaking Ocean, San Diego skyline and baseball park views, home to Soleil @k Restaurant, Latitude Lounge & ALTITUDE Sky Lounge our award winning open-air rooftop hotspot. ... more less
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