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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Ranked #79 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Very Good Overall”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a very nice Marriott for its class type.

The rooms are pretty and comfy. Front desk are excellent. Valet parking that is $34/day but you can use the self parking for a 3rd less right across the street. The front desk staffs are very nice. For a Marriott of its type, this is one is one of the cleanest (other are clean too, but this one make their hotel sparks). The beds are very comfortable and everything met my expectation. I like that you can crack the window open. They don’t have a pool, but they have a roof bar which seems very popular at night. The club lounge has one of the freshest fruits available and the foods are pretty good. The club lounge staff on the other hand could use some smiles and one of the less friendly of the Marriott hotels I have been to – I am talking about the club lounge only. The rest of the staffs are excellent. They even put a relaxation CD in my room to sooth me. On weekend when the club lounges are closed, they offered me a complimentary breakfast at one of their restaurant and it was very good. This is definitely one of my favorite Marriott in San Diego.

I wish I can give it 4.5, taking 1/2 star off for the club lounge staff lack of enthusiasm. But this hotel definitely deserve more than a 4 stars, so I give it 5.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Hotel S, Guest Services Agent at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear CloverlsSweet,

Thank you so much for your terrific review! We are so happy to read our hotel
staff treated you so kindly during your visit. It is very important to us that we meet,
and or exceed, our guests' expectations in all aspects of their stay. So, we are very
pleased we were able to accomplish that with you. We love that we are your favorite
Marriott in San Diego! Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Take care,

Carissa
Guest Services Agent
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

We used Reward points to get away for Valentines weekend. The staff, lobby, and bars were all great. We got a corner suite on the 19th floor and had a good experience. The rooms are a little dated, but are passable.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel S, Manager at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear 151John_S151,

Thank you for staying with us and for your review, I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the hotel and our location. However, I am curious to learn more about your visit and how we might have earned a better rating. If it is not too much trouble, would you mind contacting me? I can be reached by calling 619.696.0234.

Warmest regards,

Jeffrey Burg
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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a trip to San Diego - and I highly recommend staying at this Marriott as its walking distance to the entire downtown area, baseball stadium, convention center, etc. It's also jut a quick drive to Coronado and Pacific/Mission beach.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Hotel S, Manager at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Kweaver22,

Thank you so much for the terrific review and for pointing out how close to everything we are. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Warmest regards,

Jeffrey Burg
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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
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Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This hotel was in a great area, very clean, the rooms were very nice and the welcome at the front desk by Carlos Ynares was the best welcome I have had at a Marriott hotel. I stay at alot of Marriott hotels and he by far was the BEST!! He treated us like he had known us for years!
Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 21st floor....Beautiful view of Petco Park and the Bay!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Hotel S, Manager at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Susan B,

I completely agree with you; Carlos is great. We are very fortunate to have him and many other warm and hospitable associates. We work tirelessly to take care of our guests, and I appreciate you acknowledging Carlos.

We looking forward to welcoming you back!

All my best,

Jeffrey Burg
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San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I had a spacious room with access to the business lounge on the same floor. Really a fantastic private space, with the room itself large enough to eliminate walking over to the business lounge to do some hours' work on my laptop.

Breakfast in the lobby was great, and cooked to order. All was good, promptly delivered by curteous staff.

The gaslamp quarter is great for it's shops, restaurants and relatively car-free environment. It is just outside the hotel doors, with the beachfront a quiet stroll away also after passing through the gaslamp quarter.

Would certainly go there again!

Room Tip: High floors provide a great view over the low(ish) buildings of the gaslamp quarter and all the way...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Hotel S, Guest Services Agent at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear Thomas2000040,

Thank you for all of your great comments about our hotel. Our concierge levels definitely offer beautiful views of our city as well as quick access to the concierge lounge for beverages and sitting space to unwind. Soleil @ K is an awesome place to dine and is convenient for guests to access from our lobby making it a good option especially for early morning breakfast. Once again, we are happy you thoroughly enjoyed yourself at our location.

All my best,

Carissa
Guest Services Agent
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were absolutely THRILLED with our choice to stay at this hotel! From the moment we were greeted at the door, to the minute we checked out, we felt like we were treated wonderfully. The location was PERFECT for my husband who was attending a conference at the Conference Center and classes at the Omni, both only minutes away by walking. We walked absolutely everywhere (although we are serious walkers), we only got a taxi to go to Coronado, otherwise most things were within walking distance. The rooms were spotless, housekeeping provided every detail asked for, and the staff at the front desk (and concierge) were very knowledgeable about the area and helped us with our sightseeing choices. The fitness room was very clean and well stocked, and the view from the lounge on the roof was beautiful! We did not dine there, but had cocktails during the Superbowl in the bar….that was our only "so so" experience…..the bar staff was not very attentive and we ended up leaving during 1/2 time to find better service. That was not enough to stop me from rating this property excellent!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Address: 660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , East Village , Gaslamp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#8 Business Hotel in San Diego
#27 Green Hotel in San Diego
#30 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#59 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter 4*
Number of rooms: 306
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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