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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Ranked #22 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

I really enjoyed the stay. First they gave me a big discount due to the fact they couldn't get me smoking room. It was New Years Eve and they told EVERYONE that check out was time was 2 pm. I was so happy, because I had a long night. Everything was great, from the bathrooms, the bed and the breakfast. I'm doing the same next year!

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  • Disliked — nothing.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2007

We were going to be in SD for a few days to visit with family and I thought I would try Priceline. I got the Manchester Hyatt for $100 a night. Not that much lower that the lowest rate on the Hyatt website but with parking at $20/day, I thought $120 was better than $170. We had a room on the 25th floor. I didn't hear the trains but my husband did and it bothered him at times. The room was tiny for the four of us (w/kids 5 & 13) but clean. I didn't like the deodorizer that they sprayed all over the place and it was a hike to get anywhere around the hotel. There were a lot of people there - including the Univ. of Texas football team but it never felt like it was crowded. We liked the proximity to Seaport Village and ate there a few times. We also walked a few blocks to Horton Plaza - a nice mall. It was a nice walk after being in the car for 3 hours. I liked having what we needed nearby but I'd think I'd like to try a smaller hotel next time.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Size - too big
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

The Manchester Hyatt is a lovely Hotel. No complaints.

The service was excellent and the location was perfect. It was only a short 5-10 minute drive to Sea World and The San Diego Zoo.

The Hotel is also right next to Seaport Village which has many restaurants and shoppes.

We had a corner room with great views of the bay and the city skyline. Awesome views!

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

Great location, walking distance to shoping, great food, and view of the Coranado Bridge. Clean, business hotel.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

We had a company holiday party at the Manchester Grand and decided to make it a weekend stay. The hotel is gorgeous, and is a great location for anyone looking to experience San Diego's marina and gaslamp district. The staff was courteous and our bayview room was well appointed. The view was fantastic. The Sunday brunch buffet at Lael's was a bit pricey, but the amenities and food were nice.
The biggest drawback, was how PAPER THIN the walls are! We could hear what the people next door were saying, and they were not yelling. We could also hear people bustling down the hallways, as well as their conversations. It was disappointing for a place that looks so nice.

Stayed December 2007
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

This two-tower hotel has very comfortable rooms. The bed and pillows are wonderful. After traveling in the Orient for 4 weeks, I thought that Asian service was the best. But, this hotel pretty much matched Asia for superior service. The concierge service is the best I have ever found. This hotel is very suitable for business travel.

The only negative was that our room 3602 was RIGHT NEXT TO THE METAL STAIR WELL that the night watchman banged down every few hours during the night. We were in the 40 floor tower, so I would avoid any room ending in 02 in that tower. We complained and the hotel made an accommodation to fix the situation. But if you don't want the hassle of moving, make sure that you don't get near the stair well.

Oh, the other negative is that the trains sound a horn in the middle of the night from time to time. (Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.) These trains affect ALL hotels that are in this harbor/ waterfront area, so there is not much you can do to avoid it if you need to be near the convention center.

The breakfast buffet was so great, that we actually tried that restaurant for dinner one night. oops... that did not work out. While they do a great breakfast, somehow, the dinner menu does not work out at all.

Overall, a very good business hotel. Stayed here 7 nights for a business conference. There is none of that useless "turn-down" sevice at night, so there is not that extra intrusion into the room at night (a welcome relief.)

  • Liked — bed and pillows
  • Disliked — noise from the train
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Stayed at the Hyatt while attending a conference.

Good news: The hotel is clean, housekeeping got it right every time, reservations weren't screwed up. The location is very convenient to the Convention Center, the Gaslamp district, the Midway aircraft carrier museum, and the Marriott. There is a safe but no refrigerator. A supermarket (Ralph's) is within walking distance.

Bad news: Food provided by catering was nothing special, though maybe the cheap stuff was ordered. The bar at the top of the hotel is disappointing. The windows aren't big and are designed to prevent you from looking out while sitting in the low chairs that are near the windows. The train whistle is relentless, though the HVAC unit's fan can be put on high, masking much of the noise.

This is an above average conference hotel but if your conference uses the US Grant hotel for overflow, let them put you there. The location is better for your time off and that hotel is rated higher by this web site.

Maybe it's my age, but it was just weird seeing how many Japanese tourists were smiling and taking pictures of each other in front of the Midway on December 7 (Pearl Harbor anniversary). I'm glad that times have changed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The train whistle
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Address: One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101-7714
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Marina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#8 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#13 Green Hotel in San Diego
#49 Family Hotel in San Diego
#54 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#54 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 4*
Number of rooms: 1628
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is the ultimate waterfront urban hotel and spa and tallest waterfront building on the West Coast rising high above magnificent San Diego Bay. Panoramic bay and city views welcome you in all of our 1628 newly renovated guestrooms including 76 suites. A 25,000 sq/ft roof top pool deck overlooks San Diego Bay and has 2-whirl pools, a pool bar, cabanas, fire pit and stage area. The Grand lobby is filled with marble, brass, dark stained woods and several grand paintings all lit naturally by 3 stories of windows, which look out over a massive 5 lane porte cochere giving the guest a sense of arrival not seen outside of Las Vegas. The hotel has two marina-view restaurants, a full service Marilyn Monroe Spa and Salon, a sky lounge, a lobby bar, coffee house, a deli and an upscale lounge/restaurant featuring specialty martinis, mojitos and California cuisine. The hotel has over 130,000 sq/ft of meeting space, featuring a 34,000 sq/ft exhibit hall, a 30,000 & 25,000 sq/ft ballrooms next to each other, a 10,000 sq/ft Jr Ballroom and 41 meeting rooms and 45 conference suites. We hope to welcome you soon! ... more   less 
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