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“Great All-Around Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Ranked #23 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Kansas City, MO
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great All-Around Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed here (minus our 2-year-old) as she attended a conference in the convention center and I used the time for vacation. I can't speak to the value of the room based on the rate, but can say that it is first class in location and amenities. We experienced great service regarding the in room internet, with parking, and in providing the toiletries that we forget. Despite a long line, check-in didn't take long either.

The location of this hotel and the majestic views make it our favorite place to stay in San Diego. I would have liked a view across Coronado Island to the ocean, but there was nothing wrong with the northwest view we had of the bay from the north tower.

Overall, the couple of small complaints we had (pillows, discolored/dirty grout in shower, uncomfortable room couch/chair) pale in comparison to the major benefits. If given the chance, I hope to stay here again in the future and have a return visit to the "Top of the Hyatt" for the sunset view.

Room Tip: A corner king has the best view, but just consider what tower you're going to be in, what direct...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

You walk into a huge lobby that is well-appointed, you're greeted by friendly staff, and then off to your room, which is lovely. Overall, a really nice experience. There is a wonderful sports bar off the lobby where you can watch your favorite team and have a bite if you like. The little café next to the sports bar is a great place to grab a morning coffee and treat or an afternoon snack or soda. The hotel is within walking distance of the Gaslight district and also a ferry to take you to Coranado island. They also have a very nice spa where I received one of the best pedicures ever.

The two small downsides here is (1) from one of the towers you will hear the jets from the airbase nearby if they are doing maneuvers; and (2) they charge for internet access, which I personally believe is criminal. You can access your smartphone in the lobby but not always in the room and even in the lobby it can be spotty. Otherwise, I really enjoyed my stay here!

Room Tip: It's possible the harbor tower is quieter if you don't hear the jets but I don't know.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I am currently staying at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for a business conference. The hotel features two towers and they are the tallest buildings in all of Southern California. When walking into the hotel the lobby is impressive with large painting/frescos, a bit of a hodge podge of styles. The checkin process was quick. I am a Hyatt Passport Gold status member, and was able to secure a room on the 24th floor facing the bay with beautiful views of the Bay, marina, and Military Battleship. The rooms are nice, modern, look recently renovated. With a large flat screen TV, comfortable/firm bed, and nice large waterfall shower head in the shower. The room was also very quiet the two nights I stayed here. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the heart of the Gaslight. There are plenty of other hotels on this strip of downtown San Diego, but for Hyatt loyalists, and folks looking for a nice place with great amenities (Did not swim in any of the pools but they looked really nice, Gym was large and had modern equipment) this hotel is a great option for Business travelers and Families.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Spent a long weekend in San Diego and this hotel. Large hotel. Recently renovated. While there was a large party/conference in the hotel, it wasn't particularly loud (also helped that we requested to stay away from elevators and ice machines). Self-Parking over the labor day weekend was a bit of an issue but the parking folks were very accommodating and allowed us to valet our car free of charge when self-parking spots were unavailable. Probably would not recommend this hotel for a quiet, romantic getaway but definitely kid friendly and good for business trips.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Nice hotel. Clean rooms. Very centrally located. But, its at the level of a normal Hyatt. Not a Grand Hyatt. If you have stayed in Grand Hyatts in Tokyo or Shanghai, you will know.
You can also hear street noises, especially the clanging of Light Rail Tram system which is right next to the hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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98 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is beautiful and a great location, they have a lot to offer as far as restaurants walking. The only reason I would never stay again was because the beds are so hard. I am not a firm bed person. After the first night I had to check out and go stay at the Westin. Which was great and the beds were much better

Stayed November 2013
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Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel with an impressive lobby. Rooms were spacious although I could hear street noise at the 6th floor. Higher floors may be better. Short walk to convention center and Gas Lamp restaurants. The breakfast bar was very elaborate and also had quite a few local favors like perfectly poached eggs Mexican style in addition to an omelette station and fresh juice stand

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

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:
#6 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#9 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#13 Green Hotel in San Diego
#48 Family Hotel in San Diego
#53 Business Hotel in San Diego
#53 Romantic 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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