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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Ranked #25 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed August 21, 2008

Family of 4 stayed at the Hyatt for 3 nights 8/13-8/16. Room on 22nd floor was nothing fancy but clean and comfortable with a great view of bay. Decent size bathroom. Maid service kept up room great. Common areas of hotel are beautiful. Pool area is nice with extras for the kids like pingpong tables, foose ball and hula hoops.

The location of the Hyatt is great for all things to visit in San Diego. Trolley right outside the door. Petco park and Gaslight district within easy walking distance.

I will agree you can hear the trains even on the 22nd floor. Only one time during the night but I am a light sleeper. No one else in my family heard the train whistle.

I would defintely stay here again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Paying for internet; high parking
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2008

Stayed here for a conference. This place, with its lobby of huge faux-woodland murals, its gallery of pictures of 'Papa Doug' with buddies like Arnold and Katherine Harris, among others, and its pretensions of glamour and sophistication, rings hollow. The pretensions end at the elevators - the room was 'average' to say the least. Will not go back.

Stayed July 2008
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2008

A big plus for this property is its location. The housekeeping staff did a great job keeping the room tidy and the staff at the parking garage were friendly. As I was staying at the hotel for a conference held there and it being summer vacation season, the garage ran pretty full and parking was difficult during the first few days. The hotel staff seemed to do a great job with the conference. Front desk staff and staff answering the hotel phone could use more training--generally, not the most helpful group during my stay.
I did not get the type of room I had reserved and during check out, I was unable to get a receipt due to "computer system turnover." The morning I did checkout, I had to call the courtesy phone at the front desk so that someone would help me. The staff member seemed put out that she had to help me when she did arrive. I am still trying to get a receipt for my stay; interestingly, I receive slightly different information each time I call about this. The room is noisy. The first night I stayed there, I was awakened at 4am by train horns. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated event. Granted my room was just off the elevator, so I heard everyone as they were getting off the elevator when they came in for the night/morning. There were loud motorized sounds (the elevator?) and I knew when others on the floor were taking showers/flushing toilets/using the water, because I could hear water flowing.
Overall okay for the conference, but would definitely stay somewhere else next time I am in town.

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  • Stayed August 2008
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2008

I know this hotel has mixed reviews - maybe we just got lucky, but we couldn't have been happier with our stay. Great location, large, clean, well appointed room (we got two double beds, so maybe got a larger room?), twice a day maid service, great views and quiet from the 37th floor. We paid about $125/day including Priceline's fee and taxes. Parked at metered spots across the railroad tracks instead of paying for parking. (The Brickyard, also across the tracks, is an awesome breakfast/coffee place). An easy five stars.

Stayed August 2008
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2008

Had the pleasure of staying at the Manchester Hyatt for a business trip recently and it is the perfect San Diego Hotel for many reasons. The location being the best reason, close to the Gaslamp, Petco, the USS Midway, etc. You can walk everywhere or take the street trolley. Pool, conciege, gym are all top notch except that they let kids play in the jacuzzi, not happy about that and pretty annoying. It's expensive for the most part, but nothing over the top. We had a nice room and most rooms have nice views of the harbor. Food was a rip off, so don't eat there. They do however have 2 fantastic bars, the first is the Top of Hyatt, on the top floor, great views. The second it the KIN lounge, just opened, great outdoor lounge, more upscale though, no shorts or sandals.

To sum it up, close to the airport, close to all attractions including the zoo, so what's not to like? We checked out the Marriott next door as well, better pool, all rooms have balconies, and more of a modern look if that's what you're into.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2008

My family and I stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for 7 nights this month. We had two rooms, both of which were very clean and comfortable.

It is a very large hotel - lots of conference attendees where there during our visit, not many families. Staff was friendly and attentive. Fabulous view of San Diego Bay! 4th floor pool was very nice, although drinks and food were expensive. We really enjoyed renting bikes from the hotel - we rode 4 times during our 7 day stay - a really great way to see/learn about the city. There was a doorman there - Michael - who was wonderful. He was friendly and very helpful when pointing us in the right direction on our bikes. Even made sure to tell us where NOT to go! Very much appreciated!

Lots to do close to the hotel - Seaport Village (shopping, restaurants), harbor cruise, Old Town Trolley, The Midway etc. Really fun activities!

Staff at Redfields cafe was not very friendly. They really made it seem like waiting on customers was a burden. We ended up going to the cafe out the back side of the hotel - AnnMarie's. The staff there was friendly, worked hard AND their prices were less expensive than Redfields. Do yourself a favor and go to the grocery store, Ralph's - only three blocks away. The bottled water in the room was $4.50 a bottle. Maid service was very good.

Only downside of this hotel was the train noise. Amtrak and frieght trains travel close by and seem to always be blowing their whistles!

Location, views, activities, staff really make this hotel stand out. Great job Manchester!

  • Liked — Location, views, activities, staff
  • Disliked — Train whistiles, Redfields service
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2008

Despite booking back in February for 6 nights for a party of 4, arrived to find the first night overbooked. Hotel offer to accommodate us at the very luxurious Grand del Mar looked good on paper, but we were jetlagged, looking forward to going downtown for the baseball game and unimpressed with having to travel 13 miles three times over the evening. Even less impressed when we discovered we had been allocated the last queen room, which even with a rollaway left one child with nowhere to sleep, which the Hyatt knew full well before sending us up there. Luckily we got a cancellation. OK, so the Hyatt compensated us, but it was all so impersonal and inconvenient, especially travelling with kids. Pool closed one afternoon when someone got sick, and overall just a hotel with a complete lack of any ambience or personality.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — impersonal attitude
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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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:
#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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