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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Ranked #23 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Beautiful lobby and property, average rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2004

I stayed in the Manchester Grand Hyatt for a weekend in September. The hotel is incredible. Enormous lobby, beautiful pools, great facilities. However, the rooms are very blah, although the harbor tower has goregous views from the top floors.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2004

The hotel is very nice, but try not to be put in the seaport tower. We were on the 11th floor and could hear the trolly, the train and a tugboat at 2:30 in the morning. Try to stay in the harbor tower...we had colleagues stay there and they did not hear any of these noises.

The rooms are nice, but lack drawer space and we had to constantly ask for more towels and soap and lotion were not replaced regularly.

It is centrally located...good but not my favorite place I have stayed.

  • Stayed September 2005
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2004

Before our cruise we spent 3 days at this wonderful hotel.

We got the hotel through bidding on Priceline at a VERY reasonable price, almost unbelievable!!

We were on the 23rd floor overlooking the swimming pool and a water area where sailboats were constantly sailing and right next to SeaPort Village. Every night there was a fireworks display. A trolley line runs right in front of the hotel that will take you to popular sites within San Diego area for a nominal fee. We walked to Horton Plaza mall and the Gaslamp area

The lobby is a knockout! The rooms were cool, quiet with very comfortable beds and lots of hangers for clothes plus hair dryer, iron and ironing board and a place to hook up your lap top.

There was never a wait for an elevator which quickly took you to your floor.

The only thing that would be nice for this hotel to offer is a shuttle from airport to hotel (a little surprising since most hotels give this perk) and I was also surprised that there was no exhaust fan in the bathroom to keep the air fresh.

Otherwise---I was totally spoiled and there is no question that I would WANT to go to the hotel again, especially if I was lucky enough to bid right on Priceline!

  • Stayed September 2004
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2004

A lot of times I book 4 star hotels and discover I was mislead and that the hotel is a 3 star.

My experience at the Manchester Grand Hyatt was just the opposite. This is a 5 star hotel that is advertised as a 4 star. The lobby is incredible. The staff is outstanding.

They do need to wash the windows but that is aminor complaint.

Within a five minute walk of Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter.

1 Thank ChuckMet
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2004

The hotel is nice, in a great location. The pool and location are is top selling points. I had heard great things about the rooms in the "new tower" but was a little disappointed. The decor is very cheesy. A little underwhelmed. Service was consistently average.

  • Stayed October 2004
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1 Thank Matt89
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2004

When you first enter this hotel, prepared to be amazed by the grandeur of the lobby area. This has to be the hotel's best feature. This hotel is so big, too big to be personal. It was quite an adjustment coming from Hilton La Jolla, just 20 min. up the road, in which we had a very pleasant stay the night before. The room that was given to us was on the 27th floor and admittedly was very good size with plenty of space, however, the decor seemed very outdated and ugly (dark green flower beddings, the kind you would find in your grandma's house). We had a partial (like 10 %) water view and the rest was overlooking the city, but windows were dirty which kind of reduced the impact of the view. By the way, there is no balcony. The bathroom floor had hairs and we had to call to request some bath robes as there were none present in the room. They took forever to bring them and we found stains on them when they finally arrived. The major disappointment was the swimming pool/spa area. Too small for a hotel this size (it was like my friend's apartment swimming pool) and we were packed like sardines in the jaccuzi. If you fancy a peaceful swim, you need to get up early). We had a AAA deal which included free breakfast buffet. When you enter the restaurant the first thing you see is an amazing gourmet brunch buffet. But don't be fooled, we discovered that this was not part of the AAA deal, and we were shown to a smaller lesser value breakfast selection. It was still nice, but it was like dangling candy in front of a child and then taking it away. Parking is expensive, $16 overnight. The checking staff and concierge were very helpful, but restaurant hostess came across very rude. We liked our waitress though. The hotel is only a few blocks from the gaslamp district and 5 min. walk from the marina. We don't think we would stay again, not for the price we paid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2004

It was a great place to stay and everything was right there. The fitness center was better than the gym I go to. People were great and they went out of the way to help.

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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
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 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#53 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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