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Review of Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Ranked #38 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Marriott does it again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed at this Marriott for 3 nights in May for a business conference, and once again, rather like my experience of staying at the Marriott at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the service from beginning to end was first rate - particularly all those at the Concierge desk who never tired of answering all of my questions or making calls for me.

The location for downtown San Diego is unbeatable plus you get the sea views and so much to see just walking distance from the hotel.

Admittedly, the room rates can easily be beaten elsewhere in town, but as were on a group rate, $239/night plus taxes seemed extremely reasonable to me.

You won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Situated right next to the SD Convention Center so very convenient for conference goers. It is your good old business hotel with everything running efficient though really nothing special about. Swimming pool and ground area between the two towers are nice but guestrooms are really not that big despite of being comfortably decorated. Bathroom is functional but also on the tight side. The good thing is every room seems to have a private balcony which opens up to a fantastic million-dollar harbor view!

Unfortunately due to heavy use during the convention week, the Club level was closed while I was there so can't comment about the service, otherwise hotel staff is friendly and very professional.

Hotel rate at Marriott during ANY convention period will likely be high but location wise, you simply can't beat it. In sum, it is a good comfortable business hotel which I will not hesitate to recommend to fellow travelers regardlessly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have been staying at the Marriott Marquis for years. It has always been a great place to stay because it is well-managed and because the people who work there do a terrific job. The rooms are well-maintained and clean, the workout area is terrific and the views are great. The property, however, has a distinctly dated, corporate and vanilla feel to it now, given the increase in the number of hotels (even large chain hotels) that are updating to give a "boutique experience." Overall, a solid value.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just returned from a week at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. I had read a number of reviews of the hotel and knew exactly where I wanted to be in the hotel. Prior to my stay, I telephoned the hotel with my room request. Upon arrival, I was delighted to learn that I was assigned to the exact type of room I had requested: bay-view king with a balcony on the 24th floor. The view was absolutely magnificent. The room was wonderful as well--good sized with a sofa, refrigerator and all of the usual amenities. The bathroom did not have a tub but I prefer a walk-in shower so that was not a problem for me.
The hotel is very, very large and was filled to capacity during my stay. Nonetheless, the service was excellent throughout. And, it was very quiet in my room. It goes without saying that I would select this hotel again when I return to San Diego.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed here for 6 nights and it was so nice! The place is beautiful. They have everything you need inside the hotel:shops, restaurants and even Starbucks .The rooms were very spacious with magnificent view. The only minus is hotel is very big and too many people everywhere, so I guess people at the service get tired. They were not so friendly.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Carlow, Ireland
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270 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Marriott Marquis. Its a busy hotel but the rooms are nice, decent wifi and good selection of TV channels.

WIFI is free of charge in public areas and is payable in the rooms.

I bought my breakfast at Exchange on the lobby level and there is also a starbucks there.

For conventions this is hotel is literally next door. The Gaslamp area is 10 mins walking away and the promenade and Seaport Village are even closer.

The gym is very well equipped and has regular classes.

Overall a very positive experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is gorgeous!!!!! The public areas are stunning! The rooms are enormous, luxurious, comfortable. The bed was so comfortable. The staff treated us like royalty. Our room had a double balcony with a view of the amazing pool area, and seaport village. The bathroom was incredible, with a huge tinted picture window looking out over the harbor. A shower with a view was a real unexpected treat!! The location is perfect for a little city escape, with Seaport Village , and so much more, right at your door. This place is a WOW ! ! !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Property: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Address: 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-7709
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#15 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#16 Green Hotel in San Diego
#24 Business Hotel in San Diego
#29 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#29 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 1305
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soak up the sun in style at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Unique to other downtown San Diego hotels, Marriott provides an environment that easily transitions from dynamic meetings to resort-style relaxation with luxury guest rooms, 280,000 square feet of meeting space and a 446-slip marina. Adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, our San Diego hotel in downtown is at the center of many popular attractions including Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, SeaWorld(R) San Diego & LEGOLAND(R) California. Experience grand service and thoughtful amenities during your stay with exceptional dining options, a resort-style pool with cabanas and a bar, spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. Relax at the end of the day in well-appointed guest rooms featuring plush bedding, the latest technology and breathtaking views of San Diego Bay. No matter what kind of getaway you're craving, our luxury hotel in downtown San Diego delivers. ... more   less 
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San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel San Diego
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