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Review of Courtyard San Diego Downtown

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Courtyard San Diego Downtown
Ranked #16 of 283 Hotels in San Diego
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Province of Malaga, Spain
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“West coast road trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Today finds us staying in this hotel.
Very interesting history as it is a decommissioned 1920s bank. Some of his is still seen throughout the hotels communal areas.
Unique clean and tidy and normal marriott quality and standard. The rooms are slightly outdated, but practical, clean and presentable. Staff are polite and cordial and helped with all our needs.
We did ask to change rooms as i paid for a city view and got a brick wall on the 2nd floor of 14...
The best of all about tjis hotel is its location... Slap bang in the middle of all the action, the famous gas lamp quarter. Amazing atmosphere on tje weekend we stayed.. But you could hear the music and noise well into the morning hours.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mr_Journey
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Mr_Journey, thank you for your feedback on our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed our unique property and took advantage of our convenient downtown location. I apologize if you were disturbed by any outside noise. Please contact me or the front desk supervisor at Ashley.reid@cymsandiego.com or Veronica.padilla@cymsandiego.com and we can help you find a room type to best suit your needs on your next visit with us.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our stay rocked. Jillian took great care of us at the bar. Everyone we spoke to went out of their way to help from recommending local restaurants to their favorite hotel foods. The hotel has an amazing feel and awesome history. We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sig0310
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Sig0310, Thank you for your kind words. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff took great care of you. We can’t wait to have you back at our hotel.
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Outstanding renovation of an old bank building into a modern hotel in downtown San Diego. Walking distance to everything in the Gaslamp District. Big rooms, outstanding service. Spend some time looking over the minor details of the architectural features that have been retained. Particularly interesting is the lobby and the vault in the basement.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank xylograph
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Xylograph, Thank you for your feedback on the hotel and our outstanding service. We are glad you were able to enjoy our historic building during your time in San Diego. If your travels ever bring you back to our city, please think of us for your accommodations.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The hotel is in a very nice historic bank building,they really made an nice effort to keep as it was , you can even see the old vaults in the basement. I believe it's only a 3 star hotel, but I would rate it 3* ++, I've seen 4 or 5* Marriott hotels not as nice as this one. It is well located within walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp quarter. The woman that checked us in wasn't very friendly but the rest of the staff was nice. The rooms are nice and spacious, with nice colors and good layout. The bathroom is big and clean. Overall a very nice stay, I will for sure be back to this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a street view room on the higher floors, we did not have such a room and even though we were...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Noya24
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Noya24, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that our service was exceptional and our staff took care of you. It is nice to hear that you will be returning to our hotel. Please let us know in advance so that we are able to accommodate all your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact myself at Ashley.Reid@cymsandiego.com or Veronica Padilla at Veronica.Padilla@cymsandiego.com.
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Dayton, OH
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207 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

The hotel is very nice. It exists in an old bank, so the basement conference rooms are old vaults, which is cool to see. The fitness center and laundry facility is also in the basement. Quality of the rooms is nice, and very spacial. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the lobby area is laid out very well. The bar serves a variety of drinks and beers and the bar staff is very accommodating. The location of the hotel is almost perfect, but a few blocks north of the entertainment center. Overall, a pretty decent hotel and fairly good price while at it.

Room Tip: Choose the West or South sides for decent views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Krumdog89, Thank you for taking time out of your day to review our hotel. I am glad that our staff was accommodating to your needs and that you enjoyed our beautiful historic building. We recently renovated our guestrooms and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. If you ever return to San Diego, please think of us and if you need help reserving a room please do not hesitate to contact myself at Ashley.Reid@cymsandiego.com or Veronica Padilla at Veronica.Padilla@cymsandiego.com so that we can reassure you that you will have another memorable experience.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had a fantastic stay! The room was very clean and neat. The staff was amazing!!! Everyone was nice and helpful.....from the valet to the front desk to the house keeping (etc). The bar was awesome and Josh and Jillian were amazing!!! Josh and Jillian were so friendly and inviting and gave us so many great options for places to see in San Diego and made amazing drinks! We couldn't have had a better time/stay! Thanks everyone!!
Keeley & Jeff Cook (from Colorado)

Room Tip: I gave a poor rating on pool and spa because there isn't either one. The hotel itself is amazin...
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Green Features: I like that I can skip house keeping and reuse in order to help save the environment.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Keeley C
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Keeley C, Thank you for feedback regarding your stay. We are glad to hear that our team made your stay enjoyable especially Josh and Jillyin. Hopefully the next time you visit San Diego, you think of us and if you need assistance in making your reservation please do not hesitate to contact myself at Ashley.Reid@cymsandiego.com or Veronica Padilla at Veronica.Padilla@cymsandiego.com so that we can reassure you that you will have another memorable experience.
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Los Angeles
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107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We only stayed one night but what a wonderful night it was. This hotel is in a historic renovated bank in downtown San Diego. They did such a nice job of keeping a lot of the historic charm: marble walls, rich wood, and best of all the bank vaults; yet they have added enough modern touches that you know that you will be happy here. (Note: Try to see the meeting rooms that have been built into the safes). We were upgraded to the ninth floor with a view of the bay, which was a nice surprise. The room was spacious and beautifully thought out with a relaxing style and soothing colours.

The service was friendly and they went the extra distance to make our stay special. Will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the harbour, it is limited but on the much nicer side. Also farther up will help...
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Green Features: The hotel provides rewards for recycling, so they are doing their part; it is up to the guest to do theirs. The air conditioner is on a motion detector so shuts down if you are gone from the room for a period of time.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ashley R, Front Office Manager at Courtyard San Diego Downtown, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Wart99, Thank you for your amazing comments about the hotel. We are glad that you were able to enjoy our historic building and are very happy to hear that you will definitely be coming back. When you decide to make a reservations, please do not hesitate to contact myself at Ashley.Reid@cymsandiego.com or Veronica Padilla at Veronica.Padilla@cymsandiego.com so that we can reassure you that you will have another wonderful experience.
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Property: Courtyard San Diego Downtown
Address: 530 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-5206
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in San Diego
#20 Family Hotel in San Diego
#23 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#34 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience the perfect hotel for your San Diego stay. Housed in a 1920's historic landmark building, the reinvented Courtyard San Diego Downtown welcomes guests with the sophisticated comfort of modern accommodations, while embracing the character of the distinguished former financial institution. From the moment you step through the revolving front doors, you will be whisked away to an inviting and intimate space to unwind, gather your thoughts, or share a laugh and a beverage with friends. Exquisite remnants of the former bank grace the interior of our hotel and mix with a fresh, contemporary style. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, you can expect impeccable service and an unbeatable location in the Gaslamp Quarter, offering hundreds of dining and entertainment options. We are conveniently located in the heart of the business district, walking distance to the waterfront and San Diego Convention Center, and minutes away from the San Diego International Airport and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. We are also just steps away from the San Diego Trolley which connects downtown to Mission Valley, Chula Vista, and the International Border. Reinvented with fresh decor and design, our guest rooms and suites provide superior accommodations for individual travelers, business groups, event groups and families. Each of our rooms offers luxury bedding, free high-speed Internet and microwaves, refrigerators and safes in every room. After sightseeing or a day of meetings, enjoy delicious California cuisine at THE LOBBY or grab a snack at our 24-hour market. At the Courtyard San Diego Downtown, we're ready to serve up what you want - where you want. ... more   less 
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Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
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