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San Diego Convention Center

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Address: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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Huge convention center

I had no business inside this convention center, however, had an opportunity to have a glance on this huge building. This seems pretty large with huge parking place and is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bengaluru, India
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no business inside this convention center, however, had an opportunity to have a glance on this huge building. This seems pretty large with huge parking place and is rightly placed close to the downtown San Diego.

Thank wanderlust_SUNIL
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw the inside of this and wow is putting it mildly. The elevator is able to allow wheel chairs in it with ample room.

Thank sbunt00
Oceanside, California
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67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is clean and open, but the directions to events in the center is vague at best. The parking is easy.

Thank xanaduyas
Malmo, Sweden
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150 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I regularly attend scientific meetings with up to 25,000 visitors and this is one of the few places that can accomodate so many conferees. It is quite well organized, huge building. The wifi is one of the best I have experienced in any of the major convention centers.

Thank LarsRo
Porto, Portugal
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The Ash2016 visit was great. The organization was flawless and the people involved were very kind and capable. Good wifi for such a big building.

Thank DoCamandro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This massive convention is located by the seaport of Sandiego;however,there is messy traffic around the convention;by itself downtown location and limited access by public transportation. That makes coming to the convention horrible experience,esp.on the rush hours of weekdays. Overall,I rated this venue for 4-5 stars on it's beauty but traffic arrangement is just2-3starred for a huge number of attendees.

Thank berm1974
Cape May Beach
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473 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I think the convention center is well designed. The exterior is much more interesting looking that most and the interior functions well for handling all those people. The best part for me is the location. It is downtown, so easy to walk to restaurants and also get to the water and dock areas.

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is not a tourist place in the common sense - as you gather there only for a reason: Attending a trade show or a conference. It is very long stretched - which makes it advisable to decide on a tram stop to exit - it features several.... Inside it is one massive complex hall and additional meeting rooms -... More 

Thank Ullrich0815
Oxford, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were at a conference here that was attended by 30,000 people. It easily accommodated that number. Staff and facilities were spot on. Very good.

Thank KinkyNoodle
Lenexa, Kansas
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is a nice Convention Center. There is easy access in and out and sits right in front of the Harbor. A couple of us were able to stroll behind the center to shopping and all the way down to USS Midway. There is a Starbucks in the center, Fedex, and eating options. They keep the restrooms clean. I was... More 

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