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“Pigeons on our lunch and breakfast table.”

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Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
NYC
2 reviews
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“Pigeons on our lunch and breakfast table.”
Reviewed 29 August 2010

This was a return trip to the Coronado Marriott based on the fact that we had a delightful stay one year ago.
When we arrived we had lunch outside immediately since we were famished from the long air trip.
The first thing that I noticed was that a filthy black pigeon was eyeing my table from about six inches away.
I hoped that would change but when the food arrived the pigeon and three others actually swooped onto my table and ran for the food.
This was disgusting and when you pay $60.00 for your lunch you do not want to fight a dirty pack of pigeons for the privilege.
We talked to the waiter and he said, "Yeah, they are all over" and left.
The next morning we tried to eat outside but under a covered area immediately off the main dining room (thinking that would inhibit the pigeons). It was actually worse. There were high level columns which the birds used as perches and clustered in large numbers and watched and waited as you ate and suddenly lunged for our eggs in a startling moment.
In addition the umbrellas at the pool could not be opened since they lacked a simple piece of hardware to secure them. The pool chairs which were once nice are now looking like they were the pillows for a pick up truck for a long, long time.
It is sad to see a careless management team ruin what was a very attractive Marriott property. I wanted to give Marriott this feedback directly but they no longer have any comment cards or anywhere on their website to contact them. Also, they sent a follow up email in the past which asked about the quality of your stay. Nothing this time, so I am sharing what happened to us in our three night stay which will not be repeated next year.

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Reviewed 28 August 2010

We traveled with our two teenagers and a three year old. The rooms were comfortable and we enjoyed the view and location very much. We were less impressed with the restaurant service as it was at times indifferent and slow. One thing that irked us the most was the lack of either free or cheap internet service. We stayed 8 days and needed internet service. Each individual computer had to pay $12.95 a day. We felt that was a bit of a ripoff in this day and age. WIth our two teens and my husband on business we paid more in internet charges than anything else. In less expensive hotels, we had 24 hours free at least. No freebies here.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

I stayed here for 4 nights with my wife and 4 year old son as part of my holiday. I chose the Marriott because I wanted to stay at Coronado and the Marriott looked like a a decent if pricey hotel.

The hotel itself is very nice and some of the rooms have stunning views of the San Diego skyline. The rooms were clean and spacious and sitting on the balcony at night was very pleasant. I didn't really appreciate having to pay for internet ($13 dollars per day) or parking ($22 dollars per day) and the restaurants onsite were a bit pricey for what they were.

Having said that, the location of the hotel was excellent and it was only a few minutes walk away from a number of very nice restaurants by the ferry landing.

I enjoyed my stay at the Marriott Coronado but it was quite pricey for what is not a top end hotel. However I would stay again because Coronado is a great place to visit.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 August 2010

We had reservations for two rooms and requested that they be close to each other. When we arrived at 3:30 we were told the rooms were not ready, and should be ready within the hour. (Official check-in time is 4:00.) At 4:00 one of the rooms was ready, but not the other. No apologies from the staff, just instructions to wait in our room until the other room was ready and they would bring us the key. 5:00...still no key. I called the front desk. Still not ready. At 6:00 I went down to the desk to complain and was told they tried to call us but the phone was busy. (Not!) Pretty rooms, but dirty rugs in both rooms, and shower malfunctioning in one of them. Charges for internet and parking, although parking on the street is available. Breakfast is room service only.

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

My husband and I stayed for two nights at Coronado Marriott. Our room was very clean and spacious. It had an outside balcony where we could sit and enjoy the bay view. The pool was the best. It is situated on the bay which made for great views of the san diego skyline. We recommend the Crown Bistro for breakfast and Il Fornaio for dinner. Both had great food, reasonable prices and walking distance from the hotel. We had a great stay and definitely recommend it.

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Virginia Beach
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

I wanted to stay in Coronado and the Hotel Del Coronado is a little more than I wanted to spend. The Marriott was very nice and was on the bay but not on the Ocean which I had thought. The hotel is very nice with great staff. We were very happy with the room. Just outside the hotel is a great walking path. We were able to take a boat to the Marriott in downtown San Diego for the Padres game which worked out great.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

We stayed 5 days/4 nights at the Marriott in Coronado. There were all amenities as to be expected from a Marriott, friendly staff and obviously a dream view on the San Diego Skyline.

The hotel is ideal to take a bike ride around Coronado Island (including a drive-by of the Del Coronado hotel) but also to be in a few minutes at SeaWorld (15mins), Balboa Park (10mins), Mission Beach (20mins) etc.

The rooms are big, but lack a fridge (minibar), so if you want to cool your drinks and don't want to rely on the ice machine at the corner, then bring your own :)

There are possibilities to take a water taxi to San Diego or to hire boats, both of which we did not use, so we cannot comment.

A shame that Internet is 12.95$/day and parking is not free either.

We stayed a few years ago at the Del Coronado hotel and we found the Marriott a much better deal in terms of value-for-money.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Address: 2000 Second Street, Coronado, CA 92118-1551 (Formerly Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa)
Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#6 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#6 Business Hotel in Coronado
#8 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy stunning views of the San Diego skyline from the balcony of your newly renovated luxury suite. Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa provides a comfortable atmosphere for relaxation and renewal with a variety of luxurious on-site features. Explore our tranquil beach community by renting a bike, basking on sun-filled beaches or taking a day trip into San Diego to see the famous zoo. Guests will discover convenience to beautiful sandy beaches, shopping and fine dining at Ferry Landing. After the day is done, return to our Coronado Island resort to relax in luxury with oversized bath tubs, down comforters and plush beds with cotton-rich linens. Flat-panel TVs, connectivity panels and high-speed Internet access keep guest well-entertained. Dine in for the freshest seafood at our restaurant, Current, offering innovative drinks and breathtaking views. Our San Diego luxury resort also boasts breathtaking indoor/outdoor event spaces with over 26,000 square feet for your dream wedding or conference event. ... more   less 
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