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Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

This was my second stay on my annual trip to the area for business. Love everything - location, size, staff, and cleanliness, however with the following. Mattress was too soft.
Continued issues with internet and parking. I had mentioned to the staff about the mattresses being too soft and appeared to need replacement. She had mentioned that all the rooms would be renovated next year. I had issues (rm 280) with my internet not being able to connect. Lastly,
The parking fee is new and think it's excessive especially if stay for 5 days. Consider reducing it or giving it as perk for Marriott Gold ++ members. Other than that . We loved it!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Since my last visit when the car parking was secure with a code, the park is now open with a $12 fee. This is not acceptable and will make me look elsewhere on my next trip.

Apart from that the hotel was fine, rooms large and with microwave, staff helpful and friendly and the bistro serves reasonable food for the price

Room Tip: Pick one at the back quiet and close to bistro
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

This is our second time at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Solano Beach Del Mar. We loved it the first time and loved it this time except for one item. First, the positives we love. It does have a very friendly staff and feel to the hotel. It's not an impersonal place; the spa is fun at night and the pool area has lounging area with outdoor fireplace and a bistro to enjoy a drink or snack. It's close to the race track, the beach and lovely restaurants and park. Walk a couple blocks to Fletcher's Cove and spend the day or an evening walking in the water along the cliffs or swimming. Travel a little, you can go to Del Mar beach which is beautiful with rolling hills of grass where you can sit and watch the waves. The rooms at this Courtyard are huge, the A/C good if you have it on the right temp, but it is just a bit noisy. This doesn't bother us and we just turned on the fan switch at night which is quiet and opened the sliding door for fresh air. There is a nice balcony overlooking the pool with two chairs. The only disappointment is the soft pillows! Basically, the bed is soft too; we let the hotel know when we were there; they were apologetic and sweet about it to give us more pillows, but they were soft too. All in all, though, we would stay again when we come for the summer, and because we are close, we drive there so bringing our own pillows isn't a problem. Love the quaint town of Del Mar, the American Cafe, the Strafford Court Cafe, Jakes and the Poseidon. Randy, Andy, Twiala,and others on the staff were very sweet and helpful.

Room Tip: We couldn't hear traffic even though we faced the street, but if you want to be sure, you can as...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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socialmediacoord, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

We were delighted to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel and thank you for your five-star review! Our location in beautiful Solana Beach is great for enjoying that beach town feel with great San Diego weather. Our staff is constantly working to provide the best to our guests, and we are happy to hear we met your expectations on your second visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. If I may ever assist with future reservations please feel free to contact me directly at the hotel (858-792-8200).

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Still a very nice place to stay but there have been some changes since I stayed here in February and March 2013. Not major but enough to make me look at other places. First is the parking fee. $12.00 a night. Used to be free for guest. Don't see why seeing that parking is on there own property under the hotel. I can understand during the summer but i was told that it was permanent. Second is the lobby coffee. Used to be free. I wake up early when I travel and having coffee in the lobby at 4:00 am was a treat. Now it's $1.50 a cup. Even the cheapest hotel I've stayed at has free lobby coffee. Coffee in the room is still free. Nothing else has changed from my first report. Still clean, comfortable, and the staff I'd great.

Stayed: August 2013
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socialmediacoord, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

Thank you for your feedback and your second review of your experience at the Courtyard by Marriott Solana Beach. We understand you have many options when traveling and appreciate your business in choosing us for your Solana Beach travel needs. We have noted your concerns with the changes and hope our clean, comfortable rooms and friendly staff continues to earn your loyalty as we update our property to ensure a great experience for our guests. If I may ever assist with future reservations please feel free to contact me directly at the hotel (858-792-8200).

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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

The hotel is older but decent enough for a great stay. Pool facility and reasonably priced bistro make staying in fun. Walking distance beach and great restaurant. Close to highway and only 20-30 min drive to both legoland up north or la jolla beach down south.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Only negatives...there was a charge for parking( &12.00/nite) ...and we felt breakfast should have been included at no charge. On check in we were given one a one day free breakfast..the staff were very accommodating...we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nakra
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Have just stayed here for a brief weekend, escaping the heat of the desert. The area is beautiful and the beaches huge. Personally I do not care for dogs and disliked the nearest beach which is devoted to dogs, but otherwise the area is really interesting and varied. We tried the local restaurant, which was excellent, and drove to Carlsbad which is really quirky. The Courtyard Hotel is clean with large rooms and a pleasant, but small, pool. The only criticism I have is that the Bistro is only open in the morning and evening and has an incredibly small menu. We liked the quietness of the area. The staff are really nice.

Room Tip: The rooms around the pool are noisier - from guests enjoying themselves - the ones on the outside ar...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth H
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Address: 717 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2606
Region: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range: £113 - £253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Courtyard by Marriott offers FREE Wi-Fi access, garage level parking at a nominal fee, and we PROUDLY brew Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks in our freshly renovated Bistro! Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make both business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our guest rooms, featuring a comfortable and well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two phones, complimentary weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee. Start your morning with a breakfast item from our diverse Bistro menu and a specialty Starbucks drink made to your exact liking! When you are ready to unwind at the end of the day, indulge in our new outdoor experience which includes a swimming pool, whirlpool, and fireplace. Come and experience the new Courtyard Solana Beach. It's a new stay! ... more   less 
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Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel Solana Beach
Courtyard Solana Beach
Solana Beach Courtyard
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Courtyard Del Mar

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