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Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Ranked #26 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Arlington, TX
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“A Nice Stay / Good Location”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This Courtyard offered nice rooms and several special touches. Upon entering the hotel, just past check-in is two containers with flavored water (fruit and cucumber).

Free parking!!!

For dining options there is two options:
- there is a full buffet breakfast with drinks included in the price...made to order omelets, waffles, pancakes, eggs. Buffet line has eggs, meats, potatoes, bread, fruit, etc. A good value. at 12 or 13 dollars. Also, a Starbucks has coffee options with a few breakfast-to-go items.

Had the opportunity to eat dinner here the day of our late arrival...was actually very good at a reasonable cost. Jim, their "famous bartender" was a pleasant fellow who they keep rather busy and he does a nice job of keeping the guests supplied with drinks and food items.

The hotel is located conveniently to downtown, Gaslamp District, U.S.S. Midway, and all things San Diego. If you are into breweries...the well known Stone Brewery (not the original location, but the Liberty Station site) is within walking distance or a very short walk. Several dining options at Liberty station as well.

The room was well afforded and clean. They provide Paul Mitchell toiletries and Keurig coffee. A small refrigerator also is in the room. large bottles of water are available in the room for 3.50 each as well.

They only semi negative comments that could be made:
- requested a king room and recieved 2 queens instead. Was given a room by the pool that can be a little noisy with normal pool use and activities. Our patio backed right up to pool chairs. There was not any noise late but if you are an early to bed person you might want to avoid this location as guests will take advantage of the pool.
- the Starbucks had only one young man running the show in the morning. Although he was capable he is only able to wait on one person at a time and the line can start backing up.
- the bar area can get busy as well and on the night we enjoyed dinner the bartender had to wear many hats. Jim was the solo person manning the bar, the bar dining area, bringing drinks to the outside area, and fixing TV's in another section. He handled himself well and with a smile, but the one person "helping" him with food delivery was not a real go getter.
- house keeping seemed a little stingy with the Paul Mitchell hair products. While I am darn near bald, my wife has long hair and could go through the hotel size bottle of shampoo each day. Had to write a note for more product and to replenish the water bottles available for purchase. I am accustomed to tipping the housekeepers but stopped when the normal toilitries were not provided and instead resorted to the note process.
- although others have said there is NO noise from the close airport...we would have to disagree. You will periodically here jet noise. This never woke us up or disturbed us in anyway...usually noticed it when getting ready in the morning. But just wanted to let you know that there is SOME jet noise, not soundproof.

In conclusion, we would stay here again if ever in the San Diego area with no reservations

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your thorough review! We love to put forth the extra effort and do touches like infused water for our guests. And yes, we have free parking- a rare added value for a hotel in San Diego! We always strive to give every single guest the award winning customer service that Marriott Hotels are famous for. From Housekeeping to your room location, if for whatever reason your room is not what you expected, please let the front desk know, and we will make it right. We hope you will come back soon!
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We really liked this hotel. Our king with sofabed room had a fairly large fridge and microwave in addition to the Keurig coffee maker and a balcony. We had a nice partial view of the inlet and the walkway/bridge area. My only criticism is that the room was a little small. Because of the placement of the king bed, there was only about 1 foot of walking space on the right side of the bed. One more foot of space would have made it feel more spacious. A positive was that the bathroom was nice and large with a very large granite counter. Free parking was also nice and the location is convenient to so many sites and the airport.

One other comment is that our room was right across from the maid's service room which was left open all day so that every time we opened our door, we saw the all the bedding, towels, cleaning solutions, etc. It just turned me off a little and it was always open until the maids were done for the day, which was fairly late. It was also a little noisy because they start early in the morning. We always request a quiet room and my husband is a gold level marriott member (and we own property with marriott) so I was a little disappointed in that choice for us, though our view and balcony were very nice and we didn't want to change that.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Thank you for your very thorough review! The sofa bed, Keurig Coffee Maker, and Balcony are all wonderful additions that we provide for most of our rooms. Along with the free parking, and close proximity to the airport, our hotel has a lot of added value. I will be passing along your comments regarding the service room to our housekeeping department to review. It is because of this wonderful feedback that we are able to continually improve the guest experience.
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Fontana, California
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I was attending a Safety Culture Conference in the hotel the week of May 12, 2014 and my mother tagged along with me. We both noticed that the hotel was extremely well kept and very clean. As for the staff, Anna in Food & Beverage made my mother's morning breakfast very enjoyable; James in Food & Beverage was wonderful and was very nice to my mother. He noticed that my mom was not feeling well when we arrived and made sure she was comfortable, hydrated and was accommodating when she visited/dined in the lounge. Martha in Housekeeping was very friendly, courteous, responsive, and knowledgeable about the San Diego area, and Jim in Food & Beverage makes an amazing margarita. The food at the hotel is very good and the Rib Eye is to die for. I highly recommend this location and truly thank them for their hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Thank you for staying with us during your conference, and bringing some family along! Anna, James, Jim, and Martha will be so happy to read your great review. I am pleased that we were able to create a comforting environment for your mom while she visited the restaurant, and lounge. Please come back and see us soon!
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here again. Absolutely love the location, so close to everything. Really enjoyed talking to Sandy the shuttle driver. Front desk staff so friendly. Room was great with nice view. This is our place to stay every time we travel to San Diego. We'll be back soon!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Sandy is a fantastic addition to our team here, and she will be delighted to read your recommendation. We can’t wait to see you on your next trip!
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This hotel is one of the best options in the area especially for the quality of sleep, great room upkeep, and nearby shops and restaurants. Additionally, free parking is amazing and very hard to come by in San Diego. I stayed here for my wedding on July 28, 2013 and the process was pretty easy besides working with a few different people to reserve the block of rooms. However, the only major disappointing thing was that I thought I would be receiving a bridal suite and instead received a standard king room. This made the getting ready process quite difficult in a small space so my advice to any brides that choose this hotel for this purpose should ensure what type of room they are reserving. Besides that, all of the guests really enjoyed this hotel and the breakfast (was not included in the room rate).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your bridal party! We upgrade brides whenever we can to larger rooms, but they unfortunately are not always available. Again, I’m glad we were part of your memorable wedding day. Contact your coordinator if you would like to come back for an anniversary stay!
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here one night while in town for a college graduation. This had to be one of the best Marriott Courtyard hotels I've ever stayed in. The building is nearly new, the room was excellent, the desk staff was very friendly, and the hotel breakfast buffet (13.50) was very good. One of the best spots was lounging by the pool near the bonfire. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
We are so happy that you were able to spend a night here at our hotel! Our outdoor fire pit, next to the pool, is a hit with guests looking to relax outside. We hope to see you again soon, perhaps for a longer stay!
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stayed here for one night since I was traveling early the next day. Shuttle service to and from the airport was great and the front desk staff was friendly. The bed was comfortable and the room was one of the few I have stayed in where I didn't hear noise in the hallway. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Rick B, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
I’m happy you were able to experience the peace and quiet our Liberty Station hotel offers! The complimentary shuttle service can be very helpful for those early morning travels. Thank you for the great review, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Address: 2592 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106-6418
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in San Diego
#12 Business Hotel in San Diego
#14 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The brand-new waterfront Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station is nestled along the water just minutes from Downtown, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and the historic Gaslamp district. The hotel is adjacent to a beautiful 46-acre waterfront park with miles of waterfront trails. A fresh-stylish on-site restaurant, bar and deli offer multiple dining options with indoor and outdoor seating. Experience a modern destination combined with the rich history that can be found in Liberty Station. ... more   less 
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