A nicely furnished, clean hotel with friendly, helpful staff at the front desk. Location is not near San Diego attractions, although it was easy to use public transportation from here. A walk of about ¾ mile takes you to the transit station at the Fashion Mall Shopping Center, where you can catch the red light-rail “Trolley” to get to many area attractions. Also, the private “Old Town Trolley” stops at the bus stop in front of the “Day” Hotel next door. The “Old Town Trolley” is a set of hop-on-hop-off trolley cars that make a circuit of area attractions.
The hotel lacks a sit-down restaurant, but has a “bistro” counter from which you can order food to eat in the seating area of the spacious lobby. The bistro also serves Starbucks coffee, though it doesn’t open until 7AM on weekends (6AM on weekdays). The “Day” Hotel next door does have a sit-down restaurant (“Bunz”) with great variety of malts and hamburgers as well as other fare, along with delicious breakfasts and friendly servers.
Don’t bother using the room phone to call Housekeeping: you’ll get a recording to leave a message, but apparently nobody ever listens to the recordings as we never received a response. A phone call to the main desk was not answered at all. If you need something, your best bet is to go directly to the front desk where the staff seems eager to please.
If you take a taxi to this hotel, it's important to make sure to specify that you want to go to the Courtyard by Marriott at the Mission Valley Hotel Circle, as there are other “Courtyards” in the area. Although I thought I had clearly specified this to our taxi driver, he first delivered us to the wrong “Courtyard.”
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plugged in-in every way. The Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle in San Diego, California is where comfortable hotel accommodations and a sophisticated vibe combine in unexpected ways. This renovated hotel features inspired food at The Bistro, a lounge and a Starbucks espresso bar. Complimentary Wi fi is available in your room, in the lobby or anywhere you want to go. Courtyard is just minutes from Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center, Mission Beach, SeaWorld and the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is also centrally located to the extensive San Diego business parks and across from Fashion Valley Mall. Qualcomm stadium is a short trolley ride away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard San Diego
- San Diego Courtyard
- San Diego Marriott