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“Perfect long stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard San Diego Central

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Courtyard San Diego Central
Ranked #11 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Perfect long stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

With my family we stayed at Courtyard San Diego Central. We all truly enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

Positive:
1. Friendly and professional staff
2. Well equipped suites with full kitchen and two rooms and two bathrooms accommodating 4 people easily + A nice family room
3. Nice (standard) breakfast with a good verity of foods
4. Heated swimming pool and hot tub open until 10 PM
5. Fresh coffee and tea in the lobby
6. Clean

I cannot think of a negative thing about this hotel, next time in SD, I will be staying here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Our Travel soccer Team stayed at the Marriot courtyard in san Diego Central the customer service was excellent. The Breakfast was good the Rooms were clean the pool and the Bar were great. Location is perfect you have everything close by restaurants grocery stores fast food freways are easy to acces.!!!!!!! :)

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Francisco L
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that I was able to meet you before your departure! I hope your team travels back to San Diego and we have the pleasure of hosting you again. Maybe next time, you can extend you stay and experience some of the sights of San Diego like the San Diego Zoo or Sea World.

I will be sure to share you kind words with my staff!

Thank you again,

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Los Gatos, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Our GU14 soccer team was playing in the San Diego Surf Thanksgiving tournament and we stayed at the Courtyard San Diego Central hotel. Our group reservation coordinator, Kimmy, was very accommodating and made frequent follow-ups from the time our 20-room reservation was made up until Thanksgiving, and even afterwards, The central location worked out super, as we were reasonably close to our various playing locations, as well as the airport, La Jolla and Old Town San Diego, Although close to the highway, I never heard any traffic noise, either from my room/balcony or from the pool/patio area, I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the food and drink selections at the hotel bar and restaurant. The complimentary breakfast worked out well for our players prior to our games. Although I had a minor problem with my personal room, the staff's reaction was so outstanding that I can honestly say that it left me with a more positive opinion than if I've had no problem at all. Well done!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DaleVertment
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! I will certainly congratulate Kimmy on a job well done! It was definitely an exciting weekend with the Surf Thanksgivung tournament and we hope you come back for next year's event. I apologize for the error in your room reservation, but am greatful we were able to take care of you.

Thank you again,

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Mission Viejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Our travel softball team stayed at Marriott Courtyard in San Diego Central and the customer service was great! I booked the rooms for all the families and the Sport Sales Coordinator, Kimmy, was awesome. We were going to have to leave he hotel before the breakfast started and Kimmy arranged for our players and families to have "to go" breakfast bags waiting very early in the morning so we could grab them and go.

The hotel pool was great and the outdoor fireplace was relaxing. Hotel was clean and the rooms were nice. A lot of our families had drinks and ate in the dining room and the food was good and the wait staff was friendly.

One of our families did have a slight problem regarding one of their rooms. They were suppose to have a king bed and a pull out sofa and their room did not have a pull out sofa. Kimmy followed up with me that following Monday morning and she then contacted that family and apologized and credited their credit card for that night's stay.

Our overall experience was very good and we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tammy D
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We understand that traveling sports team have strict schedules and need to be on the field to get ready for action. It is great that Kimmy was able to set up breakfast for you. Please come visit us again when you travels bring back to San Diego.

Thank you so much!

Regards,

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a pretty standard Courtyard hotel, I think the design has also been cloned from other locations in the western United states. That’s not a bad thing – they have standardized the design and look and feel of the rooms, so that you get the “best” that is possible given the room rate.

The standards: comfortable beds, spacious rooms, separate bathroom and sink areas (so that you can use the sink while someone else is in the shower/toilet, good working desk and work chair and reliable internet. The toiletries are good, though it seems that bottles are getting smaller and smaller.

The extras: The pool is big for US chain hotels. Usually these hotels have a pool that is about 10 meters long, which makes it good for playing but not swimming. This pool was a good length, perhaps 15 or 18 meters, and the water temperature was set correctly for the weather. It was warm enough even when it was cool outside, and yet not too hot in the sun. There are also plenty of towels, and the area was generally very neat (no towels strewn about, etc). There are guest laundry facilities, and free computers for printing in the lobby -- though somehow all five computers were out of order on the morning I wanted to print, so I had to use the front desk computer, which was fine, but would not have been a solution if there had been a lot of people at reception.

Parking is free, and there are multiple entrances around the hotel so that you can park behind the hotel and enter at the back. The entrances also worked, which is not always the case with other hotels with multiple entrances. Another nice thing is that you could actually open the window, though only around four inches for security reasons. But it was nice to have fresh air in the room, especially given San Diego’s perfect weather. The staff is also very nice, they always greet you when you pass in the hallway.

One issue is that the hotel is not exactly in “central” san diego; that would be wishful thinking. It’s more accurate to say that it is central to the key freeways: the entrances to the 163 and 805 are around the block, with connections very close to the 5 and 8.

What would I change? Nothing really, it was a very solid offering from the Marriott group.

Green Features: They gave us too many towels, and we put extras in the closet and hung up the used ones to reuse every day. But they just kept giving us more and more new ones.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
I truly appreciate the detailed response. Your review is a great way for travelers to better understand our property through a guest's eyes. The pool is one of our best features and am glad that you were able enjoy it. It does seem that we missed the mark on the business center. I apologize, we did just convert our internet service and our business center was out of order. However, we are running with faster Wi-Fi now and are fully in service.

Thank you again,

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Visited the area for a football game and stayed this was the "Team Hotel". Even though the hotel was full, every employee starting with the desk staff, servers and housekeepers were polite, friendly and asked how the stay was going. Had a problem with the TV and it was resolved immediately. Easy highway location and a short drive anywhere.

Stayed November 2013
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Thank 21PhxTravelers
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience! We will make sure that your next visit is all about the great service and friendly staff and we will skip the problems with the tv. We loved having your team take over our hotel and look forward to 2014.

Warm Regards,

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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turlock
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

As a volleyball coach, it is hard to find a great hotel, that has a good breakfast, staff and great accommodations for a great price....however Marriott Courtyard in San Diego Central is that hotel! The breakfast has great protein options for the team to get us started in the morning, the staff greets you with a smile and helps you with anything you need. The rooms are clean and priced great! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a great affordable place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chris l
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Tiffany M, Director of Sales at Courtyard San Diego Central, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
I am so glad we were able to power up your student athletes and get them moving. Come back and see us soon!

Thank you so much for you positive feedback.
GO TEAM!

Tiffany Marcelino
Director of Sales
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Additional Information about Courtyard San Diego Central

Property: Courtyard San Diego Central
Address: 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123-1489
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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#37 Family Hotel in San Diego
#42 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Central 3*
Number of rooms: 245
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