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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Ranked #23 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“Booked through Hotwire and treated like an equal.”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

My boyfriend and I always book through Hotwire and thought we might be treated differently at this high class hotel because of it. We were pleasantly surprised. We traveled about 7 hours to get to this hotel and we ended up arriving an hour before check in. This was no problem, we were given a room right away. We were in awe when we opened the door to the hotel. Not only did the front desk give us a room early, but they also gave us a corner room. Very large, three windows with incredible views, nice sized bathroom and a very comfortable bed. My boyfriend and I were never treated any differently, not even when we walked into the hotel with a bad full of food from home. Great hotel! Only disadvantage is the pay to park garage, but that's to be expected in a big city hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011
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KHelms, E-Marketing Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Dear MorganeK24,
We greatly value each and every guest and aim to provide truly authentic hospitality to everyone who walks through our doors, so we are very happy to learn of your experience! Thank you for sharing and we hope we get the chance to welcome you back soon! We continuously offer specials on our "Special Offers" page on our website (one includes self-parking during your stay if that is something that might interest you), so be sure to check our site for updates and current special offers. Also, Hyatt offers its Best Rate Guarantee when you book on Hyatt.com. With no booking fees, you can book any Hyatt brand including Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites and get the best rate available anywhere online.

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Helms
E-Marketing Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Great, great location, walking distance to many terrific sites and things to do in San Diego. A little pricey, but that wasn't a surprise. Very helpful staff. The main pool was closed for a private wedding, which I'm sure was lovely for them, but a bit of an inconvenience for the rest of us paying guests. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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KHelms, E-Marketing Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Dear Randy B,
We are thrilled to hear you found our location conveniently located bay front in the heart of San Diego and our staff to be helpful throughout your stay. We do close our main pool for private events on occasion but we do offer our Kin Oasis pool (3rd floor, Harbor Tower) during these times and both pools are never closed at the same time, so I hope you were able to enjoy Kin Oasis during your stay. If I can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Helms
E-Marketing Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I recently spent a couple of nights at this hotel as part of a conference. As noted in my title, the location is fantastic, within walking distance of many nice sites, restaurants, etc. However, considering the cost of the room, you'd think the rooms would be nicer. I understand the hotel was built in 1992, and the rooms look like they have not been updated since then (with the exception of the enormous LCD TV). Don't get me wrong , their was nothing wrong with the hotel or the room, but it fell short of a typical Hyatt property and could never be considered a value.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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KHelms, E-Marketing Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear kingen,
Thank you for your candid comments here on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the convenient bay front location of our hotel, steps from Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter. I am happy to report all of our guestrooms, suites and Grand Club will undergo a complete renovation beginning in May of this year. This fresh new look and feel will only complement the existing floor-to-ceiling windows that open, our 46" HD flat screen TV's and signature grand beds. We hope you'll be back soon to experience these upgrades firsthand.

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Helms
E-Marketing Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

I have now stayed here several times on business and find this hotel to be a great hotel to stay at for many good reasons. The hotel restaurants are great especially Sally's for outdoor dinning. The roof top bar also offers spectacular views of San Diego and the bay.The pool and hot tub are located on the 4th floor overlooking the bay area and the Coronado bridge. The hotel is closest hotel to Seaport Village for shopping and more restaurants. The hotel is also within easy walking distance to some of the best downtown restaurants on or near Gaslamp on 5th street. Refer to my San Diego restaurant reviews for some great restaurant reviews. This is a classic hotel. As an alternate I would recommend the Hilton half mile south also on the bay. I will be back!

Room Tip: The end corner rooms at the end of the hall are best, but, are upgraded rooms
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Hondo, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

The views from our room on the 34th floor were outstanding, night views were breathtaking. I could sit there all day and night and watch the view out the ceiling to floor window, but there was lots to do. We caught the trolley at Seaport Village right out the back of the hotel. I highly recomend a trip to the beach at Coronado. We stopped for a delicious lunch of crab and lobster cobb salad at The Brigantine. We took a full tour on the trolley with the guys because it was their only chance to see San Diego because of meetings, but a two day pass for the girls proved to be a very good idea. Each evening we would walk the boardwalk behind the hotel next to the docked boats. It was a great fun get-a-way even though it was a business trip.

Room Tip: Rooms on high floors would have better views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Carolyn H
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KHelms, E-Marketing Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear Carolyn H,
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and were able to take advantage of all this area has to offer! The views from our guestrooms are quite the site, but it is hard to stay indoors when there's so much to explore in beautiful San Diego! You'll have to come back and visit us again soon, this time no business, all vacation! Take care.

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Helms
E-Marketing Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt
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Brighton
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

I was at the Hyatt for three nights this past week for a conference. Although the hotel is only about a block away (the Mariott is between the Hyatt and the Convention Center) this particular conference was in the hotel itself. It is a massive property comprised of two towers with a 4 story conference/meeting/activities center joining the two towers. The pool area on the the roof of the 3rd story (4th floor access) was lovely, but the temperatures were a little cool for my taste, so I never actually got in the pool. It's handy because the workout facility is also on the 4th floor (Seaport Tower) adjacent to the pool.

Although I typically request a King room, settling for a double-room this time allowed me to check in at 11:00 am versus 4:00 pm. It was a very nice corner room on the 25th floor( 2585) offered views of the both the bay and the City. There was quite a bit of open floor space despite the two beds and a couch. In fact, it was more than enough to allow for my floor exercises and stretches. All of the furnishings appears to be in either "like new or new" condition, including the carpeting, and the TV was a mammoth 50 or 52" flat panel. I also had an in-room frig where I stored my waters, sodas, yogurt and fruit...yay! I also appreciated the full-sized blow dryer in the bathroom -- versus the typical, wimpy, attached-to-the-wall version. You also get tubes of Aquafresh toothpaste along with the typical shampoo, conditioner, and lotion ammenities. Nice touch. I also L-O-V-E-D that the windows opened to allow fresh air, although I was quickly reminded that all of the hotels in this area are also adjacent to the train tracks and there are very noisy freight trains that go through the intersections blowing their air horns in the wee hours of the morning. Be sure to bring your earplugs or close the windows before turning in for the night!

The hotel is also immediately adjacent to Seaport Village, which provides lots of opportunity for dining and shopping.

They don't currently have a "convenience/sundry" shop in the hotel. There is a sign indicating that new retail shops are "coming soon," but they were selling some sundry-type items (water, soda, snacks, personal needs items) in the little breakfast/lunch shop in the base of the Seaport Tower next to Redfield's Sports Bar. BEWARE: I drank the two sodas I bought from a CVS Pharmacy in the Gas Lamp District and had to pay $3.25 for a Diet Coke from this very same sundry area.

Everything was very clean and well maintained. You can pick up a free wi-fi signal IN the meeting rooms, but otherwise, have to pay to use the hotel's wireless and wired Internet ($12+ per day).

Be sure to check out the Sky Bar on the 40th floor of the Harbor Tower. The views were truly spectacular and allowed us to truly see just how much taller the Hyatt is versus the Marriott towers next door.

Room Tip: See my notes above.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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3 Thank wendywwBrighton
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KHelms, E-Marketing Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear wendywwBrighton,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and great review on our hotel, we are thrilled to hear of your recent experience and happy to hear you found our guestrooms spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows that open, great views, large HD TV's, mini-fridges, Portico bath products and full size hair dryers (a definite must)! We're also excited you took advantage of our 4th floor pool deck and StayFit gym with sweeping views of the San Diego Bay.
Please note for your next visit, we do offer sound kits complete with an eye mask, ear plugs and a sound machine for our light sleepers who request this amenity.
Also, you are correct our sundry/retails shops are undergoing a renovation which will be completed shortly. In the meantime sundry items can be found in our Redfield's Deli (Seaport Tower, Lobby Level).
We hope to welcome you back soon in the very near future and thank you again for your feedback.

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Helms
E-Marketing Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt
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Baltimore, MD
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

It's a big, chain, convention hotel. Great and friendly service from the staff. Stunning views from the high floors. Stunning prices (high!). It's just not worth it for a night's sleep. I would stay there again only if I could get a deep discount. Otherwise there is plenty of competition with equal or nearly equal views nearby.

As for the convention space: they use narrow chairs locked together forcing meeting attendees to be packed in to the rooms like sardines. Uncomfortable. Cramped. I would expect better of Hyatt.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Zorro98
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KHelms, E-Marketing Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear Zorro98,
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your candid comments as these help us to constantly improve and change where needed. We're glad to hear you thought our service top notch along with our spectacular views of the San Diego Bay and city skyline.
We do offer packages throughout the year that usually included added value (breakfast, late checkout, parking) - these can be found on our "Special Offers" Page on our website. We also find our rack rates to be quite competitive with neighboring hotels in the downtown San Diego area. We also have the "lowest rate guarantee" which means you won't find lower rates for our hotel than what is posted on our website. Hope this is helpful and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Helms
E-Marketing Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt
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Property: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Address: One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101-7714
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Marina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#9 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#13 Green Hotel in San Diego
#48 Family Hotel in San Diego
#53 Business Hotel in San Diego
#53 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 4*
Number of rooms: 1628
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is the ultimate waterfront urban hotel and spa and tallest waterfront building on the West Coast rising high above magnificent San Diego Bay. Panoramic bay and city views welcome you in all of our 1628 newly renovated guestrooms including 76 suites. A 25,000 sq/ft roof top pool deck overlooks San Diego Bay and has 2-whirl pools, a pool bar, cabanas, fire pit and stage area. The Grand lobby is filled with marble, brass, dark stained woods and several grand paintings all lit naturally by 3 stories of windows, which look out over a massive 5 lane porte cochere giving the guest a sense of arrival not seen outside of Las Vegas. The hotel has two marina-view restaurants, a full service Marilyn Monroe Spa and Salon, a sky lounge, a lobby bar, coffee house, a deli and an upscale lounge/restaurant featuring specialty martinis, mojitos and California cuisine. The hotel has over 130,000 sq/ft of meeting space, featuring a 34,000 sq/ft exhibit hall, a 30,000 & 25,000 sq/ft ballrooms next to each other, a 10,000 sq/ft Jr Ballroom and 41 meeting rooms and 45 conference suites. We hope to welcome you soon! ... more   less 
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