We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place and you pay for it - a lot”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Ranked #41 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This resort hotel is very well run and the staff is attentive, well-trained and courteous. My room was clean, comfortable and had a great view through the dirty window. The ocean/marina view is quite nice and convenience to the trolley is welcome. What is not welcome is the pricing and being charged for everything. Daily parking? $28 or $40 if valet. No extra charge for the bird poop while in the garage. Pepsi? $4.50. Ham sandwich? $9. I may be spoiled because I live in Vegas, but the place just seemed over-priced.

Room Tip: Concierge level is in the south tower only. It's a long walk if you are in the north tower.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Getjohn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (3,952)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,066 - 2,072 of 3,952 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2014

Fabulous weekend at this beautiful hotel. Stayed in the second tower 16th floor facing the bay. The room promoted R &R with super comfy bed and amazing view (could see boats in the distance when lying on bed). Lush tropical pool area with plenty of seating nooks. Once parked we didn't get back in the car for three days. Walked to Petco Park for entertainment at an exceptional ball park! Close to great restaurants and night life.

Room Tip: Face the bay instead of railway.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CheepsLB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 July 2014

First Impression: Crowded lobby with a cloying scent infiltrating the air; no place to sit as the registration line gets longer; helpful and patient staff.

Concierge Lounge: Crowded...kids, kids, kids!

Room: Clean and comfortable; great view of the bay; extremely thin walls.

Food: Decent ($$$); no traditional room service - food brought to room in "Eco-Friendly" bags w/an $8.00 delivery fee! Or use the under-staffed and inefficient cafeteria style Exchange ( waited in line 5+ minutes to purchase 2 bottles of water).

Pool: Lovely. Unfortunately, too many people go early to 'save' seats and then leave. Small area in comparison to the number of rooms and guests.
Bar area is, again, under-staffed and small, given the capacity of the hotel. ( Each evening we were there, we had to clear our own area of dishes and glasses and ask/wait to have them removed.)

Over-All Impression: Cannot believe this is rated a Category 6 Marriott!
For a 'Category 6' experience, stay at the adjacent Hyatt (same great view and location).

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank MassachusettsTourist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Exec0410, Front Desk Manager at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

We appreciate that you choose to stay with us during the holiday. We truly appreciate your business and I am truly sorry that your stay was less than perfect. We have recently changed our in room dining experience to provide delicious food at a reasonable price in a quick manner. I am happy to hear that our staff was helpful during your stay. I hope that we have the pleasure of you staying with us again in the future and we appreciate your feedback.

Warmest Regards
Cynthia Hinojosa
Front Desk Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I went to have dinner at the Marina Kitchen restaurant before the fireworks this 4th of July, they had a great picnic style buffet and everything was great, but what made it awesome was John (blond dude wearing a suit) and our server Dragan, even though this was a buffet, their service was spectacular. My wife and I had our two daughters with us (2 and 4) and they were a riot, they were constantly at our table asking if everything was ok and if we needed anything. I’m a local and have stayed at this hotel many times before and this is the kind of service that makes you want to spend your money here. Thank you guys!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Visitor2865
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I stayed here for work, and it did the job. Good restaurant and drinks on-site; nice pool; good business facilities; a clean room and nice staff. Next time, I'll request a room that is not on the side near the train as the bells kept me up at night. Probably not a great room for light sleepers.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the train if you are a light sleeper.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Kelly B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Exec0410, Front Office Manager at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Thank you so much for selecting our hotel! We appreciate the positive comments in your review regarding our staff, facilities and restaurant options.

Kind Regards,

Bianca Cuer
Assistant Front Office Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hotel is opposite the convention center, and well capable of handling large numbers of guests. It's the largest hotel I've stayed in, consisting of guest accommodations in two towers, for a total room count of around 3,600.
Despite the size, everything is well managed, the restaurants excellent and all the staff very friendly and helpful.
Apart from being opposite the convention center, it overlooks the marina, and is only a stones throw from The Villages, which consists of multiple stores and restaurants.
Would definitely stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank AZTraveller03
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 July 2014

An awesome venue to stay at. Parking is self park at $28 or valet at $40. Check-in Staff is friendly. Make sure you tell them you're self parking. They enable access to your room key. The Room is nice and upto Marriott standards. Unfortunately you can hear people next to you and in the hallways. The lobby can get very crowded. The concierge lounge for gold member gets really crowded with folks bringing their kids/aunts/uncles etc.
There is a policy that allows ONE other person to enter with the eligible member who has access. Start limiting or charging folks that check in with more than one person in their party. Trying to work up there in the lounge area is impossible with noise. Staff at lounge area, gym, pool were all great. Location is great and walkable to downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank NiteSurfer1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Downtown
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Downtown
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
#18 of 278 in San Diego
4,453 reviews
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
#77 of 278 in San Diego
5,002 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
#34 of 278 in San Diego
5,326 reviews
Downtown
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
Kimpton Solamar Hotel
#35 of 278 in San Diego
2,060 reviews
Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Address: 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-7709
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#16 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#17 Green Hotel in San Diego
#24 Business Hotel in San Diego
#29 Family Hotel in San Diego
#29 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £155 - £473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 1305
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soak up the sun in style at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Unique to other downtown San Diego hotels, Marriott provides an environment that easily transitions from dynamic meetings to resort-style relaxation with luxury guest rooms, 280,000 square feet of meeting space and a 446-slip marina. Adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, our San Diego hotel in downtown is at the center of many popular attractions including Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, SeaWorld(R) San Diego & LEGOLAND(R) California. Experience grand service and thoughtful amenities during your stay with exceptional dining options, a resort-style pool with cabanas and a bar, spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. Relax at the end of the day in well-appointed guest rooms featuring plush bedding, the latest technology and breathtaking views of San Diego Bay. No matter what kind of getaway you're craving, our luxury hotel in downtown San Diego delivers. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, HotelsClick, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel San Diego
San Diego Marriott Marquis And Marina
Marriott San Diego

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing