I travel almost every week of the year and typically I stay at a Marriott Hotel and one other major hotel chain. (Which is why I am a platinum elite member) I was contacted by the hotel to let me know that they would upgrade me during my vacation to a nicer room ( for a fee). This was the first time in either chain hotels that they required a fee from me to upgrade as a platinum member. I turned down the upgrade as it would cost 1,000 extra for 6 days of my 8 day stay. I declined the upgrade as I did not want to pay the extra cost and decided I did not want to change rooms in the middle of my FIRST vacation with my daughter. I was disappointed in the cleaning service..I left them a tip each night but twice they did not remove obvious trash and the other time did not make our beds. The temperature was set with a motion detector so we were hot almost every night. Finally, when I checked in I let them know I had two reservations one with points and one without. I let them know that I did not want to switch rooms and she expressed her understanding, however she was probably the least pleasant of all the staff we experienced....and this was our initial check-in and greeter. My daughter even mentioned her attitude...however, another gentlemen was extremely helpful...I only wish I remembered his name. At any rate, I was requested to move rooms in the middle of our stay...the day of 4th of July..when we had major plans for the whole day!!! I wanted this vacation experience to be pleasant as I travel every week and have to deal with these types of issues but not on my onetime mommy and daughter vacation. Lastly, valet staff was very pleasant but the fee for valet a bit much. Bar staff were all excellent.....I personally would not stay again however. Btw this is my first review on a Marriott hotel, but I was really upset I wasted my points that I earned traveling so much on this particular hotel!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience the perfect San Diego hotel for your business or leisure stay. Housed in a 1920's historic landmark building, the reinvented Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown welcomes guests with the sophisticated comfort of modern accommodations, while embracing the character of the distinguished former financial institution. From the moment you step through the revolving front doors, you will be whisked away to an inviting and intimate space to unwind, gather your thoughts, or share a laugh and a beverage with friends. Exquisite remnants of the former bank grace the interior of our hotel and mix with a fresh, contemporary style. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, you can expect impeccable service and an unbeatable location in the Gaslamp Quarter, offering hundreds of dining and entertainment options. We are conveniently located in the heart of the business district, walking distance to the waterfront and San Diego Convention Center, and minutes away from the San Diego International Airport. We are also just steps away from the San Diego Trolley which connects downtown to Mission Valley, Chula Vista, and the International Border. Reinvented with fresh decor and design, our guest rooms and suites provide superior accommodations for individual travelers, business groups, event groups and families. Each of our rooms offers luxury bedding, free high-speed Internet and microwaves, refrigerators and safes in every room. After sightseeing or a day of meetings, enjoy delicious California cuisine at THE LOBBY or grab a snack at our 24-hour market. At the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, we're ready to serve up what you want - where you want. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
- Courtyard San Diego Downtown
- San Diego Courtyard
- San Diego Marriott