Courtyard San Diego Old Town
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard San Diego Old Town
Courtyard not bad at all!!!!!
I booked this thru Priceline, and received an excellent price. The hotel staff was excellent. They were very courteous and helpful. I called ahead of time and requested two queen beds, a non-smoking room and early check-in. I was allowed to check in at 10:30 a.m. They also gave me a late check out Although I did have a room facing the expressway, the noise did not bother me. This location is convenient to everywhere, approx 10 minutes from the airport. The pool is REALLY SMALL but we enjoyed it anyway. The entire location was also very clean. Lastly, don't bother paying for parking, I was always able to find a free spot on the streets adjacent to the Courtyard with no problem everynight. If you rent a car, there is a Target, Walgreens and numerous fast food places approx 5 minutes away.
Its true, the hotel sits almost right on the freeway. I was not expecting that at all. The room was nice and clean. The staff was excellent! The pool was very small and crowded. It is walking distance to all that Old Town has to offer. Next time I think we'll try the Hacienda though.
Freeway noise and small pool
This hotel is good for one reason..... location. It's two-three blocks from Old Town Mexican Cafe and Casa de Bandini (the best Mexican food in SD!) and 15 minutes from downtown and the airport.
Now the bad news....it's right by the main SD freeway I-5. Most of the rooms on the outside will have freeway noise. Also the pool...if you can call it that...looked like an oversize bath tub! It's was the smallest I have ever seen. The hot tub could fit 6 people max. I will not be staying here again. If you can afford it stay, stay at the Crystal Pier and enjoy the views!!!
Working Downtown, Historic Atmosphere at "Home"
I was thrilled to find this hotel. Having stayed previously at the Residence Inn Downtown for a week in April, I thought I could do better, and indeed I did. This place is a couple of blocks from the Old Town State Historic Park which is lively in the evenings with restaurants and shops. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I requested a room with a kitchen, and got a roomy, recently renovated one-bedroom suite with refrigerator and microwave. The patio restaurant was a convenient place to relax after a day at work. Yes, I was working downtown... I commuted daily for three weeks by trolley which was a ten-minute walk from the hotel. My only quibble: The Internet access in the very small and stuffy business center costs a minumum of $3.95 for 15 minutes. And, to add insult to injury, every time you log on, the company puts a hold for $30.20 on your credit card!!
Service is exceptional!
Our stay at the Courtyard Marriott Old Town started at the airport. We called for a shuttle to the hotel and Mark picked us up in just a few minutes. He is the Consierge for the hotel and a wealth of information and courtesy. We had the occasion to use the restaurant everyday and since I couldn't walk, Mark shuttled us to and from the trolley stop, restaurants and the airport. Everyone we came in contact with was courteous and friendly, especially Ron and Dan in the restaurant. Jennifer at the front desk was very helpful and she was always smiling. Do yourself a favor, stay at the Courtyard Marriott Old Town, quiet, friendly, clean and good food too.
Very Nice, Great Location, Friendly Staff
My friend and I were both very pleased with the friendly staff. The hotel was very nice and clean for the price we paid. Great location to everything. Within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Easy highway access. We would definately stay there again, but ask for a room on the otherside of the highway...less noise from the highway traffic.
The staff was excellent!
When we first arrived at the hotel we were put in a one story building and the room was dirty, however we asked to be changed and they quickly transferred us to a beautiful room in the main building. The hotel staff is exceptional and the hotel is located in a beautiful area. It is close to all the Old Town atractions, a catholic church, the highway, and many fabulous resturants. I would definatly recamend this hotel, especially because it isn't very expensive and you get so much for your money.
Fantastic location and great new look. I heard its under new management, and it looks like the management is doing wonders for this hotel!
The staff is exceptionally nice
The hotel is undergoing a revamp and so things are a bit dusty and sometimes, noisy, but that will go away. What I hope does not go away is the manager (Archie) and the staff. Everyone, including Archie, was warm and helpful.
Only breakfast and dinner is now served, but the food was exceptional for a hotel. The waiters were terriffic. Food isn't really a problem because there are dozens of restaurants within walking distance, but we found ourselves lingering on the patio mornings just to enjoy the area and the people.
I do a great deal of traveling and I have found that the attitude and service are a direct reflection of individual management and not that of a chain's bureaucracy. Kucos to the management here. You will have tender loving care.
Holiday Inn Old Town Review
I would never stay here again.... The accommodations were clean, but it lays right on the San Diego freeway. We listened to traffic all night, and then you have the 3:00am train that also goes through the room with whistle blowing full.
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... to see everything, but wasn't really long enough to read everything - a lot of information with each and every artefact. It's also museum month in San Diego, which means half price museum entry to most of the museums here - an added bonus. Later we also stopped at 'Old Town', another suburb which is literally the 'old town'; it reminded me of a Spanish influenced Wild West film. It has the same look as Santa Barbara with the white rendered brick walls ...
... nice time, got some decent American food and then headed home. A little less than 2 hours later, we were home in Poway.
And so, our incredible journey ends. It was at times exhilarating and breathtaking. At other times, exhausting and uncomfortable. But through it all, we had a fantastic adventure, And, I get to travel with my favorite companion -- my love and my life friend -- Sharon. Thanks for making my 60th birthday trip truly a trip of a lifetime. I love you, Wayne.
... playing up to the crowd while up a tree. Also good was the tiger, polar bears, panda, the lioness and the jaguar. Interestingly they had a number of tassie devils so obviously the breeding program has reached far and wide.
The next day we headed to sea world for the day. Plenty of highlights here and it blew the zoo out of the park in comparison. Beluga (white) whales, polar bears, penguins, otters and dolphins but the shows ...
... 2 and spent a good 2 hours looking for parking. Which was the biggest mistake of the day.
I dont know why we thought that we'd find parking on a Saturday of Comic Con. And I had even said to myself the days before that Saturday would probably be the most crowded day because of people attending Comic Con and then other people without badges that come to walk around and get free stuff and just ...
... him grabbing a surf board and going out to conquer the waves like many had done before.
Knowing that this was not impossible it gave me the courage to carrying on towards the rail road tracks that led to the concrete bridge, just like in the picture on my desktop.
Up ahead, I noticed there were construction crews at the exact location of the picture I had seen a year ago. Well, luckily it was near 3:30pm, knowing that it is the national quitting ...