Courtyard San Diego Old Town
No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
TravelPod Member ReviewsCourtyard San Diego Old Town
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Courtyard San Diego Old Town
Travel Blogs from San Diego
... a very pretty Hispanic girl walking through the garden with an entourage of photographers following her to take pictures whenever she stopped.
We then headed over to the Mingei International Museum. This was supposed to be international folk art, but most of the first floor was dedicated to the art of the walking stick. I had never seen so many walking sticks in one place, but they sure were beautifully done. Some were very ...
... victim, and second, that I hated contention.
What better way to deal with any issue than to openly communicate it then and there. Now it is an annoyance to me if ever I am in a situation where communication isn't happening. I am finally able to revert the addictions of running I have had instilled in me since I was a child.
~ Being a People Pleas-er ~
I realized too that being a runner meant that I also became a 'blamer', all ...
... We walked along the narrow streets amidst old buildings and Chinese style shops heading for our first destination. After some routine navigational issues (walking around in circles) we finally found the square, which was home to a former brothel that had since burnt down. I enjoy history as much as the next man, but I failed to understand why the Lonely Planet would send us to a brothel which had burnt down many years ago. There were no remnants of the event and it ...
... A Pizza place that does amazing gluten free pizza. There are only 2 in the USA. Las Vegas and San Diego. I have now eaten at both. Last minute trip to whole foods for tomorrow's snacks and to stare longingly into the gluten free/lactose free dessert freezer for one last time. Then back to the hotel to do the final back. I must have learnt something this trip because for once I was all sorted by 10pm. Opted for a ...
... old Boxer puppy and he made me miss my boy Lincoln, so of course I had to go over and pet him for a while. The pup was so fun loving and excited for the attention. There have been so many dogs around this city, which is nice to see. After my puppy loving session I wandered the streets of downtown San Diego. It is a very clean city, and the people seemed friendly enough, always saying hello back to me. But it’s still a city. And I found that even ...