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TravelPod Member ReviewsEmbassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
We stayed here as a pre-night before the start of our cruise. I couldn't have chosen any better! The hotel was perfectly located, the staff extremely helpful and pleasant and the breakfast, quite something! I would highly recommend! My only regret was not staying here any longer.
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A wonderful place to stay in San Diego. Close to Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter where multiple restaurants are located. With two teenage boys we booked a two room suite and the large, open space of the rooms and lounge area was a welcome relief toward the end of our 3 week US vacation. The facilities were outstanding, the boys used the pool everyday and the buffet breakfast including donuts was a huge hit. The managers reception at 5.30pm offered a full bar with complimentary drinks and snacks, a huge hit with the adults. Our room was gorgeous, neat, clean and luxurious. The complimentary toiletries were divine and replaced daily. We will definitely be back and wished we stayed longer. The staff were amazing, very friendly and helpful. They assisted us with transfers to the airport in San Diego and with transfers when we arrived in Las Vegas. Nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for a great time.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
A wonderful place to stay
We loved this hotel!!! It has everything you could ask for.A beautiful view and great pool area. You can walk across to Seaport village or the Gaslamp.They serve a very nice complimentary full breakfast and a manager's reception in the evenings.
Wonderful and Relaxing Getaway
With two very busy schedules, my husband and I wanted a quick overnight getaway for just the two of us. We chose the San Diego Emabassy Suites due to it's reputation for great value and nice accomodations. We weren't disappointed. After a day of sightseeing and shopping we were greeted by a very congenial staff member and given the exact type of room we requested. From the other reviews we knew to ask for a renovated bay view room on the 9th floor or above. We were given an 11th floor room with a specatular view of Point Loma and the bay with the boats and air craft carriers right in front of us. Shortly after check in we settled into a comfortable table overlooking the koi and turtle pond for cocktails and long overdue time to just sit and talk. It was a Monday night and there were no families and few business or vacation travelers so it was quiet and relaxing. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and again we enjoyed the garden and ponds of the atrium. The location is a short walk to Seaport Village and the convention center. The one reason that we didn't score it a five star was the lack of attention to detail. For example, we walked past the same room service trays sitting in front of two doorways from the time we came back from the cocktail reception until we checked out in the morning. We have stayed at the Grand Hyatt which is close by and paid a hundred dollars more for a bay view room with not nearly as nice a view. The Embassy Suites in San Diego is a great value for the price and we will definitely stay there again.
Was at the Embassy Suites for a conference recently, paid $149 US/night and stayed 7 nights. I have to say it was a great deal, nice home-away-from-home and we were very impressed.
The room was spacious: had a living room (with TV), dining area and separate bedroom, 3 sinks (in the "bar" area, bathroom and bedroom - huh?), and a large clean and bright bathroom. The bedroom had a king-sized bed (requested), TV and lots of storage space.
The fridge and microwave were a definite asset (Ralph's grocery store is only a few blocks away on the corner of G and First Streets.) The hotel room cost includes a daily made-to-order breakfast and daily manager's reception. The pond and turtle pool provided a nice indoor park-like setting.
The staff was pleasant, always working hard in the atrium area (i.e. breakfast) and house-cleaning was well done.
Downsides: 1. The "gym" could have been a lot bigger and better. The use of mirrors was initially deceiving. There are no free weights. Just one weight-machine that wasn't maintained very well. There were a couple of tread-mills and stationary bikes. 2. We were facing away from the bay (north?) and kept hearing the trolley bell and trains go by even with the window closed (some train likes to honk at 5 am), 3. As someone else has already said, the hotel isn't right by the bay, but a block or so away.
Highly recommend for value, space, central location and view from upper floor (was on the 10th).
Great breakfast & coctails. Rooms are ok
When you first walk into this hotel, you will be so impressed with the interior. It is gorgeous! Unfortunatly, I think they spent soo much time remodeling the lobby, they ran out of money to re ro the rooms. They are very old and motel like. I think it would be great for a family because they are very spacious and have a seperate living and bed room, but for a romantic weekend, I wouldnt reccomed it. It is a bit pricey, but it does inculde an awesome free breakfast buffet and coctails in the evening. It is right on the water and sort if walking distance to the Gaslamp district. So, depending on why you go, this may or may not be the place for you.
A Bit Worn and Tattered
I recently returned from a seven-night stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay. I paid a convention rate of $159. per night for a non-smoking king suite with a bay view on the seventh floor. This Embassy Suites, located two blocks from San Diego Bay (No - it's NOT directly on the bay), is very convenient to Seaport Village, the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslight District and the San Diego trolley. My suite was spacious and fairly clean. The climate control in all three areas - bedroom, bathroom and living room was - was excellent. The noise level was minimal during my entire stay. The view from my bayview window was great, although the views from the ninth to the twelth bayview floors are simply stunning! There were two vanities and sinks in my suite, and there were plenty of soft, thick towels. My suite also contained a small refrigerator, microwave and sink with counter. The bed was somewhat soft; the pillows needed replacement; and the bed linens, rug and furniture reflected the entire property - a bit worn and tattered around the edges. A renovation is in progress, beginning on the 12th floor and working its way down the next eleven flights. (I don't think that any of the king rooms have been renovated yet.) The breakfast and the afternoon cocktails were both very good. I used the indoor heated pool, located in a sunny room, nearly every day.
The water in the outdoor hot tub was not always hot, and the sauna also didn't seem very hot at times. None of these amenities was crowded during my stay. Neither of the two washing machines or dryers were working very well, and I was told by a very helpful maintenance person that they were old and probably needed replacement.
During my stay I had occasion to visit rooms in the nearby Marriott and the Grand Hyatt, and the Embassy Suites is clearly not as nice as either of these luxury waterfront hotels. Definitely consider the Embassy Suites if you'll be in a renovated, bayview suite - and if you pay at least $30. nightly less than either of the properties mentioned above.
Great for Families
Stayed at the Embassy Suites downtown for eight days with my family over Christmas 2003. The rooms are spacious with both a bed room (king or 2 doubles) and a nice sitting room with a pullout couch. As two adults and two teens we were quite comfortable at a nightly AAA rate of $233. Worth the extra dollars for a bay view room from which you can wake up looking at Point Loma. The condition of the physical facility is average to above average. True, it does not glisten like the Hyatt or Marriott on the bay, but those nearby convention hotels are much more expensive. The full breakfast (complimentary) is a favorite of families and the afternoon reception is a nice way to end a day of sightseeing. I would not recommend this hotel for honeymooners or business people traveling alone on a generous expense account but for families it is great--an affordable, comfortable alternative in a perfect location in downtown San Diego. Note: The best meal I had in San Diego was a delicious dinner (about $30/pp) at the nearby Fish Market. Go early, it gets packed after 6 p.m.
This was my first time at an Embassy Suites and I was very disappointed. The price was reasonable, location was good, and the room size was comfortable, but.....the rooms were worn and dirty. There was an odor from the cleaning solution that was nauseating.
The atrium concept is OK--noisy, but not very bright.
I wish I had splurged to stay someplace that was clean.
Love the Embassey Suites
We aren't travelling much this year, so we took our vacation downtown in San Diego. We stayed at the Embassey Suites downtown which is consistently as all Embassey Suites are, wonderful! But the location is perfect. Just a short walk to Seaport Village, San Diego Bay and Hornblower Cruises so there is so much to do over a long weekend. Even Horton Plaza shopping center is in walking distance! I love this package for a long weekend.
We stayed for one week and had no problems what so ever. It has a great location, it is right across the street from Seaport Village and walking distance to Horton Plaza and the Gaslamp district. The Made to order breakfast was very good but it can get crowded. We stayed in a standard room it was nice. Try to get above the 8th floor for a better view. The parking garage is difficult to get around in so I wouldnt bring a big car or truck
Stay at the Embassy Suites Downtown!!
The Embassy Suites-Downtown was awesome. Everything from the staff, rooms, location, free breakfast, manager's reception was first class. The price is a bit steep ($200 a night), but it was worth it. Will stay there again.