San Diego Marriott Del Mar
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... of San Diego, the bay area and the military base. The main visitors attractions are at the top of the hills. However, there are also some very cool tide-pools right on the coast. We made our way down the footpaths to view them, and it was well worth the short climb to get there. The views along the coast were beautiful - with the red rocks contrasting with the blue sea.
After we finished at the tide-pools, we went to the ...
I really like San Diego. It has a lot of parks and museums and it has some very cute, Spanish plazas and alleys. We went to the Midway Aircraft Museum which is a ship by the wharf that was built in the 1950's and is now used as a museum. I found everything very interesting. We had a little picnic with corn chips and strawberries afterwards on the grass. I can't remember most of it. Here are the ...
... live without most everything and whatever we think we need we don't. But, really that applies mostly to Bobby's stuff. The things on my list are only things that are, absolutely, must haves. I also went Thanksgiving shopping at Whole Foods no less, because we are real thankful this year. I am always amazed at the different price ranges at Whole Foods and the confusion that various organic, natural and various free of this, and free of that, ...
... a photography art display. After several hours at Balboa it was off to a special surprise evening for our anniversary.
The surprise was a ferry ride to Coronado Island for dinner. Due to traffic we missed the first ferry and had to ride on a different one. It was not a ferry, as you can see by the photo, but that's how "memories" ...
... only about 10 miles away from the Mexican border.
Mission Bay is a large area of parkland, water and Marinas, it was very busy on Sunday lunchtime with families, but quite relaxed. By contrast, Mission Beach was almost too busy to move. There is an old fashioned fair, white sands and Promenade. It felt more like a locals beach than Santa Monica and had a great bar with Wave pools for surfers. We joined ...
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My husband, two-year-old daughter and myself stayed at this newer Marriott for two nights in June 2005. We paid $154 for an upgraded room on the concierge level. Our rate also included parking and a full American breakfast each day in their restaurant.
Throughout our stay the staff were very friendly and attentive. The hotel is well kept and our room was clean and new. The cleaning staff did an excellent job cleaning our room and replenishing all of the necessaries.
The workout area and pool were also nice and clean. We thouroughly enjoyed our meals at their world class restaurant. The food and service there was outstanding.
The hotel is located just off the I-5 and it is out of the touristy "hotel circle". This is a good thing because you are still within a good driving distance from all of the tourist sites, but you don't have to pay the premium.
I would recommend this hotel to others and I would stay there again.
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Great hotel- near I-5
Great hotel and lobby. Very close proximity to I-5 which is great. In viewing distance of the beach. Live in San Diego but stayed her for two night as a little romantic getaway. Staff was wonderful and very helpful.
Would recommend this hotel to everyone from professional to family travelers visiting San Diego. It's worth the short drive out of the city.
We stayed at the Marriott del mar May 13-16th and had a wonderful experience. The hotel was very clean, friendly staff, tons of pillows, towels, ect. nice outdoors pool and hot tub. About 5 minutes from Del Mar Beach, and from route 5, downtown san diego is about 8 minutes (if you drive the average of 80 MPH staying with Traffic) Pasific Beach is also very close about 10 due to traffic lights. Defentely recommend this hotel if you would like a Place that is in the "higher" class rank. Not very far from anything but not walkable. Just about as nice as the Hyatt in La Jolla!
Great Hotel! Wonderful staff and great beds
I loved this hotel. Even though it is was not downtown, it was only a 20 minute drive to everything. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The beds were new and the room was fresh and clean. I was in town to visit UCSD, which was a 10 minute drive away. Breakfast at the hotel was great. I would definately reccomend for a short business trip or weekend gateway.
This is a great place to stay!
We stayed here for a week in August-September 2004. We weren't expecting such a great experience. First, the service in this hotel is just excellent -- a very big surprise. Second, the restaurant in the hotel is an award-winning, highly-acclaimed destination in and of itself. This is not a typical Marriott by any stretch and if you are visiting San Diego, I'd highly recommend it. It is very close to Del Mar and all of its restaurants and shopping. We had a delightful stay and we'll go back.
Wonderful beds and decor!
Comfortable beds, lovely room and lobby decor, and great food. The parking situation is a problem but there isn't much parking in San Diego to begin with. The hotel is far enough away from the city to relax but close enough to still enjoy the activities and sights. I would definitely stay there again but only if I could get it at the same rate.
Beautiful Marriott in San Diego (Del Mar)
This hotel is easily accessible to Intertate 5, as well as centrally located to area beaches (Black's, Torrey Pines, and Del Mar) and shopping (La Jolla, Del Mar in particular).
The hotel is still quite new and beautifully appointed and, yes, as others have mentioned, the beds are an absolute dream. A nice touch is to find the plush terry robes in the closet to slip into for ultimate comfort and relaxation!
The only drawback to this hotel is the parking situation -- it is only by paid garage parking, except for minimal street availability. There are other comparable hotels in this area that do not charge parking fees, so that is the only drawback to this hotel to note.
The hotel is well insulated, which makes for a very quiet room, even though overlooking Interstate 5. I would not hesitate to stay in this hotel when in this area again, as it truly lives up to the quality you would expect from a modern Marriott property.
Very Nice, Genteel Establishment
This Del Mar Marriott is a real touch of class! Much, much nicer than the La Jolla version, surprisingly. The lobby is beautiful, the rooms comfortable and well decorated, and the restaurant, Aterra is a classy, beautiful and special experience. The Del Mar Marriott is a winner and brings much character and class to the area.
Nice, but distant
The hotel is fresh since it recently opened. The rooms are "cozy," although that's another way of saying small. I was travelling alone and this had no effect on me, but a couple might want more space. The restaurant is really very good as is the bar. The furnishings and decor are upscale and modern. The only caveat to staying here is that it is not near much and you must drive to everything.
The beds are incredibly confortable!! Down pillows and down comforters.
The room was small but cozy. It's a great place to stay if you are interested in "fine dining" and beautiful sights, but expect to drive a good 10 miles if you want to sit at Chili's or Applebees for a beer.
Stay here if you want quiet elegance. It's not a great place for families with young children.