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TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Diego Marriott Mission Valley
Comfortable, minutes away from most things and service was very good.
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
I blindly booked this room through Priceline so I didn't know what I was going to get. I paid $125 (plus all the taxes) for a Saturday night stay which seemed to be a bargain when the internet list prices for that day were @ 160 per night. I was definitely impressed with the location: close to downtown but just far enough away from the deep city traffic. Also, there is the shopping mall very close so we just grabbed take out and went back to the room. We went to the pool/jacuzzi on Saturday night and was delighted by the pool side movie (Shark Tales) on a fairly large screen. The room was very cozy, bed was great, fabulous view and extremely courteous staff who were willing to do just about anything to make our stay the best. It was a bummer having to pay $12 to park when you are paying to stay there but that seems to be a trend with big hotels these days. We found ourselves wanting to go back there on Sunday night after we went to the Wild Animal Park!
Great room, great service
I was unsure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Our room was on the 10th floor, facing west with a lovely view of the pool and the bluffs in the distance. The room was immaculate. We were never bothered by room service when we put the "privacy please" sign on the door. The staff was helpful and polite. The rooms were stylishly decorated in fun colors and the beds were comfy. We paid a group rate of 119 with 12 bucks per day for parking. I thought this was well worth the price and would have paid even a little more. There are many amazing restaurants in the area and the hotel is located with easy access to interstate 8. Just a few minutes away from the beach!
This hotel is located right next to a car dealership - which in itself was not great - I booked a stay there for 3 nights, each night the alarms at this car dealership went off and the night was not very peaceful. The 3rd floor room I had also had electric problems - the refrigerator was plugged into the wall outlet that only worked with the light being turned on with the switch by the light. The alarm clock (clock itself worked), but the alarm and radio failed (that and the bottom was held together with tape). The hairdryer did not work either (staff replaced this). I marked on the slip I wanted NO newspaper - was charged for it anyways. Booked on hotel .com (what a joke) our three reservations showed up as two reservations - we asked for the government rate (booked as $129 - actual room s=rate was $105 there, but the one guy with us not on the reservation was only charged $99 for the same room - we thought it was unusal that there would be a different rate for all three of us - but were highly racked over the coals with hotel .com.) I did not enjoy this stay - only because between the P.A. speaker and the alarms at the car dealership going off every hour on the hour - I did not sleep very well on the top floor of the hotel. One redeeming note - the breakfast is great - clean area and variety. From a weekly travelor - I will be staying elsewhere when I head back to Mission valley.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for a Conference January 2005. We had a good rate of $125 per night as a Corporate rate. For the money we paid we were beyond satisfied and found the Hotel to be a pleasant experience all around. The Grounds were lush and well kept. We were able to check in at 1pm (although we arrived on a Wednesday afternoon which is not a peak time). Our room was on the 10th floor and had a view of Mission Valley and the Pool. The room was clean and had been recently updated so carpeting, bedding, furniture were all in excellent condition and had a fun bright color scheme. The Bathroom sink was granite and was separate from the bath area which was also updated and spacious. The room was not HUGE but good for the two of us. There was a small walk out balcony. We were very impressed with the $13 per person buffet breakfast at Cafe Del Sol in the hotel. The fruit and made to order waffles and omeletts were so fresh and well prepared. We had room service several times for lunch (Turkey sandwiches and Burgers) and light dinner which was prompt and again very fresh well prepared food. I cannot say a bad thing about this hotel except that the renovations are not 100% complete yet but the only place I noticed it was the the fitness center which is still under construction but there are a few cardio and weight machines available. I LOVED San Diego and we plan on returning and would consider staying at this hotel if we planned on staying in Mission Valley. (Although for a purly leisure trip I would consider staying in a different area of San Diego) We utilized the public Trolley which is clean and cheap (day pass was $5.00) There is a Trolley stop right next to the Hotel.
I stayed here for two weeks in September. It was a nice hotel, very comfy bed. The breakfast was outrageously priced! I decided to buy my own food for the mornings, so they did bring up a fridge at no extra charge. The pool was nice and heated in the evenings. The food that the hotel provided at the conference was disgusting and the water glasses always terribly dirty. Otherwise, the hotel was good and in a fairly good location. I would probably try to find a different hotel if I had to stay for more than a few days.
Updated Marriott Mission Valley
My family and I recently stayed at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego. I was pleasantly surprised. After reading the other reviews on the internet, I was a bit nervous about staying here but the entire hotel has been updated. The beds, carpet, walls, doors, bathrooms etc. They really did a wonderful job. The staff was very friendly and the pool is beautiful. I would recommend this hotel to a friend. Everything was new and clean. It is also in a great location.
Not what was promised
I stayed in this hotel over the New Year holiday. I did get a reduced room at a group rate, but had I known that I would not end up getting the things promised to me, I would not have stayed there. We only paid $99, but for what we got--NOT WORTH IT!!! Not to mention--maids knocking on the door over 5 times prior to 9 am--BY ACCIDENT?!?!?!?
You want how much?
Booked through Travelocity, $119. Parking $10/day, staff top notch, food good, room bottom shelf. Multiple stains on carpet,(oh well) non-smoking room with a smoked in bed. Mattress way old, slept in a "hole", morning back pain reminded me of the old waterbed days. Sign in room said it usually went for $300/night (yea right). Not up to Marriott standards, maybe room used for discount bookings! Would stay again if not for room.