San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, California, 92108, United States | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $174.00
 

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San Diego Zoo

A travel blog entry by tradition

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... some. The Giant Pandas were something we will not forget. Just like on TV. They are adorable! There is a tram that goes over the zoo from one side to the other so we took that, right over the big gorillas. That was fun. This is also a botanical garden and there are great plants and trees to see. We enjoyed the gorillas, an orangutan was posing for pictures with the people, that was funny, the pink flamingos were amazing to ...

Off to San Diego to see furry and human friends??

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

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Day 292 - 293 - Today we took the road West to San Diego. It's about 189 miles and goes over the Cleveland National Forest to a height of just over 4,000 feet. The scenery is pretty cool - still desert-like but piles and piles of rocks everywhere. Very different from what you see in Yuma.

Our first stop was a day at the zoo. It's an older one, but they are doing all they can to update it. They have several ...

Three days, a Billion and a Half Years

A travel blog entry by ronandkathy

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... by the Grand Canyon on a sunny morning.
For several years, my friend Pat Stark has raved about his annual Grand Canyon trips and how much he looks forward to future ones. I was a newcomer accompanied by experienced hikers. One of the group, Jim Hagan, was fresh off the completion of a 2650 mile Pacific Coast Trail trek that ended in October. Pat Stark has hiked these trails 18 times and ...

Zoo and Seaworld

A travel blog entry by nissa89

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I'm going to combine yesterday's and today's events into the one post.

Yesterday we explored San Diego Zoo, it's pretty massive! One of the guys who runs the shuttle for the military families kindly offered to drop us off at the zoo that morning, as we drove in he gave us a little history lesson on the towns we were going through and on the zoo.

We arrived and went straight onto the 50 minute bus tour of the zoo, it takes you around to most exhibits for a view of ...

Phillip, Shakespeare Pub, Quality Nightclub

A travel blog entry by conaz

... heading out on the town. Morgan felt tired and retired home. Whilst Phillip and I changed out fit and head out. Phillip is working on his body, so doesn't drink; albeit the one earlier. So we drove in his Audi to downtown San Diego. We parked at his other apartment, and walked a short way to the pubs and clubs. We went to about 4 or so. But settled on a place called Quality after we found it living up to its name ;) It was 11pm or so and we had a great time. I did my usual ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Mission Valley East area of San Diego, is near South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Walking Tour, Mission Valley Center, and Nordstrom Rack.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    Reviewed by salaney1

    A fantastic place to stay

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2012
    by (7 reviews) Kalamazoo , United States Flag of United States

    Comfortable, minutes away from most things and service was very good.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    A great surprise!

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    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!

    Beautiful Hotel

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    Do not listen to the negative reviews of this hotel.

    Great room, great service

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    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!

    Would stay someplace else

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    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.

    Great Hotel for the Price

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    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.

    Good Hotel

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    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

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    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.

    Average at best

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    There are better choices for the money.

    Not what was promised

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    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?

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding