Marriott Coronado Island Resort
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... but thoroughly enjoyed it.
In the evening we went on a trip as the two groups together to watch a baseball game. We saw San Diego Padres vs Cincinnati Reds. We starting watching on a park in the stadium with a big picnic and then moved to our seats in the bleachers.
Ollie went around the stadium and took some nice photos from different places. The idea was just to get a ...
... and within 10 mins your in this very modern facility. You don't even pay for the cab. The staff were fantastic, so caring and professional and clean ++++. Gary sat in the waiting room with big TV and free sodas. Once finished back into the cab to the border, that's where it all starts. Lines and lines of people waiting to cross not to mention the cars, sometimes takes 4 hours to get back into USA. For $10 some guy bundled us into an already overcrowded bus ...
... start the next morning we decided against it. We have both seen plenty of fireworks before. I know the title of this blog was sun, sun, sun, but I haven't seen much of it this trip. It has been warm, mid 70s but overcast much of the time. The 4th was no exception. That is ok though, it did not slow me down from the beach or pool. I have enjoyed my short little visit and am now on my way back to reality. I got to the airport and was able to upgrade again.. Whoooohoooo! So ...
... At the cove, there was a small beach were you could swim super close to the sea lions. There were people on kayaking tours, scuba diving and climbing all over the rocks. The sea lions seemed like if they'd seen one person, they'd seen them all. Not phased at all by the number of people that were there to see them, I think they even liked the attention. We walked out to the rocks and found some more tide pools, crabs and ...
... train ourselves. Then we waited for the call. There was an issue with the number of people manifested on the plane. The guy walked past me and said not to worry, that we were on the plane. Someone had to be moved to the next plane. Then he led us across the taxi way and onto the stairs to the jet. At the bottom of the stairs I made sure to shake his hand and say thanks. I am always thankful for the opportunity to ...
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What we reserved did not match what we got-plus billing problems!
Better check and double check to see if what you reserved (# of beds, connecting rooms, nonsmoking) is actually what you are getting before unpacking your suitcases. Also, check to see what credit card your room is being billed to. I was charged for a room my friend stayed in and it took 17 days to have it removed from my credit card becuase of Marriott's error. Go to Atlanta and stay in the Marriott Marquis instead. That was a fabulous place to stay. People went out of their way to be friendly and helpful and it is a beautiful facility! Too bad I didn't ask them to help me with my situation in California. I'm confident they would have taken care of it right away.
I stayed there for four days in late March, including a weekend. My room is very spacious and overlooks the harbour and San Diego's skyline, which is very beautiful and peaceful. I noticed that rooms on other sides of the hotel also have nice view, overlooking ponds with ducks, inner courtyard, etc. The place is very quiet since it is away from the main streets and from downtown Coronado. On the other hand, it's very close to the ferry to San Diego. There are two water taxis to San Diego: one offered by the hotel, which goes to the Marriott in San Diego, and one 'public' which goes straight to the place where one can buy tickets for whale watching and harbour excursion. The one from the hotel costs more ($5) and leaves every 30 minutes. The other costs $2, leaves at the hour, and takes twice the time since it goes farther (20 minutes vs. 10 minutes). I used one of the restaurants and also room service. The staff was very courteous and the service was excellent throughout. The food was great. I highly recommend this place.
Terrific Hotel and Venue
Last May my husband and I hosted our wedding reception here. We couldn't have been happier with the way things turned out. Not only did the staff make our reception beautiful, but our guests who stayed at the hotel absolutely loved it. My husband and I stayed here for one night at the end of our honeymoon and we were treated like royalty. The rooms are nicely decorated, very clean with comfy beds and the service is terrific. If you're looking for an alternative to the Hotel Del, this is the place to stay on Coronado.
Will Always Stay Here When in SD area!
My family and I stayed here over the 4th of July weekend, and had a great time. We will make 4th of July of every year from this day forward to stay in Coronado Marriott, with my family; and whenever we are in the SD area.
Very Kid Friendly
My family of 5 had a great weekend at the Marriott. The staff was helpful and friendly throughout our stay. The room was large and clean.
My 4 & 5 year old boys loved feeding ducks from our patio. The grounds have numerous ponds and fountains to enjoy. The view across the bay is exceptional. Kids under 6 eat free, so it was affordable to eat at the hotel. My family didn't want to leave. We'll definately return again.
Uneven stay at the start . . .
We spend 5 nights are this beautiful bay side resort. Our stay, though, started out very uneven. We had reserved a deluxe bay view room with 2 queens beds. Check-in was at 4:00 pm, and knowing we would be late, we called at 1:30 pm to make sure they would have our room at our 6:00 pm arrival. When we arrived at 5:30, our room was not only not ready, but the "bay" view was actually a view of the parking lot and they did not even have queen beds, but only doubles and kings. The front desk supervisor was RUDE and more or less told us to take it or leave it. We actually took 30 minutes to call around to several other nearby hotels to see about other vacancies - no luck. In the end, we spent one night in the wrong room and then were moved the next day to a lovely room with a great view of the bay. We had to make this suggestion, though.
The front desk offered very little. Our family loved the pool - large and warm. It appeared that they were understaffed - one person to serve the entire pool area and our room was frequently (twice) not made-up until 5:00 pm - and in one case we called to request an early make-up so our younger child (3 years) could nap. But the weather is just terrific and that warm pool just puts you in a vacation mood!
My husband and I stayed here over the 4th of July weekend and had a fabulous time. Our hotel room was large and clean. The bathroom had a separate tub (which was huge) and a shower....lots of room! The staff was very nice and always helpful. Spent the day at the pool and enjoyed wonderful drink/food service. You can walk to Ferry Landing where there are lots or places to eat or you can visit one of the restaurants here.
Had the Sunday brunch...it was a little pricey but very good! I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel - especially if you don't want to deal with the crowds in San Diego. I will definitely be back!
Great Family Option
Stayed here recently with my family - children 7 and 3. Turned out to be a great destination for spending a week in San Diego. Hotel is family friendly: oversized rooms and bath, reasonable scale, beautiful view, nice pool, near much on Coronado, quick access to all San Diego offers - by boat or car. Some days spent taking in the pool and views. Afternoons or dinner in downtown Coronado. A few trips to the beach. Other days we took in Legoland, the Zoo, Knott's Berry water park, downtown. Coronado is charming. Hotel is very pleasant, clean, easy, great views, nice amenities. I love the Del. But with a family, Marriott is more relaxed and easy, better value. My entire family thought this was one of our best vacations ever - up there with Maui and Kauai.
Love Corinado Marriott
This place was wonderful for my family! It was so much to do our children did not want to go to any of the amusement parks. The resturants are great children 10 and under eat free. The portions are huge we never finished a meal. There is a excellent baby sitting service for that parents night out. I could go on and on. Great for families while keeping a luxury apperance.
I will be back Marriott!!! Thanks for everything!!!
After a bad experience at the Sheraton Harbor Island Resort in San Diego, I must say the wonderful experience at the Marriott made up for everything.
The grounds are beautiful and serene. They have several duck ponds around the establishment as well as a lovely courtyard that has a large koi pond and parakeet aviary that you can actually go into and sit around with the birds.
The service was the BEST that we have ever experienced. The staff was warm and friendly yet extremely professional. The room was large and spacious and since I have a one year old daughter, that is crucial. The bathroom was large and had a huge bathtub with a seperate standing shower. Rooms were very very clean.
I highly recommend their restaurant Le Escale. It looks pricey, but it isn't! It is moderately priced but the food is EXCELLENT!!! They have wonderful dinner and breakfast buffets that I am still dreaming about.
I will definitely be returning here on my next visit to San Diego. It is an few miles from the main part of Coronado (2 1/2 miles) so you have to drive into town, but I think it was well worth it.