$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2014 Check-out: Sep 7, 2014

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

3 stars
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
42 reviews
Fantastic experience

This hotel is very clean and about a 15 minute drive to Downtown San Diego. Parking is free and the... See full review

  • pasadena2013
  • Jun 2, 2014
Great location

We have used this hotel three times and it has always met our expectations. Great location and pool... See full review

  • WindyCityFan
  • Feb 4, 2014
Central San Diego hotel with free Wi-Fi, pool and more
Welcome to the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central hotel, featuring a new, state-of-the-art lobby experience with contemporary modern decor, flexible spaces to work or relax, complimentary WiFi, and innovative technology with access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via the "Go Board." Whether traveling for business or pleasure, experience a refreshing stay at the San Diego Central Courtyard hotel with inspired dining and relaxing guest rooms with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Go for a swim in our large outdoor heated pool and spa, or enjoy a beverage in our tropical Courtyard with an outdoor fireplace. The hotel in the Central San Diego area is located just minutes away from major businesses such as Northrop Grumman, Resmed, SDG&E, Cubic, Kyocera, Bridgepoint Education, and MCAS Miramar. Local attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, Gaslamp District and beautiful beaches are just minutes away.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Flexible spaces to work, relax and dine

  • Engaging indoor/outdoor spaces for privacy or socializing

  • Outdoor swimming pool and hot tub

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central Rooms
All rooms in the smoke-free Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central are quiet, modern (refurbished in 2009) and equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Rooms also have mini-refrigerators, 32-inch LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, coffee and tea-making facilities and ergonomic desk chairs. Rooms are air conditioned and windows can also be opened. Enjoy comfortable pillow-top mattresses and crisp bed linens. Select rooms have poolside views. 

Business travelers, the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central features a conference suite with meeting space for up to 10 people. Cribs and adjoining rooms are available.
Things to do
  • Fashion Valley shopping (5 mi/8 km)
  • Mission Bay golf course (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • Sea World (8.1 mi/13.3 km)
  • Gaslamp Quarter (9.2 mi/14.8 km)
  • Balboa Park (9.2 mi/14.8 km)
  • La Jolla (11.9 mi/19.2 km)
  • Coronado Island (12.7 mi/20.4 km)
  • Del Mar racetrack (14.6 mi/23.5 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (25.2 mi/40.5 km)

Hotel Map

32.8259 -117.1423
Area served
San Diego
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport, (SAN), 12.00, MI, NE; John Wayne Airport-Orange County, (SNA), 80.00, MI, S; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), 120.00, MI, S;
Area description
Suburban, Location Type: Suburban

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Tennis
Water skiing
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Gift shop
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Family Fun Center: 1.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 5.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 5.5 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 5.8 mi
  • Heritage Park: 5.8 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 5.8 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 5.9 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 6 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 6.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 6.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 6.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 6.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 6.5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 1.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 5.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 5.5 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 5.8 mi
  • Heritage Park: 5.8 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 5.8 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 5.9 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 6 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 6.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 6.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 6.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 6.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 6.5 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 6.5 mi
  • Botanical Building: 6.6 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 6.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 6.6 mi
  • Sea World: 6.6 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 6.8 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 6.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 7.4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 7.4 mi
  • Belmont Park: 7.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 7.5 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 8.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 8.2 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 8.3 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 8.3 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 9.2 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 13.1 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 20.4 mi
  • Legoland: 23.2 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,114.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.2

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carolama
cape coral, florida
Jul 1, 2014

Great evening for relaxing

The hotel staff was welcoming & friendly. Since the room was prepaid through this site, they gave a choice of rooms to pick from. I enjoyed the evening outside by the fireplace. The sheets smelled wonderful and the pillows were just the way I like!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Amy and boys
Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 19, 2014

Great Location, Thin Walls

Great location...nice pool. Walls were thin. We could hear the guy next door snoring all night. And the sports kids were running laps and perhaps bowling or jumping off beds well into the night hours onto the floor above. The breakfasts were good...a bit high priced if you didn't eat like a 15 year old boy. My advice is to bring ear plugs and request the 3rd floor and get a voucher for meals. If it hadn't been a two minute walk to my family, it would have not held any value. I was surprised for this chain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pasadena2013
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 2, 2014

Fantastic experience

This hotel is very clean and about a 15 minute drive to Downtown San Diego. Parking is free and the room was very quiet. The staff was very helpful. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JC2014
Diamond Bar, California
Apr 28, 2014

Good stay

This is 2nd time I stayed at this hotel for visiting San Diego, and it's good. The location is perfect with lots of restaurants across FWY163 and the room was clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Weddingbells
Arizona
Mar 31, 2014

Marriott is a little too proud.

This room is over-priced for the service and amenities. No fridge in the room, the sofa bed was not made (really?), there were no liners in the trash cans, etc. The room is nothing special and we paid a premium price with nothing complimentary (I would have expected at least complimentary coffee in the morning for the price).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WindyCityFan
Green Valley AZ
Feb 4, 2014

Great location

We have used this hotel three times and it has always met our expectations. Great location and pool is very relaxing. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We visit the area to see our grandchildren and they enjoy the hotel as much as we do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you have children I'd recommend Corvette Diner - it's a fun place for kids! Also for adults who love ice cream!!

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Koala from Johnny
San Diego ca.
Jan 27, 2014

get a way

Nice / clean hotel ...great staff ....had a lot of kids there for a soccer tourney

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Texas tech fan
Lakewood, CO
Jan 1, 2014

Holiday bowl

We had to wait for over an hour and a half to get our room (from 4:00 -6:30 pm) with no real explanation. When we got tour room it smelled like raw sewage. It was clear to us that there had been a sewer problem, but no one would confirm it. The chemicals they used were VERY strong and we had trope the windows foe. Some relief. No effort was made to address our discomfort besides two free drink coupons while we were waiting. We had a refrigerator and. That was nice. The beds were very nice and we slept well. The. Outer bath sink area had very little space and. The room was a bit small. Very convenient location to the train system and Qualcom stadium. There were a lot of guests at the hotel and the kitchen staff seemed unable to keep up with the crowd. Ran out of silverware, etc. You would definitely need a car at this hotel. I rather expected more fora Marriott Courtyard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
aznd
Tucson, AZ
Dec 28, 2013

Great Value

I needed a place to spend the night and looked for something nearby. Very clean, friendly staff and comfortable bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AmyLM
Glendale, Ca.
Oct 1, 2013

Wonderful Weekend Getaway

The room and hotel in general were very clean. The staff were very friendly and check in and out was quick and easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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