Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

3 stars
View map of 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
48 reviews
Quick stay in San Diego

This was a great experience! We had stayed the night before in a less desirable chain hotel and... See full review

  • Ally M.
  • Aug 4, 2015
Love it!!!!

Awesome location..... Only about 15 min away from mission bay beach..my kids loved the pool and... See full review

  • Claudia M.
  • Jun 30, 2015
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.
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.
Highlights
  • Flexible spaces to work, relax and dine

  • Engaging indoor/outdoor spaces for privacy or socializing

  • Outdoor swimming pool and hot tub

Nearby attractions
  • 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)

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
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

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
River

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Viejas Arena: 2,114.1 mi

Dining

The Bistro
Fast and casual restuarant with healthy dining options for guests on the go.

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 (48)

Ratings and reviews for Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Njomama
Family
MN
Jul 17, 2013

Clean and comfortable

We felt very comfortable and our room was large and clean. The pool was great for the kids! They even gave us a late check out!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CyberLady
Couples
Austin, Texas
Jun 17, 2013

A hotel with a few problems

We've had very good luck with Marriott Courtyard before, in other cities, so we thought this was a good choice for a week-long stay in San Diego. Our first impression was that our room was clean, though a little worn-looking (stained rug), but nothing too bad. However, we soon discovered that the elevator nearest our room would not work properly. We had to hold down the button to get it to come to our floor, and once in, we had to hold down the button to get to our destination. We finally used another elevator, farther from our room, for a few days, until the closer one was repaired after we reported the problem. We also had to specifically request at the desk that our room be cleaned. There was no tag for this request to hang on our door, as is usual in hotels. The staff was friendly and responsive to our requests, but we felt that maintenance was being skimped, and that this hotel was not up to the usual Marriott standard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
SMOKERS WE ARE NOT
Couples
Salinas, Ca
May 22, 2013

Accused again?????

We spent one night in the hotel and was accused of smoking marijuana in the room. We told them twice to come and smell the room before they did. The evening staff was RUDE and non-professional. The morning staff that checked us in was great!! They wanted to argue on the phone when we told them to come and smell the room. When they came to "investigate" nothing was smelled. We are still waiting for an apology. We WILL not be staying there again!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Caligirl11
Couples
San Diego, California
May 20, 2013

Centrally Located

Hotel was centrally located and room was clean. Busy weekend with local San Diego events so lots of guests and neighbors next door were a little noisy. Otherwise good location and nice stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Godfather is within a couple of miles and excellent Italian food.

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
qwerasd
Family
Tucson, AZ
Apr 3, 2013

Great value!

Clean, comfortable, good value overall. (Need more chairs in the rooms)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AHKJ
Business
San Diego
Mar 26, 2013

Great for weekend trip

Weekend trip. Great location. King size bed, could have been more room space.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MND1
Family
San Diego
Jan 28, 2013

Nice hotel

Nice place for a great price. Staff was very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ruben Family Man
Family
San Diego, California
Oct 2, 2012

Great Hotel

A very clean hotel with polite staff. I enjoyed my stay and would stay there again. The reason my family and I selected this hotel was because it had air conditioning, it can get a little warm in San Diego. The room stayed cool without to much noise from the unit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
corymicas
Couples
Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mar 19, 2012

good room good people

i got the people in the room next to me kicked out do to them being loud until 3 am the manager gave me a free room for next time im out there

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ajh90008
Couples
San Diego, CA, USA
Sep 8, 2011

getaway

it was great staying there, price was good and breakfast was amazing:)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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