$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 17, 2014 Check-out: Oct 20, 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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ajh90008
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ruben Family Man
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
corymicas
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ajh90008
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chikis
San Diego, CA, USA
Aug 29, 2011

get away for a night

For the price you can't beat it. Pool area was very relaxing.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pomona,ca
Jun 6, 2011

Exceeded my expectations

For the price we paid, I thought we would get an ugly, low budget room, but our Room was actually nice and comfy for the kids. A bit small, but it didn't seem to bother either one of the kids. There's a restaurant downstairs and there's fast food restaurants across from the fwy, stores, etc. Staff was really nice and friendly. Check in and check out was quick and easy. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wichita, KS
Oct 20, 2010

Easy access and modern decor

This is a very nice hotel. Clean with modern decor. The staff was very friendly and the location was easy to get to. It's about 10-15 minutes from the airport just off of 163. There are lots of fast food locations just north on Clairemont Mesa Blvd if you need a quick bite to eat. The only negative is that because it is so close to 163, it can be quite noisy with traffic if you leave the balcony door open. With the door closed, however, you don't notice it at all. Overall a great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
encino ca
Aug 5, 2010

quick weekend trip

it was difficult to get the staff on the phone at night. they didn't answer. otherwise it was a great stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

sea world is about 8 miles away

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
White Cheetah
Sylmar, CA
Jul 27, 2010

Great Hotel!

We stayed here while visiting the San Diego Zoo and it was about 5 mile north of there but we loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Across the freeway there is a shopping center, ex: Target, Marshalls etc...

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 22, 2010

Great location for the price

Our job fair was a hit at the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Jersey
Jun 29, 2010

nice hotel

All in all, a nice hotel and I have no complaint about the staff, they were all very nice and helpful. The only issue I had was with their hours of operation. Lunch was only served 11:30am - 1:30pm and didn't open for dinner until 5pm. The bar didn't open to 4pm so you couldn't have a drink and sit by the pool unless you liked the 5 or 6 types of beers that they had in the refrigerators by the front desk. Like I said, the hotel staff was all very pleasant and courteous so kudos to that.

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

Business

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