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4.3 out of 5

"The room was a bit tight with lots of furniture and the hot water never got hot enough to take a bath. We also told the maintenance man we smelled so ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 14 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near San Diego City College

Heart of San Diego

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego hotel, you'll find San Diego City College and Balboa Park. Petco Park and Westfield Horton Plaza are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A coffee shop, a snack bar/deli, and express check-out are also on offer.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 245 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, room service, and premium bedding.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$179* Per night/room 1 Nov. - 2 Nov.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Everyone (10)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2018 by Vito, Guest Services

We appreciate your kind feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

2 out of 5

What you don't know could hurt you!

Pros: The staff! Excellent!
Cons: All that was mentioned in the top paragraph.
Location: Location would have been decent if not for the parking and homeless problem. Many things to do nearby.
When we got there we found nowhere to park. It seems that they have a valet service who parks your car in nearby lots...cost...$45.00 per day! $315.00 extra before we even started. Then dinner there we are automatically charges 18% gratuity regardless of 7.? tax. plus $ 3.50 delivery if going to your room. that is before they expect a tip! Homeless people sleeping in the entrance way. Noisy..due to kids screeming and slamming and banging on doors. The staff was very good...the rest a nightmare!

Posted by , from St. Louis, Mo. on 18 Jul. 2017

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4 out of 5
The room was a bit tight with lots of furniture and the hot water never got hot enough to take a bath. We also told the maintenance man we smelled something like burnt wires and he never came back like he stated.

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Definetly a great value for your money. The location is perfect , and staff was very friendly. The only cons are that overnight parking is expensive at $45 a night and we did have to call twice to get our room serviced. but other then that the hotel stay was great.

Posted by , from los angeles on 17 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Service was great.

Pros: on line
Cons: none
Location: Visit family and close to airport.
Clean rooms and helpful staff. Located next to coffee and food. Hotel service was organized and positive.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Amazing hotel

The room was beyond what I expected, the valet staff went above and beyond. I'm staying here every time I need to when in San Diego.

Posted by , from San Bernardino, CA on 7 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great Location, Historic Building

Pros: The friendliness of the staff and every staff member that I have spoken to was so helpful and cheerful.
Cons: It should be improved in communication that some rooms are "inside" rooms or could not have a view other than directly at another room.
Location: House of Blues is right next door!
Next to House of Blues, smack dab in the middle of downtown. Close to restaurants, pubs and brews. You are welcomed by the highly enthusiastic staff and the decor of the lobby is beautiful and intriguing. It is amazing how they have restored and redecorated the lobby to the glory that it is. The halls and rooms have also been redecorated, I have to remind myself that this is San Diego! The building reminds me of Manhattan style. As do the rooms, small yet efficient.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on 16 May 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in Gaslamp area

Pros: The setting was comfortable and the staff was cheerful and friendly. It was helpful to have a refrigerator and microwave for the kids.
Cons: It would be nice if the rooms were a little larger but they were fine.
Location: We went to Mission Bay, La Jolla, and Ocean Beach as well as restaurants & bars in the Gaslamp area.
The hotel lobby was beautiful & had many choices for food, drinks, and relaxing spaces to sit & be comfortable. The staff was very courteous and helpful! The rooms were nice. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the Gaslamp area of town.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Surprised this was a Courtyard

Pros: Facility and staff were excellent.
Cons: The fridge in my room rattled and the shower faucet needed some tightening.
Location: It's the Gaslamp. Hopefully you don't need more explanation than that.
This was the nicest Courtyard I've ever stayed in. Housed in a beautiful historic building, the facilities themselves are up to date to meet the needs of frequent travelers. The professionalism and courtesy of the staff would have easily fit in at a high end hotel.

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5



Posted by , from CARACAS , VENEZUELA on 16 Aug. 2015

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About the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Location 530 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3500 square feet (325 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 245 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 3500 sq ft of conference space
  • 325 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1928
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (5.9 km / 3.7 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th Avenue Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown offers 245 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

The Lobby - This restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Courtyard Marriott Downtown-Gaslamp
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  • Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown Gaslamp
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.