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San Diego Convention Center

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Address: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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Huge convention and meeting space....well maintained.

Convenient and enjoyable spot for a convention or a meeting ... great location near downtown and with water views!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Convenient and enjoyable spot for a convention or a meeting ... great location near downtown and with water views!

Thank DennisG50
York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to attend a convention. Plenty of good hotels nearby and the location is hard to beat. There is plenty of space, it is a very large convention center. Easy access from the ferry to Coronado island, plenty of parking and a Marriott Marquis, Grand Hyatt and Hilton all adjacent. Bathrooms are plentiful and clean. Staff... More 

Thank Joe A
Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The convention center is close to the ocean. It is composed of few buildings connected together to for a facility that can serve thousands of people at the same time. Well maintained and well organized.

Thank sarasagiv
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The san diego convention is located by the sea front in downtown. It is on walking proximity to most of major hotels. It is a huge centere that can host thousands of delegates. Air conditioning is great. Lots of facilities and Restrooms. There is a restaurant called Tides at the ground flooor.

Thank drjsaleh
Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This convention hall is one of the largest I have been in, and I have been some of the largest. You can feel very secure in the hall as there is security to check your credentials. Great location

Thank TerryHillman
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive convention centre on the coast. Beautiful views from the raised outdoor area. Great venue for conferences and conventions with some food and drinks stalls inside.

Thank Dan J
Atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ache done conferences here for over 15 years and like San Diego. The convention center is big and has it own Fed Ex office which is a plus. The Fed Ex office needs to be better staffed on move out days for conferences. My biggest gripe is the food choices and lack of places to eat in the convention... More 

Thank Scott M
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was an exhibitor there this past weekend and enjoyed the location directly next to the Gaslamp District. The venue is easily accessible and the space very clean and bright. The cafe on the other hand served extremely overpriced nasty food. Don't eat there if you can. Still a very nice Center with plenty of bathrooms.

Thank Steve R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The facilities were well designed for conventions with lots of space moving between conference rooms. But they don't have a covered area for pick up and drop off so since it was raining you need to have a umbrella

Thank Stephen J
Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Abutting San Diego's waterfront with lots of hotel and restaurant choices in walking distance. Very convenient to the downtown areas.

Thank patraveller2007

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