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“Marriott Rewards hotel - few points required.”

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Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Marriott Rewards hotel - few points required.”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

I was looking to get the maximum number of nights for the points I earned through Marriott Rewards Program. Initially I was disappointed that those closest to San Diego attractions had higher redemption costs so I "settled" on the Solana property. MUCH BETTER than the Marriott properties downtown which are filled with business travelers and $20. breakfasts! This property has beach access, is close to La Jolla and the scenery is just breathtaking. If you're planning a family vacation, stay here and commute to attractions. They are truly just a short, scenic ride away and it's so much better than the city.

We ultimately went to the property we desired initially (Marriott Central San Diego) and truly regretted leaving Solana Beach.

  • Stayed April 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

A short stroll from the beach and several restaurants, the location is an appealing aspect of this hotel. My recent stay was my third visit to this hotel. The experience was consistently favorable across all three visits.

The lobby has been renovated with the new touch screen displays, couches, and high tables. The bistro is convenient, but the pastries were stale on two separate occasions. Suffice to say, the second disappointment prompted me to pursue breakfast outside the hotel.

On my most recent stay, the front desk associate recognized my Gold status and upgraded me to the spacious one-bedroom suite which includes a whirlpool bathtub and two sinks. The room décor is standard Courtyard with the previous generation’s blue theme. There are no rooms with a view – the option is either the parking lot or the courtyard.

The exercise room is small compared to the hotel’s size. This appears to be next on the upgrade list. Parking is complimentary, and an access code gives guests access to the underground parking area.

Finally, the management team and hotel staff would make Avis proud – they try harder. I received follow-up calls from the front desk asking if everything was in order. The manager also sent a welcome email informing AT&T cell phone customers that the hotel has a boost to improve reception. Note to AT&T patrons – take advantage of this opportunity. You’ll hear the difference, although the reception still did not reach full clarity.

In summary, the noteworthy aspects to this Courtyard are location and service. Once inside the rooms, you could be at any Courtyard. If you are a loyal Courtyard patron, there are no surprises here – this hotel is your typical Couryard.

Pros: Standard Courtyard room and amenities, remarkable service

Cons: Small exercise room, bistro pastries not fresh

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

My three children and I spent 4 nights here, and could not have been more pleased. I was so very happy with the professionalism and pleasant manner of every staff member. We arrived at John Wayne airport, so it was about an hour drive from there, but the location to all the San Diego tourist areas was only around a 20 minute drive. Such a nice location to find a quiet beach. It is located in a residential area, and our 5 minute walk to the closest beach involved snaking our way thru a public access walkway between 2 sets of condos, and about 100 stairs. Not complaining, mind you. Our room was nice, beds were comfortable. Microwave and fridge in the 2-queen room. Pool and hot tub area were well-kept - pool was warm for swimming, since it was only around 60 each day. The Bistro had a nice selection of food, happy hour, a fireplace directly outside, and such friendly and helpful ladies working there! They were eager and willing to help us with directions and places to visit. I would definitely recommend this site for anyone, on business or pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This Courtyard has a very nice property, with a good looking pool, comfortable lobby and decent rooms. Our stay was on a Saturday night and our room was very quiet. The rooms are a bit dated, though overall very clean and well kept. The kitchenette is more like a wet bar, it has a little counter top with microwave, sink, fridge and coffee maker. The shower seemed more recent and had nice new tile and good water pressure. All the rooms seem to have a little balcony that looks out to the pool/courtyard area, a nice way to get fresh air into the room. This is a nice chain hotel: no surprises or luxury but very friendly staff and quite an easy place to stay.

Room Tip: There are corner executive suites that have a lot of room.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newton, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

I was in town for business and wanted a place near the beach so I could take a break. The Courtyard was just a short walk from the beach and I enjoyed taking a walk there. My room was very nice, very clean and spacious. I wanted to exercise and the exercise room was conveniently located. However, the Universal machine was old, rusty, and hard to set up for the various different exercises. It was also missing some key parts, I think because the room was so narrow that they couldn't put everything in the room. It was just not well-maintained. They had a step machine and a treadmill, both of which worked fine, so it wasn't a total bust.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Litchfield, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2012

This was a return stay at this hotel because of the great location for our trip. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to see that we were satisfied and our needs were met. Very pleasant and quiet place and the hotel and rooms were very clean. Very well maintained property.

Room Tip: King rooms all seem to be on the outside perimiter and queen doubles are courtyard side. I prefer c...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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belfast
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We booked into this property for 5 nights to chill out before embarking on a road trip.

It is a well staffed and maintained property.

Minor reservations would be
- although we had a suite, the cooking/fridge/microwave area was incredibly small and squeezed into a big room where there was plenty of space. Disappointed no crockery or cutlery supplied but this may be the norm
- having spent the last 8 nights staying in hotels in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. I have to say I have had similar quality for a lot less money. However maybe that is a California or San Diego price thing, we were pleasantly śurprised how much cheaper fuel was outside California.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach
Address: 717 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2606
Region: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Courtyard by Marriott offers FREE Wi-Fi access, garage level parking at a nominal fee, and we PROUDLY brew Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks in our freshly renovated Bistro! Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make both business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our guest rooms, featuring a comfortable and well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two phones, complimentary weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee. Start your morning with a breakfast item from our diverse Bistro menu and a specialty Starbucks drink made to your exact liking! When you are ready to unwind at the end of the day, indulge in our new outdoor experience which includes a swimming pool, whirlpool, and fireplace. Come and experience the new Courtyard Solana Beach. It's a new stay! ... more   less 
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Courtyard By Marriott San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel Solana Beach
Courtyard Solana Beach
Solana Beach Courtyard
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Courtyard Del Mar

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