Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Mission Valley, San Diego, California

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Cons

  • Self-parking fee
  • Shower/tub combos
  • No room service
  • Some rooms face a wall

Bottom Line

This 317-room hotel in Mission Valley is a pretty typical chain, with all the San Diego mid-range basics (24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool). Comfortable (if not particularly stylish) rooms have iPod docks and flat-screens, but some face a wall. It's near the University of San Diego, but far from downtown -- you'll have to drive to see any tourist sites.

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 Location

In the heart of Mission Valley, near Old Town and a 10-minute drive from downtown San Diego

The Courtyard is located in Mission Valley’s Hotel Circle, a strip of hotels along the Kumeyaay Highway, and across the road from Riverwalk Golf Course and Fashion Valley Mall. San Diego’s Old Town lays on the west, with its adobe buildings, Mexican restaurants and the tourist-magnet Plaza del Pasado. Downtown San Diego, as well as some of the area’s major tourist attractions -- like Balboa Park, La Jolla, SeaWorld and Mission Bay -- are just a short drive away.

  • Across the road from the Riverwalk Golf Course
  • 4-minute drive to the Fashion Valley Mall
  • 5-minute drive to the Old Town quarter
  • 8-minute drive to Little Italy
  • 9-minute drive to Balboa Park
  • 9-minute drive to Qualcomm Stadium
  • 9-minute drive to SeaWorld San Diego
  • 9-minute drive to the San Diego Zoo
  • 10-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 10-minute drive to San Diego Convention Center
  • 10-minute drive to the Gaslamp Quarter
  • 11-minute drive to Mission Beach
  • 12-minute drive to Tecolote Canyon Golf Course
  • 13-minute drive to San Diego International Airport
  • 15-minute drive to Coronado Island
  • 16-minute drive to Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • 16-minute drive to Stephen Birch Aquarium
  • 18-minute drive to La Jolla

 Rooms

Contemporary decor, iPod docks, mini-fridges, and flat-screens, but some rooms face a wall

A Guest Room
A Guest Room

The spacious rooms and suites all have modern amenities, including iPod docks, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and free Internet access, but the smallest ones face a wall (they call them “limited view rooms”) and some bathrooms might feel a bit cramped.

All rooms include:

  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable access (including HBO, NFL Channel and Nickelodeon), and pay-per-view movies
  • Mini-fridge
  • iPod docks
  • Shower/tub combination (except for handicap accessible rooms, which have roll-in showers)
  • Coffeemaker plus free coffee and tea
  • No smoking policy
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board

Room types:

  • Guest Room: 322 to 360 square feet; one king bed and a pull-out sofa or two queen beds; smaller rooms have a limited view
  • One-bedroom, two-room Suite: 518 square feet; one king bed and a pull-out sofa in the separate living area

 Features

An outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center and special rates for SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo

The pool
The pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights
  • 24-hour market with snacks
  • Discount tickets for SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired Internet access
  • Self-parking, for a fee
  • 6,857 square feet of event space, including 11 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk staff
  • Vending machines

 Food

A bistro lounge serving three meals a day

  • The Bistro serves Starbucks coffee and teas by Tazo morning 'til night
  • The Bistro Lounge has a food menu available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 Bottom Line

This 317-room hotel in Mission Valley is a pretty typical chain, with all the San Diego mid-range basics (24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool). Comfortable (if not particularly stylish) rooms have iPod docks and flat-screens, but some face a wall. It's near the University of San Diego, but far from downtown -- you'll have to drive to see any tourist sites.

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Address

  • 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA, 92108, US

Room Types

  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Smaller Guestroom
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 317
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Mission Valley, San Diego
Address: 595 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA, 92108, US
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