Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Marina District, San Diego, California

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Pros

  • Great bay views from many rooms
  • 46-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Near the Convention Center and Seaport Village
  • Pool turns into nighttime hot spot
  • Kid-friendly

Cons

  • Daily Wi-Fi fee
  • Fee for parking
  • Extra fees for bike rentals
  • Concierge not available 24 hours per day

Bottom Line

This 1,625-room hotel on the bay, near the Seaport Village Shopping Center and the San Diego Convention Center, has an impressive, elegant lobby -- but the big rooms, despite the 46-inch flat-screens and iPod docks, are a little bland and starting to show their age. The similarly priced Hotel Solamar has nicer rooms in a more happening Gaslamp Quarter location, though the Manchester is set to complete a major room renovation by fall 2013.

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 Scene

An enormous, business-oriented chain near the San Diego Convention Center

There are no surprises here: The Manchester Grand Hyatt delivers exactly what you would expect from a massive chain hotel next to a massive convention center. There's a gleaming, marble-tile lobby with soaring ceilings and chandeliers, and upstairs, chain-like rooms that range from ordinary to somewhat stylish. The hotel is renovating rooms throughout 2013 ; until renovations are complete, you'll find better rooms for your money elsewhere.

 Location

Marina location close to Seaport Village

The Manchester Grand Hyatt is located on the San Diego Bay, across from the Seaport Village shopping center and down the street from the San Diego Convention Center. It's within walking distance of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, which is home to some of San Diego's best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.

  • 5-minute walk to the San Diego Convention Center
  • 6-minute walk to Seaport Village shopping center
  • 9-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 9-minute walk to USS Midway Museum
  • 11-minute walk to the historic Gaslamp Quarter
  • 20-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Petco Park
  • 5-minute drive to the Maritime Museum
  • 9-minute drive to the San Diego International Airport

 Rooms

46-inch flat-screens, iPod docks and bay views -- but the furniture is old

Guestroom
Guestroom

Rooms have 46-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and, in many cases, great views of the bay. But aside from the bright pink and green bedding accents, the decor is generic, and the furniture and carpets could use replacement. The hotel started renovating rooms in spring of 2012, and updated rooms have more stylish decor -- but it's worth waiting until renovations are complete to ensure you get one.

All rooms include:

  • In-room Wi-Fi for a fee
  • 46-inch flat-screen TV with on-demand movies
  • iHome iPock dock
  • Marble-tiled bathroom with shower/tub combo
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Turndown service available
  • Laundry/dry cleaning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Rollaway bed for a nightly fee
  • Newspaper delivery
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board

Room types:

  • Guestroom: 340 square feet; one king or two double beds; partial views of city or bay
  • Premium View: 340 square feet; one king or two double beds; views of bay
  • Deluxe Bay View King: 340 square feet; one king; corner room; floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls; views of bay
  • Junior Suite: 340-square-foot living room connecting to a 340-square-foot bedroom; one king or two double beds; Murphy bed; robes
  • Conference Suite: 780-square-foot living room connecting to 340-square-foot bedroom; one king or two double beds; Murphy bed; wet bar; kitchenette; robes; dining room seating for eight
  • VIP or Regency Suite: 700-square-foot living room connecting to a 340-square-foot room; one king or two double beds; dining room seating for eight; kitchenette; wet bar; refrigerator; robes
  • Grand Club Room (Executive Level): One king or two double beds; robes; access to Executive Lounge with concierge, free breakfast; and evening cocktails (for a fee)

 Features

Popular Kin Oasis pool lounge and a kids club

The pool
The pool

The Manchester has plenty for both kids and adults to do. For kids: bike rentals, volleyball, two tennis courts, a game room, and a kids club. For adults: the Kin Spa, the 24-hour Hyatt Stay Fit gym, and a pool that turns into an adult’s-only hot spot at night.

  • Concierge available, though not 24 hours
  • 24-hour front desk staff
  • Business center located in the lobby
  • 25,000-square-foot pool on the 4th floor with whirlpools, fire pits, and a bay-view sundeck; pool bar open seasonally
  • Kin Oasis: Adults-only pool lounge on 4th floor of Harbor Tower
  • Two tennis courts
  • Volleyball; shuffleboard
  • Kin Spa has a salon, treatments, massages, and a lap pool; open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 24-hour Hyatt Stay Fit Gym: free weights; weight machines; treadmills; elliptical machines; stair climbers; bikes
  • Top of the Hyatt: Lounge; floor-to-ceiling windows
  • BackYard game area
  • Camp Hyatt kids club for kids; activities include s'mores roasting at the fire pits and arts and crafts
  • Bike rentals (extra fees)
  • 125,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Wi-Fi in Redfield’s and the lobby; in-room Wi-Fi has a charge
  • Valet and self-parking at both available at a daily fee
  • Pets under 50 pounds allowed for a nightly fee

 Food

A seafood restaurant with bay views, a breakfast buffet, a deli, a coffee shop, and three bars

Top of the Hyatt
Top of the Hyatt
  • Sally’s Seafood on the Water: Serves sushi and seafood dishes, such as lobster pot pie and fillo-crusted halibut; offers themed happy hours, such as mini-burger Mondays and Taco Tuesdays; open daily for lunch and dinner, and weekends for breakfast
  • Lael’s Restaurant: American breakfast buffet
  • Redfield’s Sports Bar: Bar food, cocktails, Wi-Fi, and TVs
  • Redfield’s Deli: Deli sandwiches, salads, and to-go options
  • Sally’s Bar: Located on the boardwalk across from the marina
  • The Grand Lobby Bar: Bar food and cocktails
  • Ann Marie’s Coffee House: Coffee, breakfast, and snacks

 Bottom Line

This 1,625-room hotel on the bay, near the Seaport Village Shopping Center and the San Diego Convention Center, has an impressive, elegant lobby -- but the big rooms, despite the 46-inch flat-screens and iPod docks, are a little bland and starting to show their age. The similarly priced Hotel Solamar has nicer rooms in a more happening Gaslamp Quarter location, though the Manchester is set to complete a major room renovation by fall 2013.

Things You Should Know About Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Address

  • 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

Room Types

  • Conference Suite
  • Deluxe Corner Room
  • Grand Club Room
  • Guestroom
  • Hyatt Smoking Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Premium View Guest Room
  • Respire by Hyatt – Hypo-Allergenic Room
  • VIP/Regency Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 1625
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Marina District, San Diego
Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
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