Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 55%Budget Travelers
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- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 05, 2012
This Sheraton is old, but they have done a nice job of sprucing it up. The great thing about this hotel is the location...right on the bay overlooking the water on one side, the boat harbor on the other side, and the City Skyline and a view of the Coronado bridge.
It has 2 towers, both about 12 stories. The main tower, called the Marina Tower, is the main entrance. But about 200 yards away down the harbor, is the second tower, called the Bay Tower. Both have restaurants, parking, and valet services. There is a large fountain in front of the Marina tower, nicely landscaped with tall lighted Palm Trees and accented with Bird of Paradise plants. The landscaping is well maintained. In the lobby with marble flooring, is a HUGE salt water fish tank. The decor is nautically themed, and materials are mostly blue with yellow accented carpets and yellow wall paper. The rooms are similarly themed, with red accents, too.
The room's in the Bay Tower are pretty good sized, mine had the old school Mini-Bar, comfortable love seat and chair seating area with light wooded furniture, a large, darker wooded desk, ample clost space, a typical bathroom, and a 27 inch TV (no LCDTV yet).
The king size bed is diagonally set, with two built in side tables. Every room in the Bay Tower has full width balconies, with 2 chairs and a table, with a great sea breeze and the smell of the ocean waters wafting into your respiratory system.
The Marina Tower has a large squiglly Y shaped pool, with 2 seahorse sculptures shooting water on rocks water fall. In the same area in the rear, which overlooks the Boat Harbor, is a large fountain with a Humpback Whale sculpture about to flap its tail. There is a Starbucks in house here, and a nice Microsoft sponsored lounge behind the lobby with 5 PC workstations. The Fitness center is in this building and decent size.
My company has hosted a small conference here, and the service and attention to detail was superb. They have post card photos of the "Comfort Specialist" for your room on your desk to insure your satisfaction. I have stayed in 50 plus hotels in the past year and a half, and I must say that the Starwood Chain, lead by Sheraton's early standard, has the most comfortable beds in the business. Hilton is next, and Hyatt's next after that.
There is a compimentary shuttle to the airport (just half a mile away) and you are not too far from downtown, the Gas Lamp, and other sites. This is a solid choice for San Diego. Prices are usually around $200, although you can get group rates for about $150, sometimes less, depending on season, availability and size of your group. I have seen it as low as $100 in off times.
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Aug 13, 2014
Comfortable hotel that was reasonably quiet, especially given that it's so close to the airport and a busy road. A little light on the amenities (No free wifi? Really?) but a decent place to stay. Don't let the dated exteriors fool you: the insides have all been redone.Recommended for:
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Jul 11, 2014
Located next to the airport with complimentary shuttle to and from airport. Rooms are great and comfortable with an amazing view of the bay. Con- far taxi from downtown or beaches, must pay for guest parking, no complimentary breakfast.
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaSep 13, 2013
The kids loved this hotel. They spent all day in the pool and ended up looking like sunburned prunes. It was particularly great the day we rented a boat from the Marina behind the hotel. Managed to not capsize it once! The fact that the hotel is so close to the airport is an added bonus.Recommended for:
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaSep 13, 2013
Despite looking on the outside like a big, mediocre, 1970’s built hotel, the inside has been smartly updated and made very enticing. The lobby is big, spacious and has a hip looking business center in the middle of it. The rooms are also updated and are clean and sharp looking. But my favorite part is the big ass pool. It back up to a marina where you can rent boats if you’d like and the pool itself is big enough to fit tons of kids and adults who want to enjoy the sunshine and the water. Given the hotel’s location, the clientele is very family oriented during the summer and gets tons of conventions year round. When I was there, I had just missed the national OCD convention. I imagine they went through a lot of hand sanitizer.Recommended for:
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Aug 25, 2013
I stayed here after a late night flight back to San Diego so that I wouldn't be late for an early morning class downtown. I'm glad that I did because the location is perfect and the facilities great. The staff was super friendly and ensured that my stay was comfortable. The bed was among the most comfortable that I have slept in and the room was nicely renovated. The room that I was in was so well insulated that I couldn't even hear the airplanes at the airport nearby which ranks this one above other hotels in the area that I have stayed in.
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Mar 19, 2013
First of all, yes, this hotel is expensive. It's located right across from the airport, the marina is right outside the door so you can walk along the water, and the area around is beautiful. There's a $22 daily fee for parking, and wifi is not free either.
Luckily for me, I was there on a business trip recently so I didn't have to pay for any of that...
My room was located on the first floor near the pool. I was disappointed by my crappy view of people walking around the parking lot, so I kept the curtains mostly closed. Nonetheless, the room was clean, quiet and relaxing. The king bed was suuuuper comfortable zzzzz...
Amenities: Pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, game area, and I think I saw a tennis court.
Food: I spotted a bar type restaurant on one side of the lobby, a fancy restaurant on the other side, and a Starbucks. I didn't eat at the restaurants because they were kind of expensive...
But here's a tip to save you some moolah: you can get a $5 voucher every morning if you put the green choice paper sign on your door knob at night (to indicate that you don't want room service). I was able to get two, and combined them to get some goodies at Starbucks.
The business conference was held there, and I thought it was a great location for that since they had made arrangements for shuttles (to go to other parts of San Diego in the evening) and a cruise (leaving right there from the marina). There are many meeting rooms and spacious ballrooms. The food provided by the hotel was delicious and the staff was so nice.
So I had a great stay overall. However, if I came to visit San Diego for fun and to explore, I would probably prefer staying at a hotel closer to where all the action is (might be cheaper too). This hotel is a little isolated.
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersSep 22, 2012
THe best word I would use to describe this hotel is convenient. It is located literally a 5 minute drive away from the San Diego airport, and they run a shuttle every 15-20 minutes between the hotel and the airport so you don't have to worry about getting a cab or other form of transportation to the hotel when you land. There is a tech station in the lobby where you can check your email, and there is free wifi in the lobby area as well as a full Starbucks behind the front desk. There is a well-equipped full business center and a FedEx/Kinkos off the lobby as well. This hotel is extremely large (with 2 towers making up the hotel), the lobby looks like it was updated recently. I came here for a conference for 1 day so I didn't see the rooms, but the hotel itself was great and very convenient. The location is also gorgeous, located on the Marina and water, so you get great views.Recommended for:
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaAug 06, 2012
Good hotel for the $ It was a good (if not great) deal. View of harbor and close to airport (very - very close to airport) - the decor was good. Nice room and great balcony overlooking the boats & water. If you get a good deal I would recommend
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaJul 05, 2012
Sheraton Hotel and Marina, Is on Habor Island , down by the water front, near the San Diego International Airport and Car rentals near down San Diego on the Harbor. Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is a up scale Hotel with a view of the Harbor. Taxis are near
tours and tour guides are near ,
Cruise ship pier is near. Bus and trolley all near.
Amtrack near Pier on Broadway at the foot of Harbor Broadway
- Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaJul 04, 2012
There are two separate towers at this Sheraton so if you have a preference, be sure to state so when you are booking your rooms. The Bay Tower is the older of the two. We stayed at the Marina Tower that overlooked the Marina. The pool in the Marina Tower was fairly sized and had close access to the bar/restaurant.
Rooms were average sized but clean and bright. Comfy beds with nice linens. Close enough to downtown but just far enough to get away from the craziness of it all.
Dining options at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina include 5 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a children's pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers secretarial services and audio visual equipment. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Diego property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property has an airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. A total renovation of this property was completed in December 2009.
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Notifications and Fees:
- There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Self parking: US$ 22 per day
- Valet parking: US$ 28 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Allowed
- Data Ports
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- In-House Bar
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Game Room
- Car Rental Desk
- Mini Bar In Room
Good!5179 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
- LocationGood access to the airport, said 100%.
- Grounds94% loved the outdoor sports facilities.
- Hotel78% thought it was clean.
- RoomOnly 62% said rooms were clean enough.
- Hotel Building59% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
- Service55% said the reception staff was ok.