San Diego Hyatt Properties

Old Aug 18, 19, 4:20 pm
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San Diego Hyatt Properties

Looking at booking a 4-5 night stay at a San Diego property in mid December. Debating between GH Manchester, HR Mission Bay, and HR La Jolla. I am an Explorist with club access awards to burn for reference. Can anyone comment on the lounges at these places?

I know some of these properties have undergone renos of late.

My main purpose for this trip is to play golf centered around Torrey Pines. Being able to safely wander around the surrounding area would be nice to explore shops, waterfront and restaurants. As I will be driving around for golf, I will have to put up with parking at the hotels but would consider nearby lots if available.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 4:33 pm
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Manchester GH has an excellent lounge.

You might also consider PH Aviara. Or stay at one of the two properties right on the course (Torrey Pines Lodge, Torrey Pines Hilton).
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Old Aug 18, 19, 4:55 pm
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What is the area around the Manchester like? Safe? Easy walking to restaurants and waterfront?
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The Hyatt has a couple shops and restaurants in a separate building toward the water and there's a larger waterfront building with shops and restaurants right on the edge of the Hyatt Manchester property. You wan also walk in the other direction toward the gaslamp (?) quarter, which is filled with bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and some rowdy drunks. If you go in the direction of the US Grant hotel (Starriott LC), there's a square that at least had been a place with homeless people.

To me, the big negative aspect of the Manchester GH is its expensive valet parking.

In terms of places to walk for dinner, La Jolla village would be much better, with IME fewer rowdy drunks and a higher ratio of more sophisticated restaurants.
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Originally Posted by theshaun View Post
What is the area around the Manchester like? Safe? Easy walking to restaurants and waterfront?
Safe? Seriously? Yes. It's adjacent to Fisherman's Village which is a complete tourist trap. You can walk easily to gaslamp, which has a gazillion restaurants. It also has a very decent restaurant in the lobby, plus a nice pool and excellent fitness center.
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In terms of places to walk for dinner, La Jolla village would be much better, with IME fewer rowdy drunks and a higher ratio of more sophisticated restaurants.
Huh? None of the options discussed is in La Jolla Village. Hyatt La Jolla Aventine is at UTC, next to the 5 freeway. That's at least five miles from La Jolla Village.
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Area is very safe. In a popular area of downtown with a number of great restaurants within walking distance. It is a short 20-minute drive from Torrey.
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Just stayed for 3 nights. I thought the Manchesterís location was excellent, good pools ( adult and family) and decent US club if available to you. Proximity to Fishermanís warf, Gaslamp, Ferry all excellent.plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby. No issues with street people.
One downside is the remodel going on. There currently is no lobby available.
We downloaded Lime and road those electric scooters everywhere and had a blast.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 6:03 pm
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GH Manchester hands down if you're looking to walk and explore. Perfectly safe for men and women who walk alone on their way to and from the Gas Lamp, all the streets around there are brightly lit as well so I would say no issues. 6min walk to an unlimited amount of options when it comes to restaurants (Gas Lamp) but it is the "rowdiest" place in San Diego. San Diego is so laid back that the rowdiness is pretty much contained to two or three bars and you're probably not the clientele for them anyway. The renovation to the Manchester lobby is set to be complete in September so it won't be an issue.

HR Mission Bay is fine but it's a 20min walk to the nearest area to explore. HR La Jolla is pretty much the same way but definitely the safest area but it's not like the area around the Manchester is like some crime riddled slum area.

San Diego is one of the safest big cities in America and the worst areas are still better than a lot of other cities of similar sizes. Safety shouldn't be your concern one bit. The worst that might happen is a homeless guy asks for change more than once.
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One more vote for the Manchester Grand. Good use of club certificates. locals may kill me for letting secret out of the bag, but hop on a lime or lyft scooter and head to little italy instead of gaslamp. Great food, fewer "rowdy drunks." About 2 miles away so perfect application for a lime. While gaslamp and little italy are definitely more urban than the other two locations they are still very much safe. Unless you are going during weekday rush hour, the drive to torrey pines will be pretty easy.
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Originally Posted by theshaun View Post
Looking at booking a 4-5 night stay at a San Diego property in mid December. Debating between GH Manchester, HR Mission Bay, and HR La Jolla. I am an Explorist with club access awards to burn for reference. Can anyone comment on the lounges at these places?

I know some of these properties have undergone renos of late.

My main purpose for this trip is to play golf centered around Torrey Pines. Being able to safely wander around the surrounding area would be nice to explore shops, waterfront and restaurants. As I will be driving around for golf, I will have to put up with parking at the hotels but would consider nearby lots if available.
HR Mission Bay is tranquil, on a marina, resort-like but a small resort at that. Thereís a spa. Outdoor pool is decent. Pool bar with limited hours. Green spaces around the property for some nice, short walks. The Red Marlin restaurant (and bar) is very good from a culinary standpoint. View is great from Red Marlin and from some of the guest rooms. Many/most guest rooms have been renovated quite nicely. Regency Club closed down a few years ago.
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