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Marriott Marquis at the Marina, San Diego [Master Thread]

Marriott Marquis at the Marina, San Diego [Master Thread]

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This property is one of the 14 exempt from offering breakfast on the weekend when the lounge is closed. The elite gets 1,000pts/day instead.

Hat tip to LoganFlyer:

"A heads up: parking is now managed by Ace Parking, which means parking charges are no longer eligible for points at this hotel."
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Old Feb 20, 19, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by fotoflyer88 View Post
What garbage. Stayed here on a weekend w/ a group negotiated rate that had no "destination fee" - but what pure garbage.
Go try a stay at the "Hotel Republic" Autograph Collection property instead. No lounge, but they did do breakfast for 2 in the lobby as then platinum premiere selection.
the republic has a lounge now. Itís right above the lobby
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Old Feb 21, 19, 12:12 pm
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Is this the Marriott Marquis at the Marina, San Diego thread?... or the I Hate Marriott Marquis at the Marina, San Diego thread?
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Old Feb 21, 19, 12:36 pm
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Personally I real like like the marquis.

Great location and onsite food options. Rooms a bit dated but overall Iíd take this hotel over others in SD

i do wish the rates were lower so I could stay here and stay within company policy. This would be my go to hotel otherwise in SD
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Old Feb 21, 19, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Nuhusky View Post
Personally I real like like the marquis.

Great location and onsite food options. Rooms a bit dated but overall Iíd take this hotel over others in SD

i do wish the rates were lower so I could stay here and stay within company policy. This would be my go to hotel otherwise in SD
Agreed. We went last year and loved it. Bit pricey but great location/facilities. Unfortunately no lounge access based on merger any longer but lounge was decent
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Old Feb 21, 19, 5:44 pm
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I've had probably a dozen stays at the Marquis over the past couple of years. I like the bay view balcony rooms. Elite recognition is hit or miss and the lounge is a zoo. The pricing ultimately chased me a way - they charge a major premium to the competition which IMO is not justified by the product.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 1:45 pm
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Warning: Instead of silence or elevator music, this property plays a recorded advertisement for Marriott/Bonvoy in their elevators. Very annoying.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 8:08 pm
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Had a last minute trip come up to San Diego last weekend and at $119/nt including Valet Parking (AAA Hot Deals) I thought the deal was too good to pass up. I normally stay at the Marriott Gaslamp or Andaz, on my many trips to San Diego i had never actually checked out this hotel.

Marriott Gaslamp is one of my very favorite hotels in the US and I like it much better then the Marina property. The Marina is massive.. the day we were leaving, they had 1000 checkins and everything was a zoo. 20+ minute waits for the valet, lines at least a dozen or more long to check in or out, just general madness in the lobby.

I did find the advertisement in the elevator mentioned above (which seemed to mostly focus on the Marriott Charlotte) to be strangely annoying.

I was traveling with a friend who arrived before me so I canít really comment on the checkin process. We did get ďupgradedĒ to a water view room on the 14th floor. The desk agent told him he would be charged for valet parking and didnít seem to know about the AAA deal, but it was gone at checkout without any further questions. The latest checkout he could get was 2PM, I suppose due to the 1000 checkins on that day.

I was up early Friday and had breakfast in the lounge, it was typical stuff and nice views. The lounge is closed all weekend with no other breakfast included for Titaniums (sort of bogus altho I know itís in the rules - didnít remember that when I booked it).

The grounds of the hotel are nice and I enjoyed sitting by the pool to work. In general the location was good for what we were looking to do. Next time I will be back at the Gaslamp, however. The only real reason I can think of to stay here over the Gaslamp would be for the pool.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by River in Sight View Post
Had a last minute trip come up to San Diego last weekend and at $119/nt including Valet Parking (AAA Hot Deals) I thought the deal was too good to pass up.
Did they add the $35.00 + tax amenity/destination/resort fee?
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Old Feb 12, 20, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by Tanic View Post
Did they add the $35.00 + tax amenity/destination/resort fee?
they did, the only value I received from it was one poolside beer covered by the food and beverage credit. That said, even with the fee (which I find very annoying) it was still a much better deal than other options since parking was included.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by River in Sight View Post
they did, the only value I received from it was one poolside beer covered by the food and beverage credit. That said, even with the fee (which I find very annoying) it was still a much better deal than other options since parking was included.
At least this property actually has some true resort amenities (including not just the very nice pool but a fantastic fitness center), unlike the two Westins, which pioneered urban "destination fees" in San Diego.

This is a convention property, so the high guest volume comes with the territory.
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