Rated 3 out of 5 by JM2012 Nice Hotel, Bad Location
This is a really nice hotel, but in a bad location. To get into town, one must take a taxi. To get anywhere, one must take a taxi.
In addition, the only option for breakfast besides the expensive hotel buffet is a Starbucks located in the hotel. I literally had to wait in a 30 minute line each morning because there isn't an alternative nearby. The least they can do is to speed up service.
The pool is outstanding. It's large, never crowded and has a great view of the harbor.
For Green travelers, the hotel has an option to decline maid service. Each day you decline, the hotel gives you a $5 voucher good for hotel stores and restaurants.
May 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jeyce77 This hotel is not worth the cost.
The hotel staff was rude, inattentive to my needs and concerns.
I was placed in a room in the Lanai section, which are comparable to the stay at a budget motel stay at the price of luxury stay.
You have to pay to park and there is never any parking near your room.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by marinachip Excellent customer service
To whom it concern, As a satistfied and loyal platinum member with spg resorts, I would like to make special mention to Tony , manager of the beautiful and unigue Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California. Having stayed here on many occasion, Tony and associate manager, Daniela have on several occation, gone beyond my expectations with their consistant, over-the-top customer service. They have completely satisfied my every need requested. I feel starwood resorts is fortunate to have such nice professionals working within your great organization. Thank you again Tony & Daniella for making my stays so enjoyable. Sincerely, Alfred
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarlosZ51 Excellent hotel
I would like to say this is the best hotel I have stayed in excellent all the way around. I was on vacation with my family. Excellent room very clean,very nice. Hotel service is excellent,pools were excellent. From the cleaning people to a great gym that you can use 24hrs a day. The waiters in the restaurant were excellent. All the employees were excellent including your employees which parhed my vehicle were also excellent. I would recommend this hotel it excellent and better then 5 stars.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RufusInHI Extremely Satisfied Return Guest
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina consistently provides great service. The hotel recognizes return guests and SPG membership. The Front Desk and Club Lounge Staff provides diligent and friendly service. The Hotel is conveniently located near the SAN Airport yet worlds away in a great setting adacent to the harbor and waterfront. The view from the Club Lounge of San Diego Harbor and Downtown is spectacular. The hotel remains my home away from home when visiting San Diego.
December 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by PEZ17 Very dissapointing experience
I was upgraded to a suite which was very large. However, the bathroom was not cleaned sufficiently. There were hairs on the floor which I noticed after I settled (I arrived late in the evening and did not use the BR immediately. By the time I noticed the floor, I was ready to go to bed and did not call housekeeping. The most disturbing thing was a horrible sulfur smell from the water in the BR sink (but not in the tub). I let the water run in hopes that it would clear but it did not help. I told the person at the desk about it when I checked out - she didn't appear to be too concerned and did not offer any compensation such as bonus points. My concern was that ithere may have been some sewage water that somehow got into the plumbing system. I have never encountered anything so disgusting, even in hotels out of the US.
October 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Catt90 Huge Cancellation Fee for Duplicate Reservation!!
I can understand charging a cancellation fee if you decide not to stay at a hotel and leave the room unreserved, but when I cancelled a duplicate reservation because after I initially called and was able to get only conference rate, our secretary called and got a lower government rate for the same room, I was charged almost $300.00 for a cancellation fee! This even though I still had a reservation and stayed not one, but 6 nights! I've never been treated like that at this hotel in all the years I've stayed there, and you can be sure that not only will I never stay again, but I will recommend the conference be held at another hotel.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bearsy Excellent Hotel for Comic Con
We were assigned this hotel by Comic Con for our stay. I am so happy we got this hotel. We came on the train for preview night, Wednesday, and arrived before check-in. This hotel does have a shuttle service to the airport, but not to the train, so we had to pay for a taxi to get us to the hotel.
At the desk, I asked if we could upgrade our room to Club Level, and they did the upgrade with no problem. We also were able to go right up to the room since it was ready early. I requested a refrigerator and one was brought up within 10 minute, no extra charge. The room was fabulous, the view on the 11th floor was spectacular. The room had a fantastic balcony with a table and two chairs.
For breakfast we went up to the club for free continental breakfast, and at 5:00 they have free h'orderves. One small problem was our in-room safe wasn't working, so I contacted them and maintenance came within 15 minutes with a gadget to re-set the safe. All is now working well. One of the features I thought was so great was the texting system. You just text them if you need something, you don't need to call them. They respond right away. I loved the texting feature.
The beds were wonderful, really wonderful. I wanted to take it home with me. The bathroom was a good size with a tub/shower combo and lots of counter space. We were given one small bottle of shampoo and conditioner each night for three of us, and were able to make it work, except on the last night. A new little bottle of shampoo was not left, so I had to go in to the shampoo that I brought for just in case situations.
We went to one of the pools, probably the kid’s pool. It was huge with seahorses around it shooting water into the pool. They have pool-side food service.
The food was average and expensive. We ordered room service, and it was delivered within 45 minutes. They do charge and extra 20% and an extra $3 fee for delivery, so I would consider that the tip is already included. The food at the Quinn was also average. It’s a bar/café combo, so I wasn’t expecting gourmet. You can charge the food bill to your room, which was nice.
When it came to checkout, we were able to check-out at 8:00 am, and store our bags with the bellhop. This is one small area that needs a little more attention. Twice I had to wait a while, once while checking in our bags, and then again when I wanted to retrieve our bags.
All in all, it was a fantastic hotel. I was contacted to make sure everything was going well and they really seemed to care. I would love to stay here again…and again.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alaisa22 Come for a Conference, Stay for the View
I recently attended a week-long conference at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. We were treated like royalty! Stephen in Banquets was an especial help to me, providing me with materials I needed to set up displays. Angelica in HR was also extremely helpful and Marisa, our meeting planner went above and beyond the call of duty to make our event shine. The food was excellent and plentiful. The only minor issue I had was that because our attendance was so big, our meals had to be outside in the pavilion and on the lawn- which were a bit of a hike from the meeting rooms. The location is great- right near the airport; although you can definitely hear the planes taking off, it's not an overwheming noise. There is an airport shuttle (comfortable and frequent) and a separate shuttle which can take you to the Gaslamp Quarter for $1.
June 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Elvis54 Absolutely Unaccommodating
I was among the first to book for this conference AND I am Starwood Preferred, but none of that mattered to this staff. My ground floor room with a view of the taxi lineup in the parking lot was awful. They would not put my law partner and I anywhere near each other; he was in a crummy building a quarter mile away. They would not upgrade, even though I received 3 e-mails offering upgrade, ech of which I responded to but was uniformly turned down. Housekeeping staff knocked on my door and even called my room, 6 times in 2 days, twice while on conference calls with Do Not Disturb sign out. When my conference ran to 12:30 on checkout day, three different people absolutely refused to give me a 45 minute late checkout. Are you serious?? This is run-down, shoddy property to boot, with mediocre food options. I will never stay here again.
April 2, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by TWACAP Hotel staff
The checkin process was clumsy. We parked at tower one (where we checked in). However, our room was in tower 2. We were also hit with a $24 parking fee which was acceptable but should have been made known upon registration. The room (694) was excellent as was the bed). However, upon leaving the hotel, we asked the shuttle driver to drop us off at the first tower, he declined saying he had to first drop off an airline crew first. We simply asked to be let off abeam the parking lot. It would have taken only a minute. We were on a tight schedule. He still declined. We are both in our seventies and had that long walk with our baggage. It seems that some guests are more important than others. F. Arenas
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sherri06 This hotel met our expectations
This was a quick decision to make a trip to San Diego for a weekend getaway. This hotel met our expectations, the location is great, close to all attractions. The fitness center is open 24 hours which is a big plus. It was too cold to use the pool; however the lagoon pool looked very inviting. The staff was very courteous and very helpful, check in was very quick. I would recommend staying at this hotel and I would stay again.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romelle Great room
My room on the 8th floor was amazing & my night skyline view was beautiful. Oh and the cafe/Bar food & service was fantastic.. . However, the path leading from parking was not the safest during the construction work. I was almost hit walking from the parking lot to hotel because of low lighting & obstruction wall. As a Courtesy to future customers, parking should be half priced or comped during construction.. :-)
December 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Csal Beautiful Views
I have stayed at alot of hotels and I must say that this one is one of the best. The staff was wonderful, the food terrific and the room was perfect.
Even being close to the airport turned out to be something special as we watch the planes take off and land. I would absolutely recommend this property to everyone I know who is going to San Diego, business or pleasure.
Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JBOH2011 Difficult stay, but I would recommend this place
I have stayed at this hotel a few times and would recommend it to others. It has absolutely beautiful views and of course is next door to the airport.
This stay was a little dissappointing. Room not cleaned very well, food stain in carpet in center of room. Coffee maker, but no coffee - not good with my 4:30 AM "rise and shine". Also, no hot water! ! Let it run about 10 minutes and finally gave up and took a cold shower - which solved the waking up problem...
Having said the above, I would still recommend this hotel. My prior stays were without issue and the staff at this place are just superb! The views are spectacular and it is 2-3 minutes from the airport.
December 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCASE Great Location & Facilities
Have stayed here numerous times. Great location. Gas Lamp District right down the road, short cab ride. Also close to Little Italy. Hotel has something for everyone. Pools, Quinns Bar, business environment, and most of all great staff. No hotel is always perfect but when there are minor problems they bend over backwards to try and make it right. Rates are very competitive for the area.
April 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sanckon Great for the price
What I liked about this hotel is that it was not in the middle of Downtown Madness but still very close to Downtown and the beaches. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I suggest staying in Marina tower with a view facing the bay: You'll get the best view: San Diego downtown and Coronado Bridge. Cant' beat that!
The hotel is not new but it is very clean and food is good.
February 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BB65 Staycation
Everything fine, except we made the reservation 3 months early and requested bay side view. Got marina view. Since it was a staycation, we could easily have rescheduled for a different date had we known no bay side room was available. Missed the fireworks on the bay, being on the wrong side. There should be a way to let us know when we are not going to get a request.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris7679 Great location and service
This was a super location for our son's wedding group. It was close to the airport and the views were spectacular, especially on the bay side (Bay Tower). Room was very comfortable, loved sitting on the balcony and watching the boating activity. Sue (guest services?)was wonderful and made sure everything was perfect. We will definitely return and recommend!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vernon67 This hotel exceeded my expectations
I viewed several hotels in the San diego area, but this one met my needs. It had a great view of the bay & my wife also complimented me on the location as well as the view. The staff @ check-in made it very easy & fast. I will put this hotel in my phone as a future reference. Good place to lay your head & enjoy the view.
May 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by John27 Registration desk compliment.
I wish to acknowledge the reservation desk attendant, Angelica, was very supportive to my concerns and helped make our stay here very pleasant. It was nice to know that upon arrival at the hotel she was there and made us feel welcome.
The hotel is fortunate to have Angelica as an employee.
January 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marine782 Great Hotel
This is my favorite hotel in San Diego. It is close to the airport, with great views and outstanding employees. The food is great and the ambiance makes one feel comfortable and important. As a platinum member I always get upgraded and the concierge lounge is a great place to relax.
December 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth27 stayed here for business
I was at this hotel for a conference through work. The hotel was very clean and nice. I felt valued and appreciated. The pools were accessible although it was too cold to swim, but they do have an outdoor heated pool. Beds were very comfortable to sleep in. Have no complaints.
April 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marie11 Highly Disapointing
I was incredibly disappointed with my stay. While the room was nice and clean there were two large issues that I felt were not up to the standards of a Sheraton Hotel.
1) Parking was $22 and they made you park in a dirt lot. The next morning my car was completely filthy from the dust.
2) The Mini Bar did not come with a price list. I went to the front desk and asked for one and was told one would be sent up. I was then called and told that they normally have them in the rooms but there were no spare ones available at the moment because the people who handle the mini bar were not there in the evenings (and apparently the staff weren't able to open up a single other room and get one?). The prices on the mini bar were outrageously high and I feel that the refusal to provide a price list was incredibly dishonest.
I will not be returning to a Sheraton in the future because I don't want to have to take my car to a car wash right after I pay $22 in parking and I didn't like being lied to about the mini bar price list.
January 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by KART254 One of Our Rare Sheraton Disappointments
We stay in Sheratons about a dozen times a year and are generally quite satisfied with everything about our stays. This was one of the rare exceptions. On the plus side, the location and views are incomparable. The lobby is beautiful, the bars and restaurants were good, the beds comfortable. Now, the negatives. Our reservation specifically asked for the Bay Tower and they did not inform us until we arrived that it was unavailable. Check-in was hampered by a clerk with barely understandable English. There is no wireless in the rooms - inconceivable in this day & age that you have to be tethered to the desk to access the internet. There were cigarette butts, matches, and ashes on the balcony. The toilet did not have enough pressure to flush completely - necessitating a search for a lobby bathroom in the morning. (We know plumbing problems can happen, but this should have been reported by housekeeeping and fixed before we checked in.) The upholstered chair and ottoman were stained. All in all, not anywhere near the premium price we paid.
December 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mayflower12 Issues with shower
Everything in the hotel was good except the service I received when I had no water in my shower. As a result I was late to a meeting. What was offered at that time were two bottles of water which I did not need as I was a club member. At check out the receptionist said she awarded me 2500 points when I complained of the service.
Overall the water pressure was low.
I did not have water in my shower one evening and the engineer came to fix it but could not. It took them 30 minutes and a few phone calls to find me a room to shower and it ended up being on the first floor of another wing which was quite inconvenient but the bell boy was courteous enought to take me to the location.
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ConnieJ Fantastic Weekend
I checked my husband and I in for his 57th birthday weekend getaway. We loved the hotel and everyone was so helpful and kind.
We had an awesome view overlooking the harbor and city lights at night from our balcony. The $1.00 shuttle is fantastic! We didn't even move our car. My only suggestion is that the checkout personnel ask if your car is in self-park before you complete check out.
We could not exit the parking lot and had to walk back up and wait in line again to get issued a new key to get out of the gated parking lot. Other than that everything was exceptional. Loved the Club lounge breakfast and appetizers. Anthony was a superb help in the lounge. Thanks for everything.
August 1, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by julyaugust Overall not satisfied
Even though I changed my room from the first floor to the fourth when checking in, the fourth floor room was not ready by 3 pm.
Overall, employees' attitude on the phone and on the booth are not good.
Some parts of bath room was not clean.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EricV Great Staff!
Jeniker at the Front Desk and Jessica at the Concierge were full of great information! They know the San Diego area and had local contacts for restaurants and golf that really helped to make my stay very enjoyable.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Acura818 Harbor View was spectacular
Hotel is conveniently located and has terrific views from the rooms. Service was first class and friendly.
Gift shop had what we needed and prices were reasonable.
Nearly everything about staying here lived up to expectations, but there are 2 things that were less than perfect:
1. Had to pay for parking. The only options are self-park for a fee or valet parking for a higher fee. The parking lot was close to the entrance.
2. There were 2 elevators by our entrance and 1 was out of service for the 2 days we were there. Could happen anywhere, but it happened here with no warning and no apologies. A complimentary something would have been nice.
Altogether a superb place to stay.
October 21, 2011