Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Reviews - Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
- Age Group: 3140
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Nice Viewfrom A TripAdvisor Member
OK But Inconvient and Not A Good Valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
First of all, when making the reservation, I had requested a room on an upper floor. I repeated the request when I confirmed the reservation with hotel directly the day before my trip. Yet, when I arrived, I was given a room on the first floor, with no acknowledgement that a higher room had been requested. When I asked to change, the desk clerk was mildly annoyed and said there was nothing else available. Then, when I fussed some more, she "found" a room on the 4th floor. Still not high, but better than facing a parking lot.
The room was a decent size, clean and nicely appointed - but that's the least one would expect at these prices. One annoying peculiarity was the lack of a minibar or refrigerator. Personally, I refuse to pay $10 for a glass of room-service orange juice in the morning -- as opposed to the $6 they would probably charge in the minibar ha ha -- so I bought some non-refrigerated stuff at a supermarket (which I had to drive some distance to get to ... see below).
This brings me to the biggest problem, which is the location. A piece of advice: Unless you will be spending all your time in San Diego at a conference in the hotel (and if you are, why? It's beautiful city ...
see some of it!) and ALSO want to eat all your meals in the high-priced and mediocre hotel restaurant, then you MUST rent a car and be prepared to drive around the city. True, the marina and bay are pretty to look at, but once you've spent a few mintues doing so, there is nothing else to do within walking distance. There are no stores except the absurdly priced gift shop and no restaurants except other hotel restaurants.
Cabs are plentiful at the Sheraton, but remember that this is not New York. Once you're out somewhere in the neighborhoods of San Diego, you won't necessarily be able to just walk outside and hail a cab.
Anyway, it's a pain to have to drive somewhere for dinner every night unless you have a guaranteed designated driver (i.e. teetotaler) in your party.
Overall, the Sheraton is not a bad hotel, but the amenities are nothing special for the price, and the location, while pretty, is very inconvenient for actually getting out and doing things. P.S. the parking price ($14, I think?) is an infuriating rip-off in a location like this. Downtown, it would be understandable, but there's plenty of space available on the Island. They just charge a lot because they can get away with it.
Nice business hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It's very, very convenient to the airport: a three minute complementary shuttle ride. Downtown is another matter, so plan on $10 taxi rides every time you go downtown. They charge for parking, something unusual for the remote location, so take an airport shuttle if you are flying in directly. Very good value overall for the business traveler, less so for families or vacationers.
Only Nice in the new Towersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The soap dish was broken, The carpets were dirty and I was away from the main convention in the newer property. If you saty make certain you are in the new towers.
Airport noise!from A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful location and viewfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Be warned that there is no street parking, the overnight self parking cost 14$. The valet parking is outsourced and the attendants are somewhat snotty, make sure you do not pay valet just to check in. Would stay again for the location - and that sea breeze on the balcony.
Beautiful property, far below par in servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Sweet San Diego Sheraton Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Loved the Sheraton Marina and Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
save your moneyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
to your $4 bottles of spring water in rooms that were unmarked. local calls $2 each. nickel and dime me to death. staff was very unhelpful and understood nothing. if you have a front desk staff who is almost entirely from other countries and can speak choppy english how can you communicate with costomers. i had to call the front desk 7 times to ask for a change in reservation dates before i got mad and got the manager.
i had an awesome rate due to a family members employment with sheraton corp. but if i had to choose the rate or pay more for a more cooperative and understanding hotel. i would pay, pay pay. avoid like the plague.
Top Local Tips for San Diego
San Diego Despite my hotel experience, San Diego was incredible. We went whale watching with Classic Sailing Adventures with was amazing. I would recommend the Fish Market on Harbor Drive from the best, freshest seafood and Extrodinary Desserts at 5th and Palm for a laid back gourmet coffee and desert treat. I also love Coronado Island for a beach break and the best coffee/sandwich shop on Earth: Tartine at 1st street and Orange. For beatiful views make an effort to go to the Corbillo National Monument on Point Loma.
USS Midway Museum If you are into warships and naval aviation, don't miss this. Very authentic and great access to the ship - the (free) audio tour guides you from the flight hangar through the crew areas. You'll get a realistic feel for life aboard an aircraft carrier. Additional areas (officer's quarters) opening in May, 2007.
Get on the trolley Trolley tour is well worth the time and money though I would not stop at every stop! There is a pickup from the hotel every morning.
Other names for Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
- sheraton san diego
- san diego sheraton hotel marina
- san diego sheraton
- Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive - San Diego - California - 92101 - United States
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