4.3 out of 5

"Radio in room did not work call front desk for help twice was promised an engineer was coming but he never showed up... Staff did not know how to work ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Oct 2015

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Hotel Description

At Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central, you'll be 9.2 km (5.7 mi) from University of San Diego and 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from Qualcomm Stadium. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 245 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Refrigerators, free weekday newspapers, and hair dryers are also available.

The bistro, The Bistro, is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. 4000 square feet (360 square meters) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Full breakfast is available.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Kearny Mesa hotel include San Diego State University and Old Town San Diego State Park.

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129 per night

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Just ok...

Radio in room did not work call front desk for help twice was promised an engineer was coming but he never showed up... Staff did not know how to work radio...

Posted by , from San Diego on Oct 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Vistiing son at USD

Pros: Free Parking, location
Cons: continental breakfast for free
Location: mission beach, USD, down town
Love the location and FREE parking! Easy access to many places in San Diego. Close to USD going back and forth to campus. Quiet location, no traffic, much preferred over down town and Hotel Circle.

Posted by , from Salinas, CA on Oct 21, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location and value.

Family friendly with great amenities. Theres a pool, cafe, coffee shop, and bar. My favorite part is that there is a lounge area with personal flat screens. My husband and I will go have a coffee or beer while my son watches the disney channel.

Posted by , from Victorville, California on Aug 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

Perfect location to USD.

Pros: LOCATION! Not the craziness of Hotel Circle, easy on and off 163 that took us anywhere we needed to go!
Location: Mission Beach, USD, old town, shopping, food, gas, everything we needed very close by!
Love the location! Close to anything we needed, straight shot to old town and Mission Beach and USD. Free parking, and plenty of parking a plus. Beds we very comfortable. We will make this our go to hotel as our son is in college for the next four years!

Posted by , from Monterey, CA on Aug 31, 2015

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1 out of 5

Looks great but...!

Had room right across from the elevator near the ice machine with kids running up and down the hallway throughout the night. So called fridge didn't work and after repeatedy asking for a new one so I could keep my baby's milk cool, nothing! Microwave in lobby is from the cold war era and is dirty. Breakfast brunch was good and manager was extremely professional and allowed us to cancel our last night and leave!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, United States on Jan 16, 2014

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4 out of 5

Clean, cost effective and quiet location

I stayed here recently with my toddler in order to visit Sea World. The location was in a quiet area next to a modern looking college and right off the freeway. The room was tidy and quiet with modern decorations and plenty of space. I chose the king bed with sleeper sofa option. The bed was extremely comfortable and had plenty of pillows, both soft and firm. The bathroom was clean and well lit with an external area devoted to the sink and mirror. There was a flatscreen television in the room that you could pivot to face you depending upon where you were seated in the room. The only complaint I have about the room is that the sockets were maily located on the lamp fixtures in the room themselves and would not remain functional when the lights were turned off. I ate at the breakfast buffet which was lovely. Plenty of choices for hot and cold items. Just be sure to check what options cost extra such as made-to-order omlettes. I also ordered room service with a special request item deviating from the menu which was accommidated without question and arrived earlier than the quoted time. The front desk was very friendly and helpful with the questions I had about printing tickets in their lobby business center and even helped me cut a tag from my daughter's new plush toy from Sea World. I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a reasonably priced place to stay with or without kids near Sea World.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV on Oct 8, 2013

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Everything was very nice! The only down side was no free breakfast!!

Posted by , from Illinois on Nov 18, 2011

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4 out of 5

Overall not bad

Pros: Free Internet
I have to say that the over all stay was very good. Great location, Staff was very friendly and the room was very comfortable. I loved the bed and slept well. On the down side I wasnt wild about no wireless in the room. I didnt bring a laptop so I had to keep running downstairs to get a wireless signal on my iPod touch. The cabinets were very outdated and I was surprised at the condition. I would stay again because the overall trip was comfortable.

Posted by , from Bay Area, Ca on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good experience

The good: This hotel was very good. There was great variety in the breakfast and it was tasty. The hotel provided 2 computers for internet surfing in the lobby. The bad: I found the room to be too small, more cable channels were needed. The front desk staff needed to be more friendly.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2006

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5 out of 5

Happy Customer

Hotel is in the Tech Center. It is easily assessiable and not far from shopping.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2006

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About the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central

Location 8651 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Property Features

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 4000 square feet (360 square meters). Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central was completed in February 2015. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 245 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 4000 sq ft of conference space
  • 360 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2002
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (17.1 km / 10.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central offers 245 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

The Bistro - This bistro serves breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7.5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Courtyard Marriott Hotel San Diego Central
  • Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central
  • Courtyard San Diego Central
  • Marriott Courtyard San Diego Central
  • Marriott San Diego Central
  • Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.


Bed and Brew Special Offer

Book a stay in a "Bed and Brew Package" rate plan and receive 2 draft beers per room per night, 1 complimentary Bed and Brew Courtyard Marriott Mug upon arrival, a discount card good towards 6 partnered breweries, and discounted pricing on Brewery Tours of San Diego packages.

Must book a qualifying rate category to receive benefits. Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.