Welcome to the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. Located in the heart of San Diego, our hotel and convention center are just a short walk away from any type of entertainment you can think of. From beaches to boats to world-class convention halls and amenities - we can provide it all.
Sunny San Diego, California is home to some of the best weather and sights in the United States. In addition to its beauty, the city is also home to a bustling economy and a vibrant commercial scene. Our 2.6 million square foot convention center is located right on the picturesque San Diego Bay, and can be accessed by both land and sea.
Should you decide to hold your convention, meeting or special event at the San Diego Marriott, there are countless ways we can make your stay more enjoyable. Our facilities have won the Prime Site Award, Best Convention Center Award and many others. In addition to the facilities, our staff offers five-star service to everyone - from attendees to family members.
Should you start your journey by air, you be greeted by the fine folks at the San Diego International Airport just miles from the downtown of the city. Our airport is serviced by all major airlines, and the landing offers beautiful views of the city. On a clear day (which is the norm - not the exception) the entire skyline is visible, including the famous Coronado Bridge and Island.
As mentioned previously, our facilities are award-winning and more than adequate for any function you may be planning. Do you need an intimate room for a small business meeting? How about a banquet hall for an awards ceremony? What about room for hundreds of vendors and thousands of attendees? We have it all. If we don’t offer it, no one will be able to.
From young children to the most seasoned business traveler, the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Convention Center offers views, amenities and activities that will please them all. Our spacious rooms offer unparalleled views of both the city and the harbor and Pacific Ocean. On a clear day, you may even be able to see to Mexico, which is only miles south of the city. This makes our city a cultural crossroads as well.
Have you had a stressful day at work, sore legs from walking the convention floor, or just love to soak up some Southern California sun? We offer all our guests unlimited access to our tropical oasis pool and hot tub, which is sure to decrease any stress you may have built up during your work day. We also offer a full-service spa and health center that is sure to please even the most discerning patrons.
In addition to our beautiful facilities, we make sure to incorporate the city’s natural beauty into your surroundings. Southern California is home to many beautiful species of flower and other horticultural gems. In fact, we are so dedicated to protecting the natural beauty around us that our convention center has won the Recycler of the Year Award, Waste Reduction Awards Program and is considered one of the greenest convention centers in the country.
We take our community seriously. We take part in many best practices, including waste minimization, energy efficiency, water conservation, food composting, environmental purchasing and donating reusable goods. This ensures that we reduce our carbon footprint and enhance the stunning beauty of our grounds and the surrounding city.
Just a very short walk from our front door is the historic Gaslamp Quarter. This area was founded in the 1850s in an attempt to create a city on the San Diego Bay. It gets its unique name from the gas-powered lamps that light its vibrant and crowded streets. This area is home to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the city, and is an absolute must-visit for any visitor, either for business or pleasure.
The Gaslamp Quarter is ideal for both business and pleasure. Did you meet a potential client at your convention? Why don’t you treat them to a meal at the always-trendy Gas Lamp Strip Club, pictured above. Their unique atmosphere and open-grill cooking center (where you cook your meat to your own liking) provide the perfect atmosphere for a business lunch or dinner. If steak is not your thing, there are restaurants for any palate within walking distance.
While you are slaving away at your business meeting, your family will be able to enjoy themselves with many different forms of entertainment. The Pacific Theater offers a deluxe cinema experience that is sure to please, or if you like live shows or shopping, those are available too. If you are a little more adventurous, you can take a short taxi ride to basically any section of the city.
While some people come to enjoy the beautiful weather, others make the journey to see the stunning old-world architecture that can be seen throughout the city. These buildings were built during the early part of the city’s life, and have since been renovated to restore them to their initial luster and charm. This area is now known as the Victorian National Historic District .
Once again, the city’s beauty can be overwhelming at times. With fountains dotting the streets and plam trees lining the buildings, there is always a photo opportunity. Be sure to keep your camera ready at all times because you never know when inspiration may strike.
Have you seen everything you wanted to see in the city? Only a few miles outside of the city lays arguably one of the world’s best zoo’s. The San Diego Zoo spans out over 100 acres and houses hundreds of exhibits. While it may take all day to see everything by foot, you can cross the park by flying through the sky in the special gondolas, shortening the trip to only minutes and offering breathtaking views of the animal enclosures.
While the San Diego Zoo boasts the only panda exhibition in the United States, it also offers an incredible amount of biodiversity that includes exotic plants, reptiles, birds, insects and spiders, mammals and amphibians. Should you decide to make the trip, it is worthwhile to take the walk to the polar bear exhibit and the big cat alley to see the famed black panther and mountain lions.
Do you like a bit of exercise while you look for a nice place to shop or eat? Why not take a trip north on the boardwalk just behind the hotel. This boardwalk takes you along San Diego Bay and boasts beautiful views of the water and 446-slip marina. If you walk far enough, you’ll eventually make it to the outdoor shopping area where you can find souvenirs and charming outdoor restaurants.
The view from the famous San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum is both romantic and larger than life. A giant statue of the well-known World War 2 kissing picture dominates the pier and attracts lovers and romantics for picnics on the luxurious grass.
We offer our invitation to you to bring your next meeting, convention or special event to the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. Our world-class amenities, services and attractions ensure that you will enjoy your stay. At the end of the day, while the sun is setting over the Pacific Ocean, you will know that you made a great decision - and you will wish your trip would last just a little bit longer.
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San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina
Thanks to … <ul><li>http://www.visitsandiego.com/meetingplanners/enviropractices.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/sandt-san-diego-marriott-hotel-and-marina/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gaslamp.org/history </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>All photo credit to Griffin McGrath </li></ul>