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Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We really enjoyed hanging out at the little lobby bar. The 'rooftop' bar is open air and roomy with lots of seating but it's only on like the 5th floor. I would call that a patio. So if you go for the rooftop bar just know that. Else drinks were very good and out bartender was very good with some...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit of an odd experience here. This used to be the W Hotel. It definitely feels like it, but this hotel is starting to get old. The rooms were very clean, but the hallway in front of my room could have been cleaner, and a room service tray from the room across from mine sat in the hallway for...

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello spf701, I wanted to apologize that you didn’t fully enjoy your stay with us. You are correct that we will be having a remodel soon approaching to complete our transformation from the W Hotel to the Renaissance San Diego. We look forward to having you back to see how we’ve improved our look and our continuous great service. I...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice hotel. My room was spacious as I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a corner room. The bar area was spacious and decorated modern or contemporary. The same can be said of the dining room. I had dinner there. The food was fine as was the service. However, there are two elevated bar type counters with seating for...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate last night in hotel lobby. Food from chef Timmy was great. Perhaps best salmon I have had. Server Tyson was great too! Wonderful evening in downtown San Diego. Second time we have eaten here and all the food has been good. Good size portions as well. My wife and I split a meal and had plenty

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Palmdale, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice room, very quiet and comfortable, loved the window seat. Bed was comfortable. I liked NOT having a bathtub and just a walk in shower. I didn't try any of the amenities such as the restaurant or the pool/bar area. Very close to the trolley which I used to get around the city and access the convention center. Would...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful desk staff and door staff Wi fi in room would improve but is available in foyer Dark foyer could be improved with brighter light and additional seating and table room Close to transport train bus and tram

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up for a 2 night stay in what was supposed to be a high floor suite. When we arrived the staff was very accommodating and the bar tenders were phenomenal! You have to try a Jalapeno infused margarita... When we went to the room our keys did not work, so we went down stairs and they reissued them,...

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Sean C, Front Office Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Chuck L, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your honest feedback regarding your recent stay with the Renaissance San Diego. Your feedback is very important to us as it allows us to consistently improve our services as well as our hotel. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have...

Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just checked in to the hotel less than 30 minutes ago. I was originally checked in to the room 1908 (the top floor), the room stinks like a bathroom and the floor somehow was really noisy, maybe it's the fan since it's the top floor? So I went back to the front desk and requested to switch to a...

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Adri G, Front Office Supervisor at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello samcider, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so sorry your recent stay with us did not live up the standards you have come to expect from Marriott. We do take feedback very seriously, and we love learning of any areas we can improve upon. I’m sorry to hear that you found the pricing...

Exeter, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is average at best. The outside bar was never open this week, even after the front desk told us it was open. The construction across the street makes a ton of noise and no sleeping late.....consider yourself warned. The front desk was slow to check us in but helpful.

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello DRPJA, I wanted to thank you for sharing your feedback on your stay with us. Please accept my apology that you didn’t fully enjoy your time here. We have developed a relationship with the construction company and we do inform them of our guest concerns when we meet with them. I was pleased to see you found our front...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually stay in the Gas Lamp area but i thought I'd try something different. This location is great but my room is bunk. the furniture is old and funky. There is no light on or over the work area/desk and the only chair in the room is as comfortable as a warn out bean bag chair. Many, what looked...

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Hello myronkjr1963, Thank you for taking the time out to let us know how your stay was. We hear you loud and clear about the rooms at our property. Im really excited to tell you that we have a renovation in the upcoming months, which will address the comments you brought to our attention. I hope you will keep us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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Enjoy a simply delightful experience at the Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel. Our luxurious sophistication provides a unique experience for guests looking for memorable moments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel

Address: 421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101-3501 (Formerly W San Diego)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 11,900 - ₹ 29,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 258
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Also Known As:
w San Diego Hotel San Diego
w Hotels San Diego
w Hotel San Diego
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#55 Business Hotel in San Diego
#66 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
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