Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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333 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA, 92101
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Stay along the Embarcadero’s waterfront at Marriott Marquis San Diego. From the comfortable rooms to the dining choices, it has everything you need on-site.
Todd Sarouhan
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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Prices starting at $195 / night
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Experience a Hotel on the Waterfront at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Looking at the Towers from the Pool Area at the Marriott Marquis San Diego MarinaSeating Area in the Large Lobby of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is a premier hotel in the Downtown San Diego area. Multiple members of our team have been there so we worked together to provide you the details we think you’ll want to know before you book a stay.

We also wanted to go beyond the basics and give you thoughts on why we’d choose the hotel, things to do at the hotel and nearby and just our personal opinions so you can make the right choice about this hotel.

So you don’t miss it, we also did a comparison article - Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina vs Hilton San Diego Bayfront – so check that out as well.

Looking up to the Tower at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Looking up to the Tower at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

An Impressive Hotel

Enjoy all the conveniences and comfort of a large resort without missing any of the city action when you book your stay at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. This property has everything you need, and in the Embarcadero San Diego, you won’t have to go far to find fun things to do.

When you arrive at the property, with its two large towers taking their place in the city’s skyline, you’ll be impressed at the attention to detail and commitment to customer service. The bilingual front desk staff make check-in a cinch, and the concierge staff are happy to assist you with reservations, tour arrangements, and any other need you may have.

The modern, tasteful décor and impressive amenities of the rooms and suites make guests feel right at home. You can slip into a plush bathrobe, catch up on work tasks at the desk, or just gaze at the city, pool or water view outside your window.

With so much to offer, this resort on the waterfront is also ideal as an event space with multiple rooms available for rental.

Whether you are traveling solo, coordinating a work conference, or taking a family vacation, you can’t go wrong when you stay at the San Diego Marriott Marquis!

Palm Trees Surround the Amazing Pool at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Palm Trees Surround the Amazing Pool at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Marriott Bonvoy Members

We’re all big travelers on our team and understand brand loyalty. If you're loyal to Marriott, then you’re probably a Marriott Bonvoy Traveler. It’s always worth checking if the hotel has any special offers, which can be done before or even after booking.

Also, customer service and quality are pillars of Marriott’s around the world. Don’t be afraid to make special requests as the staff will do all they can to make sure you have a pleasant stay.

I can make these claims with confidence as if you can believe it, I’m writing this article from a Marriott rooftop pool.

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Prime Location!
The Marriott Marquis San Diego has everything you need, and with its prime location in Embarcadero San Diego, you won’t have to go far to find fun things to do. From activities to dining to comfortable rooms, the Marriott is a destination on its own.

Why You Should Consider the Marriott Marquis?

Going beyond the basics is my goal here so let’s have a look at why you should consider this hotel when comparing it to other nearby hotels in its class.

Boardwalk in Front of Seaport Village on the Embarcadero
Boardwalk in Front of Seaport Village on the Embarcadero

A Great Location

The hotel’s prime location is one of my favorite aspects. I could see the San Diego Bay from my room, and I liked how close I was to Seaport Village too.

There’s no shortage of things to do on hotel grounds either! The property has fitness and biking trails, and nearby, you can go bowling, golfing, and sightseeing.

Tequila bar grill outdoor terrace, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Tequila bar grill outdoor terrace, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Food & Drinks

Head downstairs for a cocktail or craft beer at one of the four bars and lounges on site, and plan on trying each of the restaurants during your stay.

You can choose from American cuisine, Asian fusion, or Mexican fare, and there’s even a snack shop and Starbucks for a quick grab-and-go option.

A full breakfast buffet is available every morning, and of course, you can always order room service.

I also enjoyed the restaurants around the hotel, with one of my favorites being Puesto at the Headquarters which serves delicious Mexican food. In addition there are plenty of food and drink tours around the nearby Gaslamp Quarter; the Brothels, Bites, and Booze Tour is my recommendation for you!

Swim in the Beautiful Pool at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Swim in the Beautiful Pool at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Private Marina, Spa & Outdoor Pool

When it comes to finding things to do, the San Diego Marriott Marquis is a winner on all fronts. The resort has a private marina with jet skis and kayaks, a 24-hour gym with complimentary fitness classes, two beautiful heated pools, a hot tub, and a full-service day spa, The Hideaway.

During my visit, I spent a lot of time at the swimming pool area thanks to the relaxing, tropical atmosphere. It was an ideal spot to take a break and catch my breath.

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Prices starting at $195 / night

With an ideal location near the Convention Center and Petco Park, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is as well-suited for families as it is for business travelers. Tour the gym, pool, and more with Todd.

Stay at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

What's Nearby

Embarcadero
Embarcadero
5 min Walk
Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
9 min Walk
Petco Park
Petco Park
9 min Walk
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
16 min Walk
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
31 min Walk
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
8 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
10 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
13 min Drive
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
16 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
17 min Drive
Belmont Park
Belmont Park
19 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
22 min Drive
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Prices starting at $195 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Embarcadero San Diego
Walk the boardwalk and catch a sunset in Embarcadero. Stay close to the cruise terminal, tour local museums, shopping, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Only Service Animals are Welcome
Resort Fee
$35.00
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
1360 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Bay Front Hotel
Bay Front Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Concierge Desk
Concierge Desk
Conference Center
Conference Center
EV Charger
EV Charger
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Bay
Hotel Near Bay
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pool
Pool
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box
Spa
Spa

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
Self Parking
Self Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$65 / day for Valet Parking
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$45 / day for Self Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Crib
Crib
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Room Service
Room Service
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 6 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 9 min Walk
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 23 min Walk
This Month's Forecast
67°F / 77°F
Sunny in July
Aug
69°F / 79°F
Sunny in August
Sep
67°F / 79°F
Sunny in September
Oct
63°F / 78°F
Sunny in October

Rooms & Rates

King bay view room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Guests at this Marriott hotel are going to love the creature comforts that each room provides. From the furnishings to the amenities, nothing has been overlooked.

All rooms and suites include a city or bay view, air conditioning, a flat-screen television, private bathroom, bathrobes, sitting area, desk, in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, and an in-room safe.

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Prices starting at $195 / night
City View Room

Available with a king or two double beds.

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Bay View Room

A king or two double beds and windows that open to catch the breeze off the waterfront.

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City View, Balcony

King or two double beds as well as a balcony with a stunning city view.

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Bay View, Balcony

Offered with a king or two double beds and a private balcony overlooking the San Diego Bay.

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Corner Room, City View

A spacious room with two double beds and a gorgeous city view.

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Corner Room, Bay View

A view of the Coronado Bridge and bay from the oversized room that’s furnished with a king bed.

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Concierge Level, City View

This room features two double beds on a private access floor and admission to the lounge, offering complimentary continental breakfast, non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvres.

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Concierge Level, Bay View

Either two doubles or a king bed in this room, found on a private access level, including lounge admission, complimentary continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Executive Suite

One-bedroom suite with king bed, large balcony, and separate living room.

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Hospitality Suite

Perfect for meetings and entertaining, with a large balcony and double Murphy bed.

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Deluxe Suite

The largest suite, with a separate king bedroom, living room with queen sofa bed, and large balcony.

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Prices starting at $195 / night

Things to Do at and Around the Marriott Marquis

Family Enjoying a Padres Game at Petco Park
Family Enjoying a Padres Game at Petco Park

San Diego is for city lovers, nature enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Right by the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina are the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, and of course, the beautiful marina and waterfront of the Embarcadero San Diego.

Here are some of my favorite activities I think you’ll enjoy during your stay.

Things to Do at the Hotel

From activities to dining to comfortable rooms, the Marriott is a destination on its own, even among other San Diego hotels.

Grassy Area next to the Pool at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Grassy Area next to the Pool at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Work Up a Sweat, Then Relax

Keep active at the hotel by visiting its fitness center, which has daily classes led by expert instructors. Or practice your swing at the Topgolf Suite.

Then reward yourself with a dip in the pool, or give yourself the VIP treatment at the hotel’s massage and wellness center, The Hideaway.

Bike Rentals

Rent a bike directly from the hotel through Wheel Fun Rentals and hit the biking trails on the property, or take in the sights along the harbor.

Want my recommendation for a beautiful bike route? Take a ride along the San Diego Bayshore Bikeway then catch the ferry across to Coronado Island then bike along the waterfront in Coronado. If you are feeling adventurous then cross over to the ocean side of Coronado Island and explore the beautiful and historic Hotel del Coronado, it is worth it!

Walkway to the Ballrooms at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Walkway to the Ballrooms at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Hold a Special Event

There are multiple event spaces on the property perfect for baby shower venues, wedding venues, or booking that ideal San Diego ballroom.

The facility has an event planning staff to assist you with gatherings of any size, and their largest space can accommodate almost 3,700 people.

Downtown San Diego with the Unconditional Surrender Statue in the Foreground
Downtown San Diego with the Unconditional Surrender Statue in the Foreground

Things to Do Near the Hotel

From the famous San Diego Zoo to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, the variety of nearby attractions are why I love the great location of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

Old Town Mexican Cafe Across the Street from the Whaley House
Old Town Mexican Cafe Across the Street from the Whaley House

Visit Nearby Neighborhoods

Downtown San Diego is right at your doorstep at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Soak up the culture and heritage of Old Town San Diego and Little Italy just by walking down the street or dining at a restaurant.

Exploring the Gaslamp Quarter is always fun too. Take a trip back in time and visit a tequila bar on the Brothels Bites and Booze Food Tour, one of my personal favorites.

The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is less than 4 miles away making it very easy to get to. You don't really need to rent a car as Uber or Lyft is just a click away.

San Diego Zoo Entrance
San Diego Zoo Entrance

Popular Family Attractions

Some of my favorite family-friendly activities can be found right near the hotel. At the USS Midway Museum, learn about San Diego’s military history aboard a real naval aircraft carrier.

There’s also the museums of Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In fairness, the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park is close while the San Diego Zoo Safari Park could be a 45 minute drive away in Escondido, but it too is an experience worth considering. If you only have time for one, use our comparison guide to decide which zoo is best for you!

I also recommend the coasters and shows at SeaWorld San Diego.

The All-inclusive Go City San Diego pass lets you save when visiting these attractions, with an additional discount available using our code GVSD5OFF.

Billabong Surf Shop at Westfield UTC Mall
Billabong Surf Shop at Westfield UTC Mall

Shopping & Malls

Some of the best malls in San Diego are right around the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Shop until you drop in Seaport Village, Westfield UTC Mall, Fashion Valley Mall, or Liberty Station.

Harbor Cruise Boat in San Diego Bay
Harbor Cruise Boat in San Diego Bay

Head to the Coast

When you stay right along the marina, there’s no better way to spend the day than oceanside.

Bordering the Embarcadero is the San Diego Bay, you can schedule a harbor cruise, whale-watching tour, or deep-sea fishing excursion.

Find the best beaches in San Diego where you can surf the waves, paddleboard, sunbathe on the sand, or just people watch!

Alternatively, enjoy the great outdoors when you go hiking at one of the parks or nature preserves in the area, or hit a few rounds at the golf courses around town.

Popular Activities

Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
Spend the day at the iconic San Diego Zoo! Featuring over 3,500 animals and 650 species, this zoo is the heart of Balboa Park. There are multiple exhibits & experiences for all ages to learn about animals and their habitats.
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum provides history of aircraft built in California. The museum includes over 60 exhibits with restored aircraft and tours of the carrier.
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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Balboa Park Walking Tour with Guide
Balboa Park Walking Tour with Guide
Balboa Park is a cultural gem in the middle of San Diego. Led by a local guide, this 2-hour tour will wind past multiple cultural museums, immaculate gardens and historic buildings. Remember your camera!
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Coronado Bay & Beach Walking Tour
Coronado Bay & Beach Walking Tour
Travel by ferry to Coronado Island and walk through the town with a private guide. Your day will include museum entrance, a snack at a local eatery and a visit to the world-famous Hotel del Coronado.
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Davis-Horton House Museum
Davis-Horton House Museum
Step back in time at the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, the oldest structure in the Gaslamp Quarter. Consider a walking tour or a ghost tour to fully experience this San Diego treasure.
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Drive Your Own Speed Boat Tour
Drive Your Own Speed Boat Tour
Looking for adventure? 2 hours of thrills await as you captain your own 2-person speed boat. Enjoy the San Diego skyline, spot a sea lion and cruise the harbor complete with guided narration from your 2-way communication system.
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Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Gaslamp Brothels, Bites & Booze Tour
Reserve your spot on this guided culinary walking tour of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Explore the old red light district, eat at 4 restaurants and wash it down with a sample-sized intoxicating treat!
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GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
GoCar: Downtown & Balboa Park
Learn about Downtown San Diego & Balboa Park from a talking GPS car! This 2-hour tour hits all the hot spots, as this futuristic car winds past The San Diego Zoo and multiple museums!
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Half Day Whale Watching Tour
Half Day Whale Watching Tour
Enjoy a 3.5 to 4-hour expert led tour departing from beautiful San Diego Bay on a two-story whale watching yacht. Take in the views, enjoy the marine life, dolphin & marvel at the majestic gray whales as they migrate along the coast.
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Historic Whaley House Museum
Historic Whaley House Museum
The Whaley House Museum is located in historic Old San Diego. As one of the most visited attractions in the area, the complex is made up of multiple houses that offer spooky fun for the whole family.
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Old Town Tales, Tacos & Tequila
Old Town Tales, Tacos & Tequila
A guide leads this walking tour through the historic Old Town- visiting shops, restaurants and churches. Enjoy an included tequila cocktail and tacos for an authentic Mexican experience!
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PETCO Park Tour
PETCO Park Tour
This tour is a GRAND SLAM! Get an intimate look into the home of the San Diego Padres. On this 80-minute tour, learn about the history of the stadium and visit behind-the-scenes areas such as the dugouts and press boxes.
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San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
Wind through the streets of Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, and Old Town on a talking GPS car! This 4-hour tour for two people passes by the San Diego Zoo and through Banker Hill.
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Surf Lessons in La Jolla
Surf Lessons in La Jolla
Ride the waves in La Jolla, a premiere surfing destination! This 90-minute lesson is fit for both beginners & intermediate surfers, with a choice of private or public lessons. All necessary equipment is included. Surfs up!
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The San Diego Maritime Museum
The San Diego Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is famous for restoring, operating and maintaining historic boats from all around the world. The museum provides daily public tours of their collection of ships.
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