A few weeks ago I decided to be spontaneous and book a hotel for my family. It seemed like the perfect occasion since our previous plans of riding on the Coaster to North County got ruined. As I was driving though downtown figuring out what to do, the Marriott Springhill Suites caught my attention. I felt the need to just give in and book a room for our whole family. I had heard great things about the hotel, so I decided to see for myself. One thing I promised myself this year was to get out of my comfort zone and explore more locations throughout San Diego. Being born and raised as a California girl, has had its perks for sure because there is so much to experience in this beautiful city. Of course with three kids there can be limitations, but that’s no excuse to get out and have fun!
The Marriott Hotels Residence Inn/Springhill Suites in Downtown San Diego sits perfectly between Harbor drive and Point Loma. It provides easy access to an array of attractions like Seaport Village, Liberty Public Market, and the Gaslamp quarter. Just look at this view overlooking Downtown San Diego, it’s truly breathtaking!
Can we talk about the decor and set up of this hotel? I mean from the moment you enter the location it feels so welcoming and relaxing. The color combinations added the perfect touch that made our visit feel like we were in another city, yet we were literally 15 minutes from home. I loved how modern and upbeat the hotel presented itself. The front desk workers were quick to help with any concerns we had. My kids especially loved the self serve water station and lounge area where you could unwind on your phones and computers.
Outside view of the hotel
The outside view of the hotel felt like a dream come true, with views like this you’re going to want to stay here forever. As you can tell by the expression on my face, I was beyond happy. Let’s just say this staycation was much needed and I’m so glad it was even an option.
Inside our hotel room
I ended up booking a Queen suite with a partial bay view, which turned out to be the best choice for my family. As soon as we walked into our room we were blown away by the view. I knew before getting our hotel room, having a bay view was a must. There is so much beauty to see in Downtown San Diego, and the Marriott Springhill Suites displays it beautifully. The two queen size beds complimented our family perfectly. My kids made themselves at home real quick by picking their own bed and sinking deep into the cozy mattresses. Of course I didn’t miss out on the fun because I quickly found myself snuggled up in my bed for the evening.
Dining and Activities outside the hotel
Once we were done getting situated in our hotel room, we made plans to walk around Seaport Village and grab a bite to eat. I suggested Puesto, a locally sourced Mexican restaurant serving up some of the best tacos. Their happy hour menu does not disappoint. It’s the ideal restaurant since they are more affordable than the rest of the eateries around, plus the seating area is perfect for families who have rowdy kids like mine, the outside area is a must 🙂
Unwinding in the hotel room
Of course with any hotel, wifi is a must! Here at the Marriott they provided that and more, I loved the additional apps they provided which gave us plenty of options to choose from. As Netflix members we were able to connect our account and access all our movies and enjoy the night lounging and watching our favorite shows.
Whether you live in San Diego or plan to visit with your family and friends, I recommend the Marriott Springhill Suites for your next getaway. It’s the perfect location to explore this beautiful city I get to call home everyday.
Until next time friends!