Posted July 30th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Wondering if anyone has stayed at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort San Diego? I have read all reviews and it looks to be pretty good. We will be staying 3 days before the Oosterdam. We don't want to rent a car, so wondering how difficult it will be to get around? I know the Marriott has their own ferry and the water taxi is also right there to go across to downtown. I am wondering about getting around the Coronado area itself. Supposedly there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. Other comments say that the main part of Coronado is about 2.5 miles away. We don't mind taking a few cabs, but don't want to run up a HUGE bill for cabs alone. We don't plan on doing the Zoo or Sea World - just Seaport, Old Town and probably Horton Plaza and some good waterfront restaurants. We already have reservations (can always cancel later) at the Marriott and also at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in downtown San Diego. The price difference is only about a 100 bucks total. The location at the Holiday Inn may be more convenient (for not having a car) but I believe that the Coronado Marriott is more upscale (at least I am hoping) than the Holiday Inn. Couldn't get the Marriott Marina in San Diego as the price was too high, as that would be a good alternative. We like to be waterfront and deluxe as you can get for beer prices - LOL. I'm a bit leary of Priceline as there are no guarantees and too many bad hotels in those sections of town and we definitely want a room with a balcony and a waterview, so Priceline could be very dangerous.
Has anyone stayed in the Coronado area without a car and how did you find it to be? Anyone have any recent reviews on the Holiday Inn By The Bay or the Coronado Marriott? This is quite important to us as it is a special treat for our 1st wedding anniversary.
Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!