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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego

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701 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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#41 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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You'll love our contemporary accommodations located in the heart of downtown San Diego - perfect for your next vacation or getaway. Stylish vacation rental suites designed to make you feel right at home include separate living areas, microwave ovens and mini-refrigerators plus free Wi-Fi. Near popular landmarks, attractions and nightlife, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego is an ideal choice for your next stay.
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701 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Santa Fe Depot14 min
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Lorin F wrote a review Aug 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a Marriott Vacation Club Pulse property, so we knew it would be more of an urban experience when we booked it. It is in a nice location, walking distance to the Gaslamp area and Seaport Village, as well as Little Italy and Balboa Park (about a half hour), and close to the 5 and 163 freeways. The staff was very friendly and professional. Our room was clean and a suite floorplan, which was very comfortable for our extended vacation visit. That is what we paid for when we made our reservation. What we did not anticipate is that the exterior of the building is undergoing significant repairs, which involve non-transparent plastic sheeting covering the windows of about half the Pulse's rooms, including ours. In other words, we had zero view for a 5-night stay, which is part of what you're paying for and expecting when you reserve a hotel room for a vacation. It provided a very cave-like experience. Shame on Marriott Vacation Club for not closing these rooms or at least marking down the room prices for the affected rooms. We were traveling with another couple and their room with an identical floorplan had a beautiful view north towards Balboa Park and the Hillcrest neighborhood. We were both charged the same number of MVC points for our respective rooms. In case you wondered whether Marriott Vacation Club status makes a difference, we are Chairmans Club, and booked before our friends, who are also at a lower MVC category. Payton, at registration, and Amber, the duty manager when we checked in, were very professional in our interactions. They did give us an accommodation on our valet parking for the 5 days, but that basically cost Marriott nothing, particularly since the valet cars are parked around the corner in an unattended open lot and not in the building, so they bake in the summer sun. Also, please be aware that there is nowhere to sit outside at this property, despite the beautiful San Diego weather. The pool is indoors and there are no rooftops, balconies or courtyards to enjoy the glorious weather without leaving the hotel. Overall, a disappointing experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 04 Aug 2021
Hi Lorin, thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad you were pleased with the location and staff. We apologize for the maintenance to keep the building up to date impacted your stay and are sorry to hear the $250 value consideration for valet was not to your satisfaction. We do hope to host again in the future.
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Greenjeanpa9 wrote a review Jul 2021
Moorestown, New Jersey189 contributions64 helpful votes
This hotel was a pleasant complete place to stay. It had many of the amenities that you would expect in a hotel of this caliber. They focused a lot on keeping it clean and the staff was very helpful. This is my second time back to San Diego but I am looking forward to staying at this location again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It’s a good hotel fir families and businesses travelers and ones the pandemic is over it will...
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Response from Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Other at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review. We are glad you are pleased with the safety protocols in place to keep our owners and guests safe. We appreciate your kind comments about our staff, and look forward to your return!
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Lori S wrote a review Jul 2021
61 contributions28 helpful votes
We got a nice deal on a 3 night/four day stay, provided we sat for a sales presentation for the Marriott Vacation Club program. We were told the presentation would be 30-45 minutes. It ended up being almost 2 hours. We did not join/purchase. Just not a good fit for our travel style and preferences. Pricey, up front cost and then two annual fees (HOA and Club Membership). Pluses: Quiet rooms, good climate control throughout. Friendly, professional staff. Minuses: Expensive parking per day, cumbersome parking garage. Layout/design of King Suite room very quirky. Bit of a walk to Gaslamp District, not such a great neighborhood. Pool is indoors and quite small.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Other at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
Responded 28 Jul 2021
Hi Lori, thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad you were pleased with your room and our staff. We apologize for any confusion, presentations are typically 90 minutes. We are sorry to hear becoming an owner is not the right decision for you at the moment appreciate you giving us a try!
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Anthony Correa wrote a review Jul 2021
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There have been a few minor issues due to the remodel currently in progress, but nothing that I can put any blame on the staff that has helped me during my stay. When I first came in the staff was wonderful and very helpful to get me and my family checked in quickly and efficiently. They were also able to recommend a wonderful nearby restaurants to get some food from that was excellent. The hotel laundry is amazing to wash the kids cloths. The rooms have plenty of space to walk around and the kitchenette in our room was fully stock that made it easy to feed the kids in the room but no stove. I would 100% recommend staying here based on the rooms and staff. Thank you Lydia and Janet for your all your amazing help.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barbara C wrote a review Jul 2021
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This place is interesting with some pretty powerful pros and cons. Pro: new, very clean, modern decor, soundproofing must be excellent. Cons: Location is just a few blocks from the Gaslamp. We walked to stuff daily. Problem is that there are a lot of homeless folks which is heartbreaking but can also be nerveracking. Still, it's only a few blocks from the heart of the Gaslamp. PARKING: this hotel is a highrise and the parking structure is built into the building. Guests have to park on the 11th floor, meaning you have to navigate a corkscrew ramp then continue up three floors that are very narrow. Also the price if insane, $39 a day. Yes, there are $15 outdoor lots nearby, but we saw somebody's car whose passenger window had been smashed in, so perhaps the $39 is worth it. THE ROOM: I really liked the layout, although I agree with other reviewers that it was a bit smaller than expected. I was traveling with my 2 teen daughters and their friends. I was able to close myself off in the sitting room area, which gave me quiet and privacy. The couch has a pullout bed, which I must say was pretty comfortable. Other reviewers complained about the kitchenette, but I found it ingenious. Everything you need, very well designed and ingenious. Can you cook here? No you cannot. But isn't that the whole point of being near the Gaslap and Little Italy? Enjoy this urban experience -- I wouldn't recommend for little kids as their is no outdoor pool.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 17 Jul 2021
Hi Barbara, thank you for providing your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your room and sincerely hope that you, your daughters, and their guests had a wonderful time. We hope to earn your 5-star review on your next vacation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Nearby attractions include San Diego Symphony (0.08 km), San Diego Civic Theatre (0.4 km), and Enigma HQ VR and Escape Room Downtown (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hodad's Downtown, Donut Bar, and Grant Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Diego.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (5.2 km), Whaley House Museum (5.0 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (0.9 km).