If you are a resident of Southern California, you already know why we pay so much to live here, the beautiful year-around weather. With so many sunny days, it’s easy to plan a quick getaway, like our recent trip on our kids’ winter break to San Diego.
We stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt located in downtown San Diego on the marina’s waterfront. It is located with in walking distance to Seaport Village, USS Midway, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center to name a few.
Our room was located in the Seaport Tower’s 28th floor with a sublime view of San Diego’s bay and Coronado Island through the floor to ceiling window. The décor was contemporary, furniture chic and the bathroom was noticeably spacious. Obviously, it was hard to pull the kids away from the view.
The Hyatt offers a large 4th floor roof top pool, decorated in Greek revival architecture with plenty of seating to take in the SoCal sun. It also featured our young kids’ favorite addition: a artificial turf children’s play area staffed with a ping pong table, foosball table and air hockey. For older children, they also are offer two tennis courts, a basketball court, volleyball court, a 24 hour gym and fire pits over looking the bay.
While we didn’t partake of the in-house dining options (our kids really like to roam and walk), we heard several guests commenting on the options found in the Redfield’s Sports Bar. They also offer a Seafood restaurant, market and Top of the Hyatt bar over looking downtown San Diego from 40 floors above the city. On a side note, we loved Buster’s Beach House’s fantastic Hawaiian-influenced menu. It also has a killer afternoon atmosphere and panoramic views overlooking the waterfront and the Coronado Bay Bridge.
What We Liked
- Rooftop pools, whirlpools and a fire pit.
- Seasonal recreational programs for kids (we visited during the winter so we missed some of these fun activities).
- The hotel was within steps of the hotel is Seaport Village (including a historical carousel built in 1895), which includes boutique shops, restaurants and a myriad activities.
- The Gaslamp Quarter is a little further, but also within walking distance. For those who don’t like walking, the trolley stop is nearby.
We felt this unique urban resort offered a fantastic retreat for our family and plan on a return visit during the summer months.
Has your family stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego? We love to connect with others, so feel free to leave us a comment and share your experiences!
(Disclosure: Burbs2Abroad traveled to the above location as guests and was not compensated for this review. As always, our opinions are our own.) Time of Year Visited: January 2016