CREF Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is the official 2021 CREF hotel. Ideally located on the waterfront with its own private 466-slip marina, this four-star CREF hotel offers scenic city or waterfront views, two freeform swimming pools, one hot tub, an onsite spa, and fitness center. 

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Overlooking the San Diego Bay, this contemporary hotel sits on just outside of the city’s trendy Gaslamp Quarter. Guests can walk 8 minutes to Seaport Village or 11 minutes to PETCO Park. The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld®, and LegoLand are 15 - 30 minutes by car.

CREF Hotel Room Rate & Reservations

CREF attendees enjoy a deeply discounted room rate of $239 per night, single or double, with no resort fee. 

The cutoff date for the reduced CREF hotel group rate is Wednesday, September 1, 2021, and that rate is valid two days before and after the event—based on availability.

There's no better place than San Diego to spend Labor Day Weekend with family or friends, so plan to come early or extend your trip, and enjoy low room rates for your entire stay!

If you prefer to reserve your room by phone or have questions about your reservation, call the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina at (877) 622-3056, and remember to mention CREF 2021!

CREF Hotel Reservation Details

Cutoff Date and Room Rate

The last date to lock in the reduced CREF hotel group rate of $239 single or double is Wednesday, September 1, 2021. To book your hotel reservation online, visit the CREF Hotel Reservation Site.

If you prefer to reserve your room by phone or have questions about your reservation, call the Marriott Marquis at (877) 622-3056, and remember to mention CREF!

Check-In and Check-Out Times

Check-in time is 4:00 PM; checkout time is 11:00 AM. All guests arriving before 4:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation occurs within 72 hours, an amount equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to the guaranteed credit card, or the deposit will be non-refundable.

Early Checkout Fee

If a guest reserves a room within our CREF 2021 room block and then checks out prior to  his or her reserved checkout date, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will add an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

CREF Housing Cross-Reference Room Block

In order to ensure that CREF 2021 meets its contractual requirement to sell a specified number of rooms per night, CREF has requested that the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina cross-reference registration lists to identify rooms erroneously booked outside of the reserved room block.

Non-Smoking Policy

The hotel does not allow smoking in the building. This includes electronic cigarettes/devices. There are designated smoking areas outside the Hotel.

CREF Hotel Parking

For attendees who are staying overnight at the Marriott, self-parking on property is $25 per day, and valet parking is $40 per day.

For attendees who are not staying at the Marriott, self-parking on property is $35 per day; valet parking  costs $50 per day. Other more affordable options for downtown San Diego parking, daily or overnight, are available nearby. View some of your downtown San Diego parking alternatives.

Join Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program for Free In-Room WiFi

All Marriott Bonvoy members enjoy free in-room WiFi during their stay at CREF, so if you're not a member, sign up today! It's easy and free.

Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in guest rooms is available for all Marriott Bonvoy Members who secure their reservation through one of the following methods:, Marriott Mobile App, 1-800-MARRIOTT, through a Marriott hotel (direct), Rooming List, or property-specific Passkey.

Join the Marriott Bonvoy program to earn points, which you can redeem for stays or for VIP access to sporting events, culinary experiences, concerts, and more.

Air & Ground Travel to San Diego, CA

Those arriving by air will fly into the San Diego International Airport (SAN). The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is about 5 minutes by car from the San Diego International Airport (SAN), so we recommend taking a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Remember that there are two Marriotts in downtown San Diego, and you want the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, so make sure you arrive at 333 West Harbor Drive.