CREF Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is the official 2019 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. 

The cutoff date for our block of rooms has now passed, but don't despair. Here are a few options to try:

The Marriott's rack rate has dropped over our dates, so you might be able to find a room by searching the Marriott reservation website. No promises, but last we checked, rooms were $257 per night.

Here are two other options: the Manchester Grand Hyatt is within easy walking distance (5 minutes), and the Embassy Suites is a 10-minute walk from the Marriott.

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 $229 per night, single or double, with no resort fee. 

The cutoff date for the reduced CREF hotel group rate of $229 single or double is Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Book your room today to secure our reduced rate.

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!

CREF Hotel Reservation Details

Cutoff Date and Room Rate

The last date to lock in the reduced CREF hotel group rate of $229 single or double is Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Book your room today to lock in our reduced rate.

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

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 2019 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.

Cross-Reference Room Block

In order to ensure that CREF 2019 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

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.

Guest Loyalty Program

Join the Marriott Rewards® program to earn points, which you can redeem for stays or for VIP access to sporting events, culinary experiences, concerts and more. Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® and SPG® share a single, unified program with one set of benefits so you have more opportunities to earn and redeem in more places.

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.