This past March, my husband and I visited my sister for a few days in San Diego. There are a lot of points options in San Diego, and admittedly, I went with the cheapest choice. While the Hotel del Coronado was tempting, I knew we’d be out exploring and not spending much time in the room. Here’s my review of the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy.
Booking the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego with Points
You can book the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego with Marriott points. The Four Points by Sheraton San Diego is a Category 5 property which can be booked for 35,000 points per night (+/- 5,000 points for peak and off-peak pricing). At the time of booking, this hotel was in Category 4 so I got my three nights for 75,000 points total. While this hotel wasn’t bad, I recommend exploring some of the other points options given the higher price.
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Location
The Four Points by Sheraton San Diego location is okay. It’s walking distance to Little Italy and Embarcadero, but the surrounding area isn’t the nicest. The hotel is surrounded by highways and busy roads which can make some of the rooms noisy. This isn’t one of those hotels where you’ll enjoy coming and going as you please on foot. If you have a car or plan to Uber, the location isn’t bad as it’s close to the highway and Balboa Park.
Dining and Amenities
The Four Points by Sheraton San Diego has an on-site restaurant called C3 which serves breakfast and dinner. The hotel has a 24/7 fitness room with cardio equipment and free weights. There is also an outdoor pool. The pool isn’t the prettiest but I’m sure it’s a nice option in the heat of the summer. Lastly, the hotel offers a free airport shuttle which we took advantage of on the way back to the airport.
Lobby and Check-in
The check-in area isn’t huge but there are additional spaces to sit as the restaurant is located directly off the lobby and is only open for breakfast and dinner. There is also a small seating area with a microwave near the elevators. Breakfast is not included, but there is free coffee in the lobby. The hotel also has snacks and sundries available for purchase in the lobby.
The check-in process went smoothly. We were offered the option of a higher floor towards the back of the building to reduce street noise but this option had two queen beds instead of a king. We decided to go for it since I had read many reviews about the street noise being a problem. The hotel must be aware of this since they offered this unprompted.
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Two Queen Beds Room
The room was on the smaller side and felt even more crammed with two queen beds and the big armchair.
Here’s a close up of one of the beds. The beds were comfortable and the sheets felt clean. I’ve stayed at some really cheap limited service hotels lately so only now am I appreciating how this room actually felt clean.
In front of the beds were a TV, desk, armoire, and mini fridge.
The armoire replaced a more traditional closet and also had an iron and ironing board, a luggage stand, and a safe. You can see there was some wear and tear on the inside of the armoire doors.
The TV was a good size which came in handy since we had to watch the Bachelor Finale while we were in San Diego.
The room was equipped with one bottle of water and a coffee maker. Since this room has two beds and you would assume two people would be staying here, it would have been nice if they gave an additional bottle of water.
We were on the backside of the building away from the highway which provided a somewhat nicer view. We had no complaints about street noise during our stay.
The bathroom was a decent size with one sink and a nicely lit mirror.
The bathroom had a shower tub combo. My biggest complaint with tubs in hotel rooms is nasty shower curtains, but this one was nice and clean!
Rather than individual toiletries, Four Points by Sheraton provides bulk dispensers with Activ Body Care products.
While I wasn’t crazy about the location of the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy, the room was pretty nice and most importantly felt clean. If you’re looking for a cheap points option in Downtown San Diego and don’t care about the scenery, the Four Points by Sheraton is a decent choice. However, depending on the room you’re assigned, you may hear some street noise.