Last Updated on May 21, 2023

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Marriott Pulse offers 264 stylish studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom connecting villas, each with a kitchenette or full kitchen, separate living room area, as well as modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. You’ll also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool.

Ask for a city view where the nighttime lights are magical! That’s what the Marriott Club Pulse properties around the United States excel at: taking guests to the most vibrant cities around the country and placing them directly in the mix with all the action and energy.

Built in 2015 and a welcome addition to San Diego’s ‘where to stay’ venues, San Diego Marriott Pulse also features a rooftop terrace with city views, and the SHAKE lounge serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with signature cocktails and a wide selection of wines. The resort has a concierge to assist guests with planning their San Diego adventures.

Marriott Pulse in San Diego

Marriott Club Pulse in San Diego Lobby.
Marriott Club Pulse in San Diego Lobby. Photo courtesy of VRBO

The Gaslamp Quarter is a lively neighborhood known for its nightlife, dining and shopping. Marriott Pulse in San Diego right on the edge of the Gaslamp makes walking to the many exceptional restaurants there convenient.  

The resort is also within walking distance to other popular Gaslamp attractions including San Diego’s Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres, about a mile from the resort.

The historic USS Midway Museum retired naval aircraft carrier is only a 20-minute stroll to its home on the Embarcadero.

Don’t miss the Star of India, our queen of the waterfront in San Diego. Built more than 150 years ago, this tall ship hails as the world’s oldest functional merchant sailing ship. With her wooden decks and towering masts, she harkens back to the days of high sea adventure, and she is beautiful.

If you’ve seen the movies “Master and Commander” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” you may recognize the HMS Surprise, a replica of the 1750 British frigate. With its cannons and crows’ nests, it brings out the swashbuckling pirate in each of us.    

Seaport Village is a festive waterfront shopping and dining destination offering picturesque views of San Diego Bay and home to a variety of unique shops and restaurants.

World-renowned Balboa Park is about 2.5 miles from San Diego Marriott Pulse, a short drive or Uber ride away and filled with historic buildings, 17 museums, galleries, a stunning botanical gardens and the world famous San Diego Zoo.

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Club Pulse San Diego

Exterior view of Club Pulse in San Diego.
Exterior view of Club Pulse in San Diego. Photo courtesy of VRBO

Being San Diego residents, my husband and I love our charming, vibrant Little Italy in downtown. Thankfully, Marriott Pulse in San Diego is only a 10-to-15-minute car ride to the area offering some of the best dining in the city.

The neighborhood is known for its lively atmosphere, amazing restaurants and stunning waterfront views. If you’re visiting on the weekend, the Saturday Farmer’s Market is a favorite, featuring fresh produce, artisanal goods and local crafts.  

Little Italy is also known for its art and culture and as home to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Little Italy Heritage Museum, both worth a visit.

There’s no better way to experience San Diego Bay than on a Hornblower Cruise. This two-hour, 13-mile trip provides close-up views of the harbor, Coronado Bay Bridge, and our Navy ships. Guides point out over 50 San Diego landmarks and the marine life that inhabits our waters.

Favorite Restaurants Near Pulse San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter/Embarcadero

barleymash – yep, with a lower case “b” – barleymash was voted one of the best restaurants in 2023. The fun, high-energy eatery with a warm modernist design is so popular you’ll likely find a line to get in. The food and service are great and the vibe is like no other.

Rustic Root – great rooftop views and Southern comfort food makes this a popular eatery, even for the locals.

Little Italy

Civico 1845 is our favorite Italian restaurant in Little Italy. The owner/brothers hail from Calabria, Italy and the menu offers traditional Italian with a modern twist using only locally-sourced ingredients. The food and setting are both impressive.

Though there are more classy, pricey Little Italy restaurants, Mona Lisa has roots stretching back to 1956. The restaurant serves a wide selection of pizzas, pastas and salads, but the old-school deli is where we buy our authentic Italian ingredients like fresh bread, olive oil, mozzarella, and other imported edibles.

San Diego is one of the most popular tourist destinations in America for good reason and the San Diego Marriott Pulse puts you right on its doorstep.

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