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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown Hotel Review: Once the San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, this landmark building is absolutely stunning with its 1920s architectural details. The dramatic lobby boasts chandeliers, marble columns and a lovely hand-painted ceiling. Guests check in at the original teller stations, and business meetings are set in the old vault, replete with safety deposit boxes and the original Mosler Safe Company Door (weighing 47,000 pounds). Guests here get to walk back in time while enjoying the modern comforts. The rooms and suites have been renovated in mauves, whites and purples that lend a modern feel, and the views of the city and bay light up rooms as well. The Lobby restaurant, set in the opulent lobby, serves California fare for breakfast and dinner. Be sure to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge to take in the compelling setting. Guests can walk to nearby historic Balboa Park and enjoy the wealth of art in its museums and natural beauty on the sprawling grounds. As well, the hotel offers access to endless shopping and more than 100 dining options in the Gaslamp area.