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1 room, 2 adults

Sonder - The Marin

3.5-star3.5 stars
552 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

Comfortable apartment with kitchenette, near Petco Park
  • Free WiFi
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  • I was in San Diego to attend a conference. The Gaslamp district is ideal as it's walking…Aug 20, 2018
  • Sonder has an cumbersome check in process, supposedly automated, but which resulted in us…Jul 23, 2020

Sonder - The Marin

from £135
  • Premier Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Room

What’s around Sonder - The Marin


  • In Gaslamp Quarter
  • Petco Park - 6-minute walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 8-minute walk
  • Seaport Village - 14-minute walk
  • Balboa Park - 17-minute walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 20-minute walk
  • Port of San Diego - 23-minute walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 24-minute walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) 5-min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) 25-min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 10-min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) 22-min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) 37-min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot 18-min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center 5-min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station 17-min drive
  • Gaslamp Quarter Station 6-min walk
  • Convention Center Station 6-min walk
  • Park and Market Trolley Station 9-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 apartments


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, French.

At the aparthotel

  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

Sonder - The Marin’s small print

Also known as

  • Nest on Fifth
  • Nest on Fifth
  • Sonder The Marin
  • Sonder - The Marin San Diego
  • Sonder - The Marin Aparthotel
  • Sonder - The Marin Aparthotel San Diego
  • Sonder The Marin
  • Sonder - The Marin San Diego
  • Sonder - The Marin Aparthotel
  • Sonder - The Marin Aparthotel San Diego


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 634003,634002

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sonder - The Marin

  • Does Sonder - The Marin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sonder - The Marin does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Sonder - The Marin?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Sonder - The Marin.
  • Are pets allowed at Sonder - The Marin?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonder - The Marin?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sonder - The Marin?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Field (1-min walk), Blue Point (1-min walk) and Searsucker (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 158 reviews

Good 6.0
Beautiful but noisy room
As there’s no lobby, you have to register before your arrival, which would have been better to know before. Otherwise beautiful (but small) room with all the equipments we needed. One thing: it is located upon a very busy bar that can be REALLY noisy, especially on weekend nights (REALLY thin windows). «Thankfull», we were there during covid so there was no activity.
Hugo, us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
A nice home away from home
The apartment (#23) was nice, fresh and clean. My apartment only had one window and it looked out onto a building wall so there wasn't much natural light. The upside of that is that I didn't hear street noise, considering 5th definitely has a vibrant nightlife every day of the week. The hallways, elevator and staircases were definitely dingy so my first impression of the place wasn't great. But the apartment had everything I needed and customer service while I was there was an 11 out of 10. One thing to note - the TV only has Chromecast, no premium channels without your own device or subscription.
Josephine, us4 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Better for late night, not business
This is more like renting an apartment than staying at a hotel. This is great if you are going to San Diego to experience the night life and stay out late. This is not so good if you are on a business trip and need rest, you are in a small apartment building two floors above night clubs.
us3 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Comfy but very noisy
Extremely noisy. Located above restaurant bar. Room was nice and clean but the noise made the stay a miserable experience.
us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
My conference was in the marina 1/2 mile away. Nest was centrally locates in the heart of Gaslamp. We were not bothered by street noise in our room location. Problems - bathroom sink ran slow (gross); shower handle pulls off; no windows other than 1 in bedroom (stuffy); only tv in living room not bedroom; coffee maker didn’t work right. But clean and good location, cute kitchen; decent value for price I paid, minus the sink.
Karen, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wish I could’ve stayed longer...
I have to admit, the earplugs on the bed and the weight of the curtains had me skeptical about Nest on Fifth. Best thing in the world is that neither of those things were any concern at ALL! The room was dark and quiet and I slept like a baby. I’ll be recommending to anyone going to SD.
Kristyn, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Right smack in the middle of things — restaurants and bars right outside the door. Fun neighborhood but be ready for lots of nightlife. Comfortable and spacious, well-equipped.
John, us2 night business trip
Good 6.0
My boyfriend and I have been staying here every summer for the past 3 years. We love it here, it’s close to everything (walking distance) and it really does feel like home. We unfortunately found a total of 3 big cockroaches during our stay 😔 was not happy about that at all! One was by my window right next to the side of the bed where I slept. The other in the small kitchen area. And upon arriving we noticed a bunch of stains on our bed cover/sheets and when asked for the cleaning service to remove/change them it seems like they gave us other stained sheets as well. I really didn’t want to write this review because we love Nest On Fifth but it was too much.. 💔
us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect Location
The location is OUTSTANDING. Steps to all that the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer. Weekend nights in the neighborhood are rather rambunctious, so you may need the provided earplugs; I did not. Room was great, had everything you need. Highly recommend!
Courtney, us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A Cozy and Fun Nest!
The Nest is a fun, and comfortable, convenient good value in the Gaslamp Quarter. Close to my meetings and cafes and plenty of transport options from trams to Uber to walking to Lime and even pedicab. Highly recommend.
us1 night business trip

Sonder - The Marin

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