While beach hotels in California are seldom cheap, there are times when you can find discounts to lure you like a fish on a hook to come stay in San Diego. We love to take vacations there, but do take note: San Diego tacks on fees to your stay that add up. Try to figure them out before you make your final plans, or you’ll discover your spending money just got eaten up in taxes and other such expenditures.
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE BY THE SEA
Now through December 31, 2011, the AAA 4 Diamond-rated Grande Colonial Hotel, located just steps away from beautiful La Jolla Cove, is offering a $25 Dining Credit package that includes overnight accommodations in an Ocean, Garden or Village View guestroom or suite and $25 dining credit to be used for room service or at the hotel's award-winning Nine-Ten restaurant. Call 888-828-5498.
Now through December 31, 2011, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, set along picturesque Mission Bay, is offering a Romance package that includes complimentary sparkling wine or cider upon arrival, breakfast for two and full use of the health club, pool and whirlpool spa. Rates start at $169, plus tax. Call 877-313-6645.
Now through December 31, 2011, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, nestled along picturesque San Diego Bay, is offering a Coronado Island Romance package that includes champagne upon arrival, complimentary bike rentals, and breakfast for two in-room or at the resort's Current restaurant. Rates vary per night and dates of visit. Call 619-435-3000.
Now through December 30, 2011, the Best Western Plus Inn by the Sea in La Jolla is offering a Rejuvenate the Soul Spa package that includes the choice of a 55-minute massage or facial at the beautiful SK Sanctuary with roundtrip transportation to the spa. Rates start at $229 per night, plus tax. Call 858-459-4461.
Now through January 31, 2012, TOWER23 Hotel in Pacific Beach is offering a Dine & Dream package that includes a two-night stay in a Sanctuary Suite, two holiday specialty cocktails, chocolate covered strawberries, a $100 dining credit for the hotel's oceanfront restaurant JRDN and complimentary valet. Rates start at $899, not including tax or gratuity. Call 866-869-3723.