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accommodations in san diego

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accommodations in san diego

Hi. I'd like your assistance in finding accommodations in San Diego. I am arriving one or two days early before joining an escorted tour. The tour hotel pre tour cost way too expensive for me.

Looking for clean, good location and reasonable price. Free airport transfer would be nice. I just need nice place to rest after flight and go see the zoo .and or beach.

Need to meet tour at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Thanks for any assistance and suggestions for the area inc local not chain restaurants. Ps: love the beach.

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1. Re: accommodations in san diego

Hi hannan_me1,

I noticed you ran into a technical glitch while attempting to post your question. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I'm bumping your question up so others will see it.

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2. Re: accommodations in san diego

Sorry but hard to help since the words "too expensive" and "reasonable price" are impossible to figure without more specific info. Please tell us in $$s how much you would like to spend.

Your meeting place is in downtown San Diego with tons of hotels /motels at all different price points.

You can walk from many of them to the meeting point if you don't have a lot of luggage.

Otherwise a short lightrail or taxi ride .Also different prices at different times of the year so when are you coming??

Edited: 14 July 2013, 21:36
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3. Re: accommodations in san diego

Yes, we need to know what your per night budget is. Also, when are you going to be here? Rates fluctuate based on dates,

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4. Re: accommodations in san diego

Sorry about not being more precise. If possible, with all the taxes that are added on, I'd likw to stay under or just over $100/ night. Will be arriving sometime between Sept 23 - 26 as tour gathers on the 27th.

I can walk but won't be walking with suitcase as I will still be in (late) recovery stage from surgery.

Thanks

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5. Re: accommodations in san diego

That's a pretty low budget. You might try priceline and look for hotels listed either in Downtown, Marina or Little Italy. Those will give you the best areas to stay with restaurants, cafes, some of the local sites to walk to and good public transportation like bus, trolley, taxi.

And try La Pensione in Little Italy. They are usually under $100 but Sept is still good weather season and their rates can go up.

http://www.lapensionehotel.com/

I'd also look at Motel 6 - there are 2 in Downtown SD.

Edited: 15 July 2013, 01:54
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6. Re: accommodations in san diego

I checked La Pensione and it would be $119+ tax. which is low for this city.

Motel 6 downtown San Diego is the only one I found that would be only about $69+ tax.

This partidular one has been remodeled fairly recently.

You could make a reservation that is held with a credit card without paying for the room and then when time gets closer try to get something nicer on one of the mystery hotel sites like Hotwire or Priceline.

IF you didn't mind using taxis to get around more if you are sightseeing you could also look at the Dolphin Motel which is a back to the 50s sort of roadside motel but located right here in the city in a scenic area near San Diego Bay but farther from downtown than the other choices.

Edited: 15 July 2013, 02:03
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7. Re: accommodations in san diego

Riff - which of the 2 Motel 6's is the one that's been remodeled? First Ave or Pacific Hwy?

While I agree that Dolphin Motel is a good low budget motel I would imagine that someone with that low budget would not want to spend the $$$ for taxis. Otherwise they could pay more for a hotel with that extra cash. I could be wrong :)

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Thank you so much for your suggestions. I do like the sound of La Pensione.

Yes, I know I have limited retiree budget. Do you know anyt hing about the Sophie hotel? Think it ay be historic?

Appreciate your guidance. I've waited a veey long time to make this trip.

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9. Re: accommodations in san diego

The one on 1st Ave. was remodeled a couple of years ago.

The Sophia Hotel or the Bristol are probably the least expensive of the 3*** hotels downtown.

It would be fine if you can afford it!

BTW when I checked prices I checked the senior prices too.

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10. Re: accommodations in san diego

Thanks Riff - I've wondered for some time which one it was.

I agree. If you can afford the Hotel Sofia it's a good location.