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MY  BETTER  COUPON  BOOK - San Diego

MY BETTER COUPON BOOK

Pickwick Hotel: The same hotel with... a better coupon haha :-))) Sofia Hotel Review

In the next coupon book I used in California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada I found a coupon (valid till 30 June 2003) for the same hotel as in previous tip (Pickwick Hotel) but... look:
$49 + tax for 1-4 persons (add $5 on weekends) = over $11 less (with tax). STRANGE?
Hmm... take more, various books with coupons and check all before you enter hotel lobby!

Unique Qualities: Look at previous tip.

Address: 132 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: From I-5 South: exit 17 Front St. to Broadway. Located on corner of Front & Broadway - old (1926) multi-story building of red brick.

Other Contact: Toll free in U.S. (800) 826-0009

Phone: (619) 234-9200

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.pickwickhotelsandiego.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2003
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MY  COUPON  BOOK - San Diego

MY COUPON BOOK

Pickwick Hotel: In a downtown with a coupon :-) Sofia Hotel Review

Generally there are NO inexpensive ($40 or so) and comfortable, clean and safe accommodations in downtowns of big American cities including San Diego but if you use discount COUPONS...

Where to get the coupons from?
I took them from rest area at I-5, available in rest areas on freeways, at welcome/visitors centers, sometimes in supermarkets, travel stores and gas stations.

I used the discount coupons from a leaflet on my picture in California and Nevada. There are 2 hotels in the heart of San Diego downtown there: Pickwick Hotel and a little more expensive Comfort Inn.

Prices with coupons (must present coupon at check in; based on availability):
Pickwick Hotel $59.95 + tax for 1-4 people (add $5 Fri & Sat),

Comfort Inn was $69.95 + tax for 1-2 people (add $20 Sat) - hmm... a little much for Saturday especially.

Unique Qualities: Newly renovated (NOT all rooms).

Location, location, location - across from Horton Plaza, walk to Gaslamp District, Marina, trolley (trip to Mexico :-), Seaport Village, Restaurants & Entertainment.

Children stay FREE!

Underground parking, cable TV, guest laundry.

Easy access: next door to Greyhound (long distance scheduled buses), 5 blocks to Amtrak (train)

NO breakfast but many restaurants/cafes just outside.

Address: 132 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Comparison: less expensive than average

Directions: From I-5 South: exit 17 Front St. to Broadway. Located on corner of Front & Broadway - old (1926) multi-story building of red brick.

Other Contact: Toll free in U.S. (800) 826-0009

Phone: (619) 234-9200

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.pickwickhotelsandiego.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 4, 2003
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HOTEL  DEL  CORONADO - San Diego

HOTEL DEL CORONADO

Hotel Del Coronado: The most famous hotel of San Diego County

I didn't live there (not for my budget) but I would like, maybe for 1-2 nights. I just visited that hotel - the interiors look very nice and the location in front of Coronado Beach and the Pacific Ocean is amazing.

As a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel Del has a rich and colorful heritage. From Marilyn Monroe to Charles Lindbergh, from state dinners to the ghost of Kate Morgan, The Del is a fascinating American treasure with over 115 years of stories to tell.

Unique Qualities: Location, unusual wooden architecture.

Address: 1500 Orange Avenue

Comparison: most expensive

Directions: At Coronado Island

Other Contact: Fax: 619-522-8262

Phone: 800-HOTELDEL, 619-435-6611

Price: US$180 and up

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.hoteldel.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 29, 2003
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