Trip to San Diego

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To visit our son , his wife and our new granddaughter. Airbnb prices are out of site or too far for even very mediocre places in his area, Del Mar -Carmel Valley. Does anyone have any tricks how to get the best price at a Marriott Residence Inn - there is one less than 4 minutes from his condo but staying 17-18 days will cost a mint unless we can get some type of discount for the extended stay. Is there a best price website for hotels that people know about etc? Thank you ahead of time for any help someone can give.
 

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To visit our son , his wife and our new granddaughter. Airbnb prices are out of site or too far for even very mediocre places in his area, Del Mar -Carmel Valley. Does anyone have any tricks how to get the best price at a Marriott Residence Inn - there is one less than 4 minutes from his condo but staying 17-18 days will cost a mint unless we can get some type of discount for the extended stay. Is there a best price website for hotels that people know about etc? Thank you ahead of time for any help someone can give.
I don't have any tricks for the Marriott but I would try Priceline "name your price". There might be some other hotels available but you might have to widen your vicinity. Or you could always rent this for $70 a night and stay in his driveway.
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To visit our son , his wife and our new granddaughter. Airbnb prices are out of site or too far for even very mediocre places in his area, Del Mar -Carmel Valley. Does anyone have any tricks how to get the best price at a Marriott Residence Inn - there is one less than 4 minutes from his condo but staying 17-18 days will cost a mint unless we can get some type of discount for the extended stay. Is there a best price website for hotels that people know about etc? Thank you ahead of time for any help someone can give.
I went cross country three years ago and I stayed at a Comfort Inn that was reasonable. Have a great time with the granddaughter
 

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‘Hot Rate’ hotels on Hotwire works well too. You’re able to choose the general area of a city and * level of hotel. They reveal the specific hotel after you pay.
 

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To visit our son , his wife and our new granddaughter. Airbnb prices are out of site or too far for even very mediocre places in his area, Del Mar -Carmel Valley. Does anyone have any tricks how to get the best price at a Marriott Residence Inn - there is one less than 4 minutes from his condo but staying 17-18 days will cost a mint unless we can get some type of discount for the extended stay. Is there a best price website for hotels that people know about etc? Thank you ahead of time for any help someone can give.
Just moved from SD to Tampa last year. Looks like places around Mission Valley are fairly reasonable on Priceline. Whatever the express deals are priced, you can usually chop 8-10% off that amount via the name your own price.
 

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Second the Express Deals on Priceline. Usually something good available between 3-4*.
 

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We found a nice place on VRBO , a 3 bedroom home in a gated community in east Carmel Valley for $135 a night but it was 20 minutes away from our son’s condo. Trying to get there around rush hour would take longer so we opted for a Hampton just a mile and a half away and got a discounted price of $130/day including breakfast and then negotiated free parking (couldn’t believe the quoted prices didn’t include on site parking unless you paid a $10/day additional fee). It has a microwave and refrigerator hopefully enough to save us at least some $ for meals. Thank you everyone for your help - by the way we found the best quoted prices for hotels on Trivago.
 

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Glad you found a place
But def second tuttle’s rec on crack shack.
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I've found San Diego to be impressively clean, and the climate of course is perfect all the time.

So I'm just saying, if you had to sleep on the street because the hotels are way too expensive, you could do a LOT worse.
 

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To visit our son , his wife and our new granddaughter. Airbnb prices are out of site or too far for even very mediocre places in his area, Del Mar -Carmel Valley. Does anyone have any tricks how to get the best price at a Marriott Residence Inn - there is one less than 4 minutes from his condo but staying 17-18 days will cost a mint unless we can get some type of discount for the extended stay. Is there a best price website for hotels that people know about etc? Thank you ahead of time for any help someone can give.
I go there all the time for work. The key is getting the federal per diem rate. Lots of military, government and federal contractors in the area. You can get prime time hotel rooms in downtown San Diego for much cheaper.
 

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I've found San Diego to be impressively clean, and the climate of course is perfect all the time.

So I'm just saying, if you had to sleep on the street because the hotels are way too expensive, you could do a LOT worse.
Funny you say that. Our son had told us that the city had a huge homeless problem (he lives north near Del Mar, Carmel Valley part of San Diego by his work) and that they had a big hepatitis problem. People urinating, defecating in the city streets etc so they advised against wearing sandals, flip flops and were bleaching the streets to combat the hepatitis issue. Really hurt our plans to sleep on the streets and forced us to seek shelter:p

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I'm no Doctor, and I'm not even 100% sure what hepatitis is, but I think hepatitis A is like the mildest of all the hepatiti. I wouldn't worry much about it - leave those sandals and flip-flops home!! Go barefoot! You'll be fine!

Just book weeknights at the Residence Inn, weekends further out when traffic is light! :) haha

Glad you found a place!
 

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I've found San Diego to be impressively clean, and the climate of course is perfect all the time.

So I'm just saying, if you had to sleep on the street because the hotels are way too expensive, you could do a LOT worse.
Lived there for multiple years before moving last year and that is definitely not accurate. If you only stay around the fancy parts then it will appear that way but half of downtown and most of Ocean Beach and Mission Beach are pretty gross and filled with tent cities of homeless people. Was paying over $2200/month for a 1 bdrm downtown that was super nice and it wouldn't be that out of the norm to see a homeless person taking a dump while taking my dogs for their morning walk. That perfect climate makes it a perfect place to be homeless.
 
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