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  • SGJNI

    Anyone been? Showing at around $400 per night for my dates but I can do one night at 50k points and another on a CC free night, so only paying for one night.
    Is the pool heated?

    Roberto

    Yes the pool is heated. It’s a small pool up on the 4th or 5th floor overlooking the harbour with good sunset views. It’s kinda small up there and often a bun fight for beds. I was in San Diego in April this year and it was bitter, so cold infact we scooted over to Palm Springs a couple of days early. Too cold to use the pool

    I enjoyed my time in SD but don’t think I will be back.

    JDB

    Yes the pool is heated. It’s a small pool up on the 4th or 5th floor overlooking the harbour with good sunset views. It’s kinda small up there and often a bun fight for beds. I was in San Diego in April this year and it was bitter, so cold infact we scooted over to Palm Springs a couple of days early. Too cold to use the pool

    I enjoyed my time in SD but don’t think I will be back.

    I think you were quite unlucky for it to be so cold in April as we have been a number of times in December/January and it has been warm enough to have breakfast and lunch outdoors. San Diego is a nice city to visit, but personally we find it much nicer to stay a little bit up the coast – La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach etc. and not the city itself – it’s only c. 20 minutes/12 miles away. La Jolla is a small attractive Mediterranean style town, full of restaurants etc. good coast/beach walks etc.

    geordiemunro

    We stayed there back in July and loved the hotel. Great location and facilities. I’m sure the rate was a lot less than $400 then, but we got a good deal on points anyway.
    Might be worth checking if Emyr has any deals too.

    MattB

    We stayed in La Jolla over Easter ( so mid April) and it was cold to be honest. You could sit outside in the day but no chance of using the beach or pools, and a hoodie was definitely needed at night. We really enjoyed it though and would go back again, it was so clean and I felt perfectly safe even getting a bus home in the night.

    My only quibble was everywhere seemed to shut really early.

    Weve booked Palm springs next Easter so hoping for a bit more warmth.

    davefl

    We stayed in La Jolla over Easter ( so mid April) and it was cold to be honest. You could sit outside in the day but no chance of using the beach or pools, and a hoodie was definitely needed at night. We really enjoyed it though and would go back again, it was so clean and I felt perfectly safe even getting a bus home in the night.

    My only quibble was everywhere seemed to shut really early.
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    This is pretty standard in the US even in major cities (even pre-covid)

    My 1st trip to San Diego years ago, I arrived late evening and the Hilton Gaslamp had no room service at 9pm. In the Gaslamp I couldn’t get a meal after 10pm midweek.

    This year in the loop in Chicago after the blues festival finished at 9pm it was pretty much impossible to find food on a Sunday. My go to bar that used to serve until well after midnight was closed Sunday/Monday

    dougzz99

    La Jolla must be one of the whitest monied places in California, if not the USA. It’s nice, but unless you golf it’s firmly in the dead or wed category. Fast food would be avocado on toast, but it does have Bentley and Lamborghini dealerships if you fancy a new car. It’s definitely not a late night hotspot.

    drdan

    After many trips, I would not recommend staying downtown/gaslamp area… But university, Hillcrest is where things are at.

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