Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina

I recently had a meeting in the San Diego area, and needed a hotel room for one evening’s stay. After searching, the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina came up with a rate of $143.00 per night for Lania King (standard room). I hadn’t stayed at this property before and decided with such a good rate, it would be a chance to see and review the resort.

Since we were only going to be gone for one evening, Susan was able to get away and join me. She took advantage of our Southwest Airlines Companion Pass to fly down for $5.60 in taxes. Say what you will about Southwest, but the Companion Pass we qualified for last year has been a much enjoyed benefit.

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Delta Sky Club San Diego International Airport – Terminal 2


On my second trip to San Diego I was able to meet up with three friends and spend the afternoon and evening with them. As I had mentioned earlier we had dinner together at Herb and Wood, and I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. The meal was excellent. After breakfast the following morning one of my friends, Scott (the same one from New Year’s Eve) and I took a cab together to the airport for our morning flights. Scott’s flight was scheduled to leave an hour before my flight, so I followed him to Terminal 2 to spend some time at the Delta Sky Club.

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Hotel Del Coronado – Ocean Towers Coastal View Room


After landing at San Diego International our group took a cab over to Coronado Island and the Hotel Del. The cab ride takes about 30 minutes and it takes you over the Coronado bridge. Even though I don’t have acrophobia, I always find driving over this bridge a little intimidating. At the hotel we pulled in the front receiving porte cochere and walked into the hotel’s check-in area. The Hotel Del Coronado is beautiful from the outside with a bleached white structure and bright red roof. The hotel has a long history and has been at this location since 1890’s.

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Southwest and San Diego


Earlier this summer I had a couple trips to San Diego. One for business, one personal. The business trip was for a meeting on Coronado island, and the hosting company put us up at the Hotel Del, which isn’t a bad place to have to stay for business. On the other trip I stayed with friends. For both trips I flew on Southwest Airlines Sacramento to San Diego. Say what you will about Southwest, but the airline really does the short haul well. Also, there are no less than 9 direct flights available per day from Sacramento to San Diego. No doubt about it, if you want to travel from Sacramento to San Diego it’s tough to beat Southwest Airlines.

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