Traveling to San Diego and trying to decide on accommodations? What is the difference between a vacation rental and a hotel room, and what is better? Well, it all depends on what you are looking for. Obviously, we are going to push for the vacation rental!
Here are some thoughts to help you make your decision….
Length of stay: if you are just passing through and need a night, stay in a hotel – (one night with us is not even an option). Although, if you are planning on staying for more than one day (2+ days), wouldn’t it be nice to be able to completely settle in to a “home away from home”? Vacation rentals are fully equipped with every amenity to give you anything and everything you would ever need to “live” while not at home. The purpose of a vacation home is just that, it is to act as your very own private vacation home, a getaway that you could eventually return to year after year (that is if you are pleased with the home you stay in).
Save $$$$$: It might not seem like it on the offset, but staying in a vacation rental can save you a lot of money. Because you are paying for a home, and not on a per room or per person basis, the accommodations can end up being a lot less than an equivalent four or five star hotel. Also, think of the money you save on the cost of eating out…staying in a hotel you are forced to eat out every meal. Stay in a vacation home, and you have a fully equipped kitchen at your finger tips…even if you eat dinners out, the amount saved on breakfast, snacks, lunch, drinks, etc. is can add up to a lot of money…money that can be used for, oh, say another few nights on vacation.
# of People in group: This is what vacation rentals are best for–large groups! Are you going on vacation with your entire extended family, or another family, or a group of friends? Rather then pay for several hotel rooms all separate from each other, rent a home, where everyone can still have their individual rooms, and bathrooms, yet at the same time, everyone is in the same location and can share the same common area. If you need even more space, rent two homes next to each other, or rent a unit which can be divided into two, so you have double the kitchens and double the living areas.
Unless you are going to Vegas or some world class resort, a hotel is typically not the “destination”, rather it is just an accommodation. Vacation rentals are a “destination” themselves. You really never have to leave if you prefer not to…the ocean is at your back door–literally, you have a fully equipped kitchen, and if you want to eat out, there are plenty of restaurants you can walk to. You can even opt for grocery delivery or a private chef. Hire a masseuse to come in, or perhaps a photographer to take family photos…the options are endless. If you do decide you want to see more of San Diego than its beaches (which you should), access to all attractions is convenient and easy.
Space Space Space – Vacation Rentals offer considerably more space than you will find in most hotel rooms. Now the whole family can breath and have space to themselves.
Flexibility – If you want to stay in and cook, great; if you feel like going out, great. If you want to be lazy and just soak in the views from your rooftop deck or balcony, perfect; if you want to get out and see attractions, go ahead. When staying at an oceanfront vacation rental, there is no pressure to get out of the hotel room and “do something”.
Comfort and Amenities – You will not find vacation rentals ‘sterile’ like many hotel rooms…each one is professionally decorated to give you that feeling of comfort and home. Also, the amenities that come standard give an extra personal convenience. As mentioned, every kitchen is fully equipped to prepare anything from a snack to a Thanksgiving feast. Every rental has its own laundry machines…saves on packing and saves on work to be done when you return from vacation! Most of our oceanfront rentals also have a private spa…not sharing with other hotel guests. Just you and your group.
Customer service – Find the same customer service you would at any hotel…whether you need extra toilet paper or you would like to arrange for a surprise flower delivery, we are always willing to help you in whatever ways we can to make your vacation the vacation of your dreams!
Vacation rentals offer a “relaxing” vacation, an idea that doesn’t seem to exist anymore. What happened to going on vacation to re-energize and relax? Most vacations I go on these days are great and amazing, but honestly, when I return home I feel like I need another vacation, to recuperate from the previous vacation! An oceanfront rental could not offer a more relaxing vacation experience. There is literally nothing you need to do once you get here, that is, if you don’t want to.
Escape to luxury and live like the rich and famous (at least for a few days) … come stay in one of our gorgeous beachfront vacation homes! You may never go back to a hotel again…