Traveling on business to San Diego? Why not try something different from the generic coldness of a chain hotel? A bed and breakfast inn is the answer with free amenities galore!
The San Diego Bed and Breakfast Guild properties offer diverse atmospheres from beach funky to elegant high style. What they have in common is personal service, yummy breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, and easy access to the business hubs of our city.
Starting at the north end of the city, consider the elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla if your business is biotech or medical research related. La Jolla is close to Sorrento Valley, the Salk Institute, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography as well as the University of California, San Diego. This inn offers a corporate rate for midweek travel, onsite meeting space, catered lunches, and secretarial services. Guests traveling on government per diem can reserve rooms for a Sunday through Thursday stay, subject to availability (without the complimentary breakfast and wine reception).
At the other end of town, an equally upscale B and B is the 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach. Travelers with business downtown San Diego or at the San Diego Convention Center can take the San Diego/Coronado Ferry across the bay and skip the parking fees at the Convention Center. Plus the Ferry is free during the early morning commute hour. The 1906 Lodge has an onsite meeting center with a conference room for up to 40 attendees and a smaller breakout room. In addition to free Wi-Fi throughout, the 1906 Lodge has a small business center where guests can print documents and boarding passes. Government per diem guests can reserve rooms for an additional $20 fee per night for breakfast, parking, and happy hour (subject to availability). Remember, it’s easy to unwind in Coronado!
The six B and B’s in the heart of San Diego all offer easy access to the airport as well as a short commute to downtown, the Convention Center, and other business hubs of San Diego.
Stay at the Hillcrest House and say good-bye to exorbitant mini-bar charges, business center and Wi-Fi fees, $5 bottled waters, and resort fees. Strong Wi-Fi signal, and wireless printer, accessed from the comfort of your guest room is a bonus! In the guest dining room you’ll find 24-hour beverage service bottled waters, and snacks. A guest refrigerator is a handy amenity to keep anything you need cold, and the microwave does just the trick to heat up those yummy leftovers from last night’s dinner meeting. You’ll always find off street, free parking, and you’ll always find the light on and someone to greet you by name when you return home. With just a quick, 15-minute city bus ride, you will find yourself at the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the entryway to the Convention Center front steps! Click here, to see more reasons why “repeat” business travelers love the Hillcrest House.
Glory’s Holiday House and the Elsbree Hoouse Beach Bed and Breakfast are both great choices when you want to combine a quick trip from the airport, views of San Diego’s beach and bay, and the relaxed atmosphere of coastal San Diego. Both have very affordable rates for all business travelers. Government travelers spending time at the Pt. Loma naval facilities find Glory’s Holiday House a perfect choice for a few nights or long term. Guests can relax in the spa tub at the end of a day sitting in meetings. Or you can stop at Stone Brewery, just down the hill at Liberty Station, and enjoy one of San Diego best craft beers.
For the feel of a true California beach town, stay at Elsbree House B & B in Ocean Beach. It is close to dozens of laidback restaurants and pubs, a wide beach, and the beautiful sunset cliffs. The Elsbree House also offers a condo accommodation with three bedrooms and a full kitchen plus a washer and dryer, great for a long-term stay.
If your business is in the heart of San Diego, close to Balboa Park and downtown, Carole’s Bed and Breakfast and the Keating House are perfect options. Carole’s is located in North Park, the craft brewery hub of San Diego, great for unwinding after work. Breakfast, cooked by her son Michael, will spoil you – no bland restaurant food here. On the other side of Balboa Park, the Keating House also offers a wonderful breakfast in their Victorian dining room. Downtown is walking distance or a quick trip by bus or taxi.
After work, enjoy relaxing on the old fashioned front porch or in the secluded back garden (with complimentary hummingbird serenades).
Just five minutes from the airport is the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego. It’s also located a block from one of the trolley hubs for the city, providing easy access to downtown as well as east county. The hotel rooms are located in the 1870s building along with a full restaurant and meeting spaces. If you are looking for a unique venue to impress your clients, consider having your conference at the Cosmopolitan.
Whatever your travel preferences or budget, a San Diego Bed and Breakfast is sure to fit the bill. Try one of us next time you visit on business (or for pleasure)!