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Rancho Bernardo Inn Offers Survivor Package Promotion

Would You Pay $19 For a Hotel-Stay Without a Bed?

Call it an end-of-Summer fire sale. From Aug. 16 to 31, San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn is offering extremely reduced prices on its rooms that typically cost more than $200. The "Survivor Package" becomes cheaper with every amenity a guest gives up, and a $19 nightly rate applies if guests forego breakfast, air conditioning, lights, sheets, and the bed. The hotel staff will go as far as to replace the bed and headboard with a tent.

So what's the draw? The bigger hotel amenities, like three swimming pools and a golf course, are available for guests to enjoy. The hotel is hoping the promotion will pay off down the road when patrons who enjoy their tented experience return for a later stay at full-price.

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I had a lipstick melt just yesterday, but thankfully, I lived through it and I still know how to live today. It was a close call, though. On a side note, not wanting to stay somewhere without a/c doesn't mean that one couldn't survive without it. It's all about how much little luxuries are worth to you.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'd go without a bed and AC, but I'd probably want the lights. Do you get to use the hotel's wifi? If so, it might be a pretty ok deal. Just bring a good air mattress.
goldilocks0078 goldilocks0078 7 years
No way. When we first moved into our apartment we had about a week before we found a bed. Never. Again.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Is the hotel renovating? Maybe those beds are coming out for a different reason then just this "survivor" rate. And yeah, taking out a bed would be a real big deal, wouldn't it?
Lyngay Lyngay 7 years
Taking the bed out would be a HUGE pain. How much you want to bet that you'd show up and the bed would still be there? ;) The front desk person would act like you got lucky or something.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 7 years
Thats cheaper than camping sites in San Diego!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Depending on the circumstances, I may consider it. It's in San Diego, so in my opinion, air conditioning is unnecessary. I would bring a sleeping bag and flashlight (for nighttime). As long as the room has running water (and a toilet), I would be fine. :)
runningesq runningesq 7 years
No a/c? No thanks !
mudnessa mudnessa 7 years
I agree, how much work is it to take the bed out, quite a lot, doesn't seem like the best idea there, but hey if they wanna give a $19 room and there are those of us willing to not have a bed then why not. Also after they move the bed won't there be a lot of carpet discoloration because there has been no traffic under the bed that it would look pretty gross and maybe $19 is all they can charge when you see how dirty the floor really is!
kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
Wouldn't it be more work for the hotel to take all that stuff out of the room? This promotion doesn't make any sense to me. They'd be better of renting out floor space in one of their ballrooms for people to spread out sleeping bags.
sandra6dee sandra6dee 7 years
like they said, i would pay that much and not sleep in a bed, but they need to include lights and AC. Otherwise, i could just sleep in my car.
mek123 mek123 7 years
No lights or AC? I don't think so...I agree with Lilkimbo and skigurl, even to use the pool and golf course.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
That's what I was thinking, skigurl.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
yah i could do without a bed but not without an A/C or lights??
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Yes. Bring an air mattress.
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