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We recently flew to San Diego for a family vacation for only ~$20 (thanks to credit card reward points!). It was a fantastic trip and we visited Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and the La Jolla Aquarium! The weather was also perfect, and I can’t wait to return to San Diego for another vacation. We stayed at the Hyatt House San Diego in Sorrento for free with points.
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Overall, I would highly recommend the Hyatt House San Diego. It was a steal at 12,000 points per night. The only downside was that it’s a ~15 minute drive in to San Diego. I liked the location because we had a rental car, and we were closer to the north side beaches and hot spots like La Jolla.
Service: Above Average
We checked in, and the staff were really nice.
We booked a 1 bedroom room, which had a separate bedroom area, a living room, and a kitchenette. Having the separate bedroom helped because we could put Arya to bed a little bit early while Alfy and I enjoyed alone time. On a couple of occasions, she joined us for late night dinners, and did really well hanging out!
We had a king size bed. I loved all the natural light that flooded the room!
The room was large enough to store her Pack n Play.
The Pack n Play was older, but Arya slept well. I always bring a sheet from home, because sometimes the hotels don’t have sheets–only small blankets, and that was true for this hotel. Plus, sleeping on her own sheet might make the bed feel a little more like home with its familiar smells.
What I loved most was that the entire room was nearly baby-proof. There was only 1 outlet we had to cover, and other than that she had full
run crawl of the place.
The sofa seated ~4 adults, and it was a sleeper sofa that folded out.
The kitchenette was basic, but it had all the necessities. I loved having a full size fridge and freezer so that I could easily store and access Arya’s food!
Downstairs, they served breakfast for free, and had a full menu for the rest of the day.
Sometimes, it was hard for us to get up, get ready, and get downstairs to have breakfast by 9:00 am. So most of the time me and Arya ate breakfast in our hotel room together. However, on our last day, we went downstairs and were excited to see the quality of the free breakfast. The scrambled eggs were light and fluffy, and even Arya wolfed them down. I really liked the breakfast potatoes and the made to order omelettes, too.
There were several protein options including a rotation of bacon and sausage, as well as sweet breakfast foods like french toast and pancakes.
There was even an international breakfast station.
There was cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit compote, and eggs.
The Hyatt House’s breakfast was above average quality. I thought it was worth making the effort to go downstairs.
Also appealing for families is the outdoor pool. The pool was actually closed on the day we went down to check it out, but were informed we could use the Marriott’s pool at no extra charge.
I would happily stay at the Hyatt House San Diego again! The price can’t be beat, and I don’t mind the ~15 minute drive into San Diego. The service and amenities are top notch for a 3 star hotel. What’s your favorite place to stay in San Diego? Share with us in the comments below!