It’s not often that you can score a good rate at a brand-new hotel in a beach city, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Hotel Z, snug in San Diego’s hip Gaslamp Quarter.
The hotel opened on August 1 in a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood packed with bars, restaurants, and shops, so you don’t even have to drive during your stay. Perks for guests here include complimentary daily cupcakes and coffee in the lobby from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., WiFi, and bicycles for further exploring the area. (We recommend biking to Coronado Island and the San Diego Bay shoreline.) The 96 rooms feature a sunny yellow wall, Tommy Bahama toiletries, a 40-inch-panel LCD TV, a Keurig coffee maker, and seersucker robes. Pets are welcome, too, with a $20 daily fee that covers a dog bed, water bowl, and treats.
But let’s get back to the important stuff — the deal. Between this September 16 and February 28, 2016, rates drop to as low as $109 per night. We found this lowest rate available on: September 22-24; October 12-15 and 19-23; November 9-13 and 23-27; December 1-4, 7-11, and December 21-24 (hello, pre-Christmas vacation!); and weekdays in January 2016. Compared to the typical peak rates offered throughout the year, these prices are a whopping 55 percent savings. Want to stay over a weekend? You’ll pay $20-$30 more per night.
To snag these rates, use promo code SDTA. Note that blackout dates do apply on September 18-21, October 25-28, November 3-8 and 3-16, and December 12-16 and 31.