Monday, August 17, 2009

Here's your $19 room ... and tent

I've always thought that staying at a local hotel for a couple of night is a good idea for a staycation. Here's an inexpensive, and kind of strange, offering from a resort in San Diego:
Called the "Survivor Package," the hotel's deeply discounted promotion lets patrons trim its standard $219-per-night rate on a sliding scale of deprivation, lowering charges with each amenity stripped from the room.

The most basic version: a room for $19 with no bed, toilet paper, towels, air-conditioning or "honor bar," and only a single light bulb in the bathroom for safety. The next level up adds in a bed -- sans sheets -- for $39 a night. For a bed plus toiletries and toilet paper, the rate is $59.
Actually sounds kind of fun, and most certainly memorable. I know my kids would think it was cool.