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tj2001 Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:48 AM
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Luxury hotel offers campy deal for $19 a night
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/08/07/california.room.withou...

(CNN) -- The Rancho Bernardo Inn, a San Diego luxury resort, is offering rooms for $19 a night. But there's a catch -- you have to sleep in a tent and bring your own toilet paper. "For $19 a night, a customer gets a shell with a tent inside," says Rancho Bernardo Inn's John Gates.

The declining economy has taken a toll on the Rancho Bernardo, a 200,000 acre luxury resort which has three pools, a golf course, three restaurants and a spa that was named No. 1 by Conde Naste in 2008.

Rancho Bernardo's "Survivor Package" starts at $219 per night, but customers are allowed to customize and pick their price point. Guests can lower the cost by opting to give up breakfast and other luxury items, including toiletries.

"For $19 a night, a customer gets a shell with a tent inside," said Gates. The bed, lighting, bed sheets, towels and toilet paper are all removed. "We ran a similar promotion in June which was very popular. About 100 people took the offer."
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:53 AM
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1. What's the purpose of the tent if there's already a roof over your head?
You could ask customers to bring sleeping bags, but a tent? Makes little sense.
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Tulio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:54 AM
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2. You have NO idea how much I could have used this over the last week (nt)
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:58 AM
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3. feh. for another few dollars, you could get 2 beds at a Budget Inn
I always search out the least-expensive motel rooms when I travel and, especially south of Washington DC, rooms for about $25-30 are readily available. Up north, not so much.

Rich people are such assholes. Now I guess it's trendy to mimic the poor. oooh, let's pretend we don't have any money and "rough it."

I hope they also start campfires in their rooms.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:58 AM
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4. This is a little bizarre. Here is a photo


WTF do you need a tent for inside? Sleeping bags or inflatable mattresses would do.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:02 AM
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5. Looks like a bivvy
Do they throw in pretend carp fishing too.



:hi:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:22 PM
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9. I guess so if the fake carp like being indoors. At least your
bivvy makes sense. In actuality, if I had the fare to get to this resort, for $19 a day, I'd glady live in an indoor tent and make use of their facilities. :)

lol!

:hi:
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:24 PM
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10. How many tents can they fit in a room - maybe they are putting more than one group in each
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:12 PM
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11. That's my guess! Luxury indoor tent city! For $19 a day they can
probably get it filled up 365 days a year for those who can't afford a lot of rent. That comes out to $600 a month for country club living.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:34 AM
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6. Pre-click prediction: They let you camp in their parking lot?
I was closer to the truth than I really wanted to be...

x(
rocktivity
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:13 PM
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12. No! It's indoors! Check the photo in my post below! :)
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:26 PM
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7. Bring your own toilet paper?
They'll never attract Cubans that way.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:29 PM
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8. Sales promotion designed to stir up media buzz
it obviously worked.
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