SoCal’s Waterfront Hotel Deals and Steals

November 05, 2023

While autumn foliage graces many parts of the U.S., Southern California keeps the summer spirit alive with its fantastic beach weather that extends through November. During this time, you can enjoy a "second summer" as the crowds disperse, and hotel rates become more budget-friendly, all while the pleasant temperatures persist in most coastal cities.

A couple of fantastic places to experience this extended summer are TOWER23 in San Diego, recognized as one of the top 25 waterfront hotels in the U.S., and the Bellanca Hotel, a recently refurbished boutique waterfront gem on Catalina Island.

Surf & Stay at TOWER23: When you stay at TOWER23, you not only get to choose your guest room, but you also receive an exciting 90-minute surf lesson for two from the San Diego Surf School. This lesson covers essential skills like popping up and paddling, ensuring that you can ride the waves like a pro. The necessary equipment is provided for your convenience, and prices for this fantastic package start at just $299 per night (excluding taxes and fees). For more information, visit here.

About TOWER23: TOWER23 is San Diego's exclusive luxury lifestyle hotel right on the beach. Their award-winning restaurant, JRDN, is a beloved seafood hotspot with a beachfront view. The hotel boasts a sleek and contemporary design, top-notch amenities, and elegant furnishings, striking the perfect balance between casual and luxury. In a neo-modernist style, this hotel offers a refreshingly minimalistic yet playful ambiance for guests looking for the quintessential Southern California beach experience. JRDN, honored with Wine Spectator's 2022 Awards of Excellence, recently welcomed a new Executive Chef, Jerry Ranson, bringing fresh seafood and modern dishes to this top San Diego beachfront dining and lounging destination.

TOWER23 sits just steps away from the sands of Pacific Beach, locally known as "P.B.," and takes its name from the lifeguard tower positioned nearby, offering guests a beachfront haven from which to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. The exclusive La Jolla community is a short drive to the north, and downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, the international airport, major business hubs, popular attractions, and a variety of unique shops, restaurants, and bars are all within easy reach. The vibrant beach culture shapes the hotel's character, style, and architecture.

33% Off Second Summer Special at BELLANCA HOTEL: You can book your stay today at the Bellanca Hotel for travel anytime through November 30, 2023, and receive a generous 33% discount on each night from Sunday to Thursday. Some restrictions apply, and rates start at just $134 per night (excluding taxes and fees). To make a booking, visit here.

About Bellanca: The Bellanca Hotel, rated as TimeOut's #1 hotel on Catalina Island, has recently undergone a comprehensive multi-million dollar renovation. The hotel features an ocean-view Rooftop Lounge exclusively for guests and is home to the Naughty Fox, a contemporary beach bar serving coastal cuisine. Bellanca stands as the sole hotel on the island with a chic, urban coastal aesthetic. The Naughty Fox overlooks Avalon Bay and is Catalina's newest hotspot for dining and lounging in relaxed luxury, offering innovative twists on classic dishes to both guests and locals.

Located just 23 miles from the mainland, Santa Catalina Island is California's only island resort destination. You can reach the island with a one-hour boat ride on Catalina Express, a personal jet ski, or a 15-minute helicopter journey. Bellanca Hotel is situated in downtown Avalon and enjoys a prime location directly in front of the beach, with dining options and the island's local attractions and adventures just steps away.

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