The Real Deal Vacation package includes round-trip airfare into San Francisco and out of San Diego from Chicago on American Airlines; two nights in San Francisco at The Pickwick Hotel; one night in Monterrey at Hotel Pacific; one night in Cambria at Cambria Pines Lodge; one night in Santa Barbara at Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn; two nights in Los Angeles at The Wilshire Hotel; one night in San Diego at Best Western Plus Bayside Inn; seven-day car rental with unlimited miles and roadside assistance; three breakfasts; hotel taxes; airport taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $1,019—plus estimated car rental fees of $56 and $19 per vehicle per night parking at Hotel Pacific, $22 per vehicle per night parking at The Wilshire Hotel and $13 per vehicle per night parking at Best Western Bayside Inn.
When Apr. 13, 20, 2012 ($1,019); add $10 for Apr. 6, 2012; add $220 for Mar. 30, 2012.
Gateways Chicago ($1,019); add from $50 for New York; from $55 for Miami; from $85 for Houston; from $150 for Atlanta; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include up to $56 in car rental fees, $76 per vehicle in hotel parking fees, and hotel transfers in San Francisco. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $567. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
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Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest multi-city airfare from Chicago into San Francisco and out of San Diego starts at $342 with taxes for travel in late April (United Airlines). Add to that $137 per person, including taxes and fees, for two nights at The Pickwick Hotel, $82 per person for one night at Hotel Pacific, $38 per person for one night at Cambria Pines Lodge; $81 per person for one night at Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, $137 per person for two nights at The Wilshire Hotel and $90 per person for one night at Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, and your total for airfare and accommodations alone is $907 when booked separately. For just $112 more than airfare and accommodations alone, this package covers the flight, eight nights’ accommodations, a seven-day car rental (worth $125 per person), three breakfasts and all associated taxes and fees, plus offers the convenience of all-in-one booking.
More Extend your stay at The Pickwick Hotel for $55 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Hotel upgrades are available from $50 per person. Car upgrades are available from $38.
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