Best use for family visiting California?

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  1. alohastephen

    alohastephen Gold Member

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    I'm trying to plan a winter trip to San Francisco and/or Los Angeles this winter with my family.

    Prefer a 1bedroom suite, nothing fancy, in an area with easy access to family Attractions.

    Which property would be the most economical use of Marriott rewards points?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    How about San Diego? Zoo, Sea World, historic downtown, ocean, navy ships, haunted historic hotel, LaJolla sea walk,....
     
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    San Diego is also a consideration. Do you recommend a particular Marriott property good for a family of 4? We would really like a 1 bedroom with a sofa bed for the kids in the living room. Any opinion on SpringHill Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway?

    I'm hoping to find a category 4 or lower and stretch 80k points into 5 nights.
     
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    Trying to search for 1 bedrooms at Marriot.com but each time I click on one it shows:
    "The room you requested is unavailable. Other rooms available on the requested dates for the requested hotel reward are listed below."
     
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    Spring Hill doesn't usually advertise their suites as 1 bedroom. But the rooms at that SHS all do have a sofa bed even though they aren't true one bedrooms. For that you need to go across the street to the Residence Inn, though that RI moved up to category 5 this year :(

    The location is fine. A bit removed from the attractions though. A gas station and a couple of restaurants are a few steps away. Anything else you'll need to drive.
     
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    Residence Inn is my favourite point burning place because they are usually not cheap plus you earn half as many points than other brands. Do a search for RI in where you want to go and definitely go for those which are newly renovated.
     
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