Call it an end-of-Summer fire sale. From Aug. 16 to 31, San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn is offering extremely reduced prices on its rooms that typically cost more than $200. The "Survivor Package" becomes cheaper with every amenity a guest gives up, and a $19 nightly rate applies if guests forego breakfast, air conditioning, lights, sheets, and the bed. The hotel staff will go as far as to replace the bed and headboard with a tent.
So what's the draw? The bigger hotel amenities, like three swimming pools and a golf course, are available for guests to enjoy. The hotel is hoping the promotion will pay off down the road when patrons who enjoy their tented experience return for a later stay at full-price.