The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina
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The drive from Tucson to San Diego was the weirdest part of the trip.
All the way in the desert we saw some dark clouds on the edge of the horizon. We knew that rain had been predicted for the next day in Tucson and I was bemoaning the fact that we wouldn't see the desert after a rain. The desert after it rains it amazing. The whole thing …
... in San Diego was younger than most of the ones I've had so far, and after picking me up from the greyhound station we went back to her house in the northern neighborhood of University Heights. It's full of students, and thus equipped with it's fair share of 24-hr coffee shops and $1 taquerias, but also trendy wall murals and pomegranate trees on the side of the road (from which we duly borrowed/stole - the nearest one was suspiciously close to a residents garden ...
Today was a day to relax and enjoy the water. (We went to Pacific Beach to ride some waves). The water was a bit chilly so it was hard to get in and stay in for a long time. So I played in the sand half of the time. Before we got in the water we ate at a restaurant on the boardwalk called Green Flash. I got a hamburger and it was delicious. My mom and dad got fish tacos which they both say are the best ever. My mom and dads friend Brenda and her daughter Mariah met us ...
... We jumped on a bus to Los Angeles' Union Station (yeah, another one !) where we would meet our connecting Amtrak train to San Diego. We checked our luggage in and boarded the train a couple of hours later. The girls were pretty buggered from their long flight so they were pretty happy to get on the train. Danielle was asleep within minutes of the train departing. It was quite amusing as half an hour earlier she was telling us she couldn't sleep on trains. She ...
... No traffic and no problems. We went through all of the formalities and were given our group number and seated in a special section with the gold card suite people (the penthouse and deluxe verandahs), the 4 and 5 star mariners (which we are) and the wheelchair people. By noon they came over and called the gold card and 4 & 5 star passengers and led us onto the ship. We did not even have to go through the pesky photo line. Our rooms were ready ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility