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Offline phildinftlaudy

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AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:25:56 AM »
San Diego has been selected by the majority of member votes to be the host city for AMG 2014. If there is a time of year that people would like us to look at for holding the event please post it in this thread. We know that some people have vacation time at certain times of the year and other factors that play into the time that the event is held...

So, that said, let's take until November 15th to express when you would like to see AMG 2014 held ---- specific months, weeks, dates, etc.

If you have suggestions for hotels this is the place to put those also... We will also see if Dennis can work his magic in finding/negotiating hotel rates...

I have never been to San Diego - so, if others have thoughts on ideal hotel locations (that will also be affordable), please feel free to post them here.

San Diego ---- Here we come!
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
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02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Offline PozBrian

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 10:04:36 AM »
Welcome to San Diego, Aug and Sept have the best weather!
Lots of Hotels in SD. the big urban hotels mostly are near the convention center along the bay, great views, lots of night life at the Gaslamp which is within walking distance. Mission Valley also has a lot of hotels, not much within walking distance but they have more of a resort feel. There are also some resort style hotels near Mission Bay if you would like more of a beach experience. Speaking of beaches, for those worried about Willie W in a speedo or Aztecan tasteful board shorts, there is the world famous Black's Beach where you won't need to see any of that nasty material ;)





 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 10:29:25 AM »
Sometime in August might be best, because there are some folks in school (not me, but others) who find it hard to travel in September.

I have no particular date in mind, but thought I would throw that out.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline HippieLady

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 10:32:01 AM »
Classes will start for me sometime mid-August, most likely around the 16th.  Any time before then works best for me but I already decided that since I can drive to this AMG as opposed to flying I will not be missing it, school or no school.  Besides Wumpster is bringing his speedo...nothing else needs to be said.  ;)
~Katie~
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Current CD4-638  VL-UD  11/2013

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 10:45:44 AM »
The prevailing consensus over the years with the ones who have faithfully attended the AMG is to look at either late July or early August.  The good news is there is no such thing as a "bad" time to be in San Diego!  It might be a good idea if people wanting to attend and reading this thread could post a date (typically a Monday or Tuesday) that AMG would need to END to accommodate their schedule (especially those with "school" schedules.)  Usually AMG starts with early arrivals on Wednesday (some of us just can't get enough!) a travel day of Thursday for most, an evening event on Friday, a memorial service on Saturday or Sunday, plenty of time for structured and unstructured events, departures beginning Monday.  I think having the needed "ending date" may help us come up with a date that will work for most, or even better all, of us wishing to attend.

Gary

Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 10:50:43 AM »
I was last in San Diego in March, 2013 and had a wonderful time in a somewhat unusual hotel and location.  I stayed there three nights and thought to myself "this would be a pretty neat location for AMG."  The hotel is the Ocean Beach Hotel.  It is literally right on top of Ocean Beach...a very eclectic but local, and not yet touristy, beach.  Within immediate walking distance is a vast array of bars and restaurants and shops...all of them very local. 

The disadvantage is that is a far enough north of downtown and traditional San Diego that one would either need a car (parking is free at the hotel) or cabs (which would be expensive.)  The advantage (and why I stayed there in the first place) is the hotel was significantly cheaper than San Diego.  It is about six miles north of the airport.  Easy to look up on the internet.  I had a great three days there and given what I know about our regular group of travelers, we would enjoy this neighborhood. 

Something to consider, although San Diego has MANY wonderful areas and hotels.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 10:53:51 AM »
The link to this hotel (with also a nice description of the surrounding beachfront area) is http://obhotel.com.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 12:26:48 PM »
There's an area called Hotel Circle that's got a ton of hotels ranging from very cheap to moderate.  I stayed in one for $68 last year that was decent and had a microwave and refrigerator in the room.  The area is convenient, and there's a bus stop nearby.  It's not far from Hillcrest, which is an area that I'd suggest we stay near.  For those who don't know, it's the gay area and is very walkable, clean, safe, and there's tons to do right there. From Baha Betty's daily 'Papi Hours' with good Mexican food, margaritas, etc for $4, to many other restaurants and clubs, it's hard to beat!  There are several fun gay bars and clubs within walking distance.  It's also convenient to other areas - beaches, Balboa Park, the zoon, waterfront, etc. 

Studio 819 http://studio819.com/ is right in the heart of Hillcrest.  Parking is an extra charge, but most won't have cars.  The rooms are small but very clean, and each room is an efficiency.  The regular rate is around $90 per night.  The Lafayette Hotel www.lafayettehotelsd.com/ is very nice and reasonably priced ($95).  It is probably the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, and it has a gorgeous pool area.  It's a bit of a walk to Hillcrest, but I've done it a few times.  A cab from there to Hillcrest is about $9... not bad when it's split among several people.  http://www.shellhospitality.com/Inn-at-the-Park is also nice, in Hillcrest, and is a bit more at $130, but that's without any group discounts.

San Diego is one of my very favorite cities (if not my favorite) in SoCal.  I go at least once a month with friends and have stayed at the hotels I've mentioned (except for the last, but it's highly recommended).  The airport and Amtrak station are super convenient, too.  I can make other recommendations of activities, etc when it gets closer.  I've not lived in SD, and I'm no expert on the city, but I think 'most everybody will probably enjoy it as much as I do! 
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06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 12:29:40 PM »
Thanks all - keep the suggestions coming.... I'm sure we are going to end up in the ideal position location.


BTW, there is the Beach Village at the Del on Coronado Island - it is only $1,900 a night   ;D     (anyone want to be my sugar daddy and take me there?)
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline darryaz

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 01:34:58 PM »
Just a comment as I know that scheduling will trump all other considerations.  Late July and August are the ONLY times of the year when San Diego's weather is less than incredibly fabulous.  The heat and humidity may make you think you're in the Midwest.


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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 02:40:29 PM »
Just a comment as I know that scheduling will trump all other considerations.  Late July and August are the ONLY times of the year when San Diego's weather is less than incredibly fabulous.  The heat and humidity may make you think you're in the Midwest.

Coming from the coastal South... even July and August was nice!  LOL
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
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05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
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11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
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11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 06:47:45 PM »
Thanks all - keep the suggestions coming.... I'm sure we are going to end up in the ideal position location.


BTW, there is the Beach Village at the Del on Coronado Island - it is only $1,900 a night   ;D     (anyone want to be my sugar daddy and take me there?)

I don't know about that but the Hotel Del has a Sunday brunch to die for!
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10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
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9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2013, 10:52:49 AM »
' with good Mexican food, margaritas, etc for $4,

YES!



Studio 819 http://studio819.com/ is right in the heart of Hillcrest.  Parking is an extra charge, but most won't have cars.  The rooms are small but very clean, and each room is an efficiency.  The regular rate is around $90 per night.  The Lafayette Hotel www.lafayettehotelsd.com/ is very nice and reasonably priced ($95).  It is probably the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, and it has a gorgeous pool area.  It's a bit of a walk to Hillcrest, but I've done it a few times.  A cab from there to Hillcrest is about $9... not bad when it's split among several people.  http://www.shellhospitality.com/Inn-at-the-Park is also nice, in Hillcrest, and is a bit more at $130, but that's without any group discounts.



Love the Lafayette but whats up with the "application to stay" it's like applying for a mortgage, lol. :P

Cant wait to see yall and Bonnie!
 
Besides Wumpster is bringing his speedo...nothing else needs to be said.  ;)

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 08:53:53 PM »
That 'application' thing made me LOL!  Still, it was one of the cleanest hotels I've stayed in, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.  I'm really looking forward to it, but it'll be the first AMG to be held in a city I frequent!  ;)

YES!

Love the Lafayette but whats up with the "application to stay" it's like applying for a mortgage, lol. :P

Cant wait to see yall and Bonnie!
 
See, at least someone appreciates my raw beauty. ;)
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2013, 09:35:02 PM »
I'm OK with any dates.  I'll let those who have availability issues decide.  I have a few suggestions on accommodations; A pool please, we've yet to have one.  Someplace that provides suites.  (I prefer fixing most of my own meals) And least important, but a concern; an onsite bar that stays open after dark.  :)

Still working out the logistics of how to make the jaunt from Ohio to LA to SD and back home.  2 vacations in 1, love it.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2013, 09:47:18 PM »
Wolfer,

The Ocean Beach Hotel has all of the above PLUS a beach and an ocean. 

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2013, 09:51:35 PM »
Wolfer,

The Ocean Beach Hotel has all of the above PLUS a beach and an ocean. 

Gary

Then I say, sign me up...  ;) 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2013, 08:25:14 PM »
Just hoping for a hotel with a patio and pool.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 02:23:49 PM »
San Diego Pride Is In July sometime, I love that city I now it well I will be going for sure does not matter what day.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2013, 04:59:53 PM »
The link to this hotel (with also a nice description of the surrounding beachfront area) is http://obhotel.com.

Gary

this sounds really, really nice. Maybe a little pricey but still. To get a quote I put in some dates for Aug and some of the room types were already sold out. My vote is for Ocean Beach.

Downtown is a nice area. Hotel Circle is reasonably priced but not the best location. I 2nd Greg's suggestion of having a pool and a bar where we can unwind at night outside.

Gary...no promises of staying healthy or out of trouble. I'll try though. But it does warm my heart that you are thinking of me.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2013, 07:10:56 PM »
Just hoping for a hotel with a patio and pool.

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2013, 07:23:04 PM »
Just no skinny dipping until after dark.   8)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2013, 09:49:25 PM »
Just no skinny dipping until after dark.   8)

At the gay beach?  I don't think you'd want to go there after dark; you have to climb down a trail to get to it!
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2013, 02:49:08 AM »
just returned tonight from eight days in Israel (now THAT would be an AMG....)  I also think the quoted rates for the Ocean Beach Hotel I recommended earlier are too high.  I would hope that we might be able to get a group rate that is not available when we search the web.  It is right on the beach, right next door to a pool and bar and restaurant and steps away from a whole series of restaurants, bars, etc. and none of them "name brand" or "touristy."  It is most definitely eclectic.  There is a pier that goes all the way out over where the surfers catch their waves.  It is very rustic (as you can imagine) but is a great drinking spot.  The pier is across the street from the hotel.

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07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2013, 04:47:03 AM »
when I checked probable dates, the rates seemed reasonable.  Even without a discount for a group. 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2013, 11:08:07 PM »
How is the location of the beach hotels in relation to other stuff?  Is there transportation?  I'm just wondering if the location may be a bit away from other things besides the pool bar!  ;)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2013, 12:56:04 AM »
To be honest, location is a disadvantage when weighing everything.  I had a rental car (and this was one of the very few properties where parking was free) so I could get around easily.  It is north of the downtown areas (about 8-10 miles.)  The area is "self contained" for those who just want a beachfront venue with all of the necessities.  Nothing touristy...and everything steps away.  I stayed there after a seven day Mexican Riviera cruise and chose it because of the price and free parking.  I was very pleasantly surprised but also really liked the immediate area. 

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07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2013, 08:39:09 PM »
Some info on hotels (some previously listed)... rates listed are based on July/August dates.... Feel free to add to the list and/or comment...


Studio 819 – has some questionable reviews on “Yelp” (http://www.yelp.com/biz/studio-819-san-diego) and only one review on trip advisor. Rates are $70 - $100 (with a $10 surcharge for weekends). Hotel website: http://studio819.com/

Lafayette Hotel – Mixed reviews on Tripadvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80618-Reviews-The_Lafayette_Hotel_Swim_Club_Bungalows-San_Diego_California.html  )  and Yelp (http://www.yelp.com/biz/lafayette-hotel-san-diego) . Rates seem to be around $125-$145. Hotel website: http://www.lafayettehotelsd.com/

Inn at the Park – No availability – June thru September (can you believe it?) Great reviews on Tripadvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80266-Reviews-Inn_at_the_Park-San_Diego_California.html)

Ocean Beach Hotel – pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d226619-Reviews-Ocean_Beach_Hotel-San_Diego_California.html). Rates are a bit pricey: $178 - $230

Country Inn and Suites, San Diego-North – Good reviews on Trip Advisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80735-Reviews-Country_Inn_Suites_By_Carlson_San_Diego_North-San_Diego_California.html) Rates: $155 - $190 Hotel website: http://www.countryinns.com/san-diego-hotel-ca-92121/casdiego

Old Town Inn  - Good reviews on Trip Advisor http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80255-Reviews-Old_Town_Inn-San_Diego_California.html) ((neighborhood might be questionable) Seems like it is close to many attractions and not too far from airport. Free parking. Rates: $133 - $195 Hotel website: http://www.oldtown-inn.com/


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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2013, 11:44:14 PM »
I found this at hotels.com

The Ramada Gaslamp/Historic St. James Hotel.

We seem to do well with restored, vintage hotels, which I personally enjoy.

"Located in the historic Gaslamp district in San Diego, Calif., the Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center-The Historic St. James Hotel, exudes early 20th-century ambience. The hotel is two blocks from Horton Plaza and seven blocks from the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego International Airport is four miles away.$135 average nightly rate

Did I mention it has a rooftop patio where drinks are allowed? Shades of Chicago!

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2013, 07:42:35 PM »
I'm surprised by the reasonable prices of most of the proposed hotels so far. I'm leaning toward those in a location that doesn't take cab rides. It might be time to take recommendations from those who know the city.

I'm thinking that most of our wants can come together. :)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2013, 09:27:15 PM »

Here's my reviews of a couple of these:

Studio 819 has TINY but clean rooms.  It's location is probably the best, though.  It's in Hillcrest, a very walkable gay district that's safe, full of restaurants and bars / clubs, and shopping.  A car or cab is def. not needed here.  The rates are reasonable, but you pay for everything (parking, Wi-Fi, etc).  The rooms have kitchenettes as well.

The Lafayette is not quite as convenient but is very nice.  We paid $95 for a double a few weeks ago.  It had the cleanest rooms I've ever seen, lots of towels and pillows, and a gorgeous pool.  The rooms were quite large, and a double king or suite (not sure which it was) was huge.  The staff was super friendly, too.  A cab ride is about $8 to Hillcrest, and parking is free (I think Wi-Fi is too).

Both are very convenient to Balboa park and 'most anything we're likely to want to do.  The convention center area is a bit pricier and will require transportation to just about everywhere we'll likely want to go. 
The waterfront is very pretty and is def worth a visit if we don't stay in that area. 

Hotel Circle is about 1.25 miles from Hillcrest and still pretty convenient.  Hotels there range from about $70 on up.  I stayed in one there for $60 last year that was older but remodeled.  It was clean, had a refrigerator, microwave, and pool.

My recommendation is to pick a couple areas of interest first and then choose the hotel.  I'd strongly recommend either of the two I posted about above, as they def. fit the type of area we've chosen before.  That's too bad about the Inn at Park; it's very nice.  At least we can still visit its rooftop bar on Fri night!

Some info on hotels (some previously listed)... rates listed are based on July/August dates.... Feel free to add to the list and/or comment...


Studio 819 – has some questionable reviews on “Yelp” (http://www.yelp.com/biz/studio-819-san-diego) and only one review on trip advisor. Rates are $70 - $100 (with a $10 surcharge for weekends). Hotel website: http://studio819.com/

Lafayette Hotel – Mixed reviews on Tripadvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80618-Reviews-The_Lafayette_Hotel_Swim_Club_Bungalows-San_Diego_California.html  )  and Yelp (http://www.yelp.com/biz/lafayette-hotel-san-diego) . Rates seem to be around $125-$145. Hotel website: http://www.lafayettehotelsd.com/

Inn at the Park – No availability – June thru September (can you believe it?) Great reviews on Tripadvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80266-Reviews-Inn_at_the_Park-San_Diego_California.html)

Ocean Beach Hotel – pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d226619-Reviews-Ocean_Beach_Hotel-San_Diego_California.html). Rates are a bit pricey: $178 - $230

Country Inn and Suites, San Diego-North – Good reviews on Trip Advisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80735-Reviews-Country_Inn_Suites_By_Carlson_San_Diego_North-San_Diego_California.html) Rates: $155 - $190 Hotel website: http://www.countryinns.com/san-diego-hotel-ca-92121/casdiego

Old Town Inn  - Good reviews on Trip Advisor http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60750-d80255-Reviews-Old_Town_Inn-San_Diego_California.html) ((neighborhood might be questionable) Seems like it is close to many attractions and not too far from airport. Free parking. Rates: $133 - $195 Hotel website: http://www.oldtown-inn.com/
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2013, 07:43:00 PM »
Did we arrive at a date yet?  Since I'm planning a duel vacation, I need to let my nephew know when to put in for vacation.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2013, 06:27:02 PM »
Can I ask what AMG is?  Heck, I can't even seem to find a thread explaining what AMG stands for?  Perhaps a tread explaining to newer types what the event is, what goes on, the advantages etc?
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2013, 08:38:15 PM »
They all sound great. Yall just tell me where to show up and ill be there  :P

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2013, 09:33:26 PM »
Can I ask what AMG is?  Heck, I can't even seem to find a thread explaining what AMG stands for?  Perhaps a tread explaining to newer types what the event is, what goes on, the advantages etc?

Hey Windy,

Here is a link to an earlier thread that desribes what AMG is all about.

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=4794.msg54216#msg54216

I wholeheartedly recommend AMG to any of us pozzies. It can be a very affirming, not to mention fun, gathering.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2013, 11:28:59 PM »
Did we arrive at a date yet?
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2013, 09:15:57 AM »
I've managed to figure out part of the logistics.  Joshie bought a newer car and will pick me up in SD.  It's only a couple of hours to his place, so we'll enjoy a few days in LA before heading back to SD.  He will spend a night or 2 with us.  He's young, cute and available, so I suspect I can pimp him out for extra cash.  :)

Y'all better not like him more than me.  :) 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2013, 09:08:05 PM »
Of all the recommendations I like three best and am very flexible- It's true I tell ya- ;)

The Ocean Beach that Gary recommended sounds nice, San Diego is about beach and ocean after all.  However Hillcrest is the gayest friendly area and so Studio 819 is appealing as well and Mark threw out The Ramada Gaslamp.  So if we narrow it down and vote all are fine with me as 2014 thus far is looking better for me getting away than this past year. 

I think since we have never diverted really from the summer I will be more than ready to go by July. 

Previously I was thinking of Melbourne, Australia for July but Jan and Jenn told me it is freezing there in July.  They weren't trying to discourage me but I think if I make a possibly once in a lifetime trip down under I may as well go in January or so when it is freezing in New York.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2013, 02:46:09 AM »
Studio 819 has a great location but is a bit sterile and devoid of much of any character.  Still, it may be our best option in Hillcrest.  I may be in SD for the day this weekend, and I'll see what else is nearby.  ;)
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11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
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11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
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06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
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Offline Habersham

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 11:46:28 AM »
Perhaps I will go visit my sister in Santa Cruz....then I could take the train down to meet Wolfie and his nephew! 
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2013, 09:05:19 PM »
I am absolutely totally on board with San Diego AMG this year, and look forward to what David scopes out.  I also have a friend there, and I am going to check in with her for thoughts.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2014, 07:51:21 PM »
Did we arrive at a date yet?  Since I'm planning a duel vacation, I need to let my nephew know when to put in for vacation.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2014, 11:20:45 PM »
I'v lived in San Diego many years and there are many different neighbourhoods all with something different to offer.
First off, locally Ocean Beach (OB) is considered the home of pot heads and new age hippies, and i didn't even know there was a hotel there.
Hotel Circle (Mission Valley) has mainly older resort style hotels but also newer Hilton and Doubletree. You definitely need a car, there is nothing within walking.
Pacific Beach (PB) which is just North of OB has a few boutique hotels and the larger Catamaran Hotel. This neighbourhood consists mainly of univ. students so there are many bars and restaurants.
La Jolla (jst North of PB) is a quaint town though part of San Diego. It's more expensive and easy walking to all.
To satisfy all tastes I would suggest Downtown San Diego. Many hotels, restaurants/bars, nightclubs, shopping mall etc. all within walking.
As for visiting Blacks Beach, and not killing yourself climbing down and later up the cliff, drive North of La Jolla towards Del Mar and park at Torrey Pines State Beach, (street parking is free but limited or pay $10 to park in the lot) and walk South 20 min along the beach. You'll know when you've reached Blacks.
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2014, 10:59:55 AM »
OK, I am going to throw out a some dates. Everyone please take a gander and let me know.

I proposed either the week of July 17th through the 22nd, or the 22nd through the 29th.

Let's give everyone until Jan. 31 to make up their minds which they like, or to proposed something else. Then, the date with the most votes will be it.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2014, 11:48:42 AM »
  I like the week of the 22 through the 29th of July  ............. Weasel  :)
OK, I am going to throw out a some dates. Everyone please take a gander and let me know.

I proposed either the week of July 17th through the 22nd, or the 22nd through the 29th.

Let's give everyone until Jan. 31 to make up their minds which they like, or to proposed something else. Then, the date with the most votes will be it.

HUGS,

Mark

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2014, 01:09:44 PM »
July 22-29 would work better for me.
Are we going to be anywhere near the zoo?

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02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
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04-18  93    8  
07-16  151  8         
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01-28  121     9
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2014, 10:14:15 PM »
Sure am glad we are talking again!  I am clear all the way up to that second weekend in August so those July dates are ok right now as well as one week later. 

There has been a little speculation about a site in San Diego but not much else.  This is a lot harder without someone like Dennis who had such an expertise.  That said, we really need to fix a date and a site! 

Gary
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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2014, 01:08:27 PM »
July 17-22 is preferable for me but either week looks open right now.  David was going to get back to us about the hotels I believe.

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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2014, 05:23:51 PM »
Either dates work for me.  ;)
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Re: AMG 2014: San Diego Time of Year Thread and Thoughts on Hotels
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2014, 02:25:30 AM »
OK, it is now 12:23 a.m. Feb. 1  :)

While we didn't get a lot of replies, I think it is safe to go ahead and pick a date.

So, the winner is, July 22 through 29.

So, now we will get a couple of hotel choices and go from there.

HUGS,

Mark
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