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Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

Denver
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Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

We are driving from SF to SD for a 10 day trip in late July and early August. We will only have one night on the peninsula. Our main to do is the aquarium and to see some great beaches, walking, sight seeing.

We prefer a hotel with queen sized beds. Family of 4 with growing kids is too squished in cute little hotels with double beds. That is our priority, safety, cleanliness and something nice but $200 or less in preferable. Something different is nice too, a view if possible.

Grover Beach, Ca
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for Pismo Beach, Cambria, Big Sur
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1. Re: Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

Embassy Suites has plenty of room to spread out comfortably, but I doubt they'll have any rooms under $200 and, if they do, there won't be much in the way of a view.

July/August is high season along the coastal areas, so finding lodging that meets your criteria may prove difficult.

Seattle
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for Grand Canyon National Park
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2. Re: Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

We stayed with two teens at the Otter Inn, which is in a great location just above Cannery Row, walking distance to the aquarium. We had the Family Suite (two adjoining rooms), but their regular rooms have 2 queen beds if that is big enough. Those rooms are $160 or so in summer, although the view rooms, if any are left, are probably higher. You have to call to rreserve the Family Suite but the others can be reserved online. It is listed under Inns and B&Bs on TA if you want to check reviews. I would happily stay there again.

Pacific Grove...
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for Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula
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3. Re: Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

Take a look at Best Western Monterey Beach Resort, the only lodging that is directly on the beach. It's reasonably priced compared to some others, and they have rooms with two queen beds. The ocean rooms are more expensive, but have a nicer view, of course. The other side of the hotel faces Hwy 1, but is not directly on the road.

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

The Mariposa Inn is a pretty decent "budget" accomodation. "Budget" is a relative term on the Monterey Peninsula. They have some pretty decent sized suites.

http://mariposamonterey.com/

Finding something under $200 in July will be a real struggle. Particularly to fit your group...

Edited: 10:44 pm, February 14, 2013
5. Re: Accommodations for family with tweens, what would you do?

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