Meaghan Likes and I spent 4 days checking out our choices for the 2022 Conference hotel in San Diego. A few didn’t even make it to this page.
I’m laying out my favorite choices…all have pros and cons. All are different because of the variables in the amenities, hotel quality itself, and location.
The three choices are (listed in no particular order):
1. Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn. (We’ve hosted here twice before)
2. Kona Kai. (Within a half mile of Humphrey’s)
3. Catamaran (Mission Bay)
HUMPHREYS HALF MOON
Estimated Conference Fee = $635 (*Includes some meals, welcome and after party)
- We’ve been there before. It’s comfortable.
- Most reasonably priced rooms. Rooms start at $135/night, plus taxes
- Onsite bar with music.
- You can walk to other restaurants.
- Easy to connect with people.
- We’ve been here before. You won’t see anything new.
- Meeting room is smaller. Tighter space.
- Slightly older rooms
Estimated Conference Fee = $810 (*Includes some meals, welcome and after party)
- Upscale, newer property
- 2 Pools (Adult and Regular)
- Less of a family oriented property
- Private beach on the marina with fire pits. Private beach = alcohol allowed.
- Nice gathering areas with multiple options
- Rooms start at $195/night plus taxes
- Location isn’t great for dining anywhere else
- Essentially one nice restaurant and you might get sick of it
- Possibility of ordering in delivery food
Estimated Conference Fee = $805 (*Includes some meals, welcome and after party)
- Location, Location, Location
- Lots of area restaurants and bars.
- Some rooms are directly accessible to the Mission Bay beach
- Pacific Beach (think mini Venice Beach) is blocks away
- Room rates start at $199/night plus taxes.
- Rooms are older. Similar to Humphreys, maybe older.