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Feb 24, 21, 5:14 pm
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Posted By ralphs

Did you submit your feedback to the hotel? Did...

Did you submit your feedback to the hotel? Did they care at all about the broken down bed and cleanliness?
Feb 23, 21, 2:49 am
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Views: 186,743
Posted By ralphs

Nah, I didn't bother. I had the picnic lunch...

Nah, I didn't bother. I had the picnic lunch (included) last fall and it was our least favorite meal. We enjoyed the environment of the meal both at the redwood cathedral and the viewpoint without...
Feb 23, 21, 2:31 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,124
Posted By ralphs

I've gone from AA EXP to not stepping on a plane...

I've gone from AA EXP to not stepping on a plane in the last 12 months, but as an SNA-based flyer, I think AA is sending me a sign to come back.

Discount biz $1,050 r/t seems like a good deal for...
Feb 19, 21, 12:34 am
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Posted By ralphs

I also stayed on points over the weekend, in a...

I also stayed on points over the weekend, in a standard room. I think the food was slightly worse than our first visit last year, but still above average.

Dinner:
Octopus bad first time we...
Feb 10, 21, 12:59 am
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Posted By ralphs

The concierge will email you a few days before...

The concierge will email you a few days before your res to see if you want to reserve meals. I can't comment on the paid activities as I haven't partaken.
Feb 8, 21, 8:31 pm
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Posted By ralphs

Appreciate the updated info. Sounds like overall...

Appreciate the updated info. Sounds like overall still quite good, so we'll keep the res for this weekend :)
Feb 4, 21, 7:07 pm
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Posted By ralphs

I don't know if that's true anymore. I received...

I don't know if that's true anymore. I received an email an hour ago today from the concierge that states that the picnic kits are $100.
Feb 4, 21, 4:57 pm
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Posted By ralphs

Does anyone know if the pet fee has been changed?...

Does anyone know if the pet fee has been changed? I looked at a previous bill and saw a $75 fee, but the website currently quotes $150.
Feb 4, 21, 2:51 pm
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Posted By ralphs

Is anyone staying this weekend? I have a res next...

Is anyone staying this weekend? I have a res next weekend and would be interested in hearing peoples' experiences post this reopening.
Dec 29, 20, 12:23 pm
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Views: 95,901
Posted By ralphs

What's there to do on/near property that's...

What's there to do on/near property that's socially distanced and if we are risk-averse? We live in Orange County, so beach doesn't appeal, and we don't enjoy golf or tennis. Best I can find so far...
Nov 30, 20, 12:03 pm
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Posted By ralphs

Well, there is a competing property across the...

Well, there is a competing property across the street (Post Ranch Inn) that doesn't take points, and you can see that their rates are similarly four figures a night.
Sep 29, 20, 12:59 pm
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Views: 23,585
Posted By ralphs

I think the international wire transfer benefit...

I think the international wire transfer benefit has been devalued by the competitor Transferwise which has had consistently lower rates than CPC rates.

The ATM refund aspect has also been devalued...
Sep 16, 20, 6:48 pm
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Posted By ralphs

It sure is challenging to find award space here..

It sure is challenging to find award space here..
Sep 11, 20, 9:15 pm
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Posted By ralphs

I thought the burger at the pool was one of the...

I thought the burger at the pool was one of the best I've ever had in my life, and I love burgers. I guess individual taste does vary, because I hated the fish tacos.
Sep 2, 20, 5:49 pm
Replies: 513
Views: 172,360
Posted By ralphs

You don't need to be old in order to prefer...

You don't need to be old in order to prefer cashback. I prefer the fungibility of cashback and am sitting on a seven-figure amount of miles/points that aren't being redeemed and with no clear path to...
Aug 21, 20, 4:21 pm
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Posted By ralphs

I think it's also important to note that Big Sur...

I think it's also important to note that Big Sur is (1) one of the biggest tourist draws in California and (2) extremely limited on hotel room supply, which drives prices up. If you don't attach any...
Aug 21, 20, 4:47 am
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Posted By ralphs

Our dog got a (subpar) dog bed and two dog bowls,...

Our dog got a (subpar) dog bed and two dog bowls, so that piece is unusual.
Aug 17, 20, 5:28 pm
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Posted By ralphs

It was a wonderful place to hang out. While there...

It was a wonderful place to hang out. While there isn't a separate bedroom/seating area, the open floor plan feels generously spacious. The hot tub was nice, and we enjoyed the (fog allowing) views...
Aug 16, 20, 2:52 am
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Posted By ralphs

That review looks about right. I had booked a...

That review looks about right. I had booked a king room on points around the same time, and saw a pre-upgrade to a fireplace room as an Explorist. I also saw a 60k Vista Hot Tub become available and...
Aug 11, 20, 5:49 pm
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Posted By ralphs

Just cancelled a two-night res for standard room...

Just cancelled a two-night res for standard room (30k/night) Aug 30 - Sep 1. Needed the points to upgrade my upcoming stay from a king bed to a premium suite (Vista Hot Tub) from 30k/ni to 60k/ni.
Jul 23, 20, 1:00 pm
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Views: 172,360
Posted By ralphs

I got the $50 offer popup but don't see a place...

I got the $50 offer popup but don't see a place to confirm that it was activated.
Jul 13, 20, 8:14 pm
Replies: 287
Views: 75,741
Posted By ralphs

I forgot to add: when I booked, a destination fee...

I forgot to add: when I booked, a destination fee (i.e. resort fee) was quoted with my cash rate.

After reviewing my emailed folio, no resort fee was charged. I'm just going to lay low on this one.
Jul 13, 20, 8:12 pm
Replies: 436
Views: 98,995
Posted By ralphs

How does Marriott compare to this? I suspect you...

How does Marriott compare to this? I suspect you will find Marriott properties to charge more in both points and dollars, while not necessarily being nicer. In the past 2 years, I've stayed at Westin...
Jul 12, 20, 11:45 pm
Replies: 287
Views: 75,741
Posted By ralphs

Stayed last night. -All staff appeared to...

Stayed last night.

-All staff appeared to wear masks properly at all times. Guests generally did so except at the pool.
-Room appeared clean. Booked a deluxe king (1 category above base) on a...
Jul 11, 20, 1:17 am
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Views: 186,743
Posted By ralphs

edit: Has anyone stayed in both the standard room...

edit: Has anyone stayed in both the standard room and the Big Sur Suite? Would love to hear your comparisons.
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