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Daily Deal: Electric car with a room at San Diego's Pearl Hotel

March 19, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • A Jewel guestroom (room types are named the Strand, the Jewel and the Gem) at the Pearl Hotel in San Diego.
A Jewel guestroom (room types are named the Strand, the Jewel and the Gem)… (The Pearl Hotel )

Want a smooth way to sample the green life? The Pearl Hotel in San Diego offers guests an hour behind the wheel of an electric car while touring the city.

The deal: The 23-room boutique hotel partners with car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler North America, to provide the electric wheels. Guests receive free registration (usually $35) and 60 free minutes of drive time as well as a 15% discount on food and drinks at the hotel's restaurant.

When you make a reservation online, you will be offered a promotion code for the car2go deal. Activate the code and you score the hour of free driving.

When: The offer is good indefinitely.

Details: For those who like the green ride, additional minutes on the EV cost 38 cents a minute with a maximum of $13.99 per hour and $72.99 for a 24-hour period. The hotel has charging stations too, so you can see how this all works. To get a sense of the hotel's rates, I checked weekend dates in April and found rooms starting at $127 plus tax a night.

Contact: The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego; (877) 732-7573
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