hotels across from the big 3

dinko

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does anyone have any information on the tear down of the dolphin motel and the construction start, and finish date, of the new hotel taking its place ?? name of the new hotel etc. etc. etc. ?? looking forward to a great 2019 long range season !!!
 

No Cal Lou

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Forget about the new hotel. My information maybe incorrect. I had a conversation with SD local and my understanding is the developer wants to make architectural changes that are causing the city fathers to raise hell about the project.
It could be years before any construction starts.
 

hucklongfin

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They don’t have enough parking and want to use some of the landings!
 
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Steve K

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Pretty sure it’s just plain gone. Thought I saw a pic someone posted, it’s been scraped. Something about apartments or condos. If they let them build without one parking space per unit, they need to be replaced by a new planning commission.
 

jer dog

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Pretty sure it’s just plain gone. Thought I saw a pic someone posted, it’s been scraped. Something about apartments or condos. If they let them build without one parking space per unit, they need to be replaced by a new planning commission.
That should of been done 40 years ago
 

FishRock

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Even if they build what was proposed I don't think any anglers will be staying there. "Boutique Hotel based on a Portuguese them." And I don't think they were referring to Portuguese fisherman.
 
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richardblufin

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Bigger is Better Thats what she said
Just drove by it today> It is a flat piece of concret. All Torn Down.
 

hucklongfin

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I’ve traditionally stayed at the Vagabond. Last Sept stayed at the Ramada. Will probably stay there a couple times this year too since I can leave my car there. I had friends across Garrison at the Dolphin. They’ll miss it. At least they still have Pizza Nova. I like Miguel’s!
 

hilltop

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Just drove by it today> It is a flat piece of concret. All Torn Down.
Yah, times are changing for sure; that sucks. The parking is already a mess, I can't imagine what this new "place" will do to the already difficult situation......Bummer to see an icon go, even if it was time.
 

fshrprsns

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Desk clerk at the Vagabond said they were tearing it down after tourist season this fall, replacing it with a boutique hotel of some type.
 

lasparky11

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Prior to my departure on the Intrepid on 2-17, we are planning on staying at the Ramada. Did I make a wise decision?
I've stayed at the Ramada every year for the past 6 years. Clean, quiet, cheap enough $100 a night. Short walk to the landing plus I can leave my car in their lot.
 
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ZZZZZ

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A long range house near the landing would be cool. 8 bedroom mansion or so. $100 a night.

Free secure shaded parking durring the trip as the property would be large.

Drop off and pick up at the landing and/or airport

Ship rods to the long range house

Garage tackle building station

LR art on the walls ect.

LR video collection to get pumped

Fish mounts

Sponsors

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A long range house :D

Seriously
 

greatbasin

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A long range house near the landing would be cool. 8 bedroom mansion or so. $100 a night.

Free secure shaded parking durring the trip as the property would be large.

Drop off and pick up at the landing and/or airport

Ship rods to the long range house

Garage tackle building station

LR art on the walls ect.

LR video collection to get pumped

Fish mounts

Sponsors

And more

A long range house :D

Seriously
Kinda like the Afton House in South Africa, a secure bed and breakfast for hunters. I've stayed there it's really nice.
 
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ZZZZZ

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Beach front north shore Hawaii. 7 mile miracle. Multi million dollar team houses they get paid to stay at

Element of luck in fishing. Company's get big fish advertisment for free as the angler is honored to be in a add as I have been before. A box of gear made me stoked but how much money did the company make off the photo and endorsement? That should be changed. Takes skill to be consistent. But the largest wahoo came from a newb out of cabo. The 100,000,000,000 largest waves ridden did not come from a first timer. Never a luck shot so that gets paid

When was the last time a great fisher got paid 20g to go on a long trip?
 

dh515

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Vagabond and Ramada are very similar accommodations wise. As others have said, Ramada willl let you park in their relatively secure lot (well lit, cameras) during your trip for a fee.
 
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dh515

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Vag no longer allows up to park there
I edited my previous post. I was referring to the Ramada about allowing parking but wasn’t clear about it. Thanks.
 

RichG

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I spoke with Ramada on Friday, and I was told that they DO allow parking for $10/day(night). How much is the parking at the Landing?
It was 8.00 the last time I was there in October. Plus I like the lot since you are somewhat enclosed. Harder to steal a vehicle.
 
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The Great PF

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Greetings from the Ramada.

We are here ready for loading onto Intrepid in the morning. Here’s my review of Ramada: It’s ok, absolutely nothing to write home about. Holiday Inn down the street looks much better, but farther away. This place could certainly use a makeover.

And for a restaurant recommendation: Brigantine. You can walk there. Great food under a limited menu, slower service, but for what you get in Cali, I would have expected prices 30% higher.

I’d ask you to wish us luck, but we’re good, so we don’t need no stinking luck!
 

hilltop

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you must not be in rooms 334, 335, or 336. Love the Ramada. Rip it up on your trip!!!
 

hilltop

lurking in the shallows
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hilltop
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for those that park at the ramada, how do you get your gear to the boat? borrow a cart? uber?
I grab a cart and roll it across the street.......If not in one of those rooms with a view, it's easier to push cart from the Vagabond, just they won't let you leave car there anymore, so you have to find a spot in main lot or make a deal with Ramada.......Often though, my buddies are in line, so I just walk my stuff down slowly and fill up a cart with friends watching (their gear is there as well....) and hang on the balcony until it's time to move the carts....your mileage may vary.