SUDS AND A SLEEPOVER: It isn't often one sees the concept of "beer" enter into a swanky hotel package; after all, the provenance of sudsy beverages tends to be a sporty Saturday afternoon at some neighborhood tavern. But posh stay-over spots can have its hops and enjoy them, too, as the San Diego Omni is doing with its Brew with a View package.
THE FINER P(O)INTS: Nearly a dozen local breweries scored high at the 2010 World Beer Cup, so the Omni's deal is in honor of that, and, of course, those guests who like a good ale. The package includes a room for two, a chat with the hotel concierge about San Diego micro-breweries (plus a brewery roster), and a lunch of burgers and beers at McCormick & Schmick. It isn't often a concierge gets to talk beer, we'll guess, although we'll also guess it is probably a delightful topic to discuss. So, more concierges talking beer with more guests, we say.
PRICE: $249 is the starting point; extras, fine print, and details.