I’m sure many of you have dined at, partied at, or even stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel here in downtown San Diego. But did you know you could own here? For many, owning a piece of downtown San Diego is just a dream – the prices are too high, it’s too much work to rent out, there’s too much maintenance, or the weather’s just too…perfect?
Well here’s the solution. Buy at the Hard Rock Hotel! Almost every owner I’ve spoken to, has told me that the “Hard Rock is the easiest piece of property I’ve ever owned!” For those of you who don’t know, the Hard Rock Hotel here in San Diego, is a condo-hotel. This means that each room is owned by an individual person(or group of people), just like any other piece of property, but when you’re not there, you can put it into an optional rental program. This way you can benefit from the hotel guests, who will help you pay your mortgage!
Unlike other vacation homes, with the Hard Rock, you don’t have to worry about checking people’s credit scores, waiting for deposit checks, or about placing Craigslist ads to find renters. One of the huge benefits of buying at the Hard Rock is just that – it’s the HARD ROCK.
It’s a 4 diamond hotel and it’s in the heart of downtown San Diego, in the famous Gaslamp District. This condo-hotel takes all the headaches away and rents your room for you. Just like any other hotel, the rooms would be rented out in a rotation, but here, the owner would get some of the revenue and the hotel would keep the rest(as a management fee).
One of the conditions of buying at the Hard Rock however, is that you’re limited to 28 days a year, of hotel usage. Now before you get too excited, think about that. 28 days is almost a full month of usage. Better yet, that’s 14 weekends of traveling and relaxation. Do you get to get away that much each year?
If you do, no problem. You can stay here as much as you want, but after the 28 days, you’ll have to pay a bit(the hotel will get you the best rate possible for those extra nights). Even better, do what some of the other owners have done – buy multiple units!
Now let me clarify that – you can stay in your room for 28 days a year for free. No black out dates, no usage restrictions, no questions asked. If you just want to come down and take advantage of your VIP status and not spend the night, you can come every day. Owners, or Rock Royalty, get VIP treatment all the time. You get priority dinner reservations at Nobu, first choice to all the concerts and VIP access to the Randee Gerber designed bars(Moonstone and Sweetwater).
The 28 days is only in reference to the number of days you want to stay in your room for free. The reason why it’s set up this way is simple – the city made them do it. Why? That’s the best part…you see, downtown San Diego has too many visitors and not enough hotel space. In order to generate more tourism(read: money), people need to have cool places to stay – not in Del Mar and not off of Hotel Circle.
Again, most people only use their second(or third or fourth) homes about one month a year. This way, when you’re not using it, you can have the hotel rent it out to all the people who are visiting San Diego! Do your other vacation homes generate money for you when you’re not there? Or do they just cause headaches?
Anyhow, if you’re interested in buying at the Hard Rock, give me a call. There are several rooms for sale, but only a handful or so that are really serious. For the best deals, give me a call.