While there’s something to be said for experiencing the dining delights unique to San Diego, there’s something equally appealing about doing some of the cooking yourself in your cheap Petco Park hotel room. In addition to saving some dough, you’ll also get to explore area markets and mingle with locals as you do your pre-meal shopping.
Ironing Board Basics
Make use of your travel iron to do some quick cooking. If you don’t have an ironing board, place a towel on the counter. With cheese quesadillas, for instance, you’d wrap the flour tortillas and shredded cheese in aluminum foil and press with a hot iron.
Buy Fresh Locally
San Diego has plenty of farmer’s markets where you can find affordable fruits and veggies for your hotel room cooking needs. Deli cold cuts and fresh bread can also serve as the basis for some tasty meals.
Pack Shelf-Ready Food
Pack stuff that’s fairly durable and resistant to going bad. Shelf-ready basics include jars of peanut butter and jelly, packages of crackers, dehydrated veggies and cans of soup. You might also consider bringing some dried seasonings in plastic containers to add some pizzazz to your meal.
Bring Microwave Cooking Aids
From bacon holders to baked potato pouches, there are many handy microwave-cooking products you can bring with you. Don’t forget to bring a few microwave safe bowls and cups to make simple delights like French toast in a cup (torn bread and whisked eggs) and 4-minute corn on the cob (leave the husks on!).
There are several budget-friendly foods requiring minimal prep you can either bring with you or pick up in San Diego. You can’t go wrong with instant oatmeal, instant rice, and even instant refried beans. You could also bring some ramen along for some comfort food on lazy days.
Minimize the Mess
Remember other people will be doing the cleaning when you leave the hotel. Clean up spills, throw garbage into grocery or brown bags and line the sink with napkins when dumping anything greasy down the drain. It will save you and your housekeeper a major headache.
While pre-planning your hotel room meals, remember to book a room at a budget-friendly hotel with the necessary amenities. The Pacific Inn & Suites offers affordable rooms that are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, irons, and ironing boards to make hotel room meal prep quick and easy. We are also conveniently located near some of San Diego’s most beloved attractions including Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and Seaport Village. Click here to book online or call 1-800-571-2933 today to get our best rate guarantee.