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Hotels in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, and Woodland Hills are luring guests with discounted room rates and perks like wine tastings, free parking, and gift cards.
updated 10/14/2008 9:19:59 AM ET 2008-10-14T13:19:59

San Francisco, from $139 per room per night
Book the XOXO package and you'll receive accommodations, the book "The Best Places to Kiss in Northern California", a $25 gift card to Farallon restaurant, and late checkout. The package is available at six properties; the lowest rate ($139) is good at the Hotel Metropolis, The Maxwell, and the York Hotel. Hotel Union Square starts at $149 per room per night, Hotel Diva starts at $169 per room per night, and the Kensington Park Hotel starts at $189 per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 30, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/553-1900, personalityhotels.com.

Sacramento, from $149 per room per night
You can be one of the first to check out The Citizen Hotel when the 198-room boutique hotel opens this winter. Just two blocks from the state capitol, the Citizen has been restored to its vintage 1920s glory, complete with custom-designed furniture, doorknobs shaped like hands, and political cartoons by the city's own Newton Pratt. Introductory rates start at $149 per room per night (the price will go up in 2009).

When: Nov. 30-Dec. 31, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Add $50 per room per night for Friday and Saturday bookings.

Contact: 916/447-2700, citizenhotelsacramento.com.

Woodland Hills, from $159 per room per night
The newly remodeled Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley has come up with a Retail Therapy Package. Accommodations, a buffet breakfast, and complimentary parking are included (parking would normally cost you $13 per day). The hotel is close to the Westfield Topanga Mall, the Camarillo Premium Outlets, and the boutiques of Beverly Hills. Rates start at $159 per room per night.

When: Through March 1, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code RXL.

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Contact: 818/887-4800, warnercentermarriott.com.

San Luis Obispo, from $213 per room per night
The Uncork Your Spirit Package at the Sycamore Springs Resort & Spa includes accommodations in a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace, a hot tub, and a private balcony. Guests can also take advantage of included tasting passes for five local wineries, lunch at the Old Edna Deli, a wine and cheese pairing for two at the resort's Gardens of Avila restaurant, and a $20 gift card to Taste, a wine bar. All told, the perks in this package are worth $115. Rates start at $213 per room per night, or $426 for the required two-night stay.

When: Through Dec. 22, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 9 percent or a resort fee of $10 per day. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Add $70 for weekend stays (Thursday through Saturday). Requires a two-night stay.

Contact: 800/234-5831, sycamoresprings.com.

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