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Brussels' Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium.
updated 11/7/2008 10:30:29 AM ET 2008-11-07T15:30:29

Save up to 50 percent on your next visit to Brussels or Brugge, producers of some of the world's finest art, beer, and chocolate.

Hotel Saint Nicolas, from $88 per room per night
The 60-room hotel is situated in the heart of Brussels, near La Monnaie opera house and the Grand Place. Double rooms have a private shower, basic amenities, and free Wi-Fi Internet access. There's an ironing room on the first floor and vending machines. Guests can rent an electric bike for $13 per person for a half day; add $6 for a full day. Rates start from $76 per room per night for a single, $88 for a double, and $114 for a triple.

When: Dec. 19, 2008–Jan. 18, 2009; add $23 for a single or triple and $34 for a double on Dec. 31, 2008.

Details: Buffet breakfast daily and all taxes and fees are included. Based on double occupancy; single room rates start from $76, and triples start from $114.

Contact: 011-32/2-219-0440, st-nicolas.be.

Résidence Les Écrins, from $90 per room per night
For a limited time, Les Écrins is giving U.S. tourists a boost by making all things equal between the dollar and the euro. For instance, the €90 nightly rate for a double room will be charged as $90. Located in the city's old fish market area, the hotel is close to an ice-skating rink, the Ste.-Catherine metro station, and the Grand Place. Other nearby attractions include the Mont des Arts—a collection of museums, theaters, and monuments—and the shop-lined rue Neuve. The rooms have standard amenities and free wireless Internet access. Nightly rates start from $80 for a single, $90 for a double, $125 for a suite, and $600 for an apartment.

When: Dec. 15, 2008–Jan. 30, 2009.

Details: Taxes and service charges are included. No breakfast. Based on double occupancy; single rates start at $80.

Contact: 011-32/2-219-3657, lesecrins.com.

Atlas Hotel, from $95 per room per night
This downtown Brussels hotel offers a series of packages, starting with the Brussels Discovery special at $95 per night for two. The rate includes accommodations in a double or twin room, a sightseeing tour of Brussels for two on an air-conditioned coach (two hours and 45 minutes), and a postcard of your choice with a stamp. The hotel features private bath/shower facilities in every room, standard amenities, and free high-speed Internet access. It's a short walk from the Atlas to the Grand Place, the Bourse, the fashionable rue Dansaert, the St.-Géry district full of cafés, and the fish market by Ste.-Catherine. The metro stations at Bourse and Ste.-Catherine are a few steps away. Rates start at $95 per room per night, with a minimum stay of four nights. Nightly Christmas rates, which don't include any package perks but also don't require a minimum stay, start at $89 for a single, $95 for a twin room, and $134 for a triple.

When: Dec. 14–29, 2008.

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Details: A minimum stay of four nights is required. Buffet-style breakfast daily and two beverages a day from the minibar (soda, juice, or beer) are included, as are all taxes and service charges. Based on double occupancy; singles pay the full room rate of $95 per night.

Contact: 011-32/2-502-6006, atlas-hotel.be.

Résidence Les Écrins, from $90 per room per night
For a limited time, Les Écrins is giving U.S. tourists a boost by making all things equal between the dollar and the euro. For instance, the €90 nightly rate for a double room will be charged as $90. Located in the city's old fish market area, the hotel is close to an ice-skating rink, the Ste.-Catherine metro station, and the Grand Place. Other nearby attractions include the Mont des Arts—a collection of museums, theaters, and monuments—and the shop-lined rue Neuve. The rooms have standard amenities and free wireless Internet access. Nightly rates start from $80 for a single, $90 for a double, $125 for a suite, and $600 for an apartment.

When: Dec. 15, 2008–Jan. 30, 2009.

Details: Taxes and service charges are included. No breakfast. Based on double occupancy; single rates start at $80.

Contact: 011-32/2-219-3657, lesecrins.com.

Atlas Hotel, from $95 per room per night
This downtown Brussels hotel offers a series of packages, starting with the Brussels Discovery special at $95 per night for two. The rate includes accommodations in a double or twin room, a sightseeing tour of Brussels for two on an air-conditioned coach (two hours and 45 minutes), and a postcard of your choice with a stamp. The hotel features private bath/shower facilities in every room, standard amenities, and free high-speed Internet access. It's a short walk from the Atlas to the Grand Place, the Bourse, the fashionable rue Dansaert, the St.-Géry district full of cafés, and the fish market by Ste.-Catherine. The metro stations at Bourse and Ste.-Catherine are a few steps away. Rates start at $95 per room per night, with a minimum stay of four nights. Nightly Christmas rates, which don't include any package perks but also don't require a minimum stay, start at $89 for a single, $95 for a twin room, and $134 for a triple.

When: Dec. 14–29, 2008.

Details: A minimum stay of four nights is required. Buffet-style breakfast daily and two beverages a day from the minibar (soda, juice, or beer) are included, as are all taxes and service charges. Based on double occupancy; singles pay the full room rate of $95 per night.

Contact: 011-32/2-502-6006, atlas-hotel.be.

Hotel Amigo, from $424 per room per night
The White Christmas Moments package includes one night in a Classic Room at the posh 174-room Hotel Amigo, part of the Rocco Forte group. You'll be treated to local specialties during Champagne Belgian Tea Time, take a tour of Brussels's antiques quarter, and receive a set of gloves, a scarf, and a head warmer. Adjacent to Grand Place, the hotel is within walking distance of Le Sablon, the city's antiques district. Rates start at $424 per room. Stay three nights for $958 per room.

When: Dec. 12, 2008–Jan. 11, 2009.

Details: Breakfast buffet daily, taxes, and service charges are included. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $127 per night for the Classic Room ($318 for three nights).

Contact: 011-32/2-547-4747, hotelamigo.com.

BRUGGE

Hotel Heritage, from $148 per room per night
The Christmas special at Hotel Heritage covers a one-night stay, a hot and cold breakfast buffet with champagne, a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic center of Brugge, a two-hour guided tour of the city (available Monday–Friday), and a map of Brugge and other tourist information. Guests will also be treated to complimentary glühwein or hot chocolate in the hotel's bar, Le Magnum, pastries in the afternoon, and a wrapped Christmas present in the room. The hotel is near Market Square and other sights in central Brugge, referred to as the Venice of the North. The rooms have an elegant feel, boasting sophisticated decor and fine Italian and French fabrics—plus, wireless Internet access. Rates start from $148 per room per night.

When: Nov. 21, 2008–Jan. 5, 2009.

Details: Breakfast, taxes, and service charges are included. Based on double occupancy; single room rates start at $234. The starting rate is valid for weekday stays (Sunday-Thursday); add $10 per person for Friday and Saturday.

Contact: 011-32/50-444-444, hotel-heritage.com.

Getting there: According to a recent Kayak search, the lowest round-trip fares to Brussels for departures in mid- to late December start at $674 from New York City (Delta/Northwest), $867 from Houston (multiple carriers), $914 from Chicago (Lufthansa), $1,021 from Miami (Northwest/Alitalia), and $1,028 from L.A. (US Airways).

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