Holiday deals, from $69

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

Pensacola, Fla., from $69 per room per night
Pensacola Beach will be hopping during the holidays. The most popular event will probably be a contest for the boat with the best electric-light decorations. (Details for this and other events are listed here.) The Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront has rooms for $69 a night during the holidays, with breakfasts included. Upgrade to a beach view for $20 more per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 31, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Ask for the Season Your Holidays special rate.

Contact: 800/934-3301, daysinn.com.

Philadelphia, from $115 per room per night
The Philly's More Holiday Fun package includes two nights in a hotel, free parking (up to a $75 value), an 11 percent Macy's savings pass, and a free teddy bear. The list of available hotels is here; we spotted a $115 per room per night rate (or $229 for the required two-night stay) at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City. Tourism officials have also put together a list of things to do this holiday season in Philly.

When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 8 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a two-night stay.

Contact: 215/665-9100, hamptoninn.com.

Omni Hotels, from $139 per room per night
This chain's 36 U.S. properties usually cater to business travelers, but they are increasingly trying to attract families, too. Case in point: the . It includes accommodations (at 25 percent off normal rates) and a delivery of hot chocolate to your room. Rates range from $139 to $309 per room per night, depending on your city, or from $278 for the required two-night stay.

When: Through Jan. 4, 2009.

Details: Tax rates will vary by city. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. A minimum two-night stay is required.

Contact: See the list of hotels .

Washington, D.C., from $139 per room per night
Instead of staying with your in-laws, you might prefer to stay in a room that's painted in vibrant colors and decorated with funky, modern furniture. (A room close to a lively bar might not hurt, either.) Well, if you're visiting the nation's capital during the holidays, you can. Seven Kimpton hotels in downtown D.C. are offering the Take the Elevator Home discount of 20 percent off regular rates. This means you could pay $139 a night at or the . The special is also available at these hotels, but at higher rates: , , , , and .

When: Through Dec. 30, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code TEH.

Contact: 800/546-7866, .

Tucson, from $159 per room per night
The at the includes accommodations, a carriage ride, breakfast daily, and a pass to the Starr Canyon River & Monsoon Falls Water Slide. Guests will also receive a photo with Santa and unlimited sledding on the hotel's sled run, which takes 50 tons of ice to build. There will also be a 30-foot-tall decorated Christmas tree. Rates start at $159 per room per night, or $318 for the required two-night stay, which is a savings of almost 50 percent off regular room rates.

When: Dec. 19–21, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Two-night stay required. Kids under 18 stay for free.

Contact: 520/792-3500, .

New York City, from $169 per room per night
The includes accommodations, a coupon booklet for 11 percent off items at Macy's, one subway card (good for five rides), and a Starbucks gift card (a $12 value) per reservation. The hotel is located in the Theater District, within walking distance of 's Christmas tree. Rates start at $169 per room per night.

When: Through Jan. 31, 2009. Not available Dec. 27, 2008–Jan. 3, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or local fees of $4 per room per night. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 212/869-3600, .

San Francisco, from $169 per room per night
The Westin St. Francis's includes accommodations, tickets for two to the , and a skate rental (a $16 value). The hotel is also home to a 12-foot-tall rotating Sugar Castle. The French château–style castle, made by the hotel's executive pastry chef, Jean-François Houdré, weighs more than 1,200 pounds. Rates start at $169 per room per night.

When: Through Jan. 4, 2009. Not available Dec. 5–8, 2008.

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

Contact: 415/397-7000, .

Chicago, from $189 per room per night
The includes accommodations, an 11 percent visitors' saving pass, a $100 gift card at Macy's per night, and complimentary photos with the Macy's Santa (between Nov. 28 and Dec. 24, 2008). There's a complimentary shuttle between the store and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, your base for the night. Rates start at $189 per room per night.

When: Through Jan. 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes and fees of 15 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code SCM.

Contact: 866/716-8103, .

Elkhart Lake, Wis., from $195 per room per night
If the crowds and costs of Times Square aren't your thing, ring in the New Year in the mountains instead. Stay at the in a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace, a private balcony, and a kitchen or kitchenette. As a fun option, the resort will hold a New Year's Eve gala with dancing for adults; kids get their own celebration with an ice cream buffet (tickets start at $195 per couple for the gala, $35 per child). New Year's Eve rates start at $195 per suite per night, with deeper deals starting at $139 per room per night through the rest of the holidays.

When: Dec. 14–30, 2008.

Details: Does not include taxes of 10 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/876-3399, .

Minneapolis, from $200 per room per night
The Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis is offering the . It includes an 11 percent discount pass at Macy's, free parking (an $18 per day value), a gift basket that includes foot treatments, and complimentary coffee at the hotel bar. The hotel is located in the heart of Minneapolis's downtown shopping area. Rates start at $200 per room per night.

When: Through Jan. 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Available Thursdays through Sundays only.

Contact: 888/201-1718, .

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