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Family hotel deals, from $105

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

Traverse City, Mich., from $105 per room per night
This summer hotspot on Lake Michigan has a citywide hotel promotion, Sizzling Summer Special, that includes reduced hotel rates, a $10 coupon at the Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos, 25 percent off at participating restaurants, and discounts at wineries, shops, spas, and golf courses. See the full details here. Midweek rates start at $105 per room per night at five hotels, including the Fairfield Inn & Suites; add $20 for weekend rates.

When: June 12–Sept. 10, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 8 percent. Based on double occupancy. Whether kids stay free and whether breakfast is included will depend on the hotel chosen.

Contact: visittraversecity.com.

Las Vegas, from $129 per room per night
The Summer Splash package at the Signature at MGM Grand includes accommodations in a junior suite and breakfast for two adults and all kids under 10. Each junior suite has a kitchenette and a pullout sleeper sofa; some also have balconies with a view. The hotel has a pool and is smoke-free, plus there's no casino, which makes the MGM Grand more family-friendly than many other hotels in Vegas. Rates start at $129 per room per night, a savings of about 10 percent.

When: Through Aug. 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 9 percent. Based on double occupancy; kids under 18 stay free. Use promo code SUM016.

Contact: 800/727-0007, signaturemgmgrand.com.

Jackson Hole, Wyo., from $135 per room per night
The Hotel Terra's Passport to the Parks package includes accommodations, breakfast daily for two adults, a seven-day parks pass for Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks for each person in the reservation (a $25 per person value), and a guidebook. The hotel is less than a mile from Grand Teton and about an hour from the south entrance of Yellowstone. Rates start at $135 per room per night, or $540 for the required four-night stay.

When: Through Sept. 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14 percent. Based on double occupancy; kids under 18 stay free. Requires a four-night stay. Kids' items on the breakfast menu start at $6.

Contact: 800/631-6281, hotelterrajacksonhole.com.

New Orleans, from $169 per room per night
The Dino-Snore package at the W New Orleans includes accommodations; a copy of "Goodnight NOLA", a New Orleans-themed "Goodnight Moon–style picture book; and four passes to the Audubon Zoo's Dinosaur Adventure (a $46 value). The exhibit features 16 life-size animatronic dinos, including a T-Rex. Rates start at $169 per room per night. Upgrade to the W French Quarter for $20 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 15, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or a $2 per night occupancy tax. Based on double occupancy; kids under 18 stay free.

Contact: 504/525-9444, starwoodhotels.com.

Tampa, from $159 per room per night
At the InterContinental Tampa, if you book one weekend night, you receive a free second night or a free additional room on the same night. The hotel is near the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and Busch Gardens. Rates start at $159 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 11 percent. Based on double occupancy; kids under 18 stay free. Use promo code ILE3P. Valid Thursdays through Sundays only.

Contact: 866/402-0758, intercontampa.com.

New York City, from $179 per room per night
The Apple Core hotels in New York City are offering the City Safari package, which includes accommodations, breakfast daily, two tickets to the Central Park Zoo, and lunch for two at the Central Park Zoo Café. Five centrally located hotels make up the Apple Core brand. All hotels are within walking distance of Midtown attractions like Times Square (with a giant Toys "R" Us store), shops along 5th Avenue (including American Girl Place) and the zoo. Rates start at $179 per room per night.

When: July 1–Aug. 1, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent and a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on double occupancy; kids under 18 stay free. The discount (up to a $40 value) will be applied to your final hotel bill.

Contact: 800/567-7720, applecorehotels.com.

Scottsdale, Ariz., from $199 per room per night
The Summer Splash package at the Fairmont Scottsdale includes accommodations and a $100 per night food-and-beverage credit. During summer months, the resort hosts Dive-In Movies, family-friendly flicks shown on a theatre-size screen at the main pool each Friday and Saturday. There are also lawn games like badminton and croquet, a water park, a free Kid's Club, and a Teen Hangout. You can use the credit at any of the hotel's four restaurants and on room service. Rates start at $199 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 20, 2009.

Details:  Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on double occupancy; kids 17 and under stay free. Use promo code PSSP.

Contact: 866/540-4495, fairmont.com/scottsdale.

Vail, Colo., 3 Nights, $463 per room per night
The Epic Summer package is a three-night itinerary that includes all meals, transportation, gondola rides in the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, and a full day of rafting. There's also time to shop and relax on your own. You'll stay at the Keystone Resort. Rates start at $695 per person for three nights (which works out to $463 per room per night). There's also a six-night itinerary for $500 more per person. As an exclusive bonus, you can also book pre- and post-trip nights at 20 percent off the normal rate when using 9KBUDGET as a promo code.

When: June 25–Sept. 6, 2009.

Details: All taxes and fees included. The rate for kids between 6 and 12 is $545.

Contact: Vail Resorts, 888/538-3742, epicsummer.com.