Houston, from $99 per room per night
The Grand Opening rate at the stylish, 244-room Hotel Sorella will save you about $40 off regular rates. The hotel opened in August in west Houston's CityCentre. Rates start at $99 per room per night on weekends; add $30 per night on weekdays. Continental breakfast and high-speed Internet access are included.
When: Through Dec. 31, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 17 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.
Canyon Lake, from $145 per room per night
At the pet-friendly Biscuit Hill B&B Inn, dogs and cats receive a complimentary toy upon arrival. Guests get a complimentary full country breakfast served each morning. The B&B is just 10 minutes from the closest winery in Texas Hill Country. Some rooms have hot tubs and decks with lake views. Rates start at $145 per room per night.
Details: Does not include taxes of 6 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.
Grapevine, from $150 per room per night
The Grandparents Play and Stay Free package at the Gaylord Texan, near Dallas, includes accommodations; two tickets to the hotel's ICE! attraction, carved from 2 million pounds of ice; and a complimentary souvenir photo of the trip. Rates start at $150, or $299 for the required two-night stay.
When: Nov. 12, 2009–Jan. 3, 2010.
Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Requires a two-night stay.
Contact: 817/778-2000, gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-texan.
Houston, from $169 per room per night
Review site Yelp is hosting an open party in Houston's new EaDo (East Downtown) neighborhood. The free event will have food and beverage stands, live music, and exhibits from 13 local artists. Hotel Icon is offering a special package timed to the event that includes accommodations, complimentary valet parking, and breakfast for two. Rates start at $169 per room per night.
When: Oct. 24–25, 2009.
Details: Does not includes taxes of 17 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. You must RSVP for the Yelp event.
Contact: 713/224-4266, hotelicon.com.
Dallas, from $190 per room per night
At the Hotel Palomar, you can add breakfast or a cocktail to the daily rate for just a dollar more. The hotel has a pool, a complimentary hosted wine hour nightly, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can even request a goldfish as a pet for the night, if you're worried about getting lonely. Rates start at $190 per room per night.
Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.
Contact: 888/253-9030, hotelpalomar-dallas.com.
Horseshoe Bay, from $217 per room per night
The Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas Hill Country is offering the Just Bring Your Swing package, which includes accommodations, unlimited tee times at its three golf courses, golf club rental, and complimentary shuttle service to the courses. The rate includes use of the resort's tennis courts, pool, activity center with a video arcade and ping-pong, and bicycles. The resort also has a putting course, where you'll get 20 percent off tickets. Rates start at $217 per room per night, or $434 for the required two-night stay.
When: Through March 4, 2010.
Details: Does not include taxes of 6 percent and a resort fee of $15 per day. Based on double occupancy with one person golfing; add $71 per night for two golfers. Requires a two-night stay. Use promo code P51.
Contact: 877/611-0112, hsbresort.com.
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