Hotel for the Holidays

We like Grandma’s house for the holidays. Baking gingerbread men and stringing cranberry garlands around the tree while deer peep shyly in at the windows …. But let’s face it, there’s a lot to be said for a holiday with 24/7 maid service, the grandeur of a hotel lobby decked out for Christmas, and a full bar.

The nation agrees: nearly three-fourths of Americans traveling between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day stay in a hotel instead of with friends and family (according to Hotel News Now.)

Here are 6 Holiday packages and events at Stash partner hotels. Choose the one you like best, and may your days be merry and bright!

James New York Winter in SohoA New York hotel at Christmas! So Eloise. The Winter in SoHo package at The James New York offers 20% off best available rates, including the Family Suite, plus welcome drinks and breakfast, and the usual James perks like car service to select local destinations (SoHo shopping, South Street Seaport.)

Elf on a shelf LaPlaya Beach & Golf ResortTake the family to LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida and treat them to  story time around the tree, a visit to Santa’s workshop, Santa in a Cabana (yes, he is) and Elf on the Shelf – a LaPlaya tradition, where kids search for a tiny elf hidden somewhere new in the hotel each day. Best of all, when you go outside there’s white stuff all over the ground, but it’s warm, toasty sand, all the way to the water.

Nutcracker Package Hotel PhillipsHotel Phillips’ restored Art Deco lobby in downtown Kansas City, MO is even more splendid wreathed in holiday greenery. Paired with an evening at The Nutcracker it’s a perfect Christmas treat. The Nutcracker Package includes 2 orchestra tickets to the performance at The Kaufmann Performing Arts Center, breakfast and more. (Photo courtesy of LenDog64, some rights reserved.)

The Lenox Hotel, Boston MABoston’s Lenox Hotel is the only hotel in the city with real, wood burning fireplaces. So if Santa means ANYTHING to you, you just can’t stay anywhere else. Book the Baby It’s Cold Outside package and get 20% off their best available rate for a fireplace suite, plus Stash points. That means rates starting at $265 for a luxury holiday home in Boston’s Back Bay.

French Quarter Inn Holiday BarChristmas in Charleston is a fully-stuffed stocking of fun, with Gullah spirituals, decorated mansions and plantations and holiday shopping on King Street. The French Quarter Inn Heighten the Holidays package makes it even better, with a $100 Visa gift card to spend on Charleston Christmas traditions, a $75 gift card for Tristan’s restaurant, a French Quarter ornament, and a port wine nightcap or fresh baked cookies with milk at bedtime—or both. (Pictured: apple cider, eggnog and hot chocolate on tap!)

Hotel Teatro, Denver CODenver’s holiday storefronts, decked out galleries and snow-capped Rockies are snow-globe magical this time of year. The SantaLand Diaries is playing at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. And Hotel Teatro goes upscale cozy with their “Twas the Night” package, starting with valet parking and Sofia Blanc de Blancs and getting you ready for visions of sugarplums with homemade cookies and milk after a hand-drawn bubble bath.

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