Sleep and Shop With These Back-to-School Hotel Deals
One of our favorite commercials is the Staples jingle, touting August as being the most “wonderful time of the year”. It's back-to-school time, and for parents, that means shopping for a laundry list of supplies, clothes and the like. But for those without rugrats, ‘tis the season to build a fall wardrobe! Luckily, these smart hotels are jumping on the retail bandwagon and put together Shop-Sleep packages.
Hotel Abri, San Francisco, CA
This hotel is just two blocks from Union Square and tony stores such as Saks, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Macy's, as well as the nine-story Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre, which has a three-level Nordstrom and new Bloomingdale's. Your scores will be picked up by the hotel’s shopping valet and delivered straight to your room. The package begins at $275 per night (minimum two-night stay) and includes a $100 certificate to Westfield San Francisco Centre as well as free backpack, with notebook and pencil kit.
Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA
The newly renovated Westin Gaslamp Quarter in the city’s downtown area offers a Back-to-School shopping package that gives a $100 Macy’s gift card for every night booked plus an 11% discount at the nearby Macy’s Horton Plaza Mall store. Package rates start at $179 per night, but with the gift card, you’re really only paying $79 per night! Use promo code CMY at www.westingaslamp.com
Other hotels with similar deals are:
Courtyard Miami, Coral Gables, FL: Offering a $25 Office Max gift card with a three-night stay. Rates begin at $129 per night. (Code P42)
Best Western Bloomington, MI: This hotel near the Mall of America (which has more than 520 stores) has a "Shop ‘til You Drop" package where they'll shuttle you to the mall to avoid parking nightmares, give you a coupon book for the mall, include a large wood-fired pizza from their on-site RedRossa Italian Grille, and breakfast the next day. Rates begin at $189 per night.