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Three Hotels That Will Pay for Your Car's Gas

May 16, 2011 at 9:28 AM | by | ()

The average gas price in the United States has spiked to $4, which is just 11 cents short of the record high, CNN reported, and a huge crimp in your travel budget. If the pump prices have given you sticker shock and are making you rethinking your summer travel plans (any good destinations within biking distance?), there are a number of hotels that want to sway your opinion. They are offering gas packages to get you on the road again.

Check out three hotels that offer gas relief (you know, the kind for your car).

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The Gas at This Hotel in Death Valley Will Leave Your Wallet Parched

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  Site Where: Highway 190 [map], Death Valley, CA, United States, 92328
May 4, 2011 at 9:36 AM | by | ()

Where there are high gas prices, it seems that hotel gas packages are not far behind. But what about a hotel that sells gas? We've never heard of a gas station at a hotel before but apparently there is one at the Furnace Creek Resort, a sprawling resort in Death Valley, Calif. with two hotels, a 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, restaurants and even its own airstrip.

And just like hotel omelets, soda, wine, parking, massages, phone calls, WiFi and whatever else is sold in a hotel, the gas is marked up considerably. LA Times reports that gas is $5.75 a gallon at the resort. (It's actually a Chevron station.)

We're guessing that if you're staying in Death Valley, you probably will pay the $5.75 a gallon to fill up your car because who the heck is going to pass up gas when driving through the desert?

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Hotel Gas Packages are Back!

Where: CA, United States
April 5, 2011 at 11:01 AM | by | ()

Just when people start talking about how the economy is on the uptick, gas prices begin skyrocketing. Especially in the West Coast—California has the highest average gas price in the country at $3.85 a gallon, according to the LA Times.

To help travelers deal with pump prices as high as $4.69 a gallon, Cali hotels are bringing back gas packages. It's like it's 2008 all over again!

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa are offering Cruising the Coast, a multi-destination package that includes a fuel-efficient car rental.

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Loyalty Program News :: Choice Hotels Now Offering $250 in Gas Money

September 15, 2008 at 4:01 PM | by | ()

Over the summer, Choice Hotels enticed members of their Choice Privileges rewards program with $50 gas cards.

This fall, with gas prices hovering around $4 per gallon (and spikes whenever hurricanes loom), they're bringing out the big guns, with an offer of $250 in gas cards. Even at current prices, that's enough to make everyone from Smart car drivers to SUV owners take notice.

Don't get excited too quickly though - they're not handing this reward out like penny candy. Here's how it works:

After every third stay at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and Cambria Suites brand hotels throughout the United States, Choice Privileges members will receive enough points to redeem for a free $50 gas card. Consumers can earn this reward up to five times, for a total of $250 in gas cards, for stays with arrival from September 1 through November 30, 2008.

So you'd have to stay 15 times between now and the end of November to max out on the reward. Sounds like road warriors only need apply. You'll have until Feb 28, 2009 to use your gas card though we don't think that will be a problem! You must book at choicehotels.com or call 800.4CHOICE to qualify for the promotion.

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HotelChatter Reader Deals :: Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Fall Savings

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  Site Where: CA, United States
September 4, 2008 at 2:54 PM | by | ()

Northern California Adventure
Rates vary but lots of perks

A tipster let us know that the Monterey, Calif. area, including Carmel and Big Sur, is running a bunch of hotel and B&B deals this fall. If you're thinking about heading to that scenic area, you should check this out as a lot of the room rates come with special perks like gas cards, spa treatments, breakfast, free parking and discounted room rates.

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Have a hotel deal you think we should consider?  Or have a destination and date where you want us to check for hotel rooms and rates for you?  No guarantees on either, but you can try your luck by hitting us here: tips@hotelchatter.com. Please include "For Reader Deals" in the subject heading.

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HotelChatter Reader Deals :: Planning Ahead for Fall

July 17, 2008 at 5:43 PM | by | ()

In which, HotelChatter readers are treated to exclusive hotel deals dug up by us. All deals have a limited amount of rooms attached to them and may sell out quickly.

Today's Hotel Deals
Free Island Stay
If you enter the Layover Nation Contest where you suggest a layover stop for Michael Kinsley, you could win three free nights at the The Regent Palms Turks & Caicos. It's easy to do. ENTER HERE.
Gas Package Spotted in Florida
$50 gas card
At the Embassy Suites Destin in Florida if you book three nights you receive a $50.00 gas card. If you book four or more nights, then you get a $75.00 gas card.
Fall Escape to Capri
35 percent savings
The Hotel Caesar Augustus in Capri is offering discounted rates on travel from September 20- October 31, 2008. Guests must book by August 20th. Call +39 081 8373395 and reference “Fall Escape to Capri” or go online.
Paris Hotel Special in August from Tablet
$214 a night
Tablet Hotels has a special on the Pavillion de Paris hotel for the month of August. We found a twin room for two people at 149 Euros ($236) a night and that includes free WiFi. Fiddle with your dates for lower rates.

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Gas Package Spotted :: Vegas.com Offers $50 Fuel Voucher for Hotel Bookings

July 8, 2008 at 10:21 AM | by | ()

Vegas is usually about rolling the roulette wheel -- but this time, it's about rolling the steering wheel.

With road trips taking a major hit this year because of soaring gas prices, you can save a bit at the pump with a sweet deal from Vegas.com. Book a Vegas hotel room at any of their participating hotels, ranging from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Caesars Palace to The Bellagio and The Luxor, they'll knock $10 off the rate and hand you a $50 gas card at checkout.

Just be sure to enter GAS in the Promo field when you book your room.

Book anytime between today and July 31 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (of course!), and make good on your reservation between today and Aug. 31, 2008. Pedal to the metal.

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Gas Package Spotted :: The Palazzo Las Vegas

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  Site Where: 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
June 27, 2008 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

The Palazzo Las Vegas is offering a pretty generous gas package that may end up putting money in your wallet (before your hot little gambling hands totally drain it, of course).

All summer long, the hotel will reimburse your gas purchases up to $100 upon check-in (bring your receipt!). They're also offering "exclusive suite upgrade specials," which seem to be slight discounts on room upgrades.

On top of all that, you'll also score a $25.00 gaming credit for the casino.

Well, that's Vegas for you. They don't care much about how the hell you get there or what you're paying for your room as long as you'll gamble.

Book your by July 7th; reservations can be made here. Use promo code EPGAS08.

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Gas Package Spotted :: Hilton San Diego Del Mar

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  Site Where: 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd [map], Del Mar, CA, United States, 92014-1901
June 10, 2008 at 5:02 PM | by | ()

The Hilton San Diego Del Mar has a Gas Package going on for summer travelers.

The Gas and Go package gives guests a gas gift card for $25, free self-parking, and breakfast buffet for two.

The cost is $30 more than the best available rate which hovers around $180 a night and does not normally include breakfast.

For some reason, we always thought self-parking was free at hotels, but that was probably just in our fantasy hotel land. At the Hilton San Diego Del Mar it costs $14 to self-park, so this is a nice bit of savings.

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Gas Package Spotted: Houston Hotel's 'So Tank Full' Package

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  Site Where: 1117 Prairie Street [map], Houston, TX, United States, 77002
June 5, 2008 at 10:33 AM | by | ()

The Alden-Houston Hotel in Houston is offering a silly-named gas package called the "So Tank Full" that includes deluxe room accomodations for one night, overnight valet parking and a $50 gas card. If you upgrade to a suite you get a $75 gas card.

The price for a deluxe room is $179 and the price of a suite is $229. Taxes not included.

Once you get to the Alden-Houston, you probably won't even need your car. The hotel is four blocks from Minute Maid Park, six blocks from Downtown's new Discovery Green and the Theatre District, and just one block from the Metro Light Rail which can take you wherever else you need to go in town.

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Gas Packages Weekend Round-Up

May 30, 2008 at 2:20 PM | by | ()

With the national gas price average inching even closer to $4.00 (AAA reports today it's at $3.96), gas packages/rebates/gift cards are hugely popular this season, as we've already noticed. Here's a wrap-up of some more gas packages to take with you this weekend.

· Hermitage Hotel: The Nashville Biz Journal reports that this downtown luxury hotel is offering guests a "Luxury Road Trip Getaway." Included is a free $25 gas card for each of the first two nights' stay plus a $40 discount on the hotel's standard room rate. Hybrid car owners/drivers get free valet parking on the first night which saves you another $24.

· Bookit.com: This online travel agency is offering guests either half-price gas or free flight credits, both up to $200. The promotion is part of the site's Travel Stimulus program which has been in effect since April.

· Expedia: Expedia just launched their gas package but it's already been popular enough to extend until the end of June. You must book three or more weeknights at a select hotel for stays until August 31, 2008.

· Algonquin Hotel: This historic hotel is offering guests who drive into the city 15 percent off room rates now through June 30, 2008.

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Gas Package Spotted: Holiday Inn Sacramento Northeast

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  Site Where: 5321 Date Avenu [map], Sacramento, CA, United States, 95841
May 27, 2008 at 2:50 PM | by | ()

You know how your local news is always rounding up the cheapest and the most expensive gas stations in your area? We're doing the same thing except with Hotel Gas Packages. Seen a gas package? Let us know.

This gas package was found by HotelChatter reader Steve at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Northeast which is right off the I-80. A convenient place for a gas package indeed.

AAA GASOLINE PACKAGE: Enjoy a deluxe guest room and receive one 25 dollar gasoline card for every night that you stay with us.

72-hour advance reservations are required. AAA card must be presented upon check in. Name on card must match the name on the reservation.

The gas package cannot be combined with other offers but it is valid way beyond summer until December 31. If you're not a AAA member, don't sweat it. The hotel is also offering a Free Gasoline package which is the same deal as above and the $25 card is good for Shell gas stations.

However, buyer beware. The rooms under the AAA package start at $149 a night, while the "Free Gasoline" packages start at $164 a night. We definitely failed math more than once in our lifetime but we think that difference is about $15 right? So it's really only about a $10 savings on gas if you aren't a AAA member. Regular room rates start at $126 a night. Tricky Holiday Inn.