Frugal Hotel Finds: Houston, Bloomington, and New Orleans

Royal Sonesta Houston - Baron’s suite parlor

Royal Sonesta Houston, Texas


Kick off the holiday season with the royal treatment on the rooftop of Houston’s fabulous Royal Sonesta.  Book a stay for Thanksgiving Day, November 27, and view the annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting ceremony and 7 pm fireworks.  Guests also receive dessert, hot chocolate, and champagne for two.  Other perks include a $25 credit good for the three on-site eateries, complimentary self-parking for one vehicle and a 4 p.m. late checkout. Rates for the package start at $169 per room for double occupancy. Need an extra day to snag some holiday gifts at the Galleria and Post Oak shops?  Extend your stay for $99 per night. Visit or call at 1.800.SONESTA (766.3782).

Royal Sonesta Houston - Club Lounge happy hour
Radisson Blu Mall of America Bloomington, Minnesota

The Radisson Blu “Shop in Your Slippers” package includes two pairs of slippers, two cocktails at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, complimentary parking and complimentary package pick-up within Mall of America.  (Shopping bags are delivered to your hotel room.)  Rates begin at $187 per night for double occupancy and is available November 26 through December 30.To book “Shop in Your Slippers”, visit:

New Orleans Hotel Collection New Orleans, Louisiana

Holidays are special in the Big Easy.  Make a reservation between November 29 and December 2 to snag the best winter rates for stays through January at one of six hotels.  You have to book during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion to get rates starting at $89 (prices vary by property and day of stay). Participating hotels include: Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, The Whitney Hotel, Hotel Mazarin, and Hotel Le Marais.  For complete details, visit


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