In anticipation of this Friday's release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," three Kimpton properties in Pennsylvania are offering a special discount: 44 percent off the best available rates. This pun-happy May The Fours Be With You sale brings down nightly costs to as low as $89.
The special rates must be booked between this Wednesday, December 16, and this Sunday, December 20 -- for stay through next March 31. Use promo code JEDI (of course).
From $89: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
The 268 guestrooms at this upscale outpost boast marble desks, mirrored end tables, cream tufted headboards, geometric-patterned wallpaper, and a playful dachshund embroidered on a leather chair. Best available rates throughout the promotional travel window are $159-$299 per night -- dropping down to $89-$168 after applying the discount -- for double rooms. To get the lowest price of $159, time your stay for December 20-25; January 3, 4,10, 18, 24, 29, and 31; February 7, 8, 21, and 28; and March 6, 13, 20, and 27.
From $105: Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Not too far from the above Hotel Monaco property, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is located in a 1929 Art Deco landmark building that's been LEED-certified. Its stylish 230 rooms are outfitted with zebra-print Frette linens, Bigelow toiletries, and recycled glass tiles. We found that the best available rates for the travel window fall between $189 and $329 for queen rooms (or as low as $105 with the discount). Rooms priced from $189 can be booked on the nights of December 20-30; January 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 18, 24, and 31; February 5, 7, 19, 21, 26, and 28; and March 4, 13, and 27.
From $105: Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
On the other side of Pennsylvania, the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has lots of fun touches in its 248 guest rooms -- think: green tufted headboards, birdcage-encased chandeliers, and ceramic penguin desk lamps. The lowest best available rates of $189-$219 for queen rooms can be nabbed December 21-30; January 1-3, 7-10, 14, 15, 17, 21-24, 30, and 31; February 5, 12, 19, and 26; and March 4, 11, and 25. With the discount, rates on those nights are slashed to $105-$123. (Best available rates top out at $369 during the travel window.)
Boston Bonus: Finding yourself in Beantown instead? Kimpton's three Boston area hotels are offering a #Hotel4theHolidays package through January 31, 2016 that includes a holiday treat, warm beverage, one in-room movie credit, and popcorn. In return for a choice of 50 percent off parking ($33-$47 per day for valet), $20 mini bar credit, or $20 restaurant credit, guests who book the special are also asked to bring in one toy in original, unopened packaging for the hotel's Toys for Tots drive. Special rates start from $224 per night at Nine Zero, $184 at Onyx Hotel, and $164 at Marlowe.