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This coming Fourth of July weekend, a lot chic hotels are offering great packages, giving yet another reason to celebrate the U.S. independence day. If you haven’t booked a hotel room yet, there are still some packages available in top class locations. Here are a few:
Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland
Independence Day in the nation’s capitol is bound to be patriotic, and this package offered by Gaylord National Resort will add to the fun. Rooms start at $239 per night, and include up to four passes to the Fireworks & Fun July 4th Celebration at the resort. The event features live music, children’s activities and a grand finale of fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The rates are for July 4 and are based on a family of four. For more information go to www.gaylordnational.com/july4 or call 301-965-4110.
New Yorker Hotel, New York
This historic hotel is offering packages starting at $299 and $399 per night, respectively. The first package includes one of the hotel’s “View Rooms” for a panoramic view of the fireworks display on July 4. The second package includes a barbeque dinner and a room on the 38th floor, complete with access to a balcony overlooking the famous Macy’s fireworks. The $399 rate is based on double occupancy, with a $25 charge per third and fourth person. Go to newyorkerhotel.com for more information, or call 800-764-4680.
Hotel Elysée, New York
This hotel is offering the “Liberty for Less” package, which includes two one-day “Fun Pass” metro cards, ferry transportation and admission to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Rooms start at $259 per night, and this package is available July 1-5. A two-night minimum stay is required. For more information go to elyseehotel.com or call 800-535-9733.
Hotel Giraffe, New York
Another New York hotel is offering a great deal for Fourth of July weekend. Receive up to 15 percent off rates if you book a room July 1-5. This package also includes passes to the New York Sport Club, a complimentary bottle of red wine, European breakfast and snacks throughout the day. Rates start at $225 per night. For more information go to www.hotelgiraffe.com or call 877 296 0009 with code ID10.
Red Roof Inn, various locations
The Great Red Roof Beach Promotion offers a four-night stay for the price of three nights at locations in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina and New Jersey. The beach rates are available all summer. Red Roof Inn is also offering a $17.76 celebration rate on the second night when you stay two nights at hotels in Detroit and Toledo, Ohio. For more information, go to www.redroofinn.com/red-hot-deals.
The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, Bahamas
If you want to celebrate Independence Day with your family in the Caribbean, then the “Love Your Family” package may be the perfect fit for your holiday plans. Rooms start at $269 per night and include a $50 gift card for resort dining or amenities, as well as free meals for children ages 4 and under (children ages 5 -12 receive 50 percent off of the regular menu. Along with a fireworks display Sunday night, the resort offers several family friendly activities for the weekend, including fire-side storytelling and a fair featuring contests and games. The resort also promises connecting rooms and suites where available. For more information, go tosheratonnassau.com or call 877-782-0149 with code L50PKG. These rates are based on single/double occupancy and the Love Your Family Program is available through April 30, 2011.