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HOTELS AND LODGING TIPS AND COUPONS

Theres nothing like after a day of sightseeing and road trips to unwind at a nice hotel. Do some swimming, have a nice dinner or just relax in the jacuzzi and order room service. I just love the idea of someone else doing the work:-) Well being that I met my husband on the internet and we were 8 hours apart we learned how to get the best deals on hotels. The first thing I recommend is, if a hotel chain offers a frequent guest program or priority membership.. JOIN IT Not only can you earn free nights stays, you can also take advantage of free room upgrades and late check-outs. Holiday Inn has a great program called HOLIDEALS, in which they offer special rates for certain hotels every weekend. Also when calling hotels to make reservations,, always ask if that is the best deal that they can give you,,, They don't always give you the best deals first!!! So check out all the programs on the websites and ENJOY And don't forget to check out RoomSaver for hotel coupons. The only thing is that alot of the hotels won't take advance reservations for the coupons and they could be booked up by the time you get there. So be safe and make your reservations below by clicking onto the Lodging.com link for the best rates around!!

HOTELS AND LODGING LINKS

Holiday Inn Hotels-Resorts
Make sure you sign up for the Holideals, They will email you every week with the participating Hotels. Also get a Priority Club card for those late check-outs. Some hotels will let you stay until 2pm
Hampton Inn Hilton /HHonors Points
Since they upgraded their website,, Web-tv can't view it, so i can't tell you what its like. But I do Love Hampton Inns!!!
Best Western
Nice Hotels, Sign up for a Gold Crown Club international to earn points for free stays and late check outs.
Comfort Inns
Choice Hotels International..Comfort, Sleep, Quality, Clarion, MainStay, and Flag
Howard Johnsons
My familys all time favorite.. Imagine all the special treatment we would get,, when after all my dad was Howard B.Johnson I just hope the restaurants don't become extinct. I love those Fried Clams:-)
Ramada Inns
Sign up for a Club Ramada Card!
Roomsaver
An online coupon book for hotels all over the US. Also you can request a printed guide or pick one up at participating merchants and rest areas all over the USA
Days Inn
I have stayed in some good ones and bad. It depends on the franchise owner.
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Sheraton chain which include 6 different hotel chains. The Westin is very popular in Canada. Check out the Westin Harbor Castle in Toronto!
Travelodge
Over 250 pet friendly locations.
Marriott International
A little pricey for me, maybe thats why I never stayed at a Marriott, but if I find a good deal, i'll have to try it. From what I hear they are a good hotel chain.

BedandBreakfastPlanner.com



Cottages, Independent Hotels, Motels, and Inns

Gananoque Inn - Gananoque, Ontario
A beautiful Inn in the heart of the 1000 islands
Cottage-Resort.com
Lots of listings for cottages, etc.
The Inn at the Falls - Muskoksa Falls Ontario
My brother in-law came back for a visit, and just had to stay here! I would like to try it out, just to see the ghosts!
Rolling Rock Cottages
Although I have never been here yet, its owned by friends of my husbands, and he says it nice and peaceful!
SPA Canada
If your into a pampering hotel stay, then this is for you!
Houseboat Ammaryllis B&B - Rockport Ontario
This looks very interesting! This huge houseboat is located in the beautiful 1000 Islands.
Boathouse Country Inn - B&B and Motel- Rockport, Ontario
This Charming Country Inn, Tavern and Bed and Breakfast is located in the 1000 Islands on the Canadian side.

Sheraton Centre - Toronto *****
123 Queen Street West
416-361-1000
We arrived at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel mid afternoon right before the check in time. There is nothing I like more than the desk clerk asking you what kind of room and floor you would like. We ended up on the 25th floor with a fablous view of Nathan Phillips Square, which houses the newer futuristic looking city hall, and the public ice rink. Of all the times I have visited Toronto, this was one site I never saw.



The desk clerk had even opened up the VIP check-in, as the other two lines were busy. She explained if we wanted a newer renovated room, what floor it was on. We didn't care if the room was newer, or even if it was a king or two double beds, as long as it was a smoking room, and a decent view.



We do like the sweet sleeper beds, as they are so clean and comfortable, and as you can see from the bathroom, it was still a nice clean room, even though this was not the newer renovated section of the hotel. We will be back again next year!


Marriott Eaton Centre - Toronto *****
525 Bay Street
416-597-9200

Ater reserving the Sheraton for only one night, the week prior we decided we wanted to make a weekend out of it, like we did last year. Unfortunately it was too late to get the boat show rate of $72. So I shopped around with all my internet hotel deals and found that the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto was offering an e-break for that weekend. I booked a room for $113. which is a great price for Toronto, as another night at the Sheraton would have been close to $200. After looking at the maps, I found it was located right behind City Hall. They could not guarantee a smoking room, and we went to check in very early to make sure we could get one. We decided we would check our luggage, and head off to the boat show, if the room was not ready, but luckily for us they had a smoking room. It hardly had a view, but we didn't care this time, as we would be out all day. The room was very clean, and we enjoyed the evening in their pub.





Days Inn & Suites - Niagara Falls, Ontario
5068 Centre Street
905-357-2550



We got a good deal on two adjoining suites at the Days Inn & Suites by the Falls. Being that there were five of us, we needed two rooms, and what better than adjoing suites.


The rooms were clean, and the parking was free, which is rare in Niagara Falls. Also included was a continental breakfast buffet, or we could upgrade to a hot breakfast at the little restaurant across the street. The hotel is located just a block or two from the top of Clifton Hill, where it turns into Centre Street, so it is a short walk to the attractions and Casino Niagara. We found the Days Inn & Suites, one of your better hotel deals in the Falls area!


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