Slow Down Santa: Holiday Hotel Stays in Boston

Slow Down Santa: Holiday Hotel Stays in Boston

This year is coming to a close and Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are all fast approaching.  Before we crash full speed into the coming year, I am pulling on the breaks.  Over the last few years, I have learned to appreciate what a night away (it doesn’t have to be far) does for our family.  The hustle and bustle of every day life rain or shine gets to all of us.

This fall, I took my daughter and joined my friend and her daughters and we escaped for a night at The Cape Codder and a day at the Wellfleet Oyster festival.  Now, I think we need a little weekend escape within the city.  Here are a few hotels ready to pamper the kids, the parents, and whoever else needs to put on the brakes before winter break.

This weekend, the Royal Sonesta has their Breakfast with Santa and their Kids Holiday Movie package.

The Royal Sonesta’s annual Breakfast with Santa is a favorite family tradition, which includes a delicious breakfast buffet, family activities, and a visit from a very special guest in a red and white suit. Tickets are available online. (Adults $49.52, Children over 3 $28.42, Children under 3 are free.  )

Even if you don’t stay for breakfast with Santa the Kids Holiday Movie Package, on Saturday, December 13th, is a great mini escape for the whole family.  The whole family can enjoy a movie by the pool and cookies and milk while taking a break from the household chores, school stress, and unfinished projects.  The value of spending a little more time together is hard to measure until you feel it.

The Boston Harbor Hotel has their Winter on the Wharf alder up with skating under the rotunda. Also available Thursday through Sunday is their Kidventure package which includes:

Chocolate milk and homemade cookies delivered to your guestroom
Choice of tickets for two adults and two children to the New England Aquarium or the Boston Children’s Museum
Complimentary in-room movie (one movie per stay)
Complimentary Full American Breakfast for two adults and two children in Rowes Wharf Sea GrilleRates and features are subject to change.
Packages and rates are subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance.

At the Burlington Marriott, a special Family Fun Package rate makes it easy and affordable to get out of the house for a family weekend. Here’s more info about the Family Fun Package:
· Rates range from $169-$399 per night (valid through December 31, 2014)
· Package includes deluxe accommodations (one king or two double beds), $50 food credit to Chopps American Bar and Grill, breakfast for two adults (kids eat free at breakfast) at Chopps, one in-room movie, one popcorn, and full access to all facilities including the indoor pool and recreation area.
· Use code P91 to access this rate when you reserve online or by phone at 1-800-228-9290.
· This rate is available on Thursday-Sunday nights through December 31.
For additional festive fun, on-demand shuttle service will whisk families to the nearby Burlington Mall for a photo opp with Santa or some fun at the Lego Store.

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