Happy Frugal Frog Friday!
Today’s frugal frog tips are going to be focused on frugal traveling.
With all of this house hunting in Washington DC, we have been doing quite a bit of traveling. In case you have not noticed traveling is CRAZY expensive! However, I have been learning how to do luxury for less–much less!
(This is our hotel elevator picture…I always make Chase take one with me wherever we stay)
Last weekend Chase and I stayed at the Fairmont Hotel DC.
This hotel is GORGEOUS!
There are gold and crystal accents everywhere!
The rooms even have that glorious “spa” aroma.
That bed felt like a cloud. For real.
And don’t even get me started on the shower. It. Was. Magical.
Ok, so you are probably thinking, “what the heck does this have to do with frugality?” Let me tell you…
The rooms at the Fairmont DC usually cost anywhere from $450-$850 per night. Crazy talk, right? Even though it is not “polite” to talk prices, we spent less than $160 for our room. Holy Frugal Frog–right?!
We were able to find such an incredibly rate through this amazing little deal:
And get this, you can join for FREE! Just click here:
After you join, they will send you “Great Dates, Great Rates” e-mails where they show you specials for their various hotels. These specials allow you to stay in $800 rooms for $99-$199 dollars–amazing!
There are Fairmont hotels everywhere–around America, Canada, and the world.
The Plaza = A Fairmont Hotel
Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec = A Fairmont Hotel
Seriously y’all, being a President’s Club member allows you to stay in a CASTLE for $139. AWESOME!
Not only do you get amazing deals, you also get a TON of “complimentary” items and services. For example:
1) Free use of their fitness centers (Which are always AMAZING!)
This is just a small part of the Fairmont DC fitness center. They had a lap pool, racquet ball courts, free weights, and a ton of weight and cardio machines. They also had lemon and lime infused water (that is my favorite part!)
2) Free WiFi Internet in your room = This seriously save you at least $14-20 a day!
3) Free New York Times, Washington Post, or USA Today delivered to your room
4) Express Check-in and Check-out (You get to skip the line!)
5) Free use of Taylormade Golf Clubs
6) Discount on Spa treatments and Gift store
Do you need to know anything more?! You get ALL of these things for FREE! It is simply a perk of signing up and giving them you e-mail address-there is no credit card application–no crazy hoops to jump through–just amazingness!
In case you are wondering here are there American locations:
Boston The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Boston Fairmont Battery Wharf
Chicago Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Dallas The Fairmont Dallas
Hawaii The Fairmont Orchid
Maui The Fairmont Kea Lani
New York The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Newport Beach Fairmont Newport Beach
Pittsburgh Fairmont Pittsburgh
San Francisco Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco The Fairmont San Francisco
San Jose The Fairmont San Jose
Santa Monica Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Scottsdale Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Seattle The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Sonoma The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Telluride Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge
Washington The Fairmont Washington, D.C.
Have you ever stayed at a Fairmont Hotel? Which one would you WANT to stay at?