Kimpton Hotels I have visited in San Francisco, Aspen, Denver, Vancouver and Chicago always impress me as holding a vibrant energy. I get a unique feeling when I walk in most Kimpton Hotels. They make me want to be a lounge lizard and scurry from seat to seat around the hotel lobby space. These are cool hotels.
Too bad I didn’t see this email from last Thursday offering discount rates for Kimpton Hotels across the U.S. for stays November to January 2011. The sale rate must be booked by midnight local time today, November 1. These rates are prepaid, nonrefundable, no changes.
The lowest rates posted on the promotion page were available over much of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dates with a variety of low rates on other dates. The advertisement states these rates are for Thursday through Sunday stays. Several hotels I checked showed low rates most days of the week during the holiday weeks.
These rates are low and at some hotels these might possibly be the best rates for the next two months. Or possibly not. The rates are reasonably low for the hotels in the San Francisco Bay area where I am more aware of rate trends and fluctuations, however, they are not abnormally low for the low travel season.
Check out your location and compare rates to see if this is a good deal for the Kimpton Hotel you are considering. The prepaid, nonrefundable term generally holds me back from a hotel reservation unless I already have definite plans to go and I know the hotel rate is a great deal for my travel dates and location.
There are nearly 50 Kimpton Hotels participating. The email states this an exclusive offer for Kimpton InTouch hotel loyalty program members, but it does not look like this is a requirement. You can join Kimpton InTouch and make your reservation.
I checked the Cypress Hotel Cupertino in the Silicon Valley San Jose suburb. The low rate $99 was listed as the Best Available Rate (BAR). This is also the rate listed in the promotion. Another great Kimpton rate special offer showed breakfast for two at just $1 more or $100 for the night at this hotel. I have stayed at the Cypress Hotel and the interior room design was trippy. A leopard theme as I recall.
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The hotel links shown will take you to a two-month rate calendar for the hotel.
Loyalty traveler note: The photos in this post are from my visit to Kimpton Hotel Allegro in Chicago two weeks ago.