Daily Pampering: MacCallum House Inn hosts tryst weekends

Looking for a new ‘tryst’ on an old flame (pun intended), but not quite ready to splurge on the sexiest hotels, consider this option:

The MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant in Mendocino, California, is offering a “Tryst Package”, good for stays through June 1, 2010. Spend one night at the California hotel and get your second night free. Of course, there are rules to this tiny tryst:

  • Book your room by Feb. 15 to receive the second-night free package.
  • Sunday through Thursday stays get the second night free; Friday and Saturday stays will receive 50% off the second night.
  • The deal is good for all Deluxe and Premier rooms booked between Feb. 2 -June 1, 2010. Not valid for holiday periods (Valentine’s weekend, Presidents’ weekend, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend.)

The tryst comes complete with in-room sparkling wine or cider, votive candles, an organic chocolate bar, free movie rentals, full breakfast buffets and 20% off spa services.

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Joie de Vivre hotel wishes you a happy birthday with $100 off your hotel tab

It’s always nice getting cash for your birthday, especially when it comes in the form of a reimbursement. Here’s a birthday gift worth talking about: California’s trendy Joie de Vivre Hotels group is hosting a promotion that gives birthday guests $100 off their two-night hotel bill.

The “Birthday Bucks” promo is good at any of Joie de Vivre’s hotels for any birthday. The best part? You can celebrate through 2011. The promo is good for one year starting Feb. 1 and extends through Jan. 31, 2011. Here’s how it works:

  • Guests who stay two nights or more within seven days of their birthdays will receive $100 off their total bill.
  • The $100 credit is applied at checkout to the guest’s total hotel bill – including hotel dining and spa services.
  • Some hotels will give you a surprise birthday present (the type of present isn’t declared on the hotel group’s website, but that’s all part of the fun)
  • Everyone is eligible for the Birthday Bucks credit, even children under 18 if accompanied by a parent.

Of course, there are a few restrictions, but they are pretty standard: you must show proof of age and birthday upon check-in, your birthday must be within seven days of your stay, and you must book in advance on the hotel’s website.

Joie de Vivre runs 40 hotels, 20 restaurants and four spas so your options for a birthday celebration are endless. And, since you’re bound to have a birthday this year, why not celebrate at a swanky San Francisco hotel?%Gallery-73514%