Christine Koh


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Family-Friendly Hotel for Kids

hotel-for-kids.jpgGiven my disinterest in making beds in the morning, it’s not surprising that I love staying in hotels. And I'm thrilled to partner with the elegant Hotel Commonwealth on their Hotel for Kids program, which kicks off with a storytelling/pajama party to benefit ReadBoston on February 19 and runs until March 31. Read on to learn more about the Hotel for Kids, as well as how to win a Hotel for Kids overnight package for February 19 + admission to the storytelling/pajama party!

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The Hotel for Kids package is pretty sweet; it was designed to serve as a truly family-friendly staycation option. The special opening night rate on February 19 is $219 and otherwise starts at $289/night (you also can extend your stay at a reduced rate per night). This rate includes deluxe family accommodations (up to two adults + two children; additional children can be accommodated for $49/child) in a Commonwealth Suite (500+ square feet, including a separate area with pull-out sofa bed that can be closed off with drapes).

In addition to the lodging, the pricing includes these cool perks:

  • Welcome backpack for kids stuffed with slippers from L.L. Bean, a bedtime story, flashlight, and the hotel’s signature Terry bear.

  • Board game and family-friendly DVD selection (delivered to each room with complimentary popcorn).

  • Homemade cookies and milk upon arrival.

  • Complimentary valet parking.

  • Access to the hotel’s new family concierge to help with planning family-friendly activities around Boston.

    Families that book for February 19 also will be privy to:

  • Storytelling/pajama party on Friday, February 19, featuring ReadBoston storytellers, followed by a make-your-own hot chocolate bar and a ReadBoston local author book sale.

  • A kids’ pancake-making class with Executive Chef Jeremy Sewall of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks on Saturday, February 20.

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    Congrats to winner Maria!
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    And now here’s where you come in. The folks at Hotel Commonwealth kindly offered me the opportunity to experience the Hotel for Kids with my family, but I wanted to offer this experience up to one of you awesome readers. Pretty cool no? Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Visit the Hotel Commonwealth special packages page, then email (with ‘Hotel Commonwealth’ in the subject), and name another Hotel Commonwealth package you’d love to enjoy (other than the Hotel for Kids!).

  • One entry permitted per person; local entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Saturday, February 13, 2010.

    *One lucky winner (drawn using will receive the Hotel for Kids overnight package for February 19 for a family of up to six (two adults; four kids) + admission to the storytelling/pajama party on February 19.

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