At This Boston Hotel, Room Rates Match the Temperature — Even If It’s Zero Outside
Winter weather will whip across the entire country this week, bringing snow to Florida and subzero temperatures to the Northeast.
But travelers courageous enough to brave the winter weather could find a fantastic hotel deal that will only get better as temperatures continue to drop.
The Colonnade Hotel in Boston will base its rate Friday off of whatever the temperature is outside. The Weather Channel predicts an expected high of 12° F, with a low of -3° in Boston on Friday, meaning that guests could get their hotel room for a single-digit price. If the temperature goes below zero, the room is free.
The deal is part of the hotel’s “Frosty Fridays” program. Of course, there's a slight catch: When guests book a two-night weekend stay at The Colonnade, they pay whatever the temperature may be for Friday, and then $289 for Saturday night.
The hotel’s Friday night rates are determined by the National Weather Service’s report at 5:00 p.m. And customers who book this weekend at The Colonnade are unlikely to pay any more than $300 for a two-night stay.
The package also includes four tickets to Boston’s Old Town Trolley Tour or skating rentals at the Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink. Guests who don’t want to venture outside can instead visit the hotel’s hot chocolate bar, complete with marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, candy canes and caramel. Booking also includes a late check-out on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The hotel warns that the package is popular and likely to sell out so guests should consult their Farmers’ Almanacs and book in advance. The promotion runs through April 8.