‘Tis the season to deck the halls at home… and hotels, too! Many resorts go all out for the winter holidays, decorating public spaces and even guestrooms with twinkling lights and Christmas trees, organizing visits from Santa Claus and more. These are 10 of our favorite Christmas hotels.
Written by Lissa Poirot
The Westin St. Francis
Package: The hotel offers a Family Package that includes 25-percent off a second room for children age 21 and under. Kids age 12 and under also eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
Named after former President Theodore Roosevelt, whom also inspired the name "teddy bear," this holiday hotel features teddy bears in the seasonal fun. The Crescent City Ballroom is transformed into Santa Claus' Workshop for Teddy Bear Tea, hosted on select days in November and December. The fun includes a parade, live entertainment, visits with Santa and a delicious spread of food. Kids also receive commemorative teddy bears to take home.
Package: The Roosevelt offers a Teddy Bear Tea Package that includes overnight accommodations and tickets to the Teddy Bear Tea. Hurry -- seating will sell out!
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Package: Start Christmas in November -- that's the name of the package -- with deluxe accommodations, a daily $25 credit for food and drink, food and mixology workshops, and visits with Santa on select Sundays. The package is available Nov. 1 to Dec. 22, 2017.
Mirror Lake Inn
Mirror Lake Inn also uses its picturesque location to provide holiday fun for families outside. Skate on the frozen Mirror Lake and receive free hot chocolate at the cafe, enjoy a winter bonfire with marshmallows, ride the Toboggan Chute or a horse-drawn sleigh ride, receive a visit from Santa with milk and cookies and turndown services, and take part in the town's Holiday Village Stroll.
Package: The inn features a Holiday Village Stroll Package that includes accommodations for a family of four, breakfast, holiday story time, breakfast with Santa and cookies and milk from Santa and his elves before bedtime. The package is available Dec. 8 to 10, 2017.
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
You'll also enjoy the Cirque Dreams Holidaze stage show; the Diamond Rio Holidays & Hits Dinner Show, snow tubing and ice skating on the outdoor lawn; breakfast with Charlie Brown; and so much more!
Package: The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is offering four themed packages, all with overnight accommodations. Visit Opryland Christmas Packages for details.
Disney's Grand Floridian, Orlando
Package: Consider a Magic Your Way Vacation Package for six nights and seven days; rates include tickets to all of the parks. You can't miss Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!
Sheraton Waikiki, Oahu
Package: The hotel has a Buy 4 Nights, Get the 5th Night Free Package with 35-percent off accommodations, 35-percent off dining, 35-percent off car rentals and 10-percent off spa services. Package available through Dec. 31, 2017.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Package: The hotel is offering a Gingerbread Holiday Bed and Breakfast Package with overnight accommodations; The Art of Breakfast Buffet (daily, per person); gingerbread cookie voucher (per person); and overnight parking (valet or garage). The holiday package also includes unlimited access to the hotel's gingerbread display. It's available through Dec. 29, 2017.
Gaylord National Resort
Returning attractions include a Gingerbread Decorating Corner and Build-A-Bear Workshop, and new highlights include a revamped ice skating experience and brand new show, JOY - A Holiday Spectacular.
Christmas on the Potomac takes place Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018.
Package: The Gaylord National Resort is offering two packages: a Christmas on the Potomac Package and an ICE! Is Nice Package. Visit Gaylord National Resort Christmas Packages for details.
Package: The Hershey Hotel offers four holiday packages: a Hersheypark Happy Christmas Package, Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Package, Breakfast With Santa Package and Lunch With Santa Package. Visit Hotel Hershey Packages for details.