7 Best Hotel Packages That Will Give You the Most Booze for Your Buck
Traveling can rack up a hefty bill, especially if you want to stay in a hotel that offers an experience rather than just a place to rest your head. While some of our favorites are perfect for the drinking enthusiast, others go above and beyond with special rates and packages for those who want to dig deeper into the boozy adventures that the hotel and surrounding area have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a craft beer tour or bottomless weekend brunch, these seven hotels have some of the best boozy packages in the country.
Roxy Hotel, New York, NY
This energetic downtown hotel is perfect for folks who want to experience the commotion of city life without straying too far from the comfort of their room. By day, the lobby lounge is bustling with impromptu meetings, but by night, live music acts and vinyl spinning DJs get the party started. To keep it going all weekend long, Roxy offers The Weekender package with rates starting from $225 that include a daily $50 drink and dining credit. Use it to splurge on the mini bar or brunch at the Roxy Bar, which includes a lavish buffet and bottomless cocktails for $55.
The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Milwaukee, WI
Every diehard fan of iconic Pabst Blue Ribbon beer needs to plan a sleepover at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, which used to house the original PBR brewery and was renovated as a hotel in 2013. All 90 suites are outfitted with a mix of Victorian steampunk and modern decor, and each boasts a full kitchen and large loft-like windows. Spring for the Beer Baron package (starting around $230 per night) and enjoy daily breakfast for two, complimentary valet parking, a six-pack of PBR, two souvenir Brewhouse glasses and two tickets to the Pabst Mansion delivered to your room upon arrival.
Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR
Located in Portland’s vibrant, neighborhood-y east side, Jupiter is probably the coolest hotel in Rose City. Every room in the renovated motor lodge has a homey feel, and the legendary Doug Fir Lounge is located on premise if you want to have a drink, bite or catch a show. Their killer boozy packages seal the deal. Tattoo enthusiasts should opt for the Ink ‘n Drink package (starting at $159), which includes a voucher for one of their signature tattoos (we’re partial to the Martini glass) at neighboring parlor Jackalope Custom and a bucket of Burnside Brewing Couch Select Lager. If you choose the PDX Brews + Booze package (starting at $199), you’ll receive a complimentary Jupiter Hotel growler and free fill-up at Doug Fir, key chain bottle opener, and a Distillery Row Passport, which includes free tastings at seven area craft distilleries.
Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
This boutique Los Angeles hotel is supposed to feel a little country, but it doesn’t lack all the cosmopolitan amenities you’d expect to find in the West Coast city. Each room is outfitted with denim duvets, plaid curtains and custom-made wooden Adirondack chairs, and some feature Nespresso machines and full wet bars for in-room entertaining. While Farmer’s Daughter boasts well-stocked mini bars and a daily whiskey tasting hour, true fans of the brown spirit will love the hotel’s Shaken & Stirred Experience. The package includes overnight accommodations in their deluxe Robin Room where a liter of Slow Hand Organic Whiskey will be waiting upon your arrival. Then it’s off to a tour of nearby Greenbar Distillery where Slow Hand and a number of other organic spirits are made. Finally, you’ll enjoy a custom whiskey-paired dinner for two at the hotel’s TART restaurant. The experience will set you back about $450, but it’s not a terrible price to pay considering the whole shebang.
Hotel San José, Austin, TX
Enveloped in lush courtyards and helmed by an extra friendly staff, this dreamy hotel is a respite from the hustle and bustle of South Congress Avenue. Comfy, minimalist rooms come stocked with killer mini bars, luxury bath products, and typewriters and Polaroids available to borrow. There’s plenty happening in the courtyard lounge where you can chill by the pool, sipping on happy hour specials and relaxing to the mellow sounds of rotating DJs. If you feel like hitting the town, Hotel San José’s A Night In Austin package (which adds about $70-75 to the price of a basic room) includes two tickets to nearby Continental Club, a bucket of Shiner or voucher for two cocktails at the hotel, a custom bottle opener and late 1 p.m. checkout.
Shelborne South Beach, Miami, FL
Originally built in 1940 and recently renovated to its former glory, the Shelborne is a vision of Art Deco details with a sleek, modern edge. The rooms are classic and comfortable and feature fine linens and a well-stocked honor bar with all the necessary cocktail making supplies. Relax by the oasis-like pool or enjoy the hotel’s stretch of pristine private beach while you sip a sunny libation. Better yet, splurge on the Open Bar package (starting around $375 a night) so you can enjoy unlimited beer, wine and well cocktails for two from poolside eatery Shelborne Bar & Grill during your entire stay.
Hotel Monaco, Baltimore, MD
Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco knows how to mix old world elegance with contemporary details and quirky amenities. At the hotel chain’s Baltimore location, the mini bar is always stocked with goodies, an in-room yoga mat and fitness center will keep you centered on the go, and their fleet of PUBLIC bikes provide guests with wheels to get around town. Not only do they host a complimentary wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m. every evening, beer lovers can quench their thirst with Hotel Monaco’s Baltimore Brews package. Starting at around $239 a night, the offer comes with discounted City Brew Tour tickets so you can take in the local craft scene, as well as a $30 credit to B&O American Brasserie where you’ll enjoy more local brews with snacks like duck wings and roasted peach crostini.