Affinia has decided to ring in the new year with a 7-Day Sale, offering rooms up to 30% off in their New York and Washington, D.C., hotels. We have a special place in our hearts for this consistently reliable brand, and we've lauded several of its properties for their pet accommodations, room service, gyms, and bathrooms. Below is a list of some of our favorite Affinia hotels.
Note that the sale ends Sunday, January 10, and these rates are valid for stays from January 4 - April 5, 2010. To book call 1-866-246-2203 and mention promo code 7Day or click here to reserve your room online.
For the pet lover: Affinia Fifty Location: Midtown East, New York City Discounted price: From $129/night non-refundable; $149/night refundable Affinia hotels charges a one-time $25 fee for keeping a pet in the room -- but there's no weight limit and pets of all kinds are welcome. Food, water bowls, doggie sidewalk bags or cat litter pans, and a list of pet-friendly restaurants and resources are all part of the "Jet-Set Pets" program. The "Happytails Travel Dog Spa Amenity," available for an extra $15.50, includes skin moisturizer, odor remover, mosquito repellent, and a bad-breath zapper. The concierge can arrange everything from grooming and dog-walking services to gourmet birthday cakes and a pet taxi -- and even a pet psychic for your troubled parakeet. Rooms are spacious and the Peter Detmold Dog Run is just three blocks east at Beekman Place.
For the gym enthusiast: Affinia Dumont Location: Gramercy and Murray Hill, New York City Discounted price: From $149/night non-refundable; $179/night refundable The Affinia Dumont has more than a great gym -- the entire hotel is fitness-themed, with a Fitness Concierge that doubles as a personal trainer, fitness tips on the elevator TV monitors, and special Experience Kits designed to keep guests fit through walking or yoga. Strength training fit kits that come with an exercise ball and weights can be ordered for the room.
For the recluse foodie: Affinia Gardens Location: Upper East Side, New York City Discounted price: From $179/night non-refundable; $199/night refundable Affinia Gardens' room service is available 24 hours a day from four local restaurants: Accademia di Vino, China Fun, Jackson Hole, and Silver Star. Orders are routinely fulfilled promptly, but real room-service highlight is the shockingly affordable breakfast (at least compared to other NYC hotels). For $10, you can get a piece of fruit, a pastry or muffin, yogurt or cereal, a granola bar, coffee or tea, and juice.
For the romantic: The Liaison Capitol Hill An Affinia Hotel Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Discounted price: From $89/night non-refundable; $119/night refundable Couples who want a sexy stay without the bumping and grinding of D.C.'s super-sleek hotels (read: W and Donovan House) will appreciate Liaison's more mature, refined approach to hip (despite the hotel's scandalous name). The rooms are sophisticated, the lobby is stylish, and the seasonal pool deck is the hottest in town. Plus, the Affinia brand allows guests to personalize their stay (either in person or beforehand online), whether they want birthday cupcakes or a bottle of champagne chilling in the room. For the serenity seeker: Affinia Shelburne Location: Gramercy and Murray Hill, New York City Discounted price: From $139/night non-refundable; $169/night refundable Located in Manhattan's largely residential, somewhat sleepy Murray Hill neighborhood, the mid-priced Affinia Shelburne is a quiet, low-key property.