For some travelers, the subzero temperatures sweeping the nation this week provide fair reason to cancel all plans and stay inside until (somewhat) warmer days return. But travelers brave enough to venture through the cold will find reward in a shocking hotel deal that, believe it or not, actually gets better as temperatures get lower.
At The Colonnade Hotel in Boston, a “Frosty Fridays” weekend package allows guests to match the price of their Friday night stay to the recorded temperature outside. Seriously. That means if the temperature drops below zero on the first night of your visit, you can actually stay one night in this hotel for no cost at all.
So how does it work? Guests book a two-night stay at The Colonnade during any weekend from now through April 8. All Friday night rates will be determined by the National Weather Service’s reading of the outside temperature at 5 p.m. in Boston. If it’s 15 degrees, you’ll pay $15. If it’s 2 degrees, you’ll pay $2. The second night’s stay comes at a special rate of $289. (Rooms on offer accommodate two, but connecting rooms can be added for $159 per night.)
The signature wintertime package also offers access to some of Boston’s best cold weather activities. Guests can choose between admission and complimentary ice skating rentals at the Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink or tickets to the city’s Old Town Trolley Tour. After, visitors are welcome to warm up with the hotel’s “make your own” hot chocolate bar, complete with marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, candy canes, and caramel.
Think this idea sounds pretty cool? Book your stay (s)now.