It's that time of year when kids are heading off or going back to college. One Santa Fe hotel wants to reward parents for making the drop off with a getaway package that includes a $50 gift card for their college kid.
The deal: La Fonda on the Plaza is a 91-year-old hotel that underwent a renovation last year that upgraded rooms and common areas but retains its Old West decor. The hotel's Empty Nesters Romance Package for two starts at $299 a night.
In addition to the gift card for kids, guests receive a $75 room-service credit to be used at the hotel's La Plazuela restaurant, free admission at 15 museums and historic sites with the New Mexico Culture Pass and a late 2 p.m. checkout.
When: The offer is good through the end of the year, based on availability.
Tested: I tested several dates and found availability plus a good price for Sept. 28 to 30. These two nights (different rates on different nights) cost $487 including tax. The $50 gift card, $75 room-service credit and two culture passes valued at $25 each are nice extras with a stay at this central city hotel.
Info: La Fonda on the Plaza, (800) 523-5002