Lodging Discounts for the Asking

Through the remainder of 1990, the new Stouffer Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, is offering a discount to travelers older than 55 years. The resort, located 13 miles from Palm Springs, is offering a 20% reduced rate for seniors that comes to $72 per day for one or two people.

A "Twilight Dinner" program, which should appeal to seniors, is served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., priced at either $15.95 or $16.95, depending on choice of four entrees. It includes soup or salad, dessert and beverage.

For information or reservations, call (800) 468-3571 or write to Stouffer Esmeralda, 44-400 Indian Wells, Lane, Indian Wells 92210.

The Las Misiones Hotel, located in Baja California's San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez, where deep-sea fishing is popular. With 240 air-conditioned rooms, it is the newest and largest hotel in Baja, with three swimming pools, tennis courts and a beach.

For an indefinite period Las Misiones is offering a package that includes hotel accommodations, a full American breakfast each day, two welcome cocktails and all tips and taxes. Cost is $29.50 per person, double occupancy, compared to the regular rate of $65 per night, double occupancy. A two-night minimum stay is required on this senior package.

San Felipe does not have scheduled airline service, but can be reached by automobile from Southern California via Interstate 8 to the Mexican border at Mexicali. From there it is 125 miles by paved highway to San Felipe.

For information, a brochure or reservations, call (800) 336-5454 or write to Mexico Resorts International, Box 120637, Chula Vista, Calif. 92012.

Shilo Inns, an independent chain in the Western United States, is offering a 10% discount on all rooms to members of AARP in five of their Southwest hotels.

The discount includes hotels in Yuma, Ariz., and Diamond Bar, Calif., seven days a week with no restrictions.

Shilo hotels in Palm Springs, Oakhurst (Yosemite) and Mammoth Lakes offer the discount on a Sunday through Thursday basis, with major holiday weekends excluded.

All offer a continental breakfast daily. Most have swimming pools, spas and steam and sauna rooms.

For room rates, contact Shilo Inns at 11600 S.W. Barnes Road, Portland, Ore. 97225, (800) 222-2244.

The rustic Riverside Inn in Grants Pass, Ore., offers a 10% discount to travelers over age 55 through 1990. Located on the banks of the scenic Rogue River in the Southwestern corner of Oregon, the Riverside Inn is located in a good spot for outdoor sports that includes golf and river activities, and also shopping.

Rates for two with the 10% discount are $67.50 to $87.10, depending on room location.

Many rooms have balconies overlooking the Rogue River. For rooms with a fireplace or a refrigerator, there is an additional charge.

For price list and brochure, call (800) 334-4567 or write to Riverside Inn, 971 S.E. 6th St., Grants Pass, Ore. 97526.

Quality International Hotels, which markets more than 1,400 hotels, inns, suites and resorts in 19 countries, now offers a 30% discount to all travelers over age 60 or members of senior groups such as AARP.

Previously, 30-day advance reservations were required to obtain this discount, but that provision no longer applies. However, advance reservations are still required to obtain the discount.

There are four groups of Quality International hotels that are marketed under the names Comfort, Quality, Clarion and Sleep.

The information and reservation toll-free telephone number is (800) 221-2222. Or for additional information, write to Quality, 10750 Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, Md. 20901.

Solvang visitors, who are members of AARP, can get substantial midweek discounts at the Sheraton Royal Scandinavian Inn through Dec. 30.

Regular midweek rates have been lowered by 20% for anyone registering but an additional 25% discount is being offered Sunday through Thursday for AARP members.

The following rates are for seniors, single or double occupancy: Until Sept. 30, $54.75 (regularly $91). From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, $48.75 (regularly $81). From Dec. 1 to 30, $42.75 (regularly $71).

For reservations and information, call (800) 624-5572, or write to Sheraton Royal, 400 Alisal Road, Solvang, Calif. 93463.

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