Want a smooth way to sample the green life? The Pearl Hotel in San Diego offers guests an hour behind the wheel of an electric car while touring the city.
The deal: The 23-room boutique hotel partners with car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler North America, to provide the electric wheels. Guests receive free registration (usually $35) and 60 free minutes of drive time as well as a 15% discount on food and drinks at the hotel's restaurant.
When you make a reservation online, you will be offered a promotion code for the car2go deal. Activate the code and you score the hour of free driving.
When: The offer is good indefinitely.
Details: For those who like the green ride, additional minutes on the EV cost 38 cents a minute with a maximum of $13.99 per hour and $72.99 for a 24-hour period. The hotel has charging stations too, so you can see how this all works. To get a sense of the hotel's rates, I checked weekend dates in April and found rooms starting at $127 plus tax a night.
Contact: The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego; (877) 732-7573