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Daily Deal: Howard Johnson cuts room prices 35% for midweek stays

April 02, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Hojo Happy Monday sale rate costs $64 a night (instead of $99 a night) at the Howard Johnson Fullerton Hotel and Conference Center.
Hojo Happy Monday sale rate costs $64 a night (instead of $99 a night) at the… (Howard Johnson )

Budget motel chain Howard Johnson wants to brighten up Mondays. The company's latest pitch rewards those staying on Monday and/or other midweek nights by taking 35% off the daily price for hotels in the United States and Canada. You have about 370 hotels nationwide to choose from for this deal.

The deal: Hojo Happy Monday discounts the best available room rates excluding Friday and Saturday nights. Here's how it works: You register with your name and email address, and a rate code is sent to you. Check your email and use the rate code to see and reserve the marked-down room price.

When: The offer is good for any Monday stay through May 20 and any Sunday through Thursday stay through May 23, based on availability.

Tested: There are more than 30 Howard Johnsons in California, so I chose one just to test this deal. I registered and found availability April 21-25 for a room with one king bed at the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Monterey Pacific Grove in Pacific Grove, Calif., for $84 a night instead of the usual $129 a night (prices exclude tax).

The deal also works for a Howard Johnson in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where prices drop from $120 a night to $78 a night for a room with one queen-sized bed from April 21-25.

Contact: Howard Johnson, (800) 221-5801
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