Discounts for kids are common; many hotels have followed Holiday Inn's lead with a "kids stay and eat free" policy. But what else can you get at a discounted rate?
Some hotels (like Hyatt Hotels and Resorts) offer a "Family Plan," which allows parents to reserve a second room for their kids at half the cost of a single room. And some hotels sell discount tickets to major theme parks and other pricey diversions in the area. The Jolly Roger Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., for example, provides its guests with discounted tickets to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo.
Hotels are also great places to look for coupons good at area attractions. Be sure to check out the brochure shelf in the lobby and any tourist literature in your room for ways to shave a few bucks off the price of your family vacation.