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Don't want to pay an arm and a leg for a hotel over the holidays? Sage Hospitality Group (www.sagehospitality.com) -- which includes select Hilton, Doubletree, Courtyard by Marriott, Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza properties -- is offering 50 percent off more than 50 of its properties across the continental United States.

For example, a room at TownPlace Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs starts at $49.50 per night in mid-December (regularly $99). The hotel is near the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Gold Rush territory, where you can drive up the 14,110-foot peak or hitch a ride aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. You can also just gaze at its beauty from your hotel window.

Other hotels that are on sale include the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago from $89.50 per night (regularly $179). If you're spending the holidays around Atlanta, the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta NE/Northlake starts at $54.50 (regularly $109).

For even warmer weather stays, the Holiday Inn Downtown Fort Myers, Florida, is available from $53.50 per night (regularly $107). If your travel takes you to the San Diego/Del Mar area, the Hilton starts at $74.50 per night (regularly $149).

Keep in mind what these examples only cover a geographical smattering. View the entire list of eligible properties at www.hotelhalfoff.com.

Trip Type: Hotel-only

What the Quoted Price Gets You:

Overnight accommodations at TownPlace Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs, where rooms come with full kitchens and free Wi-FI. The hotel also offers on-site laundry, free parking, and a "grab-and-go" breakfast.

What Else You'll Have to Pay: State, hotel, and lodging taxes will add about another $10 --please note this will vary by location.

Book By: Half-off rates must be booked during the five-day sale (Nov. 17-21)

When: Dec. 16 for this sample booking

Other Details: The promotion is valid for travel Dec. 1 through Jan. 9, 2011. Some hotels have blackout dates. The rates for the various properties quoted in this story represent travel dates Dec. 14-20, but rates for other properties will vary based on your selections.

All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways and any single supplements, which is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.