At least one night of your lodging bill could be covered thanks to special fall promotions from Choice Hotels, Country Inns & Suites, and Sheraton.
Stay three consecutive nights anytime from now to November 19 at a "choice" (choice, get it, ha-ha) of over 1,500 hotels, including brands like Comfort Inn, EconoLodge, and Cambria Suites, and you'll earn a free night's stay. To be eligible, you must join the Choice Privileges rewards program first (it's free). Check out more details here.
Country Inns & Suites
The fall promotion from Country Inns & Suites, meanwhile, works a bit differently. If you stay two or more nights at one of its properties in October or November, you'll get a voucher that grants a free night to tack on to a stay of two or more paid nights between December 15 and the end of February. Check out more details at CountryInns.com/Fall2009.
Sheraton's promotion is the best deal of all, though actually getting a free room requires some luck. Starting on October 6, travelers who are registered at Sheraton.com/freenight have the chance to win one of 2,100 rooms at 86 participating hotels. All is not lost even if you don't win: Sheraton will offer some sort of coupon or discount for a future booking.