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Sayre MansionHere’s the answer to last week’s “How Much Is This Hotel?” quiz. Play along with future hotel quizzes by subscribing to our blog.

We have a winner! The correct answer to last week’s How Much Is This Hotel? contest is $325 per night. Greti, who gave the first correct answer, has won an IndependentTraveler.com neck pillow.

The room pictured was Suite 3 at the Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The mansion is the former home of famous “Christmas City” resident Robert Sayre, who was chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad in the 19th century. This historic B&B has 22 guest rooms — including three spacious suites in the property’s carriage house — and is a short walk from Lehigh University and downtown Bethlehem.

– written by Caroline Costello

Every Friday, we’ll feature a photo of an unidentified hotel here, on our blog, and we want you to guess how much it costs to stay there. Leave your guess in the comments below and you could win a prize. Get the answer in your inbox by subscribing to our blog.

Welcome to the holiday edition of our weekly hotel guessing game! What’s the price of a night in “Christmas City”? Enter your guess in the comments, and be sure to include a valid e-mail address so we can contact you in case you win. The first person to guess closest to the price of the room without going over wins an IndependentTraveler.com travel neck pillow. Here’s a shot of the room’s spacious bathroom:



And here are three little hints to help you win:

-This suite has a king-size bed, a living room with a queen-size sofa bed, a working fireplace and a jetted tub.

-This suite is in the carriage house of a historic B&B located in “Christmas City,” Pennsylvania.

-Free Wi-Fi and daily hot breakfast are included in the rates.

We’re looking for the maximum nightly price based on double occupancy as listed on the property’s Web site, excluding holidays, coupon codes or package rates. Enter your answer by Monday, December 26, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to win. We’ll contact the winner and reveal the answer on Tuesday.

– written by Caroline Costello

Every Friday, we’ll feature a photo of an unidentified hotel here, on our blog, and we want you to guess how much it costs to stay there. Leave your guess in the comments below and you could win a prize. Get the answer in your inbox by subscribing to our blog.

What’s the price of a night in tropical paradise? Enter your guess in the comments, and be sure to include a valid e-mail address so we can contact you in case you win. The first person to guess closest to the price of the accommodations without going over wins an IndependentTraveler.com travel neck pillow. Here’s the property:



Here are three hints to help you win:

-This suite has a living area with a futon and a bedroom with a king-size bed, and can accommodate up to four people.

-This suite offers a view of the “Sleeping Giant,” a land formation that takes its name from an old Hawaiian legend.

-Daily breakfast prepared with local ingredients is included in the rates.

We’re looking for the maximum nightly price based on double occupancy as listed on the property’s Web site, excluding holidays, coupon codes or package rates. Enter your answer by Sunday night, December 18, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to win. We’ll contact the winner and reveal the answer on Monday.

– written by Caroline Costello

1869 O'Malley HouseHere’s the answer to last week’s “How Much Is This Hotel?” quiz. Play along with future hotel quizzes by subscribing to our blog.

We have a winner! The correct answer to last week’s How Much Is This Hotel? contest is $250 per night. Roger Kinnaman, whose guess was right on the money, has won an IndependentTraveler.com neck pillow.

The property pictured was the Tessitore Suite at the 1869 O’Malley House in New Orleans. This historic mansion is within walking distance of the French Quarter, and is set just steps from New Orleans City Park. There are eight uniquely decorated suites in the B&B, all of which have private bathrooms. The Tessitore Suite features a queen-size bed, a writing desk, a flat-screen TV, a working fireplace and a ceiling fan. Read more about visiting the Big Easy in our New Orleans Travel Guide.

– written by Caroline Costello

Every Friday, we’ll feature a photo of an unidentified hotel here, on our blog, and we want you to guess how much it costs to stay there. Leave your guess in the comments below and you could win a prize. Get the answer in your inbox by subscribing to our blog.

What’s the price of a night in a historic Southern mansion? Enter your guess in the comments, and be sure to include a valid e-mail address so we can contact you in case you win. The first person to guess closest to the price of the accommodations without going over wins an IndependentTraveler.com travel neck pillow. Here’s the property:



Here are three hints to help you win:

-This suite, which can accommodate up to three people, has a queen-size bed, a writing desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a jetted tub.

-This historic property is located within the geographic region of the U.S. that was purchased from Napoleon in 1803.

-Daily hot breakfast is included in the rates.

We’re looking for the maximum nightly price based on double occupancy as listed on the property’s Web site, excluding holidays, coupon codes or package rates. Enter your answer by Sunday night, December 11, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to win. We’ll contact the winner and reveal the answer on Monday.

– written by Caroline Costello

Rendezvous by the SeaHere’s the answer to last week’s “How Much Is This Hotel?” quiz. Play along with future hotel quizzes by subscribing to our blog.

We have a winner! The correct answer to last week’s How Much Is This Hotel? contest is $5,350 per week. Kim, whose guess of $4,500 was the closest answer without going over, has won an IndependentTraveler.com neck pillow.

The property pictured was Rendezvous by the Sea, a private oceanfront villa on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This beach house sleeps up to eight people and has a pool that overlooks a coral reef in the ocean. Guests can spot sting rays, turtles and other sea creatures right from the pool! The house is rented by the week, and you’ll get the most affordable rates by traveling in low season, from mid-April through mid-December. Read more about traveling to St. John in St. John Essentials.

– written by Caroline Costello

Every Friday, we’ll feature a photo of an unidentified hotel here, on our blog, and we want you to guess how much it costs to stay there. Leave your guess in the comments below and you could win a prize. Get the answer in your inbox by subscribing to our blog.

What’s the price of a week in a private beach house in the Caribbean? Enter your guess in the comments, and be sure to include a valid e-mail address so we can contact you in case you win. The first person to guess closest to the weekly price of the accommodations without going over wins an IndependentTraveler.com travel neck pillow. Here’s the property:



Here are three hints to help you win:

-This private oceanside villa has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a kitchen and a large living room.

-This villa is located on the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands.

-Daily maid service is not included in the rates.

We’re looking for the maximum weekly price for up to eight people as listed on the property’s Web site, excluding holidays, coupon codes or package rates. Enter your answer by Sunday night, December 4, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to win. We’ll contact the winner and reveal the answer on Monday.

– written by Caroline Costello

Woodley Park Guest HouseHere’s the answer to last week’s “How Much Is This Hotel?” quiz. Play along with future hotel quizzes by subscribing to our blog.

We have a winner! The correct answer to last week’s How Much Is This Hotel? contest is $245 per night. Nancy James, who was the first person to give the correct answer, has won an IndependentTraveler.com neck pillow.

The room pictured was Room 121 at Woodley Park Guest House in Washington D.C. This newly renovated inn features 13 rooms decorated with antique furnishings. There are no T.V.’s in any of the rooms, but guests shouldn’t have a problem finding something to do nearby — the guest house sits within walking distance of the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park and the Washington National Cathedral. Read more about traveling to Washington D.C. in Washington D.C. Essentials.


– written by Caroline Costello

Every Friday, we’ll feature a photo of an unidentified hotel here, on our blog, and we want you to guess how much it costs to stay there. Leave your guess in the comments below and you could win a prize. Get the answer in your inbox by subscribing to our blog.

What’s the price of a night in the heart of the District? Enter your guess in the comments, and be sure to include a valid e-mail address so we can contact you in case you win. The first person to guess closest to the price of the room without going over wins an IndependentTraveler.com travel neck pillow. Here’s the room:



Here are three hints to help you win:

-This hotel is located near the National Zoo.

-This room has a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a stand-up shower. There’s no T.V. in the room.

-Wi-Fi and a mostly organic breakfast are included in the rates.

We’re looking for the maximum nightly price for two people as listed on the property’s Web site, excluding holidays, coupon codes or package rates. Enter your answer by Sunday night, November 20, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to win. We’ll contact the winner and reveal the answer on Monday.

– written by Caroline Costello

Breakfast at Ray's Bucktown B&B ChicagoHere’s the answer to last week’s “How Much Is This Hotel?” quiz. Play along with future hotel quizzes by subscribing to our blog.

We have a winner! The correct answer to last week’s How Much Is This Hotel? contest is $179 per night. Dale, whose guess of $179 was right on the money, has won an IndependentTraveler.com neck pillow.

The room pictured was the Da Vinci Room at Ray’s Bucktown B&B in Chicago. This 11-room bed and breakfast is located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, a lively area filled with art galleries and unique boutiques. The property is only about four miles from downtown Chicago, and free on-site parking is available. Every morning, Ray treats guests to a complimentary home-cooked breakfast of omelets, pancakes and French toast, cooked to order. Read more about traveling to the Windy City in Chicago Essentials.

Check back this Friday for another shot at winning a prize.

– written by Caroline Costello