I’ve written posts about several Joie de Vivre hotels in San Francisco — including Hotel del Sol, the Phoenix Hotel, Hotel Vitale, and the Laurel Inn. All of the JDV boutique hotels I’ve visited share similar traits including friendly service, eye-catching design and little niceties like fresh-baked cookies, free yoga classes, or spa bath products.
Now Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre, had decided to take the sting off summer travel budget woes with this new promotion that gives away 25 Explore California Passports — each valued at $17,000.
This is a sweet deal. Visit their Summer California promo link to register. You’ll receive a tip sheet with 100 ideas of affordable things to do in California — from the Dolores Park Movie night in San Francisco to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and Point Sur Lighthouse in Big Sur in the middle — as well as a $25 per night credit for booking a hotel on the website.
The 25 Passport winners receive two-night stays at each of the 35 Joie de Vivre properties — that’s 70 free nights of lodging! The passports are valid for two years, are transferable to friends and family, and have no blackout dates.
The $25 credit can be used for room service, dining, spa services and parking at any of their hotels.
Joie de Vivre operates 35 one-of-a-kind hotels in California, 20 restaurants, and four spas.