Howard Johnson Kicks Off 'Mad Men' 'Don Draper Stays Free' Campaign

The offer is good through May 8, after last week's episode found Don Draper staying at a Howard Johnson with a closed swimming pool.
  • By TVweb  |  Apr 24, 2012
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Howard Johnson hotels offering a free night to anyone named Don Draper after this week's Mad Men episode
Howard Johnson hotels offering a free night to anyone named Don Draper after this week's Mad Men episode
Sunday night's episode of Mad Men, Episode 5.06: Far Away Places, featured Jon Hamm's Don Draper visiting a Howard Johnson hotel, although his stay wasn't too pleasant after getting in a fight with his new wife (Jessica Paré), and learning, of all things, that the pool was closed. The actual hotel chain Howard Johnson is capitalizing on the publicity, offering every patron who is actually named Don Draper, a free stay in participating hotels. Take a look at the press release for this unique promotion.

We've all been there. You plan a weekend away only to check-in to your hotel and find that a much desired amenity -- the hotel pool -- is closed. It's enough to make a man mad. But, it shouldn't have to. So, to the Don Drapers of the world, the Howard Johnson hotel brand would like to say this: We're sorry and your next stay is on us.

Now through May 8, 2012, any traveler with the legal name Don Draper can book a free one-night stay this summer at one of the following select Howard Johnson hotels throughout the U.S.:

  • Howard Johnson Plaza Anaheim Resort

    Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

    Howard Johnson Inn Mystic

    Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Miami Airport

    Howard Johnson Plaza - Portland

    Howard Johnson Toms River

    Howard Johnson Rapid City

    Howard Johnson Express Inn - Arlington Ballpark/Six Flags

"At Howard Johnson hotels, our owners strive to give each and every guest a great stay, one that creates the same happy-filled memories that the brand's legacy is built upon," said Rui Barros, Howard Johnson brand senior vice president. "Unfortunately, sometimes things happen that are beyond our control. This is our way of showing Mr. Draper that we value him as a guest and hope to welcome him back soon."

To book a reservation, travelers should call their desired participating hotel directly and ask to book the Don Draper rate. Numbers can be found below or at HoJo.com. Reservations must be booked by May 8, 2012 and the stay must be completed by August 31, 2012. Guests will need to show ID at check-in. For full details contact any participating property.

Travelers not named Don Draper who are looking for a great rate can still save 20 percent when they book a three-night consecutive stay using Hojo.com. Reservations are non-refundable and modifications are not allowed. Pre-payment is required. For full details on this and other available rates, visit Hojo.com. Neither AMCtv nor Mad Men are sponsors of this promotion.

Participating Hotels

Howard Johnson Plaza Anaheim Resort

1380 S Harbor Blvd.

Anaheim, CA 92802

1-714-776-6120

Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World

3330 Rosecrans Street

San Diego, CA 92110

1-619-224-8266

Howard Johnson Inn Mystic

253 Greenmanville Ave

Mystic, CT 06355

1-860-536-2654

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Miami Airport

7707 NW 103rd Street

Hialeah Gardens, FL 33016

1-305-825-1000

Howard Johnson Plaza - Portland

155 Riverside Street/I-95

Portland, ME 04103

1-207-774-5861

Howard Johnson Toms River

955 Hooper Ave

Toms River, NJ 08753

1-732-244-1000

Howard Johnson Rapid City

950 North Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

1-605-737-4656

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Arlington Ballpark/Six Flags

2001 East Copeland

Arlington, TX 76011

1-817-461-1122

Mad Men episode 5.6, "Far Away Places" stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, John Slattery, Robert Morse and is directed by Scott Hornbacher.


Sources: Howard Johnson

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