Hotels across the country are pitching to baseball fans with special packages. Rates are subject to availability and do not include taxes unless noted:
•The Hotel Derek in Houston has Home Run packages through Oct. 15. Nightly rates start at $150 for Friday or Saturday stays and $205 for Sunday through Thursday stays, and include accommodations, two baseball caps, valet parking and a welcome amenity. Packages are only available when the Astros are in town. Contact: (713) 961-3000; www.hotelderek.com/promotions/promotions.cfm.
•Washington, D.C., is celebrating the return of baseball after 33 years. Six hotels in the Kimpton Group have a Let’s Play Ball package for stays through Sept. 5. Rooms start at $179 per night and include parking, Metro passes, a DVD and Cracker Jack. Contact: www.kimptonhotels.com.
Marriott has MVP packages at D.C.-area hotels that include rooms, a Nationals Inaugural Season baseball and other extras. Sample nightly rates start at $89 at the Courtyard Gaithersburg (Md.) Lakeforest, including a $20 gas card; $109 at the Bethesda (Md.) Marriott, including four Metro passes; and $159 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, including hotel parking, a souvenir program and two Nationals hats. Contact: www.marriottmvp.com.
The Fairmont Hotel offers accommodations, Metro tickets, a baseball welcome kit and choice of continental breakfast or free parking. Rates start at $219 for weekends and $399 for weekdays. Contact: (800) 441-1414.
•In Baltimore, the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel has a Take Me Out to the Ball Game package through Sept. 25. Rates start at $269 per night and include accommodations, two lower left field box seats at an Orioles game, two beverages at the Oriole Grille and free parking. Contact: (410) 962-8300; newyorkcity.starwooddestinations.com/orioles.
•The Omni Hotel in San Diego has Home Run Packages through Oct. 2. Packages include accommodations, breakfast for two at McCormick & Schmick’s, two tickets to a Padres game and overnight parking. Reservations are required at least 14 days in advance. The hotel is connected to Petco Park by a skybridge. Contact: (619) 231-6664; www.omnihotels.com/promotions/promotions.asp?h_id71.
•Several St. Louis hotels have packages through Sept. 30. This is the Cardinals’ last season at the current Busch Stadium, built in 1966.
Sample nightly rates start at $109 at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown Convention Center with peanuts, Cracker Jack and hotel parking; $169 at the Hampton Inn Gateway Arch with up to four admissions to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, two medium pizzas, breakfast and hotel parking; and $199 at the Hyatt Regency with a baseball souvenir, disposable camera, a $25 food and beverage credit and hotel parking.
•San Francisco Giants fans can enjoy packages at the Chancellor and Powell hotels. Rates at the Chancellor start at $179 for Monday through Friday stays and $219 for Saturday or Sunday stays, and include two tickets to a Giants game, continental breakfast and valet parking. Contact: (800) 428-4748; www.chancellorhotel.com/packages2.htm.
Sample nightly rates, including taxes, at the Powell start at $151 with two game tickets, $186 if you add hotel parking and $203 if you add breakfast. Contact: (800) 368-0700; www.thepowellhotel.com/specials.
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