Hotels immerse guests in the comforts of home as effectively as a childhood blanket or a pair of enchanted ruby slippers filled with chicken-noodle soup. Escape to a magical world of luxury with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a one-night stay in a king studio suite, private king suite, or private double queen suite at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in Covington (up to a $140 value). This Groupon is valid for two guests. Groupon customers can bring up to three additional guests for a fee of $10 per person.
A lighted porch leads guests into the lobby at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, where a central fireplace emanates warmth. In the deluxe suites, bedrooms support sleepers with one king or two queen beds topped with Serta pillow-top mattresses ideal for insulating pillow forts during winter sieges. Some suites include a separate living area bedecked with a sleeper sofa and 32-inch television. Come morning, innkeepers set up a complimentary buffet in the dining room, quelling morning hunger with bagels, fresh fruit, eggs, and other breakfast eats. An outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, WiFi, and nearby Fontainebleau State Park make it easy to while away the hours without straying too far from the hotel’s enchanted sphere of protection. Visitors can also drive to New Orleans to sightsee and browse the French Market district for boutique clothes and souvenirs.