After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $45, you get a one-night stay in a king or double room at the Courtyard Fort Wayne by Marriott (up to a $109 value).
The Courtyard's family-friendly confines function as a well-placed launch point for trips or catapults to the botanical conservatory, art museum, and other local landmarks. Kids can feed the giraffes, pet the kangaroos, and suffer the hyenas' endless mockery at the children's zoo. Grown-ups, meanwhile, can soak in a little classical music and stage drama at the historic Embassy Theatre or do a little holiday shopping at Glenbrook Square just down the road. Lodgers who'd rather stay hidden in their rooms until the heat dies down can keep themselves entertained with free WiFi as well as unlimited use of the hotel gym, swimming pools, and hot tub, and off-site access to the Pine Ridge Racquet and Fitness Club. The Courtyard's Waiter on the Way service will deliver food from vendors located nearby in case you and your fellow roomie get caught up in a torrid, passionate screenplay rewrite.
TripAdvisors give the Courtyard Fort Wayne by Marriott an average of four owl eyes: