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Tips Inspired by Hamptonality from Hampton Hotels

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I am an avid traveler. We stay in a lot of hotels every year. Some for business and some for vacation.

The holidays add an entirely new level of stress to me every year. There is always so much going on that I have to plan every single detail down to the last minute. It is tough. As much as I enjoy the holidays there are times when I am counting down the days until they are over.

We usually have a lot of out of town guest whether they are coming to visit or passing through for a night or two. As a result, I book at lot of hotels are the holiday season.

Have you heard of the Hampton Holiday program?

The Hampton Holiday program is all about helping hosts navigate these dilemmas and maximize their hospitality during the holidays with tips inspired by Hamptonality. If you have guests coming this holiday season then why not treat them to a stay at a Hampton Hotel near you?  With over 1,900 locations worldwide, there is bound to be a Hampton Hotel near you.

Hampton Hotels is all about celebrating the little moments that make a big difference through what they refer to as Hamptonality. 



  • Unexpected delight
  • Being anticipatory
  • Sharing a compliment
  • Providing a moment of humor
  • Showing empathy

The Hampton Holiday program is all about helping hosts maximize their hospitality during the holidays with tips inspired by Hamptonality.


Hampton has partnered with entertaining expert, Jenny Steffens Hobick, to celebrate little holiday moment makers by providing “Hamptonality” to travelers this holiday season. I have shared a few of her tips below along with how I make them work for me.

Surprise your guests with welcome treats
I usually make little goodie bags for our overnight guests. I might leave a few snacks in there plus some bath oil and sometimes a nice set of pajamas. I give them brand new soap that is something fun that I just purchased for them.
Be prepared with lots of snacks
I treat my guests like I treat my children. I fill a large, rectangle shaped snack basket and keep it well stocked while guests are visiting. They are easy to grab and go plus a little sign on it says, “No need to ask, just help yourself!”
Post the plan
We have a large desk calendar hanging by the back door on the wall in the kitchen. This is where we enter and leave the home. I post plans for everything on that calendar so everyone in the house can see the plan and what is going on.
Make time for resting
I schedule naps and/or down time. I tend to over plan so scheduling these things in ensures that we all get rest or time just to relax.
Big breakfasts
I always make certain to serve guests a big, hearty breakfast to prepare them for the day ahead. To save myself time, I make a French toast casserole or a quiche.
Make your home “help yourself” friendly
Besides the never ending snack basket in the kitchen, I have temporary labels that come in so handy when guests are visiting. We label all of the rooms, cabinets in the kitchen and so much more. I believe in making it easy and by creating an environment where guests don't have to hunt for anything, they can then spend more time relaxing.
I spend a lot of time preparing. Sheets are washed. Beds are made. Towel animals are in place (ok totally kidding on that one). But I try to make everything perfect. I prepare.


  • There are 1,900 Hampton locations
  • Free, hot breakfast with our fresh-baked waffles.
  • Free wired or wireless high-speed internet access in all guest rooms, so you can post about your holiday travels while visiting family in other towns.
  • The clean and fresh Hampton bed® – so you can rest up for your big holiday weekends.
  • The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers.
  • With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 186,000 rooms in 14 countries and territories, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company.
  • All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as “Hamptonality,” delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike.
  • High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast, and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations globally have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands worldwide.



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Compensation was provided by Hampton Hotel via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hampton or Momtrends

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64 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Erika C.

    I’d use it as a staycation for hubby & I.

  2. Starla Bates

    I would use it for a lil getaway with the boyfriend and I. College and work kinda consume our lives 🙂

  3. Whitney

    For my husband and I to get away! It’s been too long.

  4. KV

    I would use it as a weekend away.

  5. Mary Happymommy

    I would use it at the Hampton in Hilton Head, SC.

  6. kathy

    Going to see my daughter in FLa

  7. I would love to use the free night when visiting my sister and her family in Boston. Thank you!

  8. I would use it as an overnight for our family to drive to the Aquarium. It’s possible to do it as a day trip, but we’d get to spend more time if we stayed overnight 🙂

  9. Elizabeth Owens

    I would use it as a getaway for my finance’s birthday coming up! He would be so excited that we could celebrate in a big way!

  10. I would use it for a quick getaway before our little one arrives in Feb 🙂

  11. Kevin E

    I would take the family on a weekend getaway to North Conway, NH

  12. I love Hampton Hotels. We have stayed in them often

  13. D Schmidt

    We would use our voucher for a trip to Boston since our children would love to visit the zoo.

  14. rod jackson

    I would use it in Coralville Iowa at my families

  15. Jennifer H.

    I would take my two sons to visit my brother.

  16. Marcia Goss

    I would take my husband to Savannah for the weekend.

  17. stephanie

    i would use it for myself

  18. Elena

    I would use it for a weekend getaway with my husband

  19. Candice

    I would try to use it on our next hockey trip.

  20. steve weber

    I would use it for a place to crash on NYE.

  21. Carrie Phelps

    I would take my grandchildren in to Boston for a day trip so we would be able to spend the night.

  22. Kim Henrichs

    I would use it for a weekend trip to Wells, Maine!

  23. Jennifer Marie

    I would use it for a small getaway with my family. Maybe to Cleveland.

  24. Seth

    I’d like to book a stay for my 1-year anniversary with my wife.

  25. Jennifer

    I’d use it for a weekend getaway!

  26. Kelly D

    I would go somewhere with my mom.

  27. Cindy B

    We’ll need to stay overnight in a hotel before our flight to Maui in June. This would be perfect!

  28. Eloise C

    I would use it for a much needed night out with the hubby! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


  29. lauren

    I would use it for a trip to charlotte as a mid way stop

  30. christine jessamine

    i would love to use this towards our upcoming colorado trip

  31. Nichole N

    I would put this toward my New York Trip this January!

  32. Seyma Shabbir

    I would love to use it for a road trip to DC.

  33. Eileen Richter

    Sad to say but I’d love to get this for my mom to join the family in Destin Florida area in April. A wedding was Canceled but we still very much want to go to celebrate LIFE goes on. And strength. And to just have fun and forget. My daughter still wants us all to go if we can and my mom hasnt the resources nor us to keep all of us there for days.

  34. Stephanie Gossett

    I would love to take our sweet girls to see their grandpa who loves them so and can no longer travel. Thank you for this chance!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

  35. Sonya Morris

    I would use it when visiting my daughter at college.

  36. Jasanna

    I’d use it in Palmdale, CA to see family when we go back next year!

  37. Jane (EJ)

    I would use it for a family fun trip to visit family.

  38. kathy dalton

    i would use this for a date night for my son and I would babysit my grandkids so they could enjoy themselves

  39. Melissa M

    I would use it on vacation.

  40. Natalie yeoman

    I’d use it next time I go to a concert out of town

  41. Jennifer W.

    I would use it for a quick weekend getaway to the beach!

  42. Jacob

    I would stay at the Hampton Inn Dallas/Lewisville – that’s where we spent our honeymoon and they were so nice to us there

  43. Susan Christy

    I’d go to Taos to visit an old friend from Junior High.

  44. David

    I would take my family on a vacation in SC.

  45. amy rouse

    would use it on the way to my daughters house

  46. Heather Dawn

    I would use it on vacation!

  47. Sarah Ann

    I would get away somewhere warm (and out of the snow!) with my husband and daughters.

  48. Amelia Drew

    I’d use it for a ski weekend for the family

  49. Allison Downes

    I would use it for a vacation stay.

    Thank you!

  50. I’d use it for a night away with my hubs! It’s been a long time since we were able to!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  51. Jake B

    I would use this for my 6 year anniversary stay downtown Indianapolis 🙂 thanks for the chance to win

  52. Sarah VM

    I would stay with my husband.

  53. Tammy Richards

    I would like to stay at the Hampton in Orlando South of Universal

  54. Carolsue

    I would use it when my husband and I go to Ontario, California to visit our family.

  55. tammy shelton

    I would use it for a weekend getaway trip to Disney World.

  56. Samath

    I would use it for weekend getaway !!

  57. Eric Sanders

    I would give it to my FB Friend Jake Bray and his Wife for their anniversary

  58. Crystal Renee

    I would have a quick relaxing getaway with my husband. 🙂

  59. Melissa l

    I would use it to take a night away with my fiance to get away from all the wedding planning 🙂
    thanks for the chance

  60. Jennifer H

    I would use it with my best friend for a girls night out

  61. Angela Newsome

    The Hubby & I need a date night!!!!

  62. Traveling can be a lot of fun. I know getting a good nights rest can make all the difference. I did not know that some places would have free breakfast in the morning. I think that is prone, less thing to think about.

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