3 Tips for Hosting Travelers – Hampton #Giveaway

by Migdalia Rivera

This is a sponsored post created for Latina On a Mission. However, this in no way influenced the author’s opinions.

Looking to reduce stress when hosting travelers, I sought out Hampton Hotels entertaining expert, Jenny Steffens Hobick, to get her top 3 tips for hosting travelers this holiday season. Below I’ve noted Jenny’s 3 Tips for Hosting Travelers, and a #Giveaway, to help you create your own special moments!

Tip 1: Be the best OFF-SITE host ever…

Let’s be honest. You love your friends and family, but cramming everyone into your home for a few days can be stressful, especially for those who work from home or have limited space. If you don’t have enough room to host all of your holiday guests, or you just think everyone would be happier with their own, comfortable space, consider booking them at your local Hampton.  With more than 1,900 locations, Hampton is the perfect place to stay no matter where your guests may be traveling from.

Tip 2: Be prepared with lots of snacks

We all get a little grouchy when we’re hungry – adults and kids alike!  Anticipate those moments by having snacks planned for afternoons and before dinner to keep everyone happy.  Be sure to include fresh options like fruit and crunchy veggies, along with filling cheeses and more decadent treats so you have something for everyone!

Tip 3: Surprise your guests with welcome treats

I always like to make sure my guests know how excited we are to have them for a visit by surprising them with a little treat when they arrive. One of my favorite ways to greet them is with something personalized with their name on it, like a decorated sugar cookie or a festive welcome sign. I love staying at Hampton Hotels because they take a similar approach. They can add a personal touch for a guest’s stay by offering a favorite local snack or fun local item when guests check in.



To get you as excited as I am about Hamptonality, Hampton Hotels wants to offer one Latina On a Mission reader a (1) night stay at one of their U.S Hampton locations.

Hampton Hotels is all about celebrating the little moments that make a big difference through what the brand refers to as Hamptonality. They are all about helping hosts maximize their hospitality during the holidays. The above tips inspired by Hamptonality are the perfect example!

I also love that they offer guests:

  • Free, hot breakfast with 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.
  • Clean, fresh Hampton beds – so you can rest up for your big holiday weekends. Plus, someone else makes the bed!
  • 1,900 Hampton locations, many with pools (My sons love this!)

To enter the giveaway use the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. Giveaway ends January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) and is open to US residents over 18 years of age.


New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video to learn how to enter!

¡Suerte! / Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary Happymommy December 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

I would choose Hilton Head, SC.

2 Samantha V. December 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

I’d like to stay at the Orlando Hampton Inn with my husband.

3 MC Chau December 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

I would choose the Hampton Inn San Antonio-Downtown (River Walk)!

4 Ashley C December 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I’d stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Sandestin


5 alissa December 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I would choose: Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket
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6 Elena December 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I would choose the Hampton Inn in San Francisco

7 Rust December 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I would choose the Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter.

8 Stephanie Ann December 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I’d choose the Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort

9 amy rouse December 21, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Martinsburg WV

10 Tami L December 22, 2013 at 1:42 am

Probably Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington, for the Tulip festival!

11 debbie December 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

Hampton inn and suites in grand rapids mi

12 Seth December 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I would stay at the Cape Cod Yarmouth location.

13 alaine December 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I’d choose Kansas City:)

14 Allie December 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I would go to Baltimore

15 Jennifer December 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm


16 Kelly D December 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I would stay at the Homewood Suites By Hampton, Lancaster Pa

17 Kenny F December 22, 2013 at 11:27 pm

nyc hilton head

18 natalie December 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

I would love to stay in Louisville!

19 Elizabeth Owens December 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I would stay at the Hampton in downtown Chicago. I have been wanting to visit downtown Chicago for some time now and this would be my chance. Thanks you Hampton and Latina on a Mission!

20 Carolyn December 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I would choose Hampton In Washington DC/White house

21 Crystal December 25, 2013 at 12:21 am

I’d choose the Downtown New Orleans location!

22 stephanie December 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

i would go to canton ohio

23 Stephanie Gossett December 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm

I would go to Clearwater, Fl.

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24 Melissa M December 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I would stay in the Gatlingburg Tn hotel.

25 Charro M. December 27, 2013 at 12:55 am

I would stay in Chicago downtown/Lakefront – that would be so awesome!

26 Susan Christy December 29, 2013 at 1:34 am

I’d head straight for the Hampton Inn in Taos, NM.

27 Tracy Robertson December 29, 2013 at 3:58 am

I would choose the Hampton at SFO to have a mini staycation!

28 Leidy December 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

I would choose to stay at the
Hampton Inn San Antonio-Downtown (River Walk)

29 tara pittman December 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I would choose the one down the street from me in Albuquerque nm
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30 Michelle Snow December 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm

I would chose the Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Anaheim-Garden Grove.
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31 Adriana Martin (@AsBestRecipes) December 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

If I win I would like to stay at the Hampton Inn Manhattan-Chelsea in NY!

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32 Marla December 30, 2013 at 1:06 am

I would stay at the Hampton Inn in San Diego the one by the airport/Sea World. :) perfect little getaway to visit some friends and family.
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33 Heather Dawn December 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

I would go to Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park.

34 Alexa Cohen December 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

I would choose New York!

35 Yadira December 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

I would probably select one of the Tampa/Clearwater hotels.
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36 NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner December 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

I’d pick either the Hampton Inn Times Square!
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37 Yoly December 30, 2013 at 11:44 am

I would use it to go to my nephew’s Marine Basic Training graduation in Beaufort, SC.

38 erin dear (@mummadear) December 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I would choose Hampton Inn Traverse City Michigan!

39 Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka) December 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Doubletree by Hiltonhotel Tallahassee- one from their “portfolio of brands”

40 Carolsue December 31, 2013 at 4:09 am

I would stay at the Hampton Hotel in Ontario, California

41 Amelia Drew December 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

I would choose the lake tahoe one for a ski weekend

42 C R Williams December 31, 2013 at 1:29 pm

The Hampton Inn and Suites

43 Helen December 31, 2013 at 6:55 pm

The North Orlando Hampton Hotel

44 Lorina Padgett January 1, 2014 at 1:08 am

I would stay at Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown

45 Tonya January 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I’d love to visit the Hudson Valley with my husband so I’d probably chose one of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Albany.
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46 Linda C January 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I would choose the Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District

47 Jake B January 1, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Downtown Indianapolis :)

48 Cori Westphal January 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I think I’d stick close to home, and spend a night away with my hubs in the Minneapolis NW Maple Grove location! About a half hour from home!

coriwestphal at msn dot com
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49 Sonya Morris January 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I would go to Charlotte, NC near Belmont to visit my daughter when she goes to college.

50 Mary Beth Elderton January 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I’d love to stay in Galveston, TX…but I would probably really stayatHampton Inn & Suites Springfield MO

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