Countless hotels and resorts are offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, so consider giving the gift of travel to a friend, family member or yourself this holiday season.
Here’s a preview of some of the hottest deals. But, before we jump in, here are things to keep in mind before you book.
Pay attention to the offer dates. Booking periods vary widely. Consider setting a reminder on your phone so you don’t miss your opportunity.
Add up the extra costs. Remember to figure in tax, parking and resort fees when deciding if the deal is for you. I’ve tried to point these out when I know the resort has one. However, make sure you double-check on that booking as you reserve.
Make sure the property meets your needs. Read online reviews and make sure what the resort is offering matches your expectations.
Hotel Valley Ho
The historic Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale is offering a “From Black Friday to Cyber Monday” sale for people who can be spontaneous. If you book a two-night stay in December, you’ll get a third consecutive night free. Or consider buying a gift card: You’ll get a free $20 hotel gift card for every $100 worth of gift cards you purchase. The cards can be used for dining, spa services and guest rooms.
Fine print: Book between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 for December 2019 stays only. Gift cards must be purchased between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 as well.
How to book: www.hotelvalleyho.com/black-friday.
L’Auberge de Sedona
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying at this posh resort on the banks of Oak Creek, here’s a chance. This deal offers 30% off the best available rate and a daily resort credit of $75.
Fine print: Book Nov. 22-30 for stays between Nov. 22, 2019, and Dec. 21, 2020. The resort charges a 10% service fee each night (minimum $25).
How to book: lauberge.com.
Mormon Lake Lodge
If you want to plan your escape from the Phoenix heat for next summer, Mormon Lake Lodge south of Flagstaff is offering a Giddyap Mountain Getaway Package that will save you 20% off regular rates. The offer includes a one-night cabin stay for two guests, a one-hour guided horseback ride and a wrangler breakfast or lunch. Rates start at $159.
Fine print: Book on Black Friday (Nov. 29) by calling the lodge. The offer is good for stays Sundays through Thursdays, May 15-Oct. 15, 2020. You can check out the packages at www.mormonlakelodge.com/mormonlake-trail-rides.
How to book: Call 928-354-2227 and ask for the Black Friday package.
Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley is offering a deal similar to Hotel Valley Ho: Get a third night free if you book a two-night stay for December. The resort also has the same gift card sale — get a free $20 gift card for every $100 in gift cards you buy. You can use these for dining, tee times and guest rooms.
Fine print: Book rooms (December stays only) or buy cards between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. Mountain Shadows charges a $35 resort fee.
How to book: www.mountainshadows.com/black-friday.
It’s a landmark year for the Wigwam, which opened its doors to the public 90 years ago on Thanksgiving Day 1929. To celebrate, the historic resort in Litchfield Park will offer 45% off stays of two nights or more.
Fine print: Book Nov. 27-Dec. 3 for stays through April 30. Resort fee is $30 a night.
How to book: wigwamarizona.com. Use promo code CYBERPR.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Escape to San Diego with this deal at the Hard Rock in the Gaslamp Quarter. Rates start at $99 a night. The first five people who book on Black Friday and Cyber Monday will receive a $50 food and beverage credit plus free parking.
Fine print: The deal goes online at 12:01 a.m. PST on Black Friday (Nov. 29) and lasts until Midnight PST on Cyber Monday (Dec. 2). Good on select dates through April 13. There is a daily resort fee of $25 and parking is $49 per night.
How to book: hardrockhotelsd.com. Use promo code BF2019.
Monarch Beach Resort
Monarch Beach Resort, a AAA Five Diamond resort in Dana Point, is offering 50% off best available rates on stays through Dec. 31, 2020.
Fine print: Book between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. There is a $50 resort fee and a $50 valet-parking fee. Self-parking is not available.
How to book: monarchbeachresort.com/offers/packages/cyber-week-2019.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Situated between La Jolla and Del Mar, the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is offering 20% off accommodations and $25 food & beverage credit. Rates start at $160 per night.
Fine print: Book between Nov. 16 and Jan. 5. Parking is $39 for valet and $32 for self-parking. There is a $30 daily resort fee.
How to book: meritagecollection.com/estancia-la-jolla/special-offers.
Surf & Sand Resort at Laguna Beach
Located on Laguna Beach and boasting private oceanfront balconies, the Surf and Sand Resort has two deals. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is offering stays for 50% off the best available rate. On Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3), you can book stays for 40% off the best available rate and the hotel will donate 10% to the Artist Fund at Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters, a celebrated annual art event.
Fine print: Book between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, or on Dec. 3. Good on stays through March 31. Price includes resort fee and parking.
How to book: www.surfandsandresort.com.
Discount Disneyland tickets are rare, but reputable re-seller Getaway Today is offering adult tickets for kid prices for 3-, 4- and 5-day passports. That’s a savings of $20 per ticket, and the passports are good through Dec. 31, 2020. You’re also locking in current prices, as Disney customarily raises admission early in the new year.
Fine print: Purchase by Dec. 2. Offer not good on single- or 2-day admissions but does include Park Hopper and one-park-per-day passes.
How to book: www.getawaytoday.com.
This luxury hotel is on South Caicos Island in the Turks and Caicos. Book a three-night stay and get up to 50% off room rates, daily breakfast at the Great House restaurant, round-trip airfare from Providenciales to South Caicos (subject to availability), transfer service to and from the airport and an amenity upon arrival.
Fine print: Book Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for stays between Nov. 29, 2019, and Dec. 23, 2020. Tax and service charge not included.
How to book: www.sailrockresort.com. Use promo code HTLS19.
Cayo Espanto, Belize
This luxury property on a private island in Belize is offering a free-airfare credit when you book a seven-night stay. Once you receive confirmation of your reservation, the resort will reimburse the cost of airfare up to $750 per person.
Fine print: Book Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Blackout dates apply.
How to book: aprivateisland.com.
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
The recently renovated hotel has remodeled guests rooms, new restaurants and an oceanfront bar with tiki-inspired cocktails. This deal offers 40% off the best available rate for stays into September.
Fine print: Book Dec. 2-8 for stays between Dec. 2 and Sept. 20. Blackout dates apply. There is a $30 daily resort fee.
How to book: www.marriott.com/hotels.
Caesars won’t reveal its deal until Cyber Monday, so check the website on Dec. 2. If you’re a Caesars Rewards member, keep an eye on your email as members get access to the deal prior to Cyber Monday.
How to book: caesars.com.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan is offering a buy one night, get one night free for stays through February.
Fine print: Book Nov. 25-Dec. 4 for stays between Dec. 10 and Feb. 29. Blackout dates apply. The $39 daily resort fee includes parking.
How to book: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Book a stay at Golden Nugget and the hotel will waive the daily resort fee. The offer is good on stays through Jan. 2, 2021. The resort fee is $34 and includes parking.
Fine print: Book by Dec. 3.
How to book: goldennugget.com/las-vegas.
OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Book a minimum two-night stay and get up to 40% off room rates.
Fine print: Book Nov. 26-Dec. 8 for stays Nov. 26-March 31, 2020. The resort fee is $44 daily.
How to book: www.oyolasvegas.com. Use promo code CYBER40.
Palms Casino Resort
Get a $40 daily food and beverage credit if you book between Nov. 26 and Dec. 5.
Fine print: Good on stays between Nov. 26 and March 31. The resort fee is $39 daily.
How to book: www.palms.com. Use offer code CYBERWEEK.
Sahara Las Vegas
Formerly known as SLS, the resort recently rebranded back to its original name and added sleek new decor. Save 25% off room rates with this deal.
Fine print: Book Nov. 24-Dec. 2. The resort fee is $37.95 daily.
How to book: saharalasvegas.com/cybersale.
Station Casinos — whose portfolio includes the Palms Casino Resort; Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa; Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa; Palace Station; Sunset Station; Boulder Station; Santa Fe Station; Texas Station; and Fiesta — is offering up to 40% off room rates. In addition, you’ll get these food and beverage credits:
- Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palms: $40 daily.
- Palace Station: $30 daily.
- Other Station properties and Fiesta: $20 daily.
Fine print: Book Nov. 26-Dec. 5 for stays between Nov. 26 and March 31. Resort fees apply; check the property you plan to book.
How to book: sclv.com. Use offer code CYBERWEEK.
The Stratosphere has rebranded into The Strat and is offering a variety of deals. Here’s the schedule:
- Through 11/24: Get 40% off rooms.
- Through 11/28: 50% off plus $25 food and beverage credit per stay.
- 11/29 only: 60% off rooms.
- 11/30-12/1: 50% off rooms.
- 12/2 only: 65% off, two passes to SkyPod, two breakfast buffets and $500 value coupon book.
Fine print: The daily resort fee of $35 includes parking.
How to book: stratospherehotel.com.
The hotel’s month-long “Cyber Sale” started Nov. 1 and offers discounts of up to 25% on stays through May 31, 2020. But more deals are in store. Check back between Nov. 24 and Dec. 3 because that’s when you’ll be able to book summer dates at a discount.
Fine print: The resort fee is $45 daily.
How to book: venetian.com.
La Colección Resorts
If you’re looking for a beach vacation, check out these deals. You’ll find rates up to 50% off plus complimentary shuttle services from the airport to the resort. There are locations in several popular cities, including Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta.
Fine print: The Thanksgiving deal booking window is Nov. 25-29 and the Cyber Monday window is Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Travel dates are until Dec. 23, 2020.
How to book: www.lacoleccionresorts.com/en/home.
Solmar Hotels & Resorts
Solmar Hotels and Resorts, which boasts all-suite properties in and near Cabo San Lucas, is offering 60% off nightly rates.
Fine print: Book on Nov. 29 or Dec. 2 for stays between Nov. 29, 2019, and Dec. 20, 2020.
How to book:
Seadust Cancun Family Resort
If you’re looking for a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort, Seadust Cancun is offering up to 70% off bookings. The resort has 10 restaurants, nine bars, cinema-style theater, water park, zip line, spa and mini-golf course.
Fine print: Book between Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for stays between January and May. Blackout dates apply April 5-18.
How to book: www.seadustcancun.com.
Across the U.S.
Amtrak will offer its one-day “Track Friday Sale” on Nov. 29. The railroad is keeping details under wraps until the deal goes live but last year’s sale offered passengers 30% off nationwide train travel.
How to book:www.amtrak.com.
This online travel agency specializes in beach vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. For Its Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale, its 2019/2020 all-inclusive vacations are discounted by up to 70%, with prices starting at $349 per person.
Fine print: Book by Dec. 2 for 2019/2020 all-inclusive vacations.
How to book: www.cheapcaribbean.com.
This Canadian small-group tour operator will discount 600 itineraries on six continents. You’ll find the deepest discounts on trips to Costa Rica, Peru, the British Virgin Islands, the Galapagos and Hawaii.
Fine print: Book Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Packages don’t include airfare.
How to book: gadventures.com.
HotelTonight is offering 25% off your next hotel stay when you book through its mobile app.
Fine print: Book Dec. 2-3. Only redeemable by valid HotelTonight mobile app customers in the U.S.
How to book: On the HotelTonight app. Use coupon code HTDEAL25.
The InterContinental Hotels Group, with properties worldwide, is offering savings of at least 20% off the best flexible rate on stays through May 31. IHG Rewards Club members get an additional 5-10% off by booking between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Members also earn 4 times the points on stays booked by Dec. 15 and completed by Jan. 31.
Fine print: Book by Dec. 17. You have to prepay the entire stay. Blackout dates apply. Some rooms and IHG Army hotels are excluded from this offer.
How to book: ihg.com/cybersale.
Intrepid Travel is offering 20% off 2020 departures. Tours range from cycling treks and family adventures to budget tours for travelers ages 18-29. Options include Cycling Japan, Trekking Ethiopia and a Galapagos Family Holiday.
Fine print: Book Nov. 26-Dec. 5. Some exclusions apply. Discount is automatically applied to applicable trips.
How to book: intrepidtravel.com/cyber-sale.
STA Travel focuses on student and youth travel. It’s entering its 40th year and offering a couple of discounts in honor of its anniversary. Get 40% off GAdventures and Contiki tours booked through STA. Also, save $100 off flights to Australia and New Zealand on Fiji Airways.
Fine print: Book Nov. 29-Dec. 2.
How to book: www.statravel.com/specials.htm.
Viceroy Hotels have deals in a variety of locations. Here are some possibilities.
- Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: All suites up to 40% off.
- Viceroy Chicago: Up to 40% off plus complimentary room upgrade.
- Viceroy Los Cabos: 30% off rooms, 40% off suites and 50% off villas.
- Viceroy Riviera Maya: Up to 50% off, with breakfast and $50 daily resort credit.
- Viceroy Santa Monica: Up to 30% off.
- Viceroy Snowmass: Up to 15% off.
- Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (St. Lucia): Up to 50% off, with breakfast and $50 daily resort credit.
- Hotel Emblem San Francisco: 25% off plus two cocktails.
- Hotel Zelos San Francisco: Up to 25% off and a $25 food and beverage credit for two-night stays. Also available at Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco and Hotel Zetta San Francisco.
- Mason & Rook San Francisco: Up to 30% off.
Fine print: Book between Nov. 25 through Dec. 9.
How to book: www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com. Use promo code CYBER2019.
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