13 Hotels That Offer Unbeatable Holiday Discounts
Whether you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, a stress-free Thanksgiving, or a tropical post-holiday getaway, these hotels have you covered with incredible seasonal deals.
Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
The deal: From December 10 through December 21, book a stay at any Radisson hotel nationwide—like the Radisson Blu Mall of America, a customer favorite—and score up to 20 percent off as part of the hotel chain’s Dream Deals promotion. The deal applies to stays through March 10, 2019.
Why you’ll love it: Radisson wants to support your wanderlust. “We’re encouraging consumers to dream about where they would like to go in the world, and then to book it with us,” says Radisson spokesperson Laura Langemo. This Radisson Blu location has the distinction of receiving the 2017 President’s Award for guest satisfaction. Perhaps you’ll spend a white Christmas next door at Minnesota’s iconic Mall of America, which will be packed with seasonal events like a performance of The Nutcracker and, of course, appearances by Santa. These are the 10 best value hotels in America.
W Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington
The deal: “Revel in a holiday shopping getaway” by receiving a $100 Bellevue Collection gift card each night of your stay at the W Bellevue through Dec. 30, 2018. The gifts can be used at over 250 retail outlets and 50-plus dining destinations in Bellevue, Washington.
Why you’ll love it: Bellevue is known for its luxury stores and local boutiques. You could probably spend your entire bounty in The Bellevue Collection alone. This massive shopping center boasts 250 stores—including favorites like Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co.—and more than 45 dining and entertainment venues. Or, head downtown to Old Bellevue for one-of-a-kind fare. There’s even a holiday craft show.
The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Antonio, Texas
The deal: Reserve a suite accommodation and indulge in a daily food and beverage credit of up to $250 a day for stays through Dec. 31, 2018.
Why you’ll love it: This four-diamond hotel in the heart of downtown San Antonio—designated a national historic landmark and rated as one of Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘Top Hotels in Texas’—is popular with celebrity clientele. It has Italian marble interiors, an infinity pool, and, of course, all-day dining. Check out 17 of the most retro hotels in America.
To book: Go to marriott.com and enter promotional code ES2.
Hotels nationwide, courtesy of Expedia
The deal: Expedia is going all out for what it calls its “epic” Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year. From November 23 through November 26, enjoy a slew of amazing deals, including 75 percent off standalone hotels.
Why you’ll love it: If you have flexibility regarding travel dates, you can score incredible discounts on top-rated hotels in your location of choice. “The biggest shopping day of the year isn’t all about electronics and home goods,” says Alexis Tiacoh, spokesperson for Expedia. “In fact, our data shows us that the majority of customers who shop our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale are taking advantage of the savings to lock in their Christmas plans and squeeze in one last trip before the end of the year.”
To book: On November, 23 at 12:30 p.m. EST, go to expedia.com, where the specific deals will be revealed.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida
The deal: Wyndham’s Black Friday 100-hour sale is packed with incredible deals—up to 50 percent off—for travel through December 31, 2018. The sale includes 25 percent off this family-friendly hotel in Orlando. The sale is on from November 21 at noon EST through November 25 at midnight EST.
Why you’ll love it: If you want a Disney-centric holiday for kids of all ages, it’s hard to beat this Mediterranean-inspired resort adjacent to the Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel earned the #4 spot on Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards list of Top Resorts in Orlando in 2017. These are the hotel booking secrets you need to know.
To book: On November 21, head to Wyndham’s Black Friday site.
Virgin Hotels Chicago in Chicago
The deal: Book during the week leading up to Cyber Monday—Nov 19-26, 2018—and score 30 percent off your stay through April 30, 2019, at this boutique hotel in downtown Chicago. Also, anyone who books will be entered into a running to be upgraded to the penthouse flat.
Why you’ll love it: This uber-modern hotel in the trendy Chicago Loop offers impeccably appointed rooms, access to fine dining, and live entertainment in the popular Commons Club, and a state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center for working off all those holiday desserts.
To book: On Nov. 19, go to virginhotels.com.
Gansevoort Meatpacking in New York City
The deal: This luxury hotel in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District is offering 15 percent off their best available rates now through March 31, 2019—exclusively for Reader’s Digest readers!
Why you’ll love it: Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of New York City—and maybe even catch a Christmas Eve sunset over the Hudson River—at this iconic hotel. Dine at The Chester, an upscale American restaurant with a full bar, or book a massage at the Exhale spa. Don’t forget to take a walk on the nearby Highline—and hop the subway uptown to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Don’t miss these tips for saving on hotel rooms.
To book: Go to gansevoorthotelgroup.com and use code RD18.
Delano Hotel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
The deal: Get 20 percent off select dates during the holiday season at this popular Vegas hotel as part of Travelocity’s Thanksgiving hotel deals—then get an extra 10 percent off on top of that.
Why you’ll love it: Have a not-so-traditional holiday in Vegas, baby! Guests have access to all the facilities at Mandalay Bay including a manmade beach and a wave pool. There’s also a slew of in-house spa treatments available, including hot stone massages, aromatherapy treatments, and body scrubs. There’s also free cancellation, just in case.
To book: Head over to travelocity.com.
Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square
The deal: Book your Thanksgiving travel up until the day itself—November 22, 2018—to take advantage of Orbitz’s “sweet” Thanksgiving deals, like 20 percent off this top-rated D.C. hotel.
Why you’ll love it: If you’re looking for luxury accommodations in the nation’s capital, you’ve found them at the Sofitel Washington D.C. You’ll definitely be well-rested: each room has a luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system dubbed the Sofitel Bed. When you’re not lounging at the spa, visit the breathtaking National Christmas Tree or the bustling Downtown Holiday Market. These are the most charming small towns in every state.
To book: Go to orbitz.com to see these Thanksgiving deals.
Hotel Indigo in Los Angeles
The deal: From now until January 7, 2019, book a stay at any Intercontinental Hotel Group hotel—including this top-rated hotel in sunny L.A.—and save up to 20 percent on stays at participating U.S. hotels between November 4, 2018, and March 31, 2019, as part of the brand’s annual sale.
Why you’ll love it: If you prefer palm trees to Douglas firs, this hotel in the heart of Los Angeles—with a “Golden Age of Hollywood” theme—will be your speed this holiday season. Aside from all the typical high-end amenities—a business center, fitness center, same-day dry cleaning—the hotel offers a touchscreen in its lobby to help you get acquainted with local hotspots and events. It’s also pet-friendly—dogs of all sizes are allowed. Find out some under-the-radar hotels you need to know about, too.
To book: Head over to ihg.com/annualsale.
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah
The deal: Stay in a Traditional Room overlooking a golf course at the largest resort in Savannah for 50 percent off through January 19, 2019—including holidays.
Why you’ll love it: What’s not to love? The four-star hotel offers a full-service spa, tennis courts, on-site bocce and croquet, bike rentals, and even twilight golf. Fodor’s said the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa has “more amenities than any other property in the area.”
To book: This deal is expected to sell out fast, so don’t wait! Go to travelzoo.com.
The Ritz Carlton Kapalua in Hawaii
The deal: The Ritz Carlton invites you to spend the holiday season in “island paradise luxury” through December 18—and they do mean luxury. A special seasonal rate of $780 may sound steep, but you’ll get the fifth night free and $500 hotel credit on Suites, Residential Suites, or Club Guest Rooms and Suites.
Why you’ll love it: Lush rainforest hikes, gold-sand beach excursions, spa treatments, and golf are all part of the package, but you can also take a shuttle to go swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddling, whale watching, and snorkeling. Also: it’s Hawaii.
To book: Go to ritzcarlton.com and enter package code D60.
Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix
The deal: Score a whopping 50 percent off your stay at this hotel in downtown Phoenix as part of Wyndham Extra Holiday’s Cyber Monday sale. This is a one-day sale on November 26, 2018—it ends at midnight—and it applies to travel through December 19, 2019.
Why you’ll love it: Golf enthusiasts will love the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course. Others will love the separate living/dining areas in each suite, as well as the whirlpool tubs and in-room washer/dryers. Next, read on for the secrets to scoring a free hotel room upgrade.
To book: On November 26, go to Wyndham’s Black Friday site.
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