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7 More Leap Year Deals That Will Jet You Off To Paradise

February 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM | by | ()

In case you didn't know, Leap Year is a big deal to lots of hotels. For some reason, that one little extra day thrown into the calendar sends them all into fits of benevolent joy, and results in all kinds of cool deals and packages. We mentioned a few last week, but here's another round for you February jetsetters to take into consideration.

Possibly one of the best deals out there is at the Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe, which is offering complimentary one-night stays to anyone born on February 29. Sadly, that doesn't include us, but if you're one of the chosen ones, consider a longer stay with their foodie-centric packages like "Muy Sabrosa Cooking School" and the awesome-sounding chocolate sampler.

Meanwhile, over at the Thompson Beverly Hills, which we can probably rely on to be a little smoother-running than its new sister hotel in London, turn your weekend LA trip into a long weekend getaway. The hotel is offering a third night free for anyone booking a stay before April 30. The extra night can be used any night for the rest of the year.

This month, Leap Year deals aren't focused solely at Marriott's Aruba Resort (above), but in fact at a total of six Marriott resorts all over the Caribbean. Altogether now, the San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino, Costa Rica Marriott San Jose, Los Suenos Ocean & Golf Resort, Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort and St. Kitts Marriott resort & Royal Beach Casino will all be offering 35%-50% discounted rooms for purchase on February 29 only. Our favorite? 50% off any room at the Aruba Marriott (rates start at $179.50, promo code D54).

Zurich's crown jewel, the 5-star Dolder Grand, is keeping things classy with a complimentary extra night for anyone who books a stay before February 29. We'd recommend this for any art-lovers, as the hotel's collection boasts works by Warhol, Dali, Henri Martin, Mel Ramos, and Damien Hirst, among others.

All three of Kimpton's Florida properties—which include Surfcomber, Epic and Vero Beach—are offering room upgrades for $29 for anyone checking in on February 29. Rates start at $299 for Surfcomber (above), which just last month debuted its new, super-retro beach-y re-design. Take a look at photos from our recent visit. So far, we likey what we see!

Rates start at $235 for a room at the idyllic Westlake Village Inn, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and landscaped with rose arbors, herb gardens, streams, waterfalls, and general magic fairytale-ness. Guests who book anytime before February 29 will receive an extra night for only $29. You can toast how much money you saved with a glass of wine from the hotel's own vineyard.

Last time we checked in at BodyHoliday LeSport in St. Lucia, we were initially a little skeezed out by Amy Winehouse's previous failed attempt at detoxing just months earlier.

But there's plenty to like about this health-promoting resort. Spa? Yoga? Circus sports? Ayurvedic treaments? It's all here, and for anyone born on a leap year, you can get a fourth night for only $29. Though it kinda goes against the whole healthy diet thing, they'll even throw in some birthday cake for ya too. Rates for the "Young At Heart" birthday package start at $545 per person per night, and must be booked between February 20 and February 29 (promo code YAH12).

[Photos: Conde Nast Traveler, Facebook, Marriott, HotelChatter, Conde Nast Traveler, Booked, HotelChatter]

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