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New Year's Resolution: We Promise to Relearn the Definition of a Deal

January 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (2)

Last month, we published a list of early-season ski deals to help you save some cash when taking a trip this winter. As you might have noticed, although many of the deals we featured hooked you up with free lift tickets (which is a huge help), a lot of them were closer to "promotions" than "deals."

For example, the $530 per person, per night girls' getaway at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek may provide good value given all you get, but it is far from a "deal," an offer meant to allow those who normally couldn't financially partake to participate.

In other words, $530 a night is still a lot of money. And there were other promotions that were in the same boat, such as the offer from Hyatt Mountain Collection that if you book a three-night stay at all three properties in the collection, you will receive a complimentary EPIC ski pass for the 2014/2015 winter.

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Hotels Offering Special Deals for Stranded Travelers in The Snowpocalypse

January 2, 2014 at 6:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

Uh-oh. Snowpacalypse is happening again for the East Coast. Weather reports are predicting up to 18 inches of snow and freezing temperatures. Already, 2,000 flights have been cancelled at Boston's Logan Airport and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has already declared a State of Emergency. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has closed three major New York highways from midnight tonight until 5am Friday morning.

But there is a silver lining here. Hotel discounts! In Boston, The Charles Hotel in Cambridge has a special rate for travelers of $159/night. Go here to book. In NYC, Hotel Belleclaire is offering rates of $129. Go here to book.

Coincidentally in NYC, Hotel Week begins tomorrow and runs through January 12th, giving guests seriously low rates at hip hotels. Here are few we like:

The Ace Hotel: $200 a night
The Jade Hotel: $200 a night
Gem Hotel Soho: $100 a night
Affinia Manhattan: $100 a night

UPDATE 1.3.14: A few more hotels have offered up special rates this week.

Hotel BPM in Brooklyn now has rates for just $89 (usually $169.) Go here to book.

Hotel Pennsylvania across from Penn Station has special rates for stranded travelers starting at $90 along with free WiFi. Go here to book.

Anyone stuck on the East Coast and in need of a hotel room? Let us know. Similarly, if you're a hotel with special stranded traveler rates, tell us!

[Photo: AP]

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Where Else to 'Take the Elevator Home' for New Year's Eve

December 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

The other week we gave you an early start on booking a hotel room for New Year's Eve in Chicago, Miami and New York City. Today, we've got another set of options for where you can spend your final moments of 2013 in the U.S. And remember, if you find yourself too tipsy to drive home, then please, please, please, book a hotel room. Cheaper AND Safer.

SAN FRANCISCO
· Hotel Prescott: The Kimpton hotel is offering two orchestra seat tickets to the San Francisco Symphony's Masquerade Ball at Davies Symphony Hall along with a bottle of bubbly and of course, a room overnight. Book online here and mention rate code PNYE2. Rates start at $609 a night for a club level queen.

· Hotel Vitale: The JDV hotel has put together a 1960s inspired "Catch Me If You Can" New Year's Eve package that includes an overnight stay in a superior guest room, entrance for two to Americano Restaurant & Bar’s "Catch 2014 If You Can" New Year’s Eve Celebration (sponsored by Vintage 415), complimentary champagne, chocolates & New Year’s Eve party favors in room upon arrival and a Pan Am keepsake bag. Total cost is $949 and is based on double occupancy. Go here to book.  

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20 Hotel Ski Deals To Jump On

December 13, 2013 at 1:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

Now that you know what amenities to look for in a full-service ski hotel, here is a list of on-going hotel deals offered by ski hotels across North America to browse as you look for a place to stay.

Be sure to mention the deal specifically when booking and inquire to be sure nothing about the offer has changed. We've broken the deals down by region for easy browsing.

Colorado

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain: The Westin Riverfront has three special winter packages as follows: 1) “Ski for Free” deal starts at $549 per night and includes performance ski rentals for two people, lift tickets good at Vail or Beaver Creek for two, fleece blanket and valet parking. The “Adrenaline Junkie” package has a two-night minimum stay, starts at $785 per night, and includes accommodations in a studio suite, snowcat tour for two, performance demo ski rentals for two, $100 gift card to Maya, backpack, and valet parking. The “Treat the Grandkids” deal has a three-night minimum stay, starts at $435 per night, and includes accommodations in a two-bedroom suite, a nightly amenity of popcorn, milk and cookies or gummy bears, one in-room movie per night, a sleigh ride dinner for four at Four Eagle Ranch, 25% off Westin Kids Club, and valet parking.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa: The “Powder and Pampering: Ultimate Girls’ Winter Getaway” package includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot upon arrival, group “Haute Tub” experience, two-hour complimentary women’s mountain tour, spa day pass, $100 spa credit and spa basket welcome amenity. Rates start at $530 per person for two-nights, double occupancy. The “Gentlemen’s Package” includes three nights lodging, a bottle of top-shelf scotch from a Colorado distillery, “high-quality” cigars, snow cat tour for two, beacons and backcountry gear, lunch at a backcountry yurt, $150 food and beverage credit, one massage per person, and two passes to Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary. Rates start at $299 per person, per day based on double occupancy.

Klammer Lodge: The Ultimate Franz Klammer Ski package starts at $475 a night, has a minimum of four nights, and includes two adult daily lift tickets, transfers from Montrose & Telluride Airports, valet parking and ski valet.

Sheraton Steamboat Springs Resort & Villas: The “Champagne Powder” package starts at $379 a night and includes accommodations, a bottle of sparkling wine nightly, daily breakfast, and lift tickets. The “Ski and Stay” package starts at $345 a night and gets guests accommodations and a lift ticket for every night of their stay.

Vail Resorts: Vail’s Ski Free, Stay Free package is available across its entire profile of resorts (Colorado, Utah, Tahoe, and Wyoming) and offers the fourth night free when booking three nights. You have to check here for the starting rates at each individual resort.

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Kimpton's Last-Minute Deals Really Are Deal-Worthy

December 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM | by | Comments (2)

Just the other week, we were in Miami looking for a seriously last-minute hotel deal. We're talking 2pm the day of. Our usual go-to site for last-minute bookings, HotelTonight, didn't really have any good options. See, we like deals but we also like cool hotels so finding that perfect combination of affordable-ish and hip can sometimes be difficult.

So we turned to the giant search engine that is Expedia and found a room at Kimpton's Surfcomber Hotel on Collins Avenue for $239 a night. Not bad but we had to cross-check that with what the Surfcomber's own site was showing. And to our surprise, we stumbled upon Kimpton's Last Minute Deals.

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Hold Up, Orange Wednesday is Now Happening at Howard Johnsons

December 3, 2013 at 8:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you thought the cray cray deal-hunting was over when Cyber Monday ended, think again. Aside from a couple hotels in our Ultimate Guide extending their offers for a few more days, Howard Johnson is once again hosting Orange Wednesday on December 4th giving guests 50 percent off room rates for an up to three-night stay.

You can check out the participating HoJos in the U.S. and Canada on the website now but you do have to book between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM EST on December 4th. And you can't book through the website. You have to call the hotel directly and request to book the Orange Wednesday rate. The deal is also limited to the first three travelers to call for each hotel so time really is of the essence on Orange Wednesday.

Here's some more fine print: Stays must be completed in the first three months of the reservation being made. Each guest can only book one reservation for up to three consecutive nights at the 50 percent off discount during the promotion period. Blackout dates apply.

If you're reading this and Orange Wednesday has already passed you by, Howard Johnson is still offering 20 percent off the room rates when guests book three consecutive nights from now until December 31st. Orange Wednesday may not be the new Cyber Monday but it's still pretty nice.

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The Radisson Blu Warwick in Philly Had a Little Hiccup With Their Cyber Monday Deal

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  Site Where: 220 South 17th Street [map], Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19103
December 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM | by | Comment (1)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday always brings out the crazy in people. We've all seen the reports of people fighting at the store for discounted merchandise and of people staying up until midnight in front of their computers to drop items into their virtual shopping carts. But today's Cyber Monday promotion offered by the Radisson Blu Warwick in Philadelphia has people up in arms for a very good reason.

The hotel's Cyber Monday deal, one of our favorites in our ultimate guide, promised "newly redesigned business class rooms for just $19.26, the year the historic hotel opened." The deal would only be available for 24 hours or until the deal sold out. But when many folks signed on to get the deal at midnight, it was already sold-out. So what in the world happened?

A tipster let us know that the hotel had put up an incorrect auto-populated code of STEAL when it was really CYBER, thus not allowing people to book the rooms. The hotel's booking link is now saying CYBER but an upset Facebook fan posted a screengrab of the wrong code on the Radisson Blu's Facebook page. Oops. You can read more of the angry Facebook reactions if you dare.

The good news is that the deal is still very much valid.

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Need a Room in NYC Tonight? Be Thankful for These Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Where: New York, NY
November 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

The big Turkey Day is tomorrow and maybe your house is so full of guests you need a bed for the night -- or, maybe, it's all too much and you need to escape the madness. Whatever the reason, here are some last-minute Thanksgiving-eve hotel deals for around New York City. (Standard rooms unless otherwise noted).

Quikbook
Quikbook's offerings skew hip tonight. The Ace Hotel New York is going for $179 for a Mini; a Single Pod at Pod 39 will only cost you $95, and you can get a Regular King at the The Hotel on Rivington for $189.

Keep reading to see more last-minute hotel deals

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The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals

November 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM | by | Comments (16)

They're baaaaack! Once again, we've compiled a master list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday hotel deals for you crazy bargain hunters out there.

While most of the deals kick off at either midnight the hotel's time on either November 29 or December 2, quite a few (more than half we'd say) are available through the whole weekend. So the deal starts off on Black Friday and extends all the way into Cyber Monday. Pretty sweet. One funny thing: Some hotels ask you to call to book and used the code CYBER. LOLSIES!

As always, you must must must read the fine print on the hotel deals. And not just the fine print that we've listed but the even finer print that you see on the hotel's booking page as many of these deals require advance payment or are nonrefundable. If you don't do this, we'll spank you. Not in a Fifty Shades of Grey way either. So now, have at it!

UPDATE: This list is a beast. Probably over a 100 or so hotel deals. We've made it easier to navigate the list by jumping to some popular sections. NOTE TO HOTELS: Unfortunately, we are not longer accepting submissions but please feel free to add your deals in comments below. Thanks and happy deal-hunting!

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You Can Now Book a Hotel Room Through Twitter with Loews Hotels

November 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM | by | Comments (2)

Loews Hotels is trying something new with their Twitter pages--allowing guests to book their stays directly through Twitter.

Many hotels have long been offering reservations through Facebook for a few years now but Twitter has never really been done before. Here's how Loews is pioneering this new social reservations tool:

Simply use the hashtag #BookLoews in a tweet to @Loews_Hotels that says where you want to stay and you'll be connected by a Loews Travel Planner to start a Twitter conversation. Once you're ready to book your stay, the Travel Planner will tweet you a link to a secure chat conversation to take your credit card and billing info in a secure, PCI-compliant digital environment. Other than that, you never have to leave Twitter to book your hotel room. This is the future, kids! (One thing to note: The Loews Orlando hotels are not bookable through Twitter.)

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Celebrate SLS' 5th Birthday, Get 2 Tickets to the SLS Vegas Opening

November 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've just turned 10 but the original SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is still a baby at 5 years old. Crazily enough, we were there when hotelier Sam Nazarian gave birth to the energetic hotel that would turn into a full-on, real deal hotel collection with a property in South Beach and more to open in New York, Vegas, Seattle and beyond.

And in typical flashy SLS style, they are celebrating the milestone in a major way.

The hotel has put together an extravagant package SLS 5-Year Anniversary package priced at $10,000 a night that includes a stay in the presidential suite, a truffle dinner for two, personal chaffuer in a BMW, a Ciel Spa experience and wait for it...two tickets to the opening of SLS Las Vegas.

Say what??? We had to double-check this package listing but it's for real. The two tickets are just simply tickets to the opening and not a hotel stay. But we're guessing that if you spend 10 grand on this package, you'll probably spend at least $250 on a hotel room at SLS in Vegas. Remember, SLS Vegas will open sometime in fall 2014.

A more affordable birthday gift for SLS is after the jump.

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Need a Hotel Tonight in NYC? These Sites Have Scarily Affordable Rates (Like, Under $200)

October 31, 2013 at 1:34 PM | by | Comments (5)

Spent so much time planning your costume and parties that you forgot to reserve a place to retire to after the Halloween festivities? No worries. These last-minute NYC hotel deals (for standard rooms unless otherwise noted), via a few of our favorite booking sites, will have you sorted.

HotelTonight
HotelTonight are showing the newly redone Lexington Hotel for $114; the Gotham Hotel for $129, and The Out NYC for $149.

HotelTonight's "High-Roller Suite" comes from 6 Columbus who are offering their Columbus Loft for $1,050 -- the two-story penthouse loft with floor-to-ceiling windows is showing on the Thompson Hotels site for $5,500.

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