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In addition to being a painfully cheesy punchline, Nantucket is also a great, but expensive, New England vacation spot. But if you can steal away for some last-minute mid-week beach time, youíll score lower rates and not have to go to work. Where can we sign up?
One deal in particular grabbed our attention: the Jared Coffin House, which we admit stood out based on its morbid name. No worries, though, itís named for a 19th-century man with an unfortunate name, not as a warning about wooden boxes as beds.
Anyways, the inn is an historic whaling captainís mansion near Main Street offering rates that start at $250 July 20-21 and 26-29 (or, if youíre really spontaneous, you might be able to stay tonight for $165). Guests also get 15 percent off breakfast and lunch at White Elephantís Brant Point Grill and at the innís own Harbor Wok for dinner and takeout.
Just make sure you clear your calendar before booking; the Jared Coffin House is rather finicky about their cancellation policy.
We always love Quikbook's last-minute sales as they consistently deliver good rates for hotels that we actually like and not just hotels near the airports. Their latest NYC hotels sale features nearly all of the Thompson Hotels with Smyth Tribeca going for as low as $145 a night and Thompson LES at $120 a night.
However, we were tickled to see The Cooper Square Hotel from $172 a night. Even better, we actually found that rate available for next Friday, June 26. The room is a lower-floor king bed room and we must warn you that you will probably be close to the hotel's outdoor patio bar, which can get kinda loud. A higher floor queen room costs $192 that same night and a higher floor king gets bumped up to $212.
Still, these rates are down about $20 from January, which was practically the dead of winter. And it's down $100 from its special opening rate of $275 in December. However, you must book by 5pm ET on Friday, June 19 to get in on the 20 percent off deal and stays must take place before September 7.
When The Jane Hotel came on the scene it promised rooms at a bargain rate of $99 a night. Granted, what you were paying for was essentially a capsule room with no bathroom and the chance to live amongst some long-time residents. It's the great bohemian Manhattan experience!
And guess what? That rate has dropped to $79 a night which is the rate we found for a night next week on Quikbook.com. Indeed, that rate is also available on The Jane's own website for next week and the week after with weekend rates bumping back up to $99 a night, even over Memorial Day Weekend.
The hotel's ballroom is set to open this May and the rooftop is still on track for a Summer opening. But remember, this hotel may be cheap but it's not without some problems.
The stretch of islands most famous for being a tax haven for banks, big money investors and hedge fundy type transactions has some impressively low resort rates this summer.
Starting June 1 through September 6, 2009, the The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa Grand Cayman located along eight acres of Seven Mile Beach has slashed prices more than 40 percent for their Summer Spectacular. Nightly rates in the 343-room hotel start at $159 for an Island View room and $259 for an Ocean Front room.
With prices this cheap could Grand Cayman be the new West Palm Beach? Victims of Ponzi schemes may have lost millions but they haven't lost their taste for luxury. Hopefully this means the Westin is also dropping the reported (according to Travelocity readers) extra $20 a day resort fee for beach towels and chairs. But we doubt it.
Oooh. Quikbook launched another 72-hour hotel sale this morning (oh, we should mention they launched it first to their Twitter followers so if you're not acclimated to the Twitterverse yet, perhaps this will help make a case) and we were mighty impressed with what we found for a couple of hotels in July.
First up: with this 72-hour sale, you'll get 25% off your rate (summer stays; late June through early September) if you book by Friday at 5:00 pm. Through that discount, we managed to find ourselves a room at the Dream Hotel in Midtown for $113 per night on July 5th. This is a hotel, mind you, that back in '06 we were psyched to find for under $250.
Elsewhere in Vikram Chatwal territory, the Stay.Hotel was going for that same night for a rate of $102 (the rooms there are teensy, but the Times Square location is pretty ideal for enthusiastic tourists).
Other deals we found through the same sale on the same night:
Check out the sale for yourself here; most of these deals score you 25% off stays from June 28th through September 7th but you have to book by this Friday at 5:00 EST.
Hyatt Andaz West Hollywood
Not too long ago, Hyatt Hotels offered an amazing 20 percent off room rates at select Hyatt properties worldwide. Now, they've upped it to 30 percent off.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is offering up to 30% savings off of the Hyatt Daily Rate for stays at participating Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Regency properties in key urban and resort destinations around the globe.
The deal is good at full-service Hyatt Hotels in North America and the Caribbean, for stays now through June 30, 2009 but you must book before May 14. We're heading to San Fran in a few weeks so we're gonna give this deal a try and let you know what comes back.
Room rates are goin' down, down, down. Nobody's traveling 'cause nobody's got any money, so hotels are forced to kick down their rates not even the 'hip and trendies' are immune. Heck, Manhattan can't even charge crazy rates no' mo'.
The latest shocking room rate drop we stumbled upon comes from one of the hip and trendies in Manhattan, one of the very last breeds of hotel to hold out with high rates: the Hotel Gansevoort has dropped below $200 per night. Well, some nights, anyway.
We found out via Quikbook's Twitter this morning that one of the deals they're most psyched about this month is a Gansevoort rate that seems to be hovering in the $186-$210 range if you book by Friday at 5 pm (Quikbook's 72-hour sale cuts rates down 30% this week only). A rate that low is available on Sundays in May & June, plus May 1st, 7th, 8th, 25th & 31st. Oh yes, there's a Thursday and a Friday among those dates. Nice.
Rates on other nights in May are around $277 and up (er, way up) though, so maybe this deal is best for those of you who want to stay a single, very special hip and trendy night. Visit Quikbook to make your rezzie here.
For a while now we've been profiling the dropping room rates across the hotel world because we started to see some outrageous deals that you could not get in the boom years of 2006 or 2007. But now our suspicions have been confirmed. Ovation Travel has put forth a new report that states the nightly hotel rates in New York have dropped nearly 30 percent to an average of $284. The average room rate for 2008 during this time frame was $404.
The survey also studied 30 key global cities and found that room rates only increased in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Milan and Tokyo. Pretty much every other major city experienced a room rate drop. This is all good news for travelers, especially visitors to Manhattan who had to put up with unreasonable price gouging for so long.
And while not everyone can score a room for under $150--this would be our hotel utopia--and some of the old school luxury hotels are holding onto their steep rates only to save face (cough, The Pierre, cough), Manhattan hotels are getting friendlier to tourists. So, are you coming here or what?
Tax time sucks. But! We're here with a little silver lining: Quikbook just announced a pretty rad 72-hour sale going on right now. Hotel rates at 14 boutique hotels in seven cities are slashed by up to 35 percent for folks who book stays by 5 p.m. EST this Friday, April 17. Rates are good for stays through September 7, meaning you've got a whole spring and summer's worth of options ahead of you.
And we're not talking second-tier cities, either. Destinations include NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Miami, Washington DC, and Boston, with discounted rates as low as $82 at DC's Normandy Hotel and $98 at Miamiís Shelborne Beach Resort.
Even better, there don't seem to be any blackout dates. We tried both Manhattan's Park South Hotel and San Fran's Hotel Nikko for the Fourth of July weekend and were rewarded with rates that started at just $135 a night at both.
Consider it a reward for filing your taxes on time. (Or for filing your tax extension form on time.) Or, really, with 25-35 percent discounts you don't need much of an excuse ó so get clicking. As always, let us know how well it works for you.
If you book by tomorrow April 10, you can get a room for $167 a night for this weekend or next. And what we really like about this deal is that it comes right from the hotels website Of course, it's fully prepaid, non-refundable and non-changeable but we found a room for next weekend with two beds on a high floor. Plus, these rooms were also recently renovated. Sounds good to us!
[Photo: Michael S. Dacko]
Hotels.com have just announced that every Tuesday, the site will kick off brand-new 24-hour sales featuring different properties each week. Tomorrow's 24-hour sale had unimpressive picks in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami but we were kind of intrigued by the offer for the The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa in Dallas.
Booking through Hotels.com will get you 40 percent off the room's regular rates. Meaning you can stay where Jessica Simpson occasionally visits for just $108 a night. Previously, the Stoneleigh was close to $200 a night. Even better, the rooms were just recently renovated and there's a brand-new spa on site.
We also liked Hotels.com Easter rate for this weekend at the Hard Rock Chicago which still had rooms available from April 10-13 for $77 a night, including free wireless internet. That leaves plenty of room left over to stock your Easter Basket. (We like ours filled with vodka and chocolate.)
The Hotels.com 24-hour sales begins at midnight CST (1 a.m. EST, 10 p.m. PST).
Wow. We knew prices in NYC were dropping lately, but jeez. We were poking around on Quikbook's latest New York Hotel sale (which ends this afternoon! Get lookin'!) and saw the Gossip Girl-approved, but sorta-yesterdays-news Hudson Hotel listed from $119. Seriously. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
We also noticed some other, perhaps more appealing under-two-hundo rates at some of our faves around the city:
Again, the Quikbook sale ends today (April 3rd), so try to get in there as soon as you can to check out the goods though we don't have to tell you that if $20 is the difference between staying at the Hudson and staying at 6 Columbus, shelling out the extra bill is probably worth it.