There’s one good thing about the current heat wave: it’s translating into some hot travel deals. From Arizona to San Diego to the Caribbean you can find a score of luxury hotel rooms all available for under $200 a night! Plus, the deals are coming with perks like $100 food & beverage credits, national park tours, yoga classes, and bike rentals. And the best part, with most of these offers you only have to book in the heat and you can travel throughout the fall and well into December.
Save Big at the Grand Canyon
Stay at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon by taking advantage of the “End of Summer” package that costs less than the rate for a typical room. The package includes accommodations, breakfast at the cafeteria for two, an in-park motorcoach tour for two, and discounts at the Xanterra gift shop. Rates start at $174 for the Maswik Lodge and $159 at the Yavapai Lodge. Rates are available from August 25 to September 12, excluding August 30 through September 1. To book, call (888) 297-2757 and mention the promo code SUMMER when you book online here.
San Diego: The Longer You Stay, the More You Save
Right now, Hotel Solamar in San Diego is running its Endless Summer Promotion, which gives you more savings the longer you stay. If you book one night, you will receive 10 percent off the best available rate. If you stay two nights, you will get 15 percent off, and if you book three nights you’ll get 20 percent off the best available rate. Rates start at $180 a night, and with this package, it’s even easier to take advantage of the new wellness program Feeling Fine.
The hotel can help you figure out running and biking trails, and the nearby restaurant Jsix offers local and sustainable healthy food. They’ll also pack you a picnic in case you want your bike ride to run a bit longer. Additionally, each room has a yoga mat, and you can take advantage of the complimentary flow yoga available at 9 am every Sunday at the rooftop pool. To book, call (877) 230-0300 and mention the code 4EVR or click here.
Enjoy Puerto Rico for $131 a Night
Right now there is a “Sun Sale” at Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, where rates are starting at $131 a night (a savings of up to 40 percent) if you book four or more consecutive nights. And that’s not all. Early bookers will also receive a $100 food and beverage credit for every room booked. Book before August 15 for travel until December 23, 2013. Call 1-800-474-6627 or click here to book.
Book Now for Savings in December
In Curacao, the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is having a one-week sale. This week, you can take 50 percent off room rates at the property, where you’ll also find a Pete Dye-designed golf course, a spa, a resort pool with ocean views, a white sand beach and four restaurants. With the discount, you can now book for as low as $119 a night for travel through December 2013 (blackout dates 8/29-8/31). The sale ends Friday. To book, click here.
The Phoenician Turns 25
This October, The Phoenician in Scottsdale will celebrate its 25 birthday. To celebrate, the resort is offering a 25th Anniversary Summer Celebration package. You can reserve a single night for $199, but the real savings start on the second night. After your first night you can book, each additional night for $25. The $25 anniversary savings don’t end with the room rate. You can take advantage of other great deals, like $25 off any bottle of wine priced at $50 or more, enjoying a second “replay round” of golf for $25, and $25 off of two treatments at the Centre for Well-Being. Offers are valid through September 30, 2013. To book, call (866) 716-8136 and mention the code OUR25TH or click here.
By Stephanie Ervin for PeterGreenberg.com