Turns out the last week of September is one of the best weeks for finding big travel deals on cheap hotels. The summer hype is over and it’s too early for most people to think about booking holiday travel. Don’t make the mistake of procrastinating. Now is the time to act. Whether it’s traveling in October or booking into 2014, you can find savings at 4-star and 5-star beach resorts, ski weekends and new ways to see U.S. cities.
Romance in St. Kitts for $186 a Night
All the details are taken care of when you plan a romantic weekend at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino. The romance package includes a breakfast buffet for two, a $90 dinner credit per couple, a welcome gift and drink and of course a bottle of champagne. When you stay four nights, rates drop to $186 per night. To book, call 1-52-998-881-2000 or go online. Remember promo code LVU.
Costa Rica for $149 a Night
Costa Rica hotel deals are hot this fall. Before the holiday frenzy hits, Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is enticing travelers with its “Costa Rica Resort” package. This is a real deal with rates of $149 a night, inclusive of a $100 resort credit.
The oceanfront property offers zip lining, surfing, rainforest hiking, and more. Or you can just relax at the Sibo Spa & Retreat or the property’s swim-up bar.
You have until November 30, 2013, to book the “Costa Rica Resort” package. Book online or call 1-800-228-9290, remember promotion code “ZX0.”
LA Museum Season Starting at $134
Fall in Los Angles is LA Museum Season. Now when you book two hotel nights or more for stays October 7 through November 12, 2013, you’ll receive a “LA Museum Season”at more than 25 premier Los Angeles cultural institutions. It’s not just the museums that are affordable. Options range from the Valley’s Hotel Amarano ($134), Venice Beach’s Hotel Erwin at ($183); and the Westside’s Hotel Angeleno ($219). Visit Discover Los Angeles to book.
Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive hillside resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands is offering a deep discount on a room with a sweet view. Rates start at $129 per person (room only) or $160 (all-inclusive stay) for travel through December 23, 2013. All inclusive offers include breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as unlimited house brand cocktails, domestic beer, wine by the glass and non-alcoholic beverages. The resort offers three pools, pool-side Jacuzzi, half-day Kids Club programs, non-motorized water sports, snorkeling, beach and pool volleyball, miniature golf, daily activity programs, tennis and basketball courts, and a free introduction to SCUBA lessons. Plus if you book more than three nights, you get an upgrade to an Ocean View room. To book call 1-800-927-7100 or visit them online.
Ski Aspen for Under $200 a Night
Gant Aspen is celebrating its 4oth anniversary with a 40 & Climbing promotion that consists of seven per-scheduled, anniversary deals. And those deals mean big discounts like 40 percent off accommodations, $40 lift tickets and 4th night free to $40 spring ski rates, 40 percent off summer rates and more. Rates start at just $147 a night, before the discount kicks in. All deals are valid for travel through December 31, 2014. Starting October 8, deals will post on the Gant Aspen website Tuesday morning at 8 am and will run for 40 hours.
Off Peak on the Chesapeake Bay Starting at $149
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is offering “Luxury on Sale.” The package takes 40 percent off of regular room rates and includes a s’mores kit to roast at the Grand Fireplace overlooking the Choptank River. Rates now start at $149 midweek and $199 on weekends, and are available October 6, 2013 through March 31, 2014.
This winter there will be a series of Vineyard Dinner and Craft Beer Weekends, as well as the third annual Oyster Week. There will also be major celebrations for Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Year-round, the resort offers swimming, tennis, miniature golf, disc golf, shell-strewn jogging trails, a wildlife refuge, the Sago Spa & Salon, the Captains Parlor game room, a fully-equipped fitness center, and Dive In movies at the Winter Garden indoor swimming pool.
To book this package, call 800-633-7313.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com