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Travel Deals: Hotel Deals Starting Memorial Day

Locations in this article:  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer travel season, which means the start of summer travel deals. Airfare may be going up, but you’ll find hotel savings running from Memorial Day through September. Discounts start at 20 percent and offer extra incentives–free meals, complimentary drinks, military discounts, and tons of free outdoor activities.

Property Wide Savings Starting Memorial Day

For property-wide summer savings, check out the Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The chain is offering a 20 percent discount for summer travel. Rates vary by property but can be as low as $140 BEFORE the discount. You can book starting May 16, for travel from May 31 and September 1, 2013. Book on Swissôtel’s website

A Family Weekend in the Country

On Memorial Day weekend, you can go out to the country at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa in Pennsylvania. On the property, families will have access to an indoor spring-fed swimming pool, an award-winning golf course (plus kids’ golf programs, nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis, scavenger hunts, cooking classes, and more. Rates start at $299 a night, but the longer you stay the more you save. You’ll get 10 percent off with a one-night minimum, 20 percent off with a two-night minimum and 30 percent off with a three-night minimum. Click here to book.

Save More at the Beach

In Delray Beach, Florida the The Seagate Hotel & Spa has a Memorial Day package with rates as low as $199 a night (down from $229 per night). In addition, guests get a $25 resort credit and valet parking. The 154 room propery has a private beach and country clubs, a spa, championship golf courses, Har-Tru tennis courts, a full-service clubhouse, and a variety of water sport activities. The Memorial Day package is valid Thursday May 23 through Monday the 27. Visit the Seagate Hotel online to book.

Over in Fort Lauderdale, the Riverside Hotel has “Stay More, Save More” summer package, that is valid through September 30 (with availability  on Memorial Day weekend). Rates start at $139.00 per night before discounts, with additional savings the longer you stay. If you stay one night, you save 10 percent;  two nights saves 20 percent; three nights saves 30 percent. Plus, there are 20 to 50 percent discounts o food, drinks and beauty treatments property wide.

Summer Savings on the Lake

Summer means time at the Lake and you’ll find a special Memorial Day Savings at one of our country’s most beautiful lakes….Lake Tahoe. In Tahoe, you’ll fine savings on vacation rentals where you can book three nights and receive 50 percent off a fourth night stay. Houses start at under $300 a night. Click here to see all your options.

Memorial Discounts

Memorial Day is not just a travel holiday, it’s a day set aside to remember and honor the men and women who lost their lives serving the country. Starwood properties are keeping the spirit of the holiday in mind and offering discounts for government employees and military members – past and present – to up to 60 percent off discounted rates. One option is the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, where rates are as low as $195 a nigh. Book online and select “Government Employee” under the rate preferences, a valid government ID upon check-in. If you want to escape the beach, head to New York, where The Wolcott Hotel has 15 percent discount, with rates starting at $170 a night over the Memorial Day weekend. Book online with the promotional code “MIL.”

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