I know Cyber Monday is still a week away, but since booking hotels and making travel arrangements isn’t generally as spur of the moment as buying a marked-down t-shirt, I wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to scour the best deals and decide on your vacation plans.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best travel-related deals and discounts available during the post-Thanksgiving period this year (although be sure to check the dates – some sales have already started). And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Marriott hotel gift card.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
- Marriott Hotels is offering guests 30% off their best available rates at 13 of their resorts throughout Florida and South Carolina. Nightly rates start at $90 and the deal is valid for travel December 3-23, 2013 and January 1-12, 2014 (dates vary by resort). You can make a booking on Cyber Monday by going here and entering promo code 16C. To sweeten the deal, Marriott is giving one lucky Wanderplex reader the chance to win a $200 gift card which they can use towards a room, meal, drinks etc. at a Marriott property. Good luck!
- The Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is letting travelers book their newly redesigned business class rooms for $19.26, reflecting the year the historic hotel opened. You can book at the special rate starting 12:00 a.m. on December 2 for 24 hours or until sold out. The deal is limited to one reservation per person, and a maximum of two nights per reservation for stays through February 28, 2014. Blackout dates may apply. To book, go here.
- Quark Expeditions, which offers trips to the Polar Regions, is giving travelers the chance to visit Antarctica at half the usual cost. They’re offering 10 departures from December 2013 to March 2014 at 50% off (some conditions apply). The sale runs from Wednesday, November 27 until Monday, December 2. The company also has a deal for 40% off at their online gear shop for the “Polar Base Layers Package” which helps kit you out with the right clothing for a polar expedition. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY13 at checkout.
- The Grand Lucayan in the Bahamas is offering up to 60% off stays for travel through November 14, 2014. Promotional rates start at $79/night based on double occupancy, with no minimum stay. Some taxes and resort fees apply. Book online between November 29 and December 2 using promo code BLKFRI.
- St. Lucia’s Rendezvous Resort is offering 50% off room bookings made on December 2. Promotional rates at the couples-only Caribbean resort start at $396 per couple per night (versus the normal rate of $792/night). You must book a minimum of 4 nights and travel between December 10, 2013 and May 24, 2014. To book call 1-800-544-2883 and quote the offer code CYBER.
- Vail Resorts will be offering up to 50% off at several of its locations. Participating properties include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar California, Kirkwood, Canyons Resort and Grand Teton Lodging Company. Book your stay between November 27 and December 3 by going here.
- The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado is giving guests 30% off during their Cyber Monday Sale. There’s a 3-night minimum but the promo is good for travel through the end of the ski season (black-out dates apply). To book, go here.
- If you’re planning to go skiing or snowboarding this season, Liftopia is offering lift tickets at up to 75% off, with prices starting at $7.50/day. The sale is available across more than 120 resorts, including Ski Crested Butte, Colorado, which has lift passes for $39/day – 60% off the usual rate. The promotion is available from Monday, November 25 here.
- Sandos Hotels & Resorts is offering up to 50% off at their all-inclusive Mexican resorts which includes properties in Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Los Cabos. The deal is available on December 2 only and is valid for travel in 2014 (blackout dates apply). To book go here, choose the property you’re interested in, and click on the special offers tab at the top of the hotel landing page.
- Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is offering 50% off on room-only rates in ocean view rooms. Promo rates are $150 per couple plus taxes & service charges. All stays include a complimentary scuba diving discovery lesson, free non-motorized water sports, and nightly entertainment. There’s a minimum stay of 3 nights and the deal is available for travel through December 22, 2013. Book between Friday November 29 and Monday, December 2 by going here and entering promo code BLACK.
- The Trump Hotel Collection is offering 30% off all suites at its properties in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Panama, Toronto and Miami. The deal is valid for stays between January 1 and March 31, 2014. You can book the special rate between Friday, November 29 and Monday, December 2 by clicking here.
- REI Adventures is offering a Cyber Monday deal on its classic Cinque Terre hiking trip in Italy. Guests who book this trip on December 2, 2013 will receive $700 off, which equates to a 20% discount. The special rate is valid for any 2014 departure of the trip. You can book by going here.
- Intrepid Travel, which offers adventure trips in over 100 countries, is giving travelers 20% off during the post-Thanksgiving period. The offer is good for travel between December 2, 2013 and April 30, 2014. The promotional rate is available on all trips booked December 2-9. To make a reservation, go here.
- The Waldorf Astoria New York is offering rates starting from $229 per night, for select dates of travel in January and February 2014. Cyber Week room rates can be booked between December 2 and December 6 by going here.
- Orlando’s Cyber Monday deals include savings of up to 50% off hotels and discounted attraction admission. You can see a full list of the city’s promotions by going here or following @VisitOrlando on twitter.
- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has a Cyber Monday deal offering rooms in the Casino Tower for $35 on select dates (taxes and resort fees apply). To book, go here.
- The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has a 50% off sale with room rates starting at $40 for a two-night stay including a free buffet breakfast. The 5-day sale begins at 8pm on Thursday, November 28 here.
- Omni Hotels has 40% off nightly rates at nearly all of its properties in North America. The offer is good for stays through December 30, 2013 and mid-January for the Berkshire Place in Manhattan. The deal begins at 12.01 am on Black Friday and is available through December 2, but if you’re a member of the loyalty program, you can get access to the deal from Wednesday November 27. To book, call 1-800-The-Omni or go here.
- Auberge du Soleil in the Napa Valley has 30% off room rates with their “Stay & Dine” package deal. Guests get 1 night in a garden view room, a four-course dinner for two, breakfast for two, and upgrades pending availability. The deal is valid for stays Tuesday through Sunday during December 1 – December 25, 2013 and January 10 to February 1, 2014. To book call 707-963-1211.
- Also in the Napa Valley, Vino Bello Resort is giving guests up to 30% off their stay. The special rate is valid for travel by March 31, 2014. The deal is available from Midnight November 27 and ends December 2. To book online, click here.
- If you’re after a golfing getaway, The Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona has discounts of up to 45% off. The special rate is valid for travel by March 31, 2014. The deal is available from Midnight November 27 and ends December 2. To book online, click here.
- GottaPark is offering 20% off airport parking reservations purchased on Cyber Monday. You can find and reserve a space at 60 major airports across the US by clicking here. Use the promo code CYBERMONDAY to get the special rate.
- Howard Johnson is holding its annual Orange Wednesday sale on December 4. Travelers can get up to 50% off the rack rate for up to three consecutive nights at any of more than 50 participating hotels throughout the US and Canada. You can see details of the promo here but you’ll have to call the hotel you’re interested in directly on December 4 to get the special rate. Only the first three travelers to call and book at each hotel will get the 50% discount, but if you miss out, you can still get 20% off if you book between now and December 31. The promo is valid for travel within three months of the date the booking is made.
- Red Roof Inn is giving guests up to 30% off at more than 350 properties across the US. The discount is good for stays between December 2 and February 28, 2014 (blackout dates apply). To book, call 800-733-7663 or go here on Cyber Monday and enter promo code 616892.