It won’t be hard to find travel deals galore this week, but here are eight that do better than 30 percent off and, in most cases, offer added perks for Chicagoans looking to get out of dodge, such as a location reachable by cheap, direct flight.
1. $7 Rooms at HotelTonight
Starting at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, HotelTonight is launching a $7 hotel room sale to celebrate its recent move to offer rooms not just tonight, but up to a week out. When those are gone, the app will offer $70 rooms through Cyber Monday. Most participating hotels, including select hotels in Chicago, are located near major shopping centers. There are no blackout dates.
2. Rooms at Hotel Lincoln from $66
On Cyber Monday only, get 40 percent off the lowest available rate ($109) at Chicago’s kitschy, boutique Hotel Lincoln, right across from Lincoln Park and the lake. The offer is good for stays from December to March and blackout dates may apply. Use the code CYBER.
3. $20 Rooms at a New Key West Hotel
On Cyber Monday at 9 a.m. EST, the new 96-room Marker Waterfront Resort in Key West will sell 20 rooms for $20 a night (booked via call center only at 844-229-8312), and for the next 20 hours, rooms at $200 a night (booked via call center and online. Both rates are limited to one night per reservation on select dates from December 2014 through December 2015. The resort officially opens on December 12. See the Marker for more.
4. Half off Suites at the New York Palace
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, save 50 percent on a 1,200-square-foot Towers Corner Suite (starting at $1,295 before the deal) at the New York Palace at 50th and Madison. Good for stays from January 1 to March 31, 2015.
5. Half off at Phoenix’s Wigwam
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, the historic 331-room Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona—which recently completed a $16 million renovation—will offer rooms at 50 percent off (from $99.50 after the discount) plus a complimentary bottle of red wine. Valid for stays from November 28, 2014, to January 12, 2015. Blackout dates apply. Use the code FRIMON.
6. 45 Percent off Lodging at Vail Resorts
From Black Friday through Wednesday, December 3, get up to 50 percent off lodging at Keystone and Half Moon lodging properties or up to 45 percent off at other Vail Resorts properties, including Tahoe’s Constellation Residences at Northstar and the Osprey at Beaver Creek. Blackout dates apply. More at snow.com/CyberMonday.
7. 35 Percent off at L.A.’s Terranea
Plenty of Black Friday deals to exotic locales like Saint Lucia and the Bahamas come with pricey airfare from Chicago. Instead, nab a cheap, direct flight to Los Angeles from either O’Hare or Midway and stay in Rancho Palos Verdes at the lux, oceanfront Terranea Resort. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, get 35 percent off of stays through December 30, 2015. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY or CYBERMONDAY.
8. Free Summer Airfare to an Alaskan Fishing Lodge
Beginning on Cyber Monday and through December, score complimentary round-trip air (a value of up to $750) to Ketchikan, Alaska, when you book a stay at Waterfall Resort from June 12 to August 17, 2015. Complimentary air can be paired with all-inclusive land packages for two or more nights from $3,510 a person. Packages include complimentary round-trip sea plane between Ketchikan to Waterfall Resort, oceanfront accommodations, full service guided sport fishing on 25’ heated cabin cruisers, use of high-end reels and gear, professional fish cleaning and vacuum packing to take the catch home, and more.