2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals: Urban Edition

by  Kristine Hansen | Nov 23, 2014
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego / Photo courtesy of the property

Are you attracted to cities like a siren? Whether you love popping in and out of museums in the nation’s capitol or romping along neon-studded Las Vegas Boulevard, cities across the U.S. are offering plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year. You'll find discounts as steep as 90 percent off, and rooms as low as $39 per night. 

Expedia.com -- 90%, $50, or 20% Off
While this booking giant is participating in both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's the former that we're most excited about. That's when select 4-star and VIP Access hotels go for 90 percent off in New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Cancun, in Expedia's biggest sale to date. The sale launches at 9 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. PST on November 28 -- get the coupon code at the site -- and travel must be completed by the end of March, 2015 (no blackout dates). Availability is limited, but if you miss out, you can take $50 off at any hotel until 11:59 p.m. the same day. Or, wait for Cyber Monday, to take an additional 20 percent off rates already slashed in half here.

One Washington Circle Hotel –- 50% Off
This property is conveniently located near the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, not to mention the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro stop. On Cyber Monday, book half-off rates for stays through February 28, 2015 -- plus free WiFi. Use promo code CYBER on the website or call the reservations desk at 800-424-9671.

Palms Casino Resort –- $39 per Night
You can score a Vegas room as low as $39 -- essentially 50 percent off -- if you make reservations between November 27 and December 5 for Premier room stay from December 1 through June 30, 2015. (For the foodies: new to the resort is Lao Sze Chuan, an offshoot of the classic Chinese restaurant in Chicago.) Book using the promo code of CYBER14.

SLS Las Vegas –- 50% Off
Whether your next Sin City jaunt is next month or next summer, save 50 percent on rates for stays between December 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Open since late August, SLS Las Vegas includes a noodles-focused eatery, a pizzeria with Neapolitan-style pies and Bazzar Meat by Jose Andres. Book from November 26 through December 5.

Commune Hotels & Resorts -- 40% Off or $10 Suite Upgrade
Joie de Vivre's 28 boutique properties -- including locations in major U.S. cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Washington, D.C. -- are offering 40 percent off rates for visits from December 2 through March 31, 2015. As a bonus, you'll get early check-in and late check-out too. For sister company Thompson Hotels, upgrade to a suite for just $10 in New York City, Miami Beach, Chicago, and Hollywood, plus London and Toronto. To scoop up both these deals, book on December 1 at using promo code CYBER.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego –- $99 per Night
While this Gaslamp Quarter property has a shorter travel window for its Black Friday sale, $99 rooms in warm San Diego is nothing to sniff at when so much of the country will be freezing. Book between November 28 and December 1 for stays through January 11, 2015, using promo code BF2014 to get the rates. Anyone who participates in the sale will also be automatically entered in a drawing for a free New Year's Eve stay -- and the first five reservations will be upgraded to a Rock Star Suite, typically $5,000 a night.

Peninsula Hotels –- 30% Off
Posh Peninsula properties in New York City’s Midtown and Chicago’s Gold Coast are offering 30 percent off rates on rooms and suites. Even better? That 30 percent discount extends to manicures, pedicures, and facials at The Peninsula Spa at each property, too. Book the deal between November 28 and December 1 using promo code NYCYBER or CHCYBER respectively.

JW Marriott Chicago -– 30% Off
Fresh off its four-year anniversary, this Loop hotel offers $139 rooms -- down from the typical $329 -- booked November 28 through December 1. The special rate is valid for stays between December 19, 2014 and March 6, 2015. Book using promo code BAR.

HotelTonight -- $7 or $70 Rooms
Want to stay at hotels close to malls and outlets on the biggest shopping day of the year? The hotel room app will feature $7 rooms in destinations across the country for stays over Black Friday, starting at 7 a.m. local time. Throughout the weekend and on Cyber Monday, find rooms starting at $70.

Sonesta Hotels and Resorts -- 25% Off
There are plenty of big city properties to choose from during Sonesta's Cyber Monday promotion, which gets you a 25 percent discount off two-night stays through March 31, 2015. The deal is valid at full-service hotels in cities like Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and New Orleans -- as well as ES Suites properties in locations like Houston, Orlando, and more. Make reservations using promo code Cyber2014.

Omni Hotels and Resorts -- $89+ per Night
You can get a head start on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with Omni's Season of Savings package, available now through Cyber Monday. Snag rates starting between $89 and $169 for stays until January 31, 2015, at 50 participating properties in locations like Nasville, Chicago, L.A., Orlando, Providence, and Austin..

Z NYC Hotel -- 28% or 20% Off
You don't have to stay in Manhattan to get a taste of the Big Apple. Across the East River in Queens, boutique hotel Z NYC is offering two sales: 28 percent off bookings made on November 28 between 12:28 a.m. and 12:28 p.m., and 20 percent off bookings made on December 1 between 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. Both sales are good for travel between January 1 and March 31, 2015, and also include two complimentary cocktails. Use promo codes BFRI and CYBR respectively.

Stash Rewards -- 40% Off, Dining Credit, and More
Stash Rewards, a free-to-join hotel loyalty program, has been somewhat mysterious about its Cyber Monday sale. You'll find the participating properties on the site right now, but most details will only be released day of. That said, we did get the scoop on some types of deals you can expect: up to 40 percent off best available rates as well as point bonuses; fireplace guests rooms for $159, plus $50 dining credit and 1,000 points; and 35 discounts off standard daily rate plus breakfast and a bottle of wine. Check back on Monday for more.

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