In what has become an annual highly anticipated sale, dozens of hotels and resorts have gotten into the Black Friday and Cyber Monday game, offering deals that must be booked either the day after Thanksgiving (November 28 this year) or the following Monday (December 1) for varying days of travel.
We've got the scoop on so many great travel deals for this year's sales that we're trying something different. Instead of one big, overwhelming list, we're sharing themed roundups for easier vacation planning. First up is the Beach edition -- whether you yearn for bustling Waikiki Beach in Hawaii or Florida’s quiet Gulf Coast side, you'll find up to 50 percent discounts next week.
Mark your calendars, then check back in the coming days for our Urban, International, and Adventure editions.
Editor's Note: We'll be reporting on Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals in the coming weeks as details are released. Stay tuned!
The Resort at Longboat Key Club -- 30% Off
Spring for a three-night stay at this Sarasota, Florida property and you'll be rewarded with 30 percent off the total cost. Book on December 1 using promo code CYBER for stays through February 2, 2015. When you're there, don't forget to check out the 20 tennis courts, a spa, golf course, and four restaurants -- plus a whisky bar and a smoothie joint.
Sandpearl Resort -- $192+ per Night
For stays between December 2, 2014 and February 13, 2015, save 40 percent off gulf-front rooms and suites at this property in Florida's Clearwater Beach. With the promotion, rates start at $192 a night. Book on December 1 using promo code CYBER.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa -- 45% Off
Stay on San Diego’s coastal side, on the 44-acre private island of Paradise Point, and save 45 percent off rooms for stays through April 2015. Book between November 28 and December 1 on the resort’s website.
Trump Hotel Collection -- 30% Off
For some smart luxury savings, enjoy 30 percent off the Trump Hotel Collection's suites as well as a welcome amenity, early check-in, and late check-out. You can choose from locations like hip Miami, exotic Panama, or classic Waikiki Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Book between November 28 and December 1, for travel between from January 1 through March 31, 2015.
Pacifica Hotels -- 40% Off
Take your pick of beaches among the 16 coastal California properties that belong to this boutique hotel group. Locations in Santa Barbara, Venice Beach, Redondo Beach, Half Moon Bay, San Diego, and Marina Del Rey are just some examples. Take 40 percent for stays through March 12, 2015, by booking on December 1.
Terranea Resort -- 35% Off
Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide opportunities to get 35 percent off stays through December 30, 2015 at this California resort. On November 28, use promo code BLACKFRIDAY; on December 1, use CYBERMONDAY.
Kimpton’s Florida Properties -- $271+ per Night, Plus Charitable Donation
What better place to soak up the sun and sand than in the Sunshine State? In Kimpton's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, you’ll have four properties to choose from: Downtown Miami’s EPIC Hotel, South Beach’s Surfcomber, the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, and The Angler’s in Miami. The sale offers 20 percent off the best available rates until December 2, for stays through March 1, 2015 -- we're expecting rates around $271 based on current regular prices available now, ahead of the sale. Bonus for the season of giving: For every reservation, Kimpton will give $5 to The Trever Project, an organization that provides crisis prevention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youths. The sale is live now for loyalty program members and will be available to everyone else on November 28. Book at the hotels’ individual websites.
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