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Looking for an excuse to get away? With this offer from the AAA 4-Diamond W Fort Lauderdale, you won't need one. The chic oceanfront property is beckoning guests to pay South Florida a visit this season with its Any Occasion Celebration offer, which starts at $270 per night. That saves you 25 percent compared with rates over the busy winter and spring seasons.
To help you celebrate -- whether it's a milestone like a birthday or something as simple as life itself -- the W provides guests with a complimentary bottle of champagne, valet parking (a $35 value per night), in-room WiFi to keep you connected, yoga and boot camp classes on the beach, and suite upgrades when available. I recently took advantage of this offer to celebrate my anniversary and found the free bottle of bubbly to be especially festive.
Cruisers leaving from or arriving in Ft. Lauderdale should also take note of this deal. The Port Everglades cruise terminal is a quick 10-minute drive from the W, perfect for a pre- or post-cruise overnight stay.
As far as timing goes, the last half of fall is an ideal time to visit Fort Lauderdale -- hurricane season is nearly over, daily high temperatures hover in the 80s, and flocks of winter tourists (referred to as "snow birds" by the locals) have yet to take flight. During my recent stay, my partner and I had the massive 4th floor pool deck, which offers sweeping views of the Atlantic, almost entirely to ourselves.
Reserve your celebration stay on select Sundays to Thursdays now through December 31. Weekend rates are available from $45 more. To book online, make sure the LBPKG box under the rate preferences column is checked, then select your travel dates from the calendar.