With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about getaways for the New Year. Here are five deals that'll inspire you to get up and go in January and February.
From $81: Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est (Paris, France)
This isn't your grandma's Holiday Inn. Located in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, the hotel is tucked into a century-old historic building that has eye-catching pops of yellow and blue design accents. For the nights of January 8 and 15, we found standard and double bed rooms for €76 ($81 USD). Rates are slightly higher (from €81-€94, or $86-$100 USD) for January 3-7, 9-14, and 27-31, plus February 2-5, 10-13, 16-20, and 23-25. Come spring, rates spike to €145 ($157 USD).
From $87: Aloft Cancun (Cancun, Mexico)
Located in Cancun's Hotel Zone, this Aloft property is a quick walk to the beach and offers bicycle rentals, a pool, plus sit-down and grab-and-go dining. Book by December 4 to take advantage of rates from $87 in partial lake or lagoon view rooms throughout January and February (yes, even Valentine’s Day). If you can be flexible with dates, the savings are huge: rates are as high as $209 during this period.
From $99: The Manhattan Hotel at Times Square Hotel (New York, NY)
How about some time in the Big Apple? This Midtown property is just a short stroll from the bright lights of Broadway. The nights of January 8-12, 18-20, 22-27, and 29-31 offer standard room rates from $99, while rates on most nights in February are from $109 -- still a bargain compared to what you’d pay in spring, as we found rates of $241 in late April.
From $99: Handlery Hotel (San Diego, CA)
For something laid back, check into this SoCal outpost and relax at the bistro, bar, or poolside. Double standard rooms are priced from $99, January 1-5, though they bump up to $119-$129 on the nights of January 8-11, 22, 23, and 29-31, and February 7-9, 12, 13, and 20-23.
From $134: Ivy Hotel Napa Valley (Napa, CA)
In autumn's high season, it’s difficult to snag a hotel room in Napa for under $275 per night. January’s cooler temps yield fewer crowds and lower rates, meaning you'll have plenty of money left over to pay for more wine tastings. At Ivy Hotel Napa Valley, we found rooms with a king bed or two queens priced from $134 for January 2-5, 8-12, and 15-31 (with breakfast included). Prices climb to $161 and higher in February, though that's still much cheaper than rates of $332 in August.