You've heard Black Friday horror stories: the fist-fights, the pepper-spraying, the lines outside of Best Buy at two in the morning. If a sleepless night or black eye isn't the way you like to get your shopping done, consider Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving devoted to thousands of online shopping deals. Over the past few years, hotels have caught on to the Cyber Monday trend and started promoting their own flash sales. The steep discounts below are only offered when booked on Monday, November 26, so pick your favorite destination, bookmark this post, and mark your calendars.As long as you’re not visiting Orlando over Christmas or New Year’s, you’ll find much lighter crowds and shorter lines in the weeks surrounding the major holidays. Stay at one of the area’s newest hotels, the Wydnham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, and save 35 percent when you stay three nights or more, on starting rates as little as $139 per night. Enter the code DISCYB when booking, and enjoy 500 acres of lush woodlands while being minutes from the theme parks. Or, skip over to the Angler's Boutique Resort in South Beach, Miami, where rates at this stylish 4-star property begin from $219 per night – a 25 percent savings (booking code is CYBER25, or call 866-729-8800).
Is Florida not far enough south for you? A number of Marriott hotels in the Caribbean are offering incredible rates with their Cyber Monday sales, like the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and the Royal Beach Casino from $129 per night (booking code: D51) and the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino from $132 per night (booking code: D3Q). These prices are some of the lowest you'll find in the Caribbean during the area's high season. You can also enjoy the bio-diversity, rain forests, warm temperatures, and beaches of exotic Costa Rica at hotels like the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose from $99 per night or the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort from $119 per night (booking code for both: PRO).
Do your holiday shopping on Chicago's Magnificent Mile and stay at the central, 4-star MileNorth for $159 per night – and receive a $50 credit to a nearby spa (booking code: CYBER). Or head west and save over 50 percent at the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Airport, with rooms from $89 per night and extras like a free beer every night at the onsite craft beer bar (an added bonus: you can book this deal for three days, from November 26-29. Use the promo code CYBERMON).
Finally, our beloved New York City needs serious love right now after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Help the city recover during the holiday season and stay in Midtown Manhattan, near all of the major seasonal attractions like the tree at Rockefeller Center, the holiday windows on Fifth Avenue, and the Rockettes at Radio City. The Wolcott Hotel offers three nights for the price of two, with rates as low as $240 for all three nights – an amazing price, considering many Manhattan hotels cost about that for one night’s stay (use the promo code “STEP3” when booking). Affinia Hotels throughout Manhattan are offering rooms for as low as $143 per night – until November 2013 (booking code: CYBER).
So set an alarm now for midnight on November 26 – these amazing rates will sell fast.