With places from airport parking lots to magazine subscription houses boasting Black Friday deals, you get the sense that the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season has gone a bit overboard. But even with the oversaturation of “sales,” there’s still one area where you can find genuine deals that you and your family will appreciate — high-end hotels. We’ve discovered 15 such promotions around the globe that are so good that we nearly forgot about the crockpot we had queued in our online shopping cart.
The William Vale
This bold, modern Brooklyn address gets in on the holiday fun with a weekend sale (use the code “CYBER18” through November 26) that grants you up to 40 percent of its accommodations. And with great Williamsburg shopping and the Brooklyn Bowl entertainment center mere minutes from your room, we can think of a few ways to use those savings.
Coastal Georgia is sensational in any season. Snag the resort’s Black Friday-to-Cyber Monday deal — book two or more nights at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars The Cloister or The Lodge during January and February and receive 71 percent off the third night — to make the most of a waterfront paradise that sees its average winter temperatures hover around 71 degrees.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
As Puerto Rico continues its resurgence, luxury hotels such as this Four-Star beauty are making it even easier to see the rebirth with your own eyes. On Cyber Monday, Condado Vanderbilt is taking 25 percent off all suites during stays of at least two nights from January 2 to December 1, 2019 — not that a couple of evenings is long enough to see all that the resilient island has to offer.
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
One of the most respected global hotel companies, IHG gets in on the holiday-savings fun with a brand-wide sale (this includes standout properties like Five-Star InterContinental Hong Kong and Four-Star InterContinental Boston) that gifts you with 25 percent off room rates when you book between now and November 30 for trips through March 31.
Though the news in Northern California has been far from celebratory over the past few weeks, properties such as this Four-Star Napa escape are moving forward with their holiday plans, which include a weekend sale of 40 percent off one- and two-bedroom lodges reserved through April 25 when you apply the “CYBER18” code.
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
These Key West sister properties don’t merely share real estate (you can walk from door to door in under 10 minutes) but, on Cyber Monday, they’ll also promote the same bargain: 25 percent off standard rooms and 30 percent off suites for stays between April 28 and October 23, 2019.
Not only will you receive 35 percent off your oceanfront accommodations, you’ll also enjoy a $150 credit to the all-suite property’s sprawling spa, $150 to spend on new American fare at The Strand Bar & Grill, and gratis daily breakfast for two.
The Peninsula Hotels
This luxury brand kicks off the holiday shopping season in style with special Cyber Monday deals from coast to coast. On November 26, get 30 percent off plush accommodations at Five-Stars The Peninsula New York and The Peninsula Chicago, and receive up to a 25 percent discount when you book a room or suite at Five-Star The Peninsula Beverly Hills.
All three sumptuous stays also offer discounts on spa and dining gift card purchases — a great stocking stuffer for those hard-to-please family members.
Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Family-friendly fun is what this luxury resort brand does best, and this Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you can save big on your brood’s next adventure.
Starting at 6 a.m. November 23, book a getaway to one of Salamander’s sumptuous retreats — like Four-Star Salamander Resort & Spa in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country or Tampa’s 900-acre golf retreat, Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort — and save up to 40 percent off your crew’s inviting accommodations.
Save on your next escape to the Emerald City when you plan your getaway to this Pacific Northwest gem. Book your stay before November 28 to get 50 percent off suites (and 30 percent off standard rooms) and be entered to win a two-night vacation at any Thompson property worldwide.
But with its Puget Sound views, proximity to Pike Place Market and cozy and masculine design, this modern hotel will have you returning for an encore.
Reserve an escape at esteemed addresses like Five-Stars Portrait Roma or Portrait Firenze between November 23 and 26, and save 40 percent off your stylish stay — both properties feature artisanal touches (hand-stitched leather, Ferragamo linens) and a chic, boutique feel.
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Scenic New England looks good in every season, and this Vermont resort has picturesque views in spades. Book your getaway to this charming hotel on Cyber Monday to save up to 50 percent off the recently renovated accommodations, or make the most of your cozy stay with a discounted Bed & Breakfast package, starting at $199 per night.
Seven Stars Resort & Spa
Plan your dream Turks and Caicos vacation from the comfort of your armchair when you take advantage of this Four-Star tropical retreat’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. Reserve your Grace Bay getaway between November 23 and 26 to receive 40 percent off all accommodations, from spacious junior suites to Jacuzzi-clad four-bedroom stays.
But wait to plan your quaint Goat Island getaway until Cyber Monday for an even better offer: 50 percent off all suites, including the ultra-luxe Liberty Suite, a 1,250-square-foot space equipped with two balconies overlooking Narragansett Bay and Newport Bridge, a lovely spot for a post-holiday toast.
Mahekal Beach Resort
One of Playa del Carmen’s most romantic escapes, Mahekal delivers beautiful accommodations, authentic experiences and world-class cuisine. By taking advantage of its holiday sale (up to 60 percent off stays through October 31, 2019), you can try it all and still have plenty left over to buy souvenirs for family you left back home.