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Fall Sorted: These Hotels in Yosemite and Chicago Are Offering up to 50% Off

Book your next vacation at a discount with these incredible hotel deals.

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October 2, 2023: See Fall Foliage in Yosemite And Chicago

It’s the leaf peeping season again. Some would argue that fall is the best time to travel across the U.S. Tourists disappear (mostly), prices often get slashed, and most importantly, red and orange leaves turn the scenes dramatic. So, if you’ve been thinking of a fall driving trip, we found two hotels at popular destinations that will make this journey much cheaper. 


Leaf-peepers will love the quietness of the Yosemite National Park after a full summer season. Drive around the Yosemite Creek picnic area and visit the Yosemite Valley to see the colors of fall on maple and oak trees.

The Pines Resort Chalet on Bass Lake is a gorgeous location amidst the High Sierras. The hotel offers 84 cabins with mountains all around, so you’ll wake up to the brilliance of nature each morning. Stay for two nights in the two-story chalet with a kitchen, living room, and a private patio for $279 upwards from November to March. Or, you can get the Lakeside Suite for $379 for two nights. 

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You’ll also get a $50 dining credit. Dates in October are also available, though at higher prices. Vouchers are refundable for 14 days in case your plans change.


Chicago is known for its beautiful parks, so it’s another good choice for a fall trip. Lincoln Park, Chicago Botanic Garden, Galena, Millennium Park, and Morton Arboretum offer the perfect setup for those autumnal Instagram photos. If you’re willing to drive a bit more, the Starved Rock State Park is a fall wonderland with exciting hiking opportunities. 

While you’re finding colors, you can stay at Swissotel Chicago, which has great views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River if you want to also watch the leaves from this glass building. The 662-guestroom hotel also features a newly-designed fitness center on the 43rd floor, so you can work out watching the Windy City.

You can book a Classic City View King or Doubles Room from November 19-December 29 for $99 and upgrade to get river or lake view for $25-35 per night. This is a 50% discount on regular prices. You can get this deal now and cancel for free 72 hours prior to check-in if you change your mind.


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September 25, 2023: Book This Adults-Only Cruise With Meals and Excursions to Experience Fiji

If you’ve been looking for a small ship cruise experience, then this deal’s for you. Blue Lagoon Cruises is offering an amazing deal to set sail on the M.V. Fiji Princess, a 179-foot ship with 32 cabins, an open-air deck, an open-air restaurant and bar, a pool, and a spa.

The adults-only cruise takes its guests to villages of the South Pacific island on a four-night or seven-night cruise. You’ll see the Sacred Islands, Yasawa Islands, and Mamanuca Islands; swim in the beautiful beaches and lagoons; and snorkel along the coral reefs.

Right now, the 114-square-foot cabin on the Hibiscus Deck is $999 per person for a four-night cruise, and $1,699 per person for a seven-night cruise. Upgrade to the Orchid Deck for better views for $1,189 per person for four nights and $1,899 per person for seven nights. These are massively discounted rates, and you can save as much as 50% when you make this booking for travels between February 2, 2024, and March 31, 2025.

Included in the price are the signature amenities: all meals, sparkling wine at breakfast, complimentary water stations and tea/coffee self-service, complimentary in-room minibar, guided shore excursions, a gift, onboard bar and spa credit, cruise entertainment, roundtrip transfers, and a complimentary Malamala Beach Club Day Pass.

You’ll also enjoy Fijian dining experiences, cultural performances, beach time, and diving and cruising on a glass bottom boat to see the corals.  

You can book this deal now and choose your dates when you’re ready—you have a huge window to pick whatever works best for you. In case you change your mind, vouchers are refundable for 14 days. 

Remember to check the weather before you select cruise dates. May to November is the dry season and also the most popular and crowded. The wet season from November to April has risk of cyclones, which probably won’t be a pleasant experience on a cruise.

September 18, 2023: End the Year With a Luxury Trip to the Maldives or Mexico

Want to have one last big travel bash this year? There’s a giant deal on a Maldives hotel. And a luxury Riviera Maya pool villa will save you as much as 50%. Both hotel stays have travel dates through December, so you’ll have to act fast.

The Maldives

There is no introduction required for the Maldives. So we won’t go into destination details. But here’s one reminder: It’s typically a very expensive holiday spot. But one hotel stay is currently 75% cheaper than its normal rates.

Fushifaru Maldives, a five-star boutique resort on a private island, is inviting guests to make their dream vacation a reality. At $2,999, you can stay at Fushifaru Maldives for five nights in a Beach Villa with a private outdoor garden and direct access to the beach or in a Jacuzzi Water Villa with a hot tub and a private sundeck.

This deal comes with a 50-minute spa treatment and either a two-hour snorkeling trip or a two-hour sunset fishing excursion. The resort is all-inclusive and offers complimentary access to Wi-Fi, kids’ club, and use of snorkeling gear and non-motorized sports. A 9-night stay starts at $5,399 and you can also extend your stay for $599 per night.

It’s a small property with only 63 rooms, so it affords you a ton of privacy. It’s a great place for snorkeling—people dive to see manta rays around the island. Go on a dhoni cruise; turn up for yoga in the morning; walk on the sandbanks; and visit a local island—the Maldives is a beautiful country.


Don’t want to fly a long distance? There’s a beach resort closer to home that’s currently 50% off.

Chablé Maroma is a wellness resort in the Riviera Maya with 70 villas, each with a private plunge pool and outdoor terrace. The resort features two restaurants and a bar and the food celebrates Mexico’s culinary traditions. For a deep dive into wellness, the resort offers yoga, water ceremony, and temazcal sweat lodge, while adventurers can go kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling.

You can stay three nights in a Treetop Pool Villa or Double Villa for $1,499 or Jungle Pool Villa for $1,859 through December 19, 2023. Extra nights start at $499. You’ll also get $100 daily spa credit, $100 daily food and beverage credit, and mezcal tasting. In all, you can save $1,500 on this deal!


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September 11, 2023: A Seven-Night Trip to Bali, or Two Nights in Bordeaux at $999

Go somewhere you’ve never been before, whether it is the beautiful island of Bali or a charming wine chateau in Bordeaux. With these Travelzoo hotel deals, you will be able to save as much as 45% on stays.

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Bali is one of those titan destinations that offers everything it promises on paper. The beaches are pristine. The parties are electrifying. The paddy fields are verdant. The culture is inspiring. Whether you want to hike on a volcano, try water sports, indulge in rich food, or activate your spiritual side, the island is happy to oblige.

This year, you can experience the best of its two worlds, beaches and jungle, with this seven-night hotel deal. Spend three nights in a one-bedroom villa with a private pool at Astera Villa Seminyak and four nights in a suite of Amarea Resort Ubud for $999. An upgrade to better category rooms is available for $1,299.

Travelzoo also promises its members roundtrip transfers, a one-way transfer between the hotels, breakfast, one massage at each resort, and one cocktail at each resort. You can book this deal now and travel through December 20, 2024.


If you drink wine, then you know Bordeaux. It’s a premium wine region and many great bottles come from this small French town. This year or next, you can cork open a bottle in a charming chateau and raise a toast to a $900 discount! 

Château Pape Clément is a wine estate with a lovely villa with a restaurant and a park. You’re close to the city center—20 minutes by drive—and the biggest appeal is the machinations of winemaking that this estate and others around can show you.

For $999, you can stay in a Prestige Room of Château Pape Clément with daily breakfast, a welcome glass of wine, a wine tasting tour, a bottle of wine, and a two-hour Atelier B-Winemaker workshop included. 

You can upgrade to a Premium Package with a day trip to two wine estates included at $1,398, or get the whole chateau (six rooms) for a group of 12 for $4,589 for two nights. Book now for travels between October 2023 and August 2024.

August 21, 2023: 70% Off in Tulum and 50% Off in Whistler

Give yourself a quick break this fall by flying to Mexico or Canada—the neighbors are offering generous discounts on hotel stays. At Habitas Tulum, you can save as much as 70% at this adults-only resort, but if you want the crisp mountain air, head to Whistler Village Inn and Suites and pay half of what you would otherwise.

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This is a superb deal if you’re looking for a quiet retreat. Our Habitas Tulum is an adults-only resort with an on-site restaurant, an array of wellness experiences, and complimentary daily activities. Come here to slow down—from yoga and meditation at the resort to hiking through Mayan ruins with a guide and diving into underwater caves, you can give yourself a break and learn something new.


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It’s fairly normal to pay $775 per night here, but this Travelzoo deal will save you a huge chunk of that. For only $999, you can book four nights in a Jungle Room from October 1-December, 2023. The price comes with breakfast and a $100 spa credit. You can also extend your stay for $333 per night.

Whistler Village Inn & Suites

Up for adventure this fall? Whistler Village Inn & Suites has envy-worthy locations of rolling mountains and it’s a stone’s throw away from hip boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Go on a gondola ride, laze around in the heated outdoor pool, and enjoy a steak at the on-site restaurant, The Keg. 

With this Travelzoo deal, you can book a Studio Suite or a Standard Two Queen room for $81 per night from October to November and $95 per night in September. Parking is complimentary and suites are also available at discounted rates. You are saving more than 50% when you book this deal, but note that a minimum of two nights may be required on some dates.

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rociogonzalez5188 October 19, 2022

Hi! Regarding Conrad Punta De Mita, there is a mistake in this article with significant consecuenses for travelers... it is not within the private gated community it mentions, it is located in the neighboring area. However, it is set on a beautiful beach!