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Where to Stay and Save this Presidents’ Day Weekend


If you haven’t booked your Presidents’ Day getaway yet, fear not, as there are still deals to be had. We’ve identified substantial discounts on holiday weekend travel (February 17–20, 2012) and beyond. So whether you’re looking for a beach vacation, ski weekend, or a great city getaway, rooms are definitely still available (we checked). All you have to do is get there—and these deals should help offset your last-minute airfare.

30% Off Room and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The Deal: Beach lovers should check into the recently enhanced Viceroy Riviera Maya (formerly the Tides Riviera Maya), a luxurious resort just 35 minutes from the Cancun airport. Its 41 private villas come with thatched-roofed palapas and personal plunge pools. A full-service, jungle-swathed spa and gorgeous cabana-lined beachfront are equally enticing. Book the resort’s Sol y Mar (Sun and Sea) package to save 30 percent off room rates and 30 percent off spa services.

The Details: Luxury Villas start from $504/night (down from $720) and include breakfast for two; Royal Villas, which come with private butlers and a host of additional high-end amenities, go for $696/night (down from $995) over the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Good to Know: This offer is based on limited availability so book fast.

Book It: Visit and use promo code SOL.

40% Off Attractive Telluride Ski Resort

The Deal: A February ski vacation in tony Telluride is very much within reach at the pretty stone-and-timber Hotel Telluride. It’s always a smart choice, considering its well-priced and surprisingly luxurious rooms, but a 40 percent price drop over peak holiday dates makes it irresistible. All 59 rooms have balcony or patio views of the San Juan Mountains; there’s also a yoga studio and fitness center, ski storage, and a tiny, but serviceable, spa on site. All you need is some snow!

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The Details: Reduced rates start from $169/night for a Double or King Select room.

Good to Know: The hotel offers a free gondola shuttle.

Book It: Visit or call Telluride Central Reservations at 888/355-8743.

15% Off Chic South Beach Hotel

The Deal: Anything but ordinary, the fanciful Mondrian South Beach is like a chic funhouse for adults: cloud-shaped tubs, giant lamps, a red-carpeted pool lounge, and floor-to-ceiling picture frames all bolster the Alice in Wonderland theme. A happening pool scene and on-site restaurant mean hipster-packed nights. Book now for Presidents’ Week and score savings of up to 15 percent.

The Details: Book your stay at least 15 days in advance to secure reduced rates of $301/night for a deluxe bayview studio or one-bedroom balcony king suite as part of the hotel’s Trade Up package.

Good to Know: Reserve ahead for dinner at the hotel’s trendy Asia de Cuba restaurant.

Book It: Visit or call 800/606-6090 and mention the Trade Up deal.

25% Off Boutique Beverly Hills Newcomer

The Deal: Urbanites seeking warmer climes will love Mr. C Beverly Hills, a handsome boutique hotel home to the West Coast’s first Cipriani restaurant, retro-glam rooms with balconies overlooking Beverly Hills, and a teak pool deck with poolside bar and cabanas. Book three or more nights this Presidents’ Day holiday to knock 25 percent off room rates.

The Details: Discounted deluxe room rates start from $291/night.

Good to Know: All rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service from the Cipriani kitchen.

Book It: Call 877/334-5623 and mention Stay Longer & Save (we had trouble booking it online).

15% Off Contemporary New York City Hotel

The Deal: New York’s Smyth TriBeCa is another great choice for a winter city break. This celebrity-favorite features 100 sleek rooms, a clubby lobby bar with fun vintage accents, and Frederick Lesort’s happening brasserie Plein Sud. Guests who book four nights or more will save up to 15 percent off nightly rates.

The Details: We found reduced rates as low as $247/night over the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Good to Know: You don’t have to stick to Presidents’ week to nab this deal. The offer runs through February 29.

Book It: Visit and use promo code 4NIGHT15 or call 888/587-6984.

Photo credit: courtesy Mondrian South Beach

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