Quick Holiday Escapes From $99 a Night

Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit, even some of our favorite North American hotels. These deals will help improve your holiday cheer, whether you want to revel in the celebratory spirit or escape the crowds for a romantic break. But nab these holiday escapes soon—like the season, they’ll be gone before you know it.


Save Nearly 40% on Las Vegas Palazzo Suite

The Deal: They’ve gone all-out for the holidays at The Venetian Resort Casino (pictured) and the Palazzo Resort-Casino this year with a co-branded Winter in Venice promotion. You can’t help but get into the holiday spirit strolling The Venetian’s outdoor promenade with its 65-foot Christmas tree and skating rink. The Palazzo’s package includes a two-night stay in a Bella Suite, a butler-drawn holiday bath, two 30-minute ice skating sessions, gourmet hot chocolate for two, and more. Kids also get an "Elf Tuck-in" service with milk and cookies. The Venetian’s deals start at $149 a night and include a Luxury Suite and a slew of coupons and credits. Travel must be completed by January 8, 2012.

Good to Know: Guests must be at least five years old to enter skating area.

The Details: For the best deal, head to the Palazzo where rates begin at $249 per night. Bella Suites normally go for $199 per night, so when you add up all of the amenities, the savings approach 40%.

Book It: Visit The Venetian or the Palazzo.

30% Savings on Luxe Lowcountry Getaway

The Deal: With spacious rooms and verandahs overlooking the May River, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a luxurious resort located 15 minutes from Hilton Head, South Carolina, is a great destination for a romantic getaway. The two-night "Romantic Holiday" package makes it a great spot for a December trip, too. Highlights include accommodations in a private cottage, Champagne upon arrival, breakfasts, dinner in the River House Dining Room or Canoe Club, and a $100 resort credit. Travel must be completed between December 20 and 30.

Good to Know: Availability is limited.

The Details: With rates starting at $615 per night, the package represents a 32% savings off the standard rack rate of about $810. That means the meals and resort credit are complimentary.

Book It: Visit the Inn at Palmetto Bluff.

Unwind at Award-Winning Austin Golf Resort for 20% Off

The Deal: Sure, the four championship-caliber golf courses are a big draw at the old-money Barton Creek Resort & Spa outside of Austin, Texas. But in winter, visitors and well-heeled business travelers alike are abuzz about something else: the outdoor ice skating rink—a rarity in temperate Texas. To celebrate the season, the "Hill Country Tidings" package includes overnight accommodations, skating passes, breakfast, and a $25 voucher to use on property.

Good to Know: Package must be purchased in full at time of booking.

The Details: Rates start at $99 per person, so the package nets a savings of about 20%.

Book It: Call 800/336-6158 or visit Barton Creek Resort.

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Photo credit: courtesy The Venetian