5 Great Hotel Deals for the Summer
Save more when you stay longer this summer. By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
Short of funds this summer? Before you consider curtailing your family getaway, there just might be a way to have your cake and eat it, too. These resorts make a compelling case to extend your summer vacation by giving you a bigger discount when you stay longer.
Where: Park City, Utah
Why: Because this luxury mountain resort offers spacious digs, gourmet dining, and a smorgasbord of family-friendly outdoorsy fun, with gondola rides to take you to a network of trails for hiking and mountain biking. With the Savor the Summer offer, book a one-bedroom suite or larger at the Grand Summit, Silverado Lodge, Sundial Lodge or Vintage on the Strand for one night and save 10 percent; book two or three nights and save 20 percent; book four or five nights and save 30 percent; book six or more nights saves you 40 percent. Available through Nov. 28, 2014.
(MORE: Looking for other alternatives? Find more family-friendly hotels in Park City.)
Where: San Antonio, Texas
Why: Because this plush 500-room Texas ranch-style resort is a family mecca with a five-acre water playground, 950-foot lazy river, two pools and a FlowRider surfing simulator. With the Stay More, Play More offer, families can get back a nice chunk of money and use it for dining, spa treatments, golf greens fees, kids’ club admission or an in-room movie. Receive $100 in resort credit when you stay two nights; $200 in credit when you stay three nights; $400 in credit when you stay four nights; and $500 in resort credit if you stay five nights. Available through Jan. 27, 2015.
Why: Because this upscale SoCal resort offers plenty of wide-open space plus lots of ways to have fun, from the three pools, four hot tubs and kids’ club to the nature trails and a small beach. Book a seven-night stay with the Stay More Save More package and receive 30 percent off plus a $250 resort credit. Available for stays through Dec. 30, 2014. Use promo code SAVEMORE.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Where: Orlando, Florida
Why: Because Loews’s brand new retro-inspired hotel at Universal Orlando has a gorgeous pool, budget-friendly food court, and spacious family suites that sleep six. With The Longer You Stay, the More You Save offer, you’ll receive a discount of up to 25 percent when you save four or more nights.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Where: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Why: Because this lakeside retreat offers plenty to keep families happy, with two championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, hiking trails, swiming pools and access to a 50,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. With the Stay Longer and Save offer, book one night and save 15 percent; book two nights and save 20 percent; book three nights and save 30 percent; book four nights and you’ll earn a 40-percent savings.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to MiniTime.com.