Great deals on luxurious hotels and resorts
By Sonia Esther Soltani
Mondrian Hotel (Mondrian )
Family travel is almost never cheap and luxury accommodations are hardly ever economical, but every now and then resorts and high-end hotels throw us a bone so that we may partake in lavishness without burning a hole in our pockets.
Here are some luxury hotels – from Florida to California – that offer money-saving deals for families on a budget.
Saddlebrook Resort, Florida
Saddlebrook Resort (Photo: Marea & Jim Dorian)
Just north of downtown Tampa, the family-friendly Saddlebrook Resort is the type of resort that will keep the whole family busy and entertained. In addition to its great kids’ club it has a 36-hole golf course, tennis courts, and fitness and spa facilities, two packages to nearby theme parks are available: Escape to Busch Gardens and Escape to Legoland. Guests that book mentioning “www.MiniTime.com” will benefit from the following exclusive perks: a suite upgrade, a complimentary cabana at the Superpool daily, as well as a complimentary half-day at Saddlebrook S’Kids Club. To book call 813 973 1111 and don’t forget to quote www.MiniTime.com.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Few destinations do luxury with as much panache as La La Land and with some fantastic hotels such as the Chamberlain, Le Montrose Suite Hotel, Mondrian and The Standard offering perks including free wi-fi, reduced rate parking, welcome drinks, restaurant vouchers, and attractive special room rates. Check Travelzoo’s offer for full details of the participating properties.
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa (Westin Riverfront Resort )
Enjoy a pre-Christmas break at this beautiful resort located in the Vail Valley with a 50% discount on current rates with nights starting from $139 including overnight valet parking and waived resort fee. This AAA 4-Diamond resort is home to a heated outdoor pool, three riverside hot tubs, a spa and gourmet restaurants, all on the doorsteps of fabulous skiing pistes. This great Travelzoo offer is valid daily through December 18 and must be booked by November 30.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, worldwide
Fairmont Orchid Hotel (The Fairmont)
Whether you want to take the kids to an upscale hotel in Hawaii, New York City, and Canada or further afield in the Caribbean, London, and Asia, this brand has one of the most prestigious portfolios on the market with properties offering top level service, superb amenities and all the luxury trimmings you can imagine. Fairmont’s Seasonal Saver Offer means you can save between 15% and 20%, or get a third night free from now through April 30, 2015. Guests that book online will be eligible to receive a room upgrade.
(MORE: Find more money-saving deals on accommodations for your next family vacation.)
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida
Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Fontainebleau Miami Beach)
One of the most iconic properties in South Beach, the Fontainebleau has a fantastic swimming pool, spa, and private beach as well as a range of restaurants. Kids can join the FB Kids program that blends educational, active and entertaining options. The hotel’s “Forever Fontainebleau” offer enables guests to benefit from a $50 dining credit and $50 spa credit if they book two nights, up to $250 dining credit and $250 spa credit for six nights. Guests that book a suite for four night will receive a fifth complimentary night. Take the kids to one of the signature restaurants before 7 pm for an extra 25% discount. Book before April 30, 2015 for travel between January 3 – April 30, 2015.
Sonia Esther Soltani contributed this to MiniTime.