Grab a freebie at these prime resorts
By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
When was the last time you saved 33 percent on a hotel stay? The opportunity arises more often than you might think, thanks to a healthy number of upscale hotels offering a third night free. Here are five plush properties where you can snag luxury for a third less and, occasionally, score a resort credit or free breakfast to boot.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Where: Scottsdale, AZ Why: Because this family-friendly desert oasis boasts three pools, fabulous views of Camelback Mountain, and even gelato happy hours. With the Turn Up the Heat package, you pay for two nights and get the third night free, as well as a $50 poolside dining credit and a waived resort fee. Available through Aug. 15, 2014.
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Winnetu Oceanside Resort
Where: Martha’s Vineyard, MA Why: Because this immensely kid-friendly resort on the Vineyard’s South Beach offers spacious accommodations, a raft of family-fun activities and a first-rate complimentary kids’ club. Book two nights in a suite or cottage and get your third night free. Available through June 28, 2014.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Where: Santa Ana Pueblo, NM Why: Because this sprawling adobe-style resort near Albuquerque is a family paradise with multiple pools, a thrilling waterslide, and evenings spent making s’mores and listening to Native American storytellers. Book two nights with the Hyatt Free Time offer and get a third night free plus free daily breakfast for two adults. Available through Dec. 30, 2014.
Where: Wintergreen, VA Why: Because this four-season playground in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is just 40 minutes from Charlottesville and offers myriad fun activities, from tennis and golf to archery and summer tubing. Pay for two nights and get your third night free. Available through Dec. 11, 2014.
Jupiter Beach Resort
Where: Jupiter, FL Why: Because this family-friendly Florida resort boasts a secluded stretch of beach and a long list of recreational pursuits that includes swimming, sea kayaking, fishing and guided sea turtle walks. Book two nights and get your third night free this summer and fall. Available through Dec. 31, 2014.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to www.MiniTime.com.