The Best Summer Hotel Deals For a Last Minute Getaway - Family Traveller (USA)

Telluride, Colorado

As we approach the end of July, Telluride is making it easy for families to book last minute travel before ski season arrives. With plenty of festivals continuing through October, such as 37th Annual Mushroom Festival, 45th Annual Telluride Film Festival, 25th Annual Blues & Brews and the Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors, the charming mountain town features a variety of lodging options offering end-of-summer deals and packages.

The Hotel Telluride is offering two different packages for adventure lovers. The Mountains & Morels Package includes an exciting excursion to Lizard Head Pass for a private, guided mushroom hunt. Lunch, supplies and literature are all included. The package includes a three-night stay in one of The Hotel Telluride’s Elite View rooms, mycology amenity – includes a mushroom cutting knife and a book on San Juan Colorado-area mushrooms, daily breakfast for two, private transfer to/from The Hotel Telluride and guided mushroom foray, private 3-course gourmet dinner with harvested mushrooms and wine pairing at The Hotel Telluride. Package starts from $1,849, based on double occupancy; available August 1-28.

The Ropes & Rungs Summer Alpine Package is a three-night experience that invites guests to embark on the challenging and beautiful vertical realm that is Telluride’s Via Ferrata (the only Via Ferrata in Colorado). Adventurers will enjoy a full-day guided climb on the exposed ladder and cable system overlooking the Ophir Valley. Package includes a stay in a Signature King or Double room with a private balcony overlooking the San Juan Mountains, daily breakfast for two, and packed picnic lunch. This package starts from $1,999 (based on double occupancy); Available from June 1- September 30.

The Madeline Hotel and Spa maintains a sophisticated mountain feel, while offering thoughtful amenities to keep kids of all ages happy, such as heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs, a Dylan’s Candy Bar and the 20 Below Hangout – featuring ping pong, Wii, Playstation, movie nights and more. Through October, The Madeline offers discounts on rates for upcoming festivals and events, such as:

  • Telluride Jazz Festival | August 3-5 – festival goers receive 20% off lodging with advance purchase
  • Mushroom Festival | August 16-19 – receive 15% off with promo code
  • Blues & Brews Festival | September 14-17 – festival goers receive 20% off lodging with advance purchase
  • Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors |September 27-30 – receive 20% off with promo code
  • Telluride Horror Show Festival | October 12-14 – receive 20% off with promo code

Turks and Caicos

With school out of session and summer finally here, Ocean Club Resorts, located on the pristine Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos has launched its new “Pick Your Summer Promo” special. These impressive summer deals provide travelers with the opportunity to experience paradise at exceptional rates. With Ocean Club Resorts encompassing two all-suite locations, both directly on the beach, guests are able to save big while soaking up the rays over the next few months with the following offers:

  • Buy one night and receive the second night 50% off (six night minimum)
  • Save 20% off total stay (four night minimum)   

Perfect for families looking to plan an island getaway, these offers provide travelers with the opportunity to have their dream vacation at an unbeatable rate. Book by August 15 for travel through December 21, 2018.

New York City

To celebrate summer, Hilton announced the launch of its “Best of NYC” promotion, which offers travelers discounts and exclusive experiences at top attractions throughout New York City and its boroughs when booking a stay at one of more than 40 participating Hilton hotels. The Best of NYC promotion offers over $200 in added-value savings, including deals on airport transfers and parking, culinary offerings, immersive tours with a charitable cause and discounts at a number of top attractions citywide.

Exclusive perks available to guests booking Hilton’s “Best of NYC promotion” include:

  • Transportation: 15 percent off airport transfers with SuperShuttle and Execucar and 20 percent off parking at Icon’s 300+ city locations
  • Food & Beverage: An array of deals and specials at some of NYC’s top culinary offerings including Urbanspace and Eataly NYC Downtown, as well as 25 percent off dinner cruises with Hornblower Cruises
  • Entertainment: 15 percent off City Brew Tours, Madame Tussaud New York and Roundabout Theatre tickets; 20 percent off New York Pass, providing access to top museums and attractions
  • Impactful Travel Experiences: is offering Hilton travelers 12 percent off NYC-based tours and activities including an East Village Walking Tour that helps distribute socks to the homeless
  • Shopping: Exclusive offers at over 50 shops and restaurants and a VIP tour of The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center

With over 40 hotels to choose from among Hilton’s portfolio of 14 brands, guests can make their home base in the middle of the action at the NY Hilton Midtown, enjoy riverfront views at the Millennium Hilton One UN Plaza, or take in the skyline at one of the five NYC Hilton hotels with rooftops.

Hilton’s Best of NYC promotion is subject to availability and valid through November 1, 2018. Bookings must be made before October 15, 2018.

Tampa, Florida

Located just 15 miles away from Clearwater Beach, Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal summer kick-off destination. Splash and slide right into vacation mode with the property’s vast amount of family-friendly amenities that make Innisbrook the perfect paradise. For the rest of the season, "Stay more, Save more" when you stay 3 nights or more. Offer details include:

  • Save 33% or get your 3rd night free
  • Access to the property’s 6 heated swimming pools - including the monstrous Loch Ness pool, fully equipped with noteworthy water slide
  • Complementary on-site parking and wifi access

This deal is available now through Sept. 30th, starting at $120 per night. Based on availability; some restrictions and blackout dates apply; Not applicable to already discounted rooms or group rates; does not include tax or resort fee. Discount is taken off Best Flexible Rate.

Destin, Florida

Spend your days with your toes in the sand and head in the sun at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort located just steps from sugary-white beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf coast. Travelers can enjoy breathtaking accommodations, Gulf-to-table cuisine, fitness offerings such as Rooftop Spin, personalized treatments in the property’s expansive Salamander spa and endless waterside activities throughout the entirety of their stay. To toast the start of the summer season, The Henderson invites visitors to enjoy a complimentary 3rd night when booking a stay for 2 nights or more. Offer details include:

  • Stay 3-4 nights and save up to 20%
  • Stay 5-6 nights and save up to 30%
  • Stay 7 or more and save up to 35%
  • Complimentary wifi and access to state of the art fitness center and 1.3 miles of private beach for each guest

This deal is available now through Sept. 30, starting at $325 per night. Minimum three nights stay. Prepaid in full at time of booking. Based on availability, other black-out dates apply.

Orlando, Florida

The Orlando World Center Marriott is offering a summer deal available now through Aug. 31, 2018 for stays through Sept. 3, starting at $219/night.

  • Luxury guest room accommodations
  • Breakfast for two (2) and kids eat free
  • Kids 12 and under eat free with a paying adult at Longitude & Latitude, Falls Pool Bar and Grill, High Velocity, Mikado Japanese Steakhouse or Siro’s Urban Italian Restaurant
  • Complimentary self-parking

Or choose the “Slide into Summer” Premium Package — starting at $1,300/package:

  • Two connecting guest rooms
  • Choice of round of golf at Hawks Landing Golf Club, 50-minute signature spa treatment OR two-hour Jack Nicklaus Academy Golf Lesson
  • Daily breakfast for two adults and two children (12 and under) at the new Latitude & Longitude restaurant
  • Kids eat free for lunch and dinner with paying adult
  • Mermaid or Shark Academy for two Children
  • Half-day of Kids Club supervised recreation program for two children ages 4-12
  • Premium poolside seating for nightly laser light show
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Poolside Cabana for one day

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

From September 1 – October 31, 2018, guests booking the Nick Jr. Friends Event at Nick Resort Punta Cana will receive up to 55% savings with kids’ stays included complimentary. Preschoolers and toddlers will be delighted at the endless activities including a Friendship Fiesta and story time with Dora the Explorer, a PAW Patrol Scavenger Hunt, a Shimmer & Shine Street Fair, and Nick-Or-Treat Halloween on October 31. Parents will revel in the abundance of luxe adult amenities including plush beach beds overlooking the Caribbean sea, a luxurious Vassa spa for some R&R and the adults-only Kitchen 23 by Le Chique whose gourmet culinary creations are sure to impress.

Atlantic Beach, Florida

One Ocean Resort & Spa features 193 rooms and stylish suites, all adorned with One Ocean Docents, which serve as individualized, intuitive hosts. The resort’s signature restaurant, Azurea, provides artfully inspired dining, where a view of the ocean is available from every seat. As the only full-service oceanfront spa in Northeast Florida, the Spa at One Ocean Resort offers beautiful views of the rolling surf from its meditative lounge and a sensory stimulating journey.

One Ocean Resort & Spa is offering an extra dose of vitamin sea with the Stay 3 & Save special. Guests who book 3 evenings save 50% off the third with code PRO3NT by booking here.

Jensen Beach, Florida

Nestled north of Palm Beach on Florida’s east coast is the newly opened Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa – recognized as a AAA Four-Diamond property. With a signature Spa, two pools and cabanas, Drift Restaurant + Bar, Reflections Pool Bar and Dune Beach Bar, the resort boasts endless beachside activities.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is offering the Sunnies and Savings special, giving guests up to 20% savings on deluxe accommodations and breakfast for two each morning at Drift Kitchen + Bar. Guests can take advantage of this special by booking here with code OPALSAVE.

Longboat Key, Florida

Longboat Key’s modern, boutique Zota Beach Resort is beautifully located on the Gulf of Mexico. The contemporary cool escape features modern architectural touches along with stylish accommodations and distinctive dining experiences. Named after Sarasota’s indigenous name, Zara Zota, Zota Beach Resort boasts 187 luxury guest rooms and suites, meeting space and easy access to upscale shopping, entertainment and restaurants at St. Armands Circle.

Zota Beach Resort is offering the 4th Night Free special for those who seek a final summer escape. Guests who book four evenings receive the fourth night free for stays through September 30, 2018. Guests can take advantage of the 4th Night Free offer by booking here or by calling 855.335.1102, using code 4FREE.

New Orleans, Louisiana

On the corner of Baronne and Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, just blocks away from the French Quarter, Le Pavillon Hotel blends the glamour of its storied history and curated décor with the allure of its modern design. Boasting 226 newly renovated guest rooms and signature suites, Le Pavillon Hotel presents a grand lobby, Crystal Room restaurant, Gallery Lounge, rooftop pool and meeting and event space. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish rooms and exceptional service of Le Pavillon Hotel is recognized as a AAA Four Diamond rated hotel.

Le Pavillon Hotel is offering an end of summer savings special with Stay More, Save More, as detailed below. Guests can take advantage of the Stay More, Save More offer by booking here, or by calling 504.561.3111, using the special rate code, STAY.

  • Stay 2 Nights and receive 15% off
  • Stay 3 Nights and receive 20% off
  • Stay 4-7 Nights and receive 25% off