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May Travel Deals, Just in Time for the Warm Weather
These five exclusive travel deals can save you money on the Eastern Shore, in New York, or at the beach. By Alice Shapin
Enjoy the beaches at Grand Bahama Island. Photograph courtesy of Shutterstock.
Comments () | Published May 2, 2013

By the Bay

Where: The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Md.; 410-745-2200.

What’s special: On the edge of the Miles River on the Eastern Shore, the Inn at Perry Cabin exudes serenity and elegance. The handsome rooms feature luxurious bedding and high-end bathrooms, and the inn has beautiful common spaces, excellent cuisine, and terrific service. Its restaurant, Sherwood’s Landing, is the only AAA four-diamond restaurant on the Eastern Shore. The Linden Spa, named for the trees lining the hotel’s driveway, offers rejuvenation and wellness treatments. The inn is pet-friendly, and you can easily stroll into the charming town of St. Michaels.

The deal: Receive a $50 resort credit per day and one room-category upgrade based on availability at check-in. No minimum stay is required. Rates start at $355 a night.

When: Valid Sunday through Thursday from May 1 through July 28, 2013.


Midtown, Downtown—All Around Town

Where: Library Hotel Collection (Hotel Elysée, Library Hotel, Hotel Giraffe, and Casablanca Hotel), New York, N.Y.; 212-201-1155.

What’s special: The Library Hotel Collection’s four boutique properties in Manhattan offer great locations close to shopping, restaurants, and other attractions; the Library Hotel and Hotel Giraffe also have outdoor seating so you can be part of the New York atmosphere. The Library, at 41st Street and Madison Avenue, is steps away from the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, and Bryant Park. The Hotel Giraffe, at 26th Street and Park Avenue, is near the Empire State Building and Union Square. Hotel Elysée, on East 54th Street, is close to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Bryant Park. And the Casablanca Hotel, at 43rd Street and Broadway, is steps away from Times Square. All four offer free wi-fi, evening wine and cheese, and free continental breakfast.

The deal: The Tax Amnesty Package, a 15 percent savings on the best flexible rates (a deal normally offered during tax season), is extended for Washingtonian.com readers through the summer. Rates per night, before the discount, are as follows: Hotel Elysée starts at $279, the Library Hotel at $319, Hotel Giraffe at $329, and Casablanca Hotel at $339. All include taxes. Use the code “taxbreak” when booking.

When: Book between May 1 to 15 for stays in July and August 2013.


On the Beach

Where: Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island; 855-582-2926.

What’s special: An easy, direct flight away, this property offers a white-sand beach, three pools, a spa, a fitness center, horseback riding, tennis, and golf. Island activities include swimming with dolphins, exploring Gold Rock Beach at Lucayan National Parks, and water sports including boating, jetskiing, kiteboarding, and parasailing. Just steps from the resort is the Treasure Bay Casino, where you can try your luck.

The deal: Pay $99 a night for an ocean-view room, plus receive free breakfast for two each day at Willy Broadleaf—in all, a 65 percent savings. To book, visit their website.

When: Valid May 1 through 31 for travel through November 15, 2013.


Swing Into Summer

Where: Barefoot Resort, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 800-548-9904.

What’s special: In the heart of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, Barefoot Resort is a 2,300-acre complex that has four world-class golf courses (Greg Norman, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, and Davis Love III), bike trails, walking paths, and swimming pools. Dining choices include everything from California Pizza to Joe’s Crab Shack to the House of Blues. Starting May 1, there’s free shuttle service to the beach on weekends; starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the shuttle service is daily.

The deal: The Buy Three and Get the Fourth Round Free Package includes three nights’ lodging, four rounds of golf, cart fees, and taxes. Golfers can play each course only once, and the free round must be played after noon on any day during your stay. Mention Washingtonian.com when booking to get free daily breakfast as well. The price per person is $425, a $32-a-day savings, and is based on four golfers sharing a two-bedroom golf villa for three nights. Additional nights and accommodation upgrades are available for an extra charge. Book at their website.

When: Valid May and June 2013.


Winetasting in the Finger Lakes

Where: Radisson Corning Hotel, Corning, N.Y.; 607-962-5000.

What’s special: The Radisson Corning Hotel is in the historic downtown Gaffer District, where buildings date to the 1800s. Guests are within walking distance of the Corning Museum of Glass, which contains nearly 50,000 objects representing 3,500 years of glassmaking. You can see demonstrations and take short classes (20 to 40 minutes) in glassworking (book before you come). Just a half hour or so away are wineries, including Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars, Pleasant Valley Wine Company, and Heron Hill Winery. There’s also biking and hiking in the area, and the hotel has an indoor pool and fitness center.

The deal: The National Wine Month Package includes accommodations, two adult tickets to the Corning Museum of Glass (ages 19 and under free), one bottle of Finger Lakes Wine (Dr. Frank’s Salmon Run Chardonnay or Pinot Noir), one $25 voucher for use in the on-site Steuben Bar or Grill 1-2-5, and two vouchers for breakfast in Grill 1-2-5. Discounted room rates start at $189, a $100 savings. Book at their website with the code CFLWC.

When: Valid May 2013.


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