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Hotels for the Holidays: November Travel Deals

Just as relatives are flocking home for the holidays, here are great reader deals.

November ushers in the holiday season. Why not steal away before it gets hectic? Perhaps a weekend in New York or Philadelphia? Rounds of golf by the beach? A relaxing few days in Bermuda or at a nearby B&B?

Just in case you have guests coming for the holidays, we have a Washington hotel for them to stay at, too. It’s such a good price you might want to stay there yourself.

All these deals are exclusive for readers of The Washingtonian.


Where: Hotel Palomar
117 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa.; 888-725-1778
What’s special: Located in the heart of Center City—near Old City Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square, restaurants, and shops—the Palomar is an eco-friendly boutique hotel. It has 230 guest rooms and suites, a striking lobby, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The design includes original artwork and Art Deco detailing. It’s also pet-friendly.
The deal: The District Confidential package includes two free handcrafted cocktails at Square 1682 in addition to a free appetizer. Rooms, normally $269 and up, start at $139 a night with this package and require a two-night stay. Total savings range from $150 to $200. To get this deal, use the code WASHDC.
When: Book through December 31 for stays through February 29, 2012.


Where: Westin New York at Times Square
270 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y.; 866-837-4183
What’s special: This hotel is perfect for those who like to be in the middle of New York City’s action. It’s in the theater district and close to the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Rockefeller Center, shopping, and restaurants. Though it may be hectic outside in Times Square, the luxury hotel’s interior offers a soothing color palette and luxurious beds. On the 23rd floor, a spa and fitness center offers a Manhattan view.
The deal: Washingtonian readers can receive 15 percent off the best available rate. In addition, they’ll get free Internet access and two free cocktails, for an additional savings of $46. To book, click here.
When: Valid Thursday through Monday in November 2011.


Where: Hope and Glory Inn
65 Tavern Rd., Irvington, Va.; 804-438-6053
What’s special: Hope and Glory Inn, in a former 1890s schoolhouse, is a luxurious inn with six guest rooms, ten cottages, and a spa. Eclectically decorated, the inn offers a sense of whimsy.
The deal: Mention The Washingtonian when you book two nights and receive 20 percent off any spa treatments, 20 percent off dinner at the inn, and 20 percent off a case of wine purchased at its newly acquired vineyard, the Dog and Oyster. Readers can take advantage of one or all three deals. Nightly rates start at $175 Monday through Thursday and $210 Friday through Sunday. Spa treatments and dinner are available Thursday through Monday. Breakfast is included daily. A 10-percent service charge is added to all rooms.
When: Valid in November and December 2011.


Where: Rosewood Tucker’s Point
Bermuda; 441-298-4000
What’s special: Rosewood Tucker’s Point is Bermuda’s newest luxury resort. The 240-acre resort is perched above Castle Harbour; guests enjoy sweeping vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, Castle Harbour, or Harrington Sound. The resort features excellent recreational facilities, including the acclaimed 18-hole Tucker’s Point Golf Course, tennis courts, a croquet lawn, Bermuda’s laegest private beach, a 12,000-square-foot spa, and four restaurants. The shoulder season is a perfect time for golf and tennis.
The deal: The Golf Around Getaway offers the chance to play three of Bermuda’s most prestigious championship courses. The package includes accommodation for three nights, daily continental breakfast for two, and a round of golf for two at Tucker’s Point Club, Port Royal Golf Course, and Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club. Prices start at $895 for two, about a 35-percent savings. Taxes and gratuities are not included. Washingtonian readers also receive a Do It Yourself Dark & Stormy cocktail kit (a bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer), a $40 value. To get this deal, use the online code “dark.”
When: Valid through April 14, 2012.


Where: Topaz Hotel
1733 N St., NW; 202-393-3000
What’s special: The trendy Topaz is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a $2.3-million makeover. On a tree-lined street close to DC’s Dupont Circle, the hotel offers free morning coffee and tea plus complimentary evening wine receptions. And it’s pet-friendly.
The deal: The You Be the Judge package gives visitors a 25-percent discount on room rates with a two-night-minimum stay. Discounted rates start at $119. You’ll also receive two free cocktails at the bar if you mention The Washingtonian when booking, valued at $10 each. This package is subject to availability. When booking, use the online code “judge.”
When: Valid through December 30, 2011.