April Travel Deals

Spring is here. Celebrate with one of these travel bargains, exclusive to Washingtonian readers.

Affinia's Manhattan NYC hotel is offering Washingtonian readers 20 percent off room rates, plus free snacks and wine. Photograph courtesy of Affinia.

In Town Staycation

Where: The Embassy Row Hotel, a Destination Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 202-265-1600.
What’s special: The hotel has a retro-funky vibe and is close to restaurants, shops, and the Dupont Circle Metro station. The hotel offers in-room spa treatments and a fitness center, but its big attraction is its rooftop pool and bar.
The deal: Celebrate the hotel’s first anniversary with a stay anytime between now and September, and save more the earlier you book: Book between April 1 and April 4 and get 30 percent off the room rate plus a $50 food credit, valet parking, and a free upgrade to an urban view room. Book April 8 through April 11 and get 25 percent off plus a $25 food credit. Book April 15 through April 18 and get 20 percent off the room rate. Washingtonian readers also receive two cocktails on The Rooftop, a $26 value. Room rates (before the discount) start at $198 a night. To get this deal, use online code EROW.
When: Valid for stays through September, 2016.

Uptown, Downtown, All Around New York

Where: Affinia Hotel Collection; 866-233-4642.
What’s special: The collection is comprised of five hotels, each in a different neighborhood. Dumont NYC on E. 34 Street offers the largest rooms of the collection, and those guest rooms have stunning views of the Chrysler Building, the Freedom Tower, or the East River. Each night, guests can join a free wine hour, from 5 to 6 p.m., called Social Sips. Gardens NYC, at E. 64th between 2nd and 3rd avenues, is a tranquil retreat on the Upper East Side near shopping and museums. Manhattan NYC, on 7th Avenue at 31 Street, is across from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and is in the thick of the city’s energy—including Times Square, restaurants, and shopping. Fifty NYC, on E. 50 Street at Third Avenue, just underwent a $19 million renovation and is now quite chic. Shelburne NYC, at Lexington at 37th Street, is in the laid-back Murray Hill neighborhood and close to Grand Central Station. Its rooftop, with stunning Midtown views, offers cocktails and dining. All Affinia suites feature a microwave, refrigerator, and tableware. Many of the suites have a toaster, tea kettle, and stovetop. The Affinia Junior program keeps the whole family entertained with board games. All properties are pet-friendly.
The deal: Washingtonian readers who stay for a minimum of two nights will get savings of up to 20 percent off the lowest starting room rate, plus a FreshDirect grocery box filled with snacks (a $52 value), and a complimentary bottle of wine worth $14. Rates start at $249 a night. Click here and use promo code DCVIP or call 866-233-4642.
When: Reserve your stay by June 1, 2016, for stays through March 3, 2017.

Wild and Wonderful

Where: Canaan Valley Resort, 230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, WV; 304-866-4121.
What’s special: The resort, which is located in a 15-mile-long valley in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has completed a two-year, $34 million renovation that included construction of two wings with 160 new guest rooms as well as renovation of public areas including the main lodge and a grab-and-go cafe. Overnight rooms have oversized bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, and in-room refrigerators. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, an 18-hole championship golf course, a spa, a kids’ camp, a shooting range for sporting clays, a climbing wall, and hiking and biking trails.
The deal: Washingtonian readers receive a 20 percent discount on rooms Sunday through Thursday and 15 percent on Friday and Saturday nights. Rates start at $89 before the discount. To book, call 800-622-4121 and mention Washingtonian.
When: Valid for stays through May 26, 2016.

Beaching It in South Carolina

Where: Wild Dunes Resort by Destination Hotels, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC; 866-991-7945.
What’s special: Wild Dunes Resort is on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina.  The oceanfront resort sits on 16,000 acres and offers golf, tennis, parasailing, sailing, biking, a spa, a fitness center, restaurants, and five pools.  Historic Charleston is a 30-minute drive away.
The deal: The Go Wild for Summer deal takes 20 percent off nightly rates for a guest room or suite in the Boardwalk Inn and Village at Wild Dunes, or for select vacation homes and condos. Washingtonian readers also get a complimentary Wild Dunes Resort bucket filled with six assorted local beers, a bag of snack mix, and Charleston Trip popcorn, a $25 value. To get this extra, mention Washingtonian when calling to reserve.
When: Book by April 30 for stays from May 30 through August 31, 2016.