November Travel Deals

Traveling before Christmas can be a great bargain. Here are five exclusive getaway specials.

Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is offering Washingtonian readers a $100 resort credit and a free room upgrade. Photo courtesy of Casa de Campo.

A Good Place for a Staycation—or for Your House Guests

Where: Fairmont Washington, 2401 M St., NW; 202-429-2400.

What’s special: Located in Washington’s West End and adjacent to Georgetown, this hotel just underwent a $27 million renovation that included a revitalization of the lobby, the bar, and the sunlit courtyard. Guests can take advantage of the fitness center, the indoor saltwater pool, a slew of classes (yoga, spin, Pilates, barre, and Zumba), the skating rink, and toasty fire pits. Or stroll into Georgetown and shop for the holidays or check out the Christmas decorations. On a staycation? You could take in some of those museums and exhibits you’ve been wanting to see. If you join the Fairmont President’s Club, you’ll also get complimentary Internet access and daily newspapers.

The deal: Exclusive Washingtonian winter holiday rates start at $149 per room per night. Click here to book.

When: Valid for stays November 16 through January 17, 2018.


An Oceanside Thanksgiving

Where: Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City410-289-1100.

What’s special: Family owned, this hotel features rooms that all have oceanfront views and private balconies, plus a heated indoor/outdoor pool and complimentary tea and crumpets daily.

The deal: Washingtonian readers receive 15 percent off the the Thanksgiving Day buffet (normally $14.95 for children, and $34.95 adults). Readers also get one complimentary glass of wine per person. Room rates start at $99 a night. Mention Washingtonian when booking to get the deal.

When: Valid for stays November 23 through November 26, 2017.


Fun in the Big Apple

Where: Omni Berkshire Place21 East 52nd St. at Madison Ave., New York; 212-753-5800.

What’s special: New York is fun any time of the year. And staying at this historic landmark hotel, built in 1926, puts you amid so much to see and do. Within walking distance, you can window-shop along Fifth Avenue, visit museums, go to Radio City Music Hall or the Broadway theaters, and visit Central Park and dine at Tavern on the Green. Sign up for the complimentary Select Guest loyalty program and get free WiFi.

The deal: An exclusive Washingtonian “Fall Weekend Getaway” package includes overnight accommodations (with an upgraded city view room) for two nights, a chef-inspired welcome amenity (it might be milk and cookies or a candy cane-themed cocktail), two cocktail vouchers for a Specialty Manhattan or cocktail of your choice in Bob’s Bar, and a $50 gift card to nearby Bloomingdale’s. Rates start at $299 a night for a Premier King room. To book, click here.

When: Valid for stays through December 10, 2017.


Extend Summer on Hilton Head Island

Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort4 Queens Folly Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC855-481-4707.

What’s special: Enjoy the warmer weather down south at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Golf on three world-class courses, play tennis, kayak, paddle board, bike, stroll the beach, swim, or fish.

The deal: The Washingtonian exclusive deal includes four days and three nights in a villa; three rounds of golf on your choice of three championship courses; free replay each day (to be booked on the same day of play only); daily breakfast for the golf course grill; a welcome tee gift for each player; 20 percent off bike and canoe rentals; 10 percent off resort dining at The Dunes House, Big Jim’s, and Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar; and merchandise discounts. The package starts at $450 a person based on four-person occupancy in a two-bedroom resort-view villa. To book click here.

When: Valid for stays November through February 28, 2018.


Island Getaway

Where: Casa de Campo, Carretera La Romana – Higuey, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic; 809-523-3333.

What’s special: With gorgeous beaches, tennis, golf, pools, dining, a spa, horseback riding, and water sports (snorkeling, SCUBA, kayaking, stand-up paddle boards, aqua cycles, and sailboats), the resort is a 7,000-acre tropical playground. There are three championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, the most famous being Teeth of the Dog. All three courses are carved from the shore, craggy mountains, and rolling hills, giving players breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Not far away are the secluded islands of Catalina and Saona, with hidden beaches and lush surroundings.

The deal: “The Unlimited Teeth of the Dog with Breakfast” package includes unlimited rounds on any of the courses (including arrival and departure day), accommodation in the Pete Dye Golf Lodge, use of a four-passenger golf cart to explore the resort, daily breakfast at Lago Restaurant, free WiFi, and use of the fitness center. Mention Washingtonian when booking and you’ll also receive a $100 resort credit and a complimentary room upgrade. Prices start at $394 a night. To book, click here.

When: Valid for stays through December 21, 2018.