December Travel Deals

Want to see elaborate holiday windows in New York? Or holiday shop while walking the streets of a quaint old town? Or maybe you want to get away after the holidays? Whatever you’re looking for, we have a getaway deal for you.

The new oceanfront Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel—which features this 20,000-square-foot Sky Deck—is offering Washingtonian readers a free room upgrade, free cocktails, and other perks. Photo courtesy of Conrad Fort Lauderdale.

Annapolis Shopping

Where: Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise St., Annapolis; 410-268-7555.

What’s special: This hotel is located right on the Annapolis Harbor. Enjoy great views, remodeled rooms, nautical details throughout the lobby, hallways, and rooms, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, and a fitness center. Pet friendly, the hotel provides free dog treats (and potty bags). The hotel is an easy walk to downtown Annapolis and its shops and restaurants.

The deal: The Shopping Package includes overnight accommodations, an Annapolis Waterfront Hotel canvas boat bag, free valet parking, and a $25 Visa gift card. Washingtonian readers who show this offer at check-in also receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a $25 value. Room rates start at $274. This special saves 30 percent off of regular rates.

When: Valid for stays through December 24, 2017.

Winter Getaway in the Steel City

Where: Renaissance Fulton Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th St., Pittsburgh; Pa.; 412-562-1200.

What’s special: In the heart of Pittsburgh’s cultural district in the historic Fulton Building, the Renaissance Hotel features a marble staircase and gorgeously lit lobby rotunda. Newly renovated guest rooms overlook the Allegheny River, PNC Park, and Pittsburgh’s famed bridges and skyline.  The riverfront hotel is within walking distance to museums, performing arts theaters, restaurants, and more.

The deal: Washingtonian readers can book the “Stay for Breakfast” package at a 10-percent discount. The package includes weekend overnight accommodations in a King or Queen room. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant is included for up to two adults and any children 12 years old and under in that room. (Guests receive two breakfast certificates with a value of up to $24.95 each to apply to their breakfast check; excludes tax, gratuity, and alcoholic beverages.) Package rates start at $215 a night, before the discount. To book, click here and use the code WNT in the promo code line.

When: Valid for weekend stays through the end of February 2018.

New York Holiday Window Magic

Where: LUMA Hotel Times Square, 120 W 41st St., New York; 212-730-0099.

What’s special: The hotel is near some famous holiday spots—Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and ice-skating in Bryant Park. Included is a two-hour walking tour that explores how retailers design their elaborate window installations and discusses the inspiration behind current holiday windows at stores including Lord & Taylor, Versace, Tiffany & Company, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The deal: LUMA’s “Holiday Shopping Package” includes overnight accommodations, two tickets to the WindowsWear walking tour (a $70 value), a welcome cocktail and appetizer for two at the hotel’s Ortzi lounge, and a $100 American Express gift card. Washingtonian readers also receive a $25 food and beverage credit. LUMA will donate 5 percent of all “Holiday Shopping Package” bookings to the Salvation Army. To book click here and mention the Washingtonian deal upon check-in. Rates start at $350.

When: Valid for stays through January 8, 2018.

Hudson River Exploring

Where: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, New York; 914-946-5500.

What’s special: The rooms feature luxurious oversized marble bathrooms— with dual sinks, soaking tub, and separate shower stall—plus, wireless Internet and Frette linens. The hotel has the largest destination spa in Westchester County, an indoor rooftop pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with city views. Located only a half-hour from Greenwich and midtown Manhattan (you can hop on a train to catch a play or hit a museum in the city), it also can serve as a base for exploring the Hudson River Valley, including the Rockefeller Estate or the home of Washington Irving. If you haven’t had enough holiday shopping, there are also shops within walking distance.

The deal: Washingtonian readers who book directly at this link can hit “reserve now” to receive their exclusive offer—a $25 credit to The Lounge, a spot for cocktails and light bites. The offer must be booked December 1 through 31 for stays January 1 through March 31. Room rates start at $279.

When: Valid for stays January 1 through March 31, 2018.

Fun in the Florida Sun

Where: Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 954-414-5100.

What’s special: This new oceanfront hotel offers nautical-inspired suites with full galley kitchens, plus four on-site dining spots, a craft mixology program, a spa, and bike rentals. It also has a 20,000-square-foot sky deck with a freshwater pool, whirlpool, cabanas, and entertainment. The deck also serves as a place for an after-dinner nightcap.

The deal: The “Compliments of Conrad” package includes a complimentary upgrade to the next suite category, a $50 resort credit per day to use at the spa or on dining, and 5,000 Hilton Honors points. Washingtonian readers also receive two handcrafted cocktails at Atlas, the resort’s lobby cocktail lounge. Rates start at $339. To book, click here.

When: Valid for stays through March 31, 2018.