Escape to New York
Where: Kimberly Hotel, 145 East 50th St., New York; 800-683-0400.
What’s special: In the heart of midtown Manhattan, this hotel enjoys an ideal location close to Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Station, the theater district, and various restaurants. Make sure to head to the 30th floor rooftop for magnificent views, evening cocktails and small plates, or a delicious breakfast. The feather beds with Frette linens and down comforters ensure a great night’s sleep.
The deal: The Washingtonian Deal includes breakfast for two, free wi-fi, a late 3PM checkout (Sundays only), a welcome amenity, two bottles of water daily, a 10 percent discount at on-site restaurants Bistango or Empire Steakhouse, two winter welcome cocktails in-room or upstairs, free access to the NYHRC gym, 10 percent discount vouchers for Macy’s and 15 percent for Bloomingdale’s. Children 17 and under stay for free. Prices start at $259, a 15 percent savings. To book, call 800-683-0400 and mention the “Washingtonian deal.”
When: Valid for stays through the end of 2018.
Escape to Warmer Weather
Where: Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan, 1 Sea Horse Lane, Lucaya, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island; 855-708-6671.
What’s special: Lighthouse Pointe is Grand Lucayan’s all-inclusive seaside retreat featuring 198 guest rooms. Guests enjoy access to restaurants, a beach, kayaking, paddleboarding, an infinity pool, tennis and a tennis school, a 25,000-square-foot oceanfront spa and fitness center, and a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course where 13 of the 18 holes play off water.
The deal: The “Grand Bahama Getaway” saves up to 35 percent on an all-inclusive vacation with meals, drinks, entertainment, and activities. Washingtonian readers using the booking code GBGAWAY receive 20 percent off treatments at Senses Spa. Prices start at $187 a person a night for stays from February 1 through April 30, and $172 for May 1 through September 1. For all dates, kids four and younger stay for free, while ages 5-12 receive 50 percent off the starting rate.
When: Book through February 28, 2018, with travel through September 1, 2018.
A Taste of South Beach
Where: The Gates Hotel South Beach – Double Tree by Hilton, 2360 Collins Ave., Fla.; 305-860-9444.
What’s special: Located in the heart of South Beach and across from the ocean, the hotel is steps from dining, nightlife, and entertainment hotspots. Some of the hotel’s rooms have patios or balconies. Guests also get an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, lobby bar, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. Available at the beach are complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, and small cabanas for hotel guests. Pet friendly.
The deal: The “We Love Our Guests” package wants visitors to relax on the newly expanded pool deck with two complimentary cocktails, lounge on the beach with free towels and chairs, or explore the area by bicycle. Overnight stays are at a 10 percent discount. Washingtonian readers can mention UnlockSouthBeach at check-in for a surprise during their visit, such as breakfast vouchers for two or a bottle of Champagne. Rates start at $219 a night before the discount. To book, click here or call 305-860-9444.
When: Valid for stays through June 30, 2018.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington; 703-415-5000.
What’s special: Before you even get to your room at this Ritz-Carlton, you’ll be given a glass of Champagne. But that’s not all there is to love. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The linens are superb. If you want to exercise, the hotel has a fitness center. Being connected to the Fashion Center at Pentagon City makes it easy to shop. And with Metro right there, you can head out if you want to go into the District.
The deal: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City Ultimate Staycation includes Club Room-level accommodations, a Virginia cheese and charcuterie selection plus sparkling wine in-room, free parking, and early check-in and late check-out. Being on the Club Level, guests have access to food throughout the day (a full breakfast and lunch presentation and heavy hors d’oeuvres in the evening), complimentary wine, free WiFi, and a concierge to assist with any needs. The deal is for weekends only and requires a two-night stay. Mention Washingtonian when calling to book to get this deal along with two free signature cocktails, a $30 value. The package price starts at $359.
When: Valid for stays through 2018.
Romance in the Air
Where: The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, 180 Pier 1 Rd., Stevensville, Md.; 410-604-5900.
What’s special: Just over the Bay Bridge sits The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Built in 2015, it offers rooms and suites with views of the bay, an on-site restaurant that draws inspiration from local farmers and watermen (the crab cakes are all crab), and a relaxing spa featuring botanical treatments. (Make sure to book any treatment in advance. They fill up fast.)
The deal: The “Inn Love” package offers accommodations, a complimentary bottle of Champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The deal saves 20 percent off the usual cost. Washingtonian readers also receive 20 percent off spa and salon services when using the booking code “washluv.” Prices start at $159 a night.
When: Valid for stays through February 28.
Where: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg, Va.; 540-687-3333.
What’s special: This charming inn is set on 265 acres of rolling hills and countryside in Virginia’s wine and horse country. In the elegantly restored Carriage House, guests can sit by a blazing fire and sip a glass of wine or a coffee drink. The beautifully appointed guest rooms are decorated in English and French Country style. Drawing inspiration and purpose from its own fields, The Restaurant at Goodstone offers farm-to-table dining in a conservatory setting. During the day, guests can hike, bike, visit the Nubian goats, Daisy and Duke, and Greyson the llama, or schedule a massage. There are tea and cookies in the afternoon and a full country farm fresh breakfast.
The deal: The Washingtonian exclusive deal offers guests deluxe accommodations in the Dutch Cottage, Spring House or French Farm Cottage, and a $50 credit toward dinner. Depending on the accommodations, guests will save $60 to $150. Rates start at $275 a night. Mention Washingtonian when booking to get this deal.
When: Valid for stays Sunday through Thursday, through February 28, 2018. Not available on Wednesday, February 14.