4 Great Travel Deals for February

Want to get away? Here are exclusive specials—including in St. Michaels and South Beach—for Washingtonian readers.

The restored Hambleton Inn in St. Michaels. Photo courtesy of the Hambleton Inn.

A Sweetheart Deal in Romantic St. Michaels

Where: Hambleton Inn Bed & Breakfast, St. Michaels, Md.; 410-745-3350.

What’s special: Owner/innkeeper Debra Alms, and her partner, Richard P. Beavers, owner of RBCI construction company in Easton, took a neglected waterfront bed-and-breakfast and totally restored it. But the historic mid-1840’s shipbuilder’s home still retains a Victorian ambiance thanks to its antiques, rugs, chandeliers, and artifacts. Boat- and water-themed artwork pays homage to Edward Willey, who originally built the house adjacent to his boatyard. The ensuite bathrooms in the six guest suites have marble floors, jetted tubs, and showers, and one even has a large copper tub. Outdoors, guests can sip wine while sitting by the fire pit and enjoying water views and local wildlife—green herons, mallards, ospreys, and bald eagles. Breakfast is an homage to the Eastern Shore created by Executive Chef Patrick Mahoney. It may include orange juice, toast with caviar, bacon, house-made biscuit, and two fried green tomatoes topped with large crab cakes and a poached egg finished with Hollandaise sauce. The location can’t be beat—St. Michaels’s charming boutiques, galleries, museums, and dining options are within walking distance. Debra greets each guest and will happily give recommendations on what to see and where to eat. 

The deal: The Washingtonian exclusive reader offer includes a complimentary split of champagne and hand-dipped chocolate strawberries in your guest room at check-in. (For adults 17 and older only.) Room rates start at $415. Call for reservations.

When: Valid for stays February 1 through August 31, 2023.

Georgetown Staycation

Where: Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown; 202-429-2400.

What’s special: Located in DC’s West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, the hotel offers guests a well-equipped fitness center with an indoor pool, as well as an outdoor courtyard, beautiful lobby and bar, and Juniper Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and Saturday and Sunday brunch indoors and out. The location is an easy walk to restaurants and shops. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

The deal: “The Washingtonian Bed & Breakfast Package” includes breakfast for two and the best rate of the day. Rates start at $299 per room per night. Use the discount code PWAS.

When: Valid for stays through December 31, 2023.

South Beach Special

Where: Gabriel South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla.; 305-685-2000.

What’s special: The Gabriel South Beach, on Ocean Drive in Miami’s South Beach, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It’s comprised of three individual buildings including the historic Park Central Hotel, Heathcote Apartments, and the Imperial Hotel. The 1930’s buildings blend Art Deco modernism with a tropical feel. The hotel features the original terrazzo flooring throughout. There are two pools, including a rooftop glass-bottom pool overlooking the ocean. The on-site indoor/outdoor restaurant Meet Dalia serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The beach is across the street; guests get the use of two beach chairs and towels, plus a two-hour beach cruiser bike rental. Other amenities include daily in-room movies and shuttle transfer to downtown Miami. Just steps away is an area with Art Deco architecture; South Beach’s sidewalk cafes, boutiques, and people-watching are less than a mile away.

The deal: The “Washingtonian Exclusive” deal includes 15 percent off the room rate, complimentary breakfast for two, and a complimentary room upgrade depending on availability. Room rates normally start at $249 a night. To get this deal, email and mention the “Washingtonian exclusive.”

When: Valid for stays through March 2023.

Fisherman’s Wharf 

Where: Hotel Zephyr, San Francisco, Calif.; 415-617-6565.

What’s special: Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf District, the hotel has waterfront views including San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Right outside is Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Anchorage Square, the National Maritime Museum, Historic Hyde Street Pier, shopping, nightlife, and a wide variety of restaurants serving fresh seafood. It’s also walking distance to the ferry to Alcatraz and Sausalito, the cable cars, Lombard Street, and the Embarcadero. And right outside the hotel is The Yard, an 8,000-square-foot area with four fire pits, oversized games, and sculptures.

The deal: The “Washingtonian Deal” includes 20 percent off accommodations, 20 percent off parking, and a waived amenity fee (a $30 savings). Also included: unlimited bottled water, a s’mores kit, game-room activities, discounts at most Zephyr Walk stores, discounts at Pier 39 partner restaurants, and more. To book, click here.

When: Book by March 31 for travel February 1 through March 31, 2023.