Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals and deals for travelers
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Time to gobble up some travel bookings for far-flung getaways and New England vacations, too. Many travel deals are significant, including 50 percent off room rates, free nights — and free beer. The beauty of shopping for travel bargains on Black Friday (Nov. 25) is that you don't have to hit the mall — you can shop online. And, while there are Black Friday-only offers to be snagged, Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) is actually the new Black Friday, with even more travel bargains offered then. Also trending this year? Four-day sales that begin on Black Friday and run through Cyber Monday. (Note: For some of these steals and deals, blackout dates apply, as well as other restrictions, such as paid-in-full bookings and minimum stays, so be very sure to read the fine print when reserving.) Below are some of the deals you'll find.
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
British Air is giving away 1,500 hotel room nights to 1,000 passengers booking overnight flights from the United States (Boston included) to London for travel during the month of January; the flights must depart the United States on Jan. 10 or Jan. 14, 2017. The offer goes live on Black Friday at 10 a.m. at www.ba.com and will end when the promo has been booked. You can select the offer as a vacation package or choose one of the airline's regularly scheduled flights — once your selection is in the online shopping basket, you can choose from available free hotels including The Rembrandt and Doubletree by Hilton London Westminster. The deal is for three free nights based on two people traveling together and sharing the room. Bonus: You'll also receive Visitor Oyster Cards for travel around London on the Tube and discounts to shops and restaurants.
Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brands are offering discounted rates of up to 40 percent at properties in destinations including Charleston, S.C.; Orlando, Fla.; and San Diego. Two-night minimum stays are required and must be completed by March 31, 2017. Sales begin on Black Friday and run through Cyber Monday. (Some properties will be available to book on Cyber Monday only.) To book, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com/blackfriday
Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
For the bride! Book the "Black Friday, White Wedding" package at this Mexican resort beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday and you'll get 30 percent off standard room rates, 20 percent off a four-course wedding menu, and a complimentary one-hour cocktail reception, as well as other upgrades and perks. To book, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel El Convento, San Juan, Puerto Rico
For bookings made on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, you'll get 50 percent off room rates in all room categories. (Regular rates start at $160 a night for standard guestrooms rooms and $525 for suites.) The offer is valid for travel through April 30, 2017. Book at www.elconvento.com.
Seven Stars Resort and Spa, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Save more than $900 when booking an oceanfront room here as part of a buy one, get one deal that kicks off Black Friday and runs through Cyber Monday for travel between April 17 and Oct. 31, 2017. You can also get 35 percent off oceanfront guest rooms for stays between Jan. 3 and April 16. Book at www.sevenstarsgracebay.com or call 866-570-7777.
Triumph Hotels, New York City
Book any one of these boutique hotels in NYC (including The Hotel Belleclaire where Babe Ruth once stayed and where there is a Babe Ruth Suite) on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and you'll get 40 percent off the rates. Power Hour bonus: Book between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. and get 50 percent off premium rooms and suites. Book at www.triumphhotels.com.
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
Reserve a staycation at this four-star boutique hotel on Black Friday through Cyber Monday and you'll get a $119 per night rate; regular rates begin at about $230 per night, a 50 percent savings. Available for travel through Feb. 23, 2107. Book at www.godfreyhotelboston.com.
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton, New York
A Black Friday, Cyber Monday Flash Sale will nab you a $99 rate per night at this AAA Four Diamond resort on the St. Lawrence River (rates typically are $159 per night, a 38 percent savings). The offer is valid on stays booked through April 30, 2017. The sale kicks in at midnight on Black Friday and runs until midnight on Cyber Monday. To reserve, visit www.1000islandsharborhotel.com and use the code CYBER.
Save 10 percent when you book one of Hurtigruten's Classic Coastal Voyage or Explorer Voyage cruises on Black Friday through Dec. 4. The deal applies to travel between Dec. 1, 2016, and March 31, 2018, on a Classic Coastal Voyage cruise along the Norwegian coastline, and travel between March 14, 2017, and March 25, 2018, on select Explorer Voyages during the 2017-2018 sailing season. To book, visit www.hurtigruten.us/explorer-offers/black-friday-sale-2016 or call 888-478-4893.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic
You'll get 40 percent off room and villa rates when you book this resort on Black Friday through Cyber Monday for travel beginning Jan. 1 through Dec. 21, 2017. Regular rates begin at $365 per night. Call 800-877-3643 or visit www.casadecampo.com.do
Breezes Resort & Spa, Nassau, Bahamas
Reserve this all-inclusive Cable Beach resort on Black Friday through Cyber Monday and you'll get rates that begin at $109 per person, per night. (Typical rates begin at $237 per night.) Book at www.breezes.com
Millennium Hotels and Resorts
This hotel chain with 14 hotels in 12 cities, including Boston, is offering 25-percent discounted rates at each of its U.S. hotels for travel stays through March 31, 2017. You can reserve your stay on Black Friday through Cyber Monday; visit www.millenniumhotels.com.
The Sanctuary Hotel, New York City
Book this Theater District hotel on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and you'll get 50 percent off the suite rate or 30 percent off a standard or deluxe room. The best part: the deal is available for travel beginning Dec. 15 through March 15, 2017, for those of you looking to do some holiday shopping in the Big Apple! Use the rate code CYBER when booking at bookings.ihotelier.com/Sanctuary-Hotel-New-York/bookings.jsp?rateplanid=2179178&HotelID=75454&identifier=cyber
Abercrombie & Kent
On Cyber Monday, travelers can save up to 40 percent, with prices beginning at $1,495 per person on limited-edition journeys to destinations around the globe. Booking must be made beginning at 7 a.m. on Cyber Monday through 3 p.m. on Dec. 2. Some of the journeys include Rome and Florence — $2,995 for seven days (regularly $4,995, a savings of $2,000); Thailand — $1,495 for seven days (regularly $2,595, a savings of $1,100); and Vietnam — $1,995 for eight days (regularly $2,895, a savings of $900). Rates are based on per person, double occupancy. To book, visit www.abercrombiekent.com/travel_specials
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, British Virgin Islands
Book this private-island resort in the BVI and you'll get a "buy five nights, get two free" deal for a luxurious hillside villa — as well as a $500 resort credit. The offer is available only on Cyber Monday. To book, visit www.scrubisland.com and use promo code BOG or call 800-228-9290.
Hotel Commonwealth, Boston
Red Sox fans rejoice! MLB's 2017 opening day is 127 days from Cyber Monday. And so, beginning at 1:27 p.m. on Cyber Monday and valid for 127 minutes, you can reserve a room for $127 a night for stays between Nov. 28, 2016, and April 3, 2017 — which is Opening Day. Call 617-933-5000.
Kimpton Taconic, Manchester, Vt.
Act quick: This Cyber Monday special will last for just 112 minutes and eight seconds — from 11:28 a.m. until 1:20 p.m.. Book a deluxe room for $201.50 (a nod to the hotel's 2015 opening) as part of the "Buy One, Get One Free" deal at this boutique hotel and you'll get a second night free for stays between Nov. 29, 2016, through April 30, 2017. Call 866-518-8465 or book at www.taconichotel.com.
Affinia Hotel Collection
You'll get discounts of 50 percent off room rates and suites on Cyber Monday at the chain's Big Apple properties, including the Shelburne NYC in Murray Hill and Gardens NYC on the Upper East Side. Bonus: Every 50th reservation gets a room upgrade. www.affinia.com/cyber
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Fla.
Book this beachy getaway on Cyber Monday and you'll get a $99 room rate for stays from Sunday to Thursday between June and September 2017. (Incidental fees additional.) Book at www.naplesgrande.com/cyber
Surprise! Twelve hours of surprise savings of up to 75 percent at Travelocity will begin at 8 a.m. on Cyber Monday — a coupon will be released for hotel discounts every hour on the hour until 7 p.m.. The deals will vary hour to hour, and quantities will be limited. Travelocity will also offer an all-day $125-off-deal on flight-and-hotel vacation packages, as well as $25 off hotels booked on the Travelocity mobile app. Book at www.travelocity.com.
Hotel Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
Book on Cyber Monday and you'll snag a $129 per night rate at this hotel that offers complimentary snowshoe rentals and ice fishing in an on-ice shanty on Lake Champlain. The rate applies for stays January through March 2017. Book at reservations.hotelvt.com and use the code CYBER.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii
On Cyber Monday, book three consecutive nights at this newly opened Hawaiian resort and you'll get a complimentary fourth night; room rates begin at $645 per night. To book, visit Reservations.fourseasons.com or call 808-679-0079 and mention "Cyber Monday Offer."
Friendly Planet Travel
Global tour operator Friendly Planet Travel will offer a savings of up to $1,100 on air-inclusive packaged tours (airfare, first-class and deluxe accommodations, guided tours, most meals and more) to 50-plus countries, including Cuba, South Africa, and Greece. The sale begins on Cyber Monday and lasts for 48 hours. To book, visit www.friendlyplanet.com/cybermonday.
Field Guide, Stowe, Vt.
This style property is offering 25 percent off all stays, plus one beer per guest and a shareable appetizer at onsite restaurant Picnic Social, when booked on Cyber Monday for travel beginning March 1 through July 31, 2017. Regular rates begin at $139 per night. To book, visit www.fieldguidestowe.com and use the code CYBER.
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Brewster
Book two or more nights in the Mansion Hotel or Villages One Bedroom Villas here on Cyber Monday for travel valid through Dec. 31, 2017, and you'll get 28 percent off rates. Regular rates in the off-season typically begin at $135 per night and $295 in-season. Book at www.oceanedge.com.
Palace Resorts, Mexico and Jamaica
On Cyber Monday, travelers get up to 50 percent discounted rates when booking three or more nights at AAA Four Diamond-rated Moon Palace Cancun in Mexico or Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The discounted rates apply for travel through Dec. 23, 2017 — and you get two extra days to take advantage of the deal by reserving online on beginning Cyber Monday through Nov. 30, 2016. To book, visit www.palaceresorts.com.
Viceroy Hotel Group
Beginning at 12 a.m. on Cyber Monday, you'll have 24 hours to get 30- to 50-percent-off rates at Viceroy hotels and resorts around the globe. Deals include up to 40 percent off at Viceroy Central Park New York and 50 percent off at Viceroy Zihuatanejo. Bonus: If you're an e-mail subscriber, you'll have early access to the sale beginning on Black Friday. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/cybermonday2016