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Cheap Hotel Bash: save up to 50% on hotels

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
The Marcel at Gramercy Hotel

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Whether you want a quick weekend trip or a relaxing getaway, cheap hotels can make planning a vacation easier. The Cheap Hotel Bash helps you save on cheap hotels around the world, with discounts of up to 50%, plus free nights, resort credits and more.

Just search for a cheap hotel in your favorite city and look for the special offer label to see how much you can save.

Here are just a few of the deals you can find on cheap hotels:

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Cheap last-minute cruises starting at $159

Monday, December 28th, 2009

cheap-cruisesIf you need a vacation — soon — cheap last-minute cruises can take you away in no time. Pack your bags fast to take advantage of deals like these on cheap cruises:

4-Night Western Caribbean: Leave Feb. 4 on this cheap cruise from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico. The Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas features a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink and activities for kids ages six months to 17 years. The Feb. 4 sailing starts at $219.

7-Night Southern Caribbean: This cheap cruise includes stops in St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Lucia. The Jan. 16 sailing starts at $399.

If you can leave as soon as January 8, you can choose from two cheap cruises starting at just $159:

  • 3-Night Baja Mexico: The Carnival Elation takes travelers from San Diego to bustling Ensenada, Mexico, where they can enjoy shopping at the markets, exploring the beaches and eating local specialties from street vendors or cantinas.
  • 3-Night Bahamas: The Norwegian Sky heads from Miami to Nassau and a private island in the Bahamas.

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Cheap Aspen hotels: get a fifth night free

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Cheap Aspen hotelCheap Aspen travel deals can help you hit the slopes this winter.

Now when you book four or more nights lodging and lift tickets at a participating cheap Aspen hotel, you’ll get a fifth night free and a free day of skiing/riding. Plus, get a fifth day of rentals free when you buy four.

Here are some of the cheap Aspen hotels participating in this offer:

Hotel Jerome: This landmark hotel gets a perfect 5 out of 5 rating from CheapTickets guests. Known for its elegance and service, this Aspen hotel features two bars, two restaurants and a health club.

Limelight Lodge: This brand new hotel in downtown Aspen combines style with comfort, with underground parking, ski lockers and spacious rooms.

Aspenwood Condominiums: This cheap Aspen hotel sits just above Snowmass Village Mall. Rooms have fully equipped kitchens and gas fireplaces.

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Cheap San Francisco hotel: save 45%

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Cheap San Francisco hotelPut yourself steps from some of San Francisco’s best shopping and nightlife at this cheap San Francisco hotel.

The four-star Hotel Adagio combines location, style and affordability. The cheap San Francisco hotel is in the heart of the city’s theater district and Union Square shopping. The boutique property has been completely restored in a contemporary design.

Previous CheapTickets guests rate this cheap San Francisco hotel a 4.1 out of 5. Here’s what some of them have to say:

  • Room was big and comfortable.” — Lydia, Dec. 14, 2009
  • We love the decoration in our room. It is spacious and comfortable. The bed is very comfortable.” — Married Couple, Dec. 8, 2009
  • Location for the city was great … Front staff very friendly and helpful.” — retired, Nov. 17, 2009

Book now and save 45% on a two-night stay.

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Save up to 40% on cheap hotels in Hawaii

Monday, December 21st, 2009
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Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Grab some sunshine this winter with a Hawaii vacation. These deals on cheap hotels make it easy:

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort: This brand new Kauai hotel has earned a 4.6 out of 5 rating from previous guests. “ … a perfect sunset view from …  our balcony every night! Reasonable snorkeling/surfing steps away. The room was fantastic: very comfortable bed, very nice bathroom.” — millermd4, Oct. 25, 2009. Get a 5th night free at this cheap hotel through March 31.

Outrigger Royal Kahana: This condo-style hotel in Maui features spacious layouts with kitchens, washers and dryers and private balconies. Amenities include two lighted tennis courts, an oceanfront pool and barbecue area. Save 40% on this cheap hotel.

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa: This cheap hotel on Hawaii’s Big Island sits on 22 acres and features a system of multilevel pools and a full spa. A recent guest says, ” … the breakfast buffet was excellent, particularly when enjoyed on … the terrace overlooking the sea. The room was spacious and clean, staff were helpful and there were plenty of activities on offer.” — Londonkraut & Kalord, Nov. 23, 2009. Get a third night free plus daily breakfast buffet for two.

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Cheap San Diego hotels: Save up to 45%

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Cheap San Diego hotels

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Cheap San Diego hotels can make a good vacation even better. With 70 miles of beaches, world-renowned family attractions and near-perfect weather, San Diego is a perennial vacation favorite. Now with CheapTickets’ cheap San Diego travel deals, you can save up to 45% on hotels in this California paradise. Here are just some of the deals available:

  • The five-star Se San Diego will feel like a cheap San Diego hotel when you save 45% on your stay. This hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter features a fourth-floor pool deck and bar with spectacular city views.
  • Save 30% at The Dana on Mission Bay. This waterfront hotel has two restaurants, two pools, and is the closest hotel to SeaWorld.
  • The Sheraton San Diego Hotel has a great location on Harbor Island, minutes from the airport and downtown. Save 30% on stays at this cheap San Diego hotel through March 1, 2010.
  • The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a brand new waterfront hotel, boasts spectacular views and a location adjacent to the city’s convention center. Get a third night free when you book a three-night stay at this cheap San Diego hotel.

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Beach bargains: 2-day sale on Caribbean, Hawaii hotels

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
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Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

If you missed our last two-day sale on cheap hotels, here’s another chance. We’ve put together special offers on four-star hotels that you’ll find only on CheapTickets: a cheap hotel on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and a cheap hotel (with a spa) in Puerto Rico. But like last time, the sale only lasts for two days, so act fast.

Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas: Stunning views and a lush tropical setting make this cheap hotel on Kauai’s North Beach feel like a luxury escape. Studio, one- and two-bedroom villas feature kitchens or kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, private balconies and Westin’s trademark Heavenly Beds. Four pools, a kid’s club and nearby championship golf courses entertain guests of all ages. With this exclusive offer, get your third night free, plus breakfast for two.

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Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico

Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico: You may never have to leave your lounge chair at this cheap hotel in the Caribbean, with pool concierges, butlers and runners to satisfy your every need. But if you do, you could take advantage of the resort’s four pools, three tennis courts, two nearby championship golf courses, casino and a spa. Get your fourth night free only on CheapTickets.

With these exclusive savings on cheap hotels, there’s no excuse for staying home.

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Two days only: hit the beach with cheap hotels

Monday, December 14th, 2009
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Villa del Arco Beach Resort and Spa

With savings on cheap hotels in Mexico, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, you can afford to be choosy about your cheap vacation. This two-day sale features offers on four cheap hotels — each in a popular beach destination.


Villa del Arco Beach Resort and Spa in hot Los Cabos becomes a cheap hotel when you take an extra 10% off — on top of an existing 50% off offer. Plus, get a $100 resort credit exclusively on CheapTickets. This four-star, all-suite resort boasts six restaurants and a spa that uses all organic ingredients. An all-inclusive option is available.


With savings of 50% to 60%, the Kaanapali Beach Club becomes a really cheap hotel. Wander through the tropical gardens, with their waterfalls and gazebos, or play a round at the 18-hole miniature golf course. A recent guest says, “The huge bathroom is a great plus, and the view from the veranda was outstanding …” — Very Pleased Customer, Oct. 25, 2009.

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Sheraton Kauai Resort

The Sheraton Kauai Resort is a four-star resort located on Poipu Beach, named the #1 beach in America by “Dr. Beach.” With four restaurants, kids activities, spa services and water sports, this cheap hotel has something for everyone. Take an extra 15% off your stay during this two-day sale.

Puerto Rico:

Plan a cheap Caribbean vacation with savings at the three-star Acacia Seaside Inn in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This cheap hotel is a newly renovated, boutique property, just steps from shops, restaurants and nightlife. One CheapTickets guest says, “The hot tub was absolutely wonderful, and the beach was just a few steps away.” — bluespoon, Aug. 9, 2009. Get 20% off your stay when you travel Jan. 3 – May 27, 2010.

So whether you want to relax at a spa in Mexico, enjoy Hawaii’s unique culture, or take advantage of San Juan’s exciting nightlife, CheapTickets has a cheap hotel for you.

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Save 25% on a cheap Whistler hotel

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Crystal Lodge

Crystal Lodge

Ski fanatics rejoice! With savings on this cheap Whistler hotel, you can hit the slopes in no time.

Crystal Lodge is a four-star resort in the heart of Whistler Village. The hotel features three restaurants and a lounge and is pet friendly. Get 25% off when you book a stay at this cheap Whistler hotel through Jan. 21, 2010.

Previous CheapTickets guests rate this cheap Whistler hotel a 4 out of 5, with high scores for location and hotel staff. Here’s what they say:

  • “The hotel was lovely with a really comfy bed, right in the middle of the village surrounded by nothing but beauty!” — Gramma and Popa, July 24, 2009
  • “The Crystal Lodge is in a great location at the tram end of Whistler Village. The rooms are huge and include a sitting area …  and a kitchenette.” — Droste Bunny, Sept. 30, 2009

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Cheap flights to the Caribbean on JetBlue

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
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Dreaming of sunshine and white sand beaches? Cheap flights can make it happen. The JetBlue Airways Caribbean sale means cheap flights to the destination of your dreams. Here are a few of the cheap flights offered:

  • Orlando to Cancun: $208
  • Boston to Aruba: $328
  • New York to Bermuda: $268
  • Fort Lauderdale to Nassau: $108

These cheap flights are good for travel Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7 – March 31, 2010. Sale ends December 27.

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