Daily Getaways Travel Deals are limited time and limited quantity offers to purchase travel related things like hotel points and packages, hotel gift cards, car rentals, attraction packages and more at a reduced price.
The following deals below or excellent but the the number of packages available is so small that they are nearly impossible to get. The three deals I review are so spectacular it’s worth giving it a try you never know. On the dates listed below the deals go on sale at 12PM CT. When the deals become active on their respective dates you must be ready to act immediately.
In the past when I’ve tried to get these deals I work with two computers refreshing the screens repeatedly. I’ve gotten the Marriott cards every time. I’ve never gotten the Hyatt deal which sells out in seconds and I’ve never tried for the Fairmont Hawaii deal.
As always, please read all the descriptions, redemption rules and terms and conditions carefully before you consider buying any package. There are black out dates and other restrictions for all packages.
Marriott Gift cards 20% off May 4 (Terms and conditions)
I buy these most years to stay at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas which is part of the Marriott Autograph collection. You still earn Marriott points (for what they’re worth) for your stay when you pay with a gift card. Unfortunately even though Marriott bought Starwood you cannot use their gift cards at any Starwood properties.
Marriott eGiftCards can be used like cash at over 4,000 participating properties, including any EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Moxy Hotels®.
Fairmont May 8 (Terms and conditions)
For $2,178 purchase six – one night stay certificates including breakfast for two at Fairmont Kea Lani (Maui) or The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii (Big Island). This is an excellent deal. These are four star oceanfront hotels. There are 10 packages so this will be competitive.
FYI There’s a brain-invading parasite scare going on in Hawaii right now so if you’ve been thinking about going now may be a good time. If the media blows it out of proportion and it starts scaring away tourists airfares and hotel prices will drop. Stop freaking out: Eat at good restaurants, avoid roadside stands and wash all produce you buy and you’ll be fine.
I checked the room rates at the Fairmont Orchid for the middle of May and the cheapest room for six nights was $2,910 including tax. Per the front desk the $30 plus tax per night resort fee is included in the certificate. YMMV.
I’ve eaten and drank in the outdoor lobby of this hotel and it is spectacular!
Six nights at the all-suites Fairmont Kea Lani in middle of May and the cheapest suite for six nights was $4,205 including tax. The resort fee is probably included. YMMV.
The terms and conditions (read them all) say “last room availability” which means you will be getting whatever room is left after they’ve allocated all the rooms to guests paying full freight.
The certificates have blackout dates so don’t even think for a minute you can use them around Christmas when rooms are $1,000 or more a night. Other blackout dates are may be around spring break and whenever the Ironman takes place on the Big Island.
Hyatt points packages May 10
Hyatt points are extremely valuable. A night at the Park Hyatt NYC is generally around $1,000 per night plus tax or 30,000 points. A comparable room through Hilton (Waldorf) or Marriott (Ritz Carlton) might cost 95,000 points. Here’s the award chart for Hyatt properties. These packages sell out in about a second.
If you don’t already have a World of Hyatt account set one up now. You will need an account number to deposit the points into if you’re lucky enough to get a package.
24,000 Hyatt Gold Passport $260
30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport $330
40,000 Hyatt Gold Passport $415
72,000 Hyatt Gold Passport $775