Consumers can get much more than a discounted flat screen TV or tablet on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In recent years, hotels have also gotten into the spirit of the shopping frenzy on the day and Monday after Thanksgiving. This year, on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, tons of hotels throughout the country will be offering up to 50 percent off room rates, some with an amenity or two thrown in.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been lucrative for many hotels. Alex Attia, general manager of The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., says a Cyber Monday deal generated more than $40,000 of revenue when the hotel first offered it in 2011. Revenue jumped 20 percent on Cyber Monday the following year.
“For us, the true success has been to really open up availability so guests can actually take advantage,” he says. “With the savings and increased availability, we’re finding families are booking more and more, taking advantage of our ice rink and other family-friendly winter activities.”
Here’s a sampling of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals available at hotels throughout the country.
The last-minute hotel booking app is making some changes for the holiday. Typically, hotel deals appear daily on the app at noon. Now, deals are starting at 9 a.m. local time each day. To celebrate the change, HotelTonight is offering rooms for $99 nationwide on Black Friday in such markets as Manhattan, San Francisco, and Chicago.
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On Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to get 30 percent off room rates at more than 350 participating Marriott hotels across several brands, including JW Marriott and Renaissance Hotels. The hotels are located in a number of cities from New York to San Francisco. Stays must occur between Dec. 20 and March 31.To book, go to marriottcybermonday.com starting at 12:01 a.m. EST Dec. 2 and enter the promotional code 16C, or call 888-703-9727 and quote the promotional code 16C. There’s a limited supply, and a non-refundable advance purchase must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2. Comments? Share it on Twitter with #MarriottDeal.
Omni Hotels is launching a “Click Quick” Cyber Monday promotion at nearly all its 60 properties in North America. Guests who book starting at 1:01 a.m. EST on Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 will get 40 percent off nightly rates. Members of Omni’s Select Guest loyalty program can get a head start with members-only early access to the deal beginning today. The offer applies to stays through Dec. 30. The Omni Berkshire Place in Manhattan will extend the stay to mid-January. The offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers. Guests can book at omnihotels.com or call 800-The-Omni.
Loews Hotels and Resorts are giving travelers four days to book discounted rates. From 12:01 a.m. EST Nov. 29 through 3 a.m. Dec. 3–Big Deal Cyber Weekend, as the hotel company is calling it –travelers can book rooms for up to 40 percent off the best available rate. Bookings apply for travel from Nov. 29 through April 3 and included free Internet access. To book, visit loewshotels.com.
Red Roof Inn, an economy hotel chain, is offering 30 percent off rooms at more than 350 properties nationwide through Feb. 28. Book on Cyber Monday at redroof.com/partners/cyber_monday/ using the code 616892. You can also call 800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663). Blackout dates may apply. You cannot combine the deal with any other promotions.
The Jade, a Greenwich Village hotel with a Gatsby-like vibe, is offering a 1920s-themed Cyber Monday package. Book a standard room from midnight to 7:20 p.m. (or 19:20) on December 2, and you’ll pay $192 a night in January and February plus taxes. You’ll also get lunch at Grape & Vine for $19.20 in addition to two complimentary 1920s themed cocktails. A look at a weeknight stay in January shows rooms ranging from $255 to $380. Book at thejadenyc.com/?ibe=true&pc=CYBERMON.
Book a room at Triumph Hotels’ six properties on Cyber Monday in New York for two or more nights through March and you’ll get 30 percent off. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, you’ll get 50 percent off premium rooms and suites also through March. Properties are located all over Manhattan, from the Upper West Side to Midtown, where the Iroquois New York is located. Book at triumphhotels.com.
THE OUT NYC, close to Broadway and Times Square, will shave 25 percent off room rates for Jan. 2 through March 20 if you book on Cyber Monday. Private rooms on a weeknight in January range from $199 to $359. You also get a $20 voucher for The Spa at THE OUT NYC, two complimentary tickets to the off-Broadway production “Hot Mess Drag Revue,” and two welcome cocktails at KTCHN Restaurant. There are some blackout dates such as Super Bowl weekend. Reservations will also be charged at the time of booking and are non-refundable. Book at theoutnyc.com/specials/.
At the Z NYC Hotel in Long Island City, you can get 20 percent off regular room rates if you book between the hours of 2:20 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Cyber Monday. The offer includes two complimentary cocktails and is available for stays from Jan. 2 to March 31. Rates in January range from $129 to $215. Black-out dates include Jan. 1 and Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, around the SuperBowl. To book, dial 212-319-7000 and mention CYBER MONDAY, or visit zhotelny.com and use the code CYBR.
The newly converted Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, is offering its redesigned Business Class rooms for $19.26, a number chosen for the year the hotel opened. Rooms can be booked at 12 a.m. Cyber Monday for 24 hours or until sold out. Business class rates normally start at $218. The deal is limited to one reservation per person. A maximum of two nights is required for stays through Feb. 28. Blackout dates may apply. The room comes with early check-in privileges, Nespresso machines, upgraded bathroom amenities, turndown service, and access to the Lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening refreshments. To book, visit radissonblu.com/hotel-philadelphia/offers/steal.
Stay at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square for 20 percent off the best available rate if you book on Cyber Monday. For one hour, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on Cyber Monday, you’ll get 50 percent off room rates. The deal applies to stays from Dec. 2 to March 31. Blackout dates apply. Book at charleshotel.com.
Starting Cyber Monday until Dec. 9, if you book two nights at the Thompson Chicago, you’ll get a third night free for stays from Dec. 2 through Feb. 28. The offer applies to a Superior King Room for two. It includes a greeted arrival at the airport, complimentary private airport transportation to and from the hotel, and a special welcome amenity, for a total cost of $549 before taxes. For reservations, visit thompsonchicago.com and use the promo code CYBERM2013.
Reserve a room at the Tanque Verde Ranch for four or more nights and get 50 percent off the starting rate. The southwestern styled rooms come with three meals a day, a supervised children’s program for ages 4 to 11, and on-property activities ranging from horseback riding to mountain biking through desert trails. This deal is valid for stays from Nov. 29 through March 10. Book at tanqueverderanch.com.
At the Hotel Abri in Union Square, if you book on Black Friday from midnight through 11:59 p.m. PST, you’ll get a room for $99. Starting rates are typically $154 a night. The rate is valid on stays from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31. The offer is valid on weekdays, and blackout days apply. Book at hotelabrisf.com.