Explore the United States with the best deals from Travelzoo.
While we often share the best hotel deals that take you abroad, we also like to occasionally share those deals that keep you a little closer to home.
You don’t have to get on a plane in the US to find an environment different from yours – drive a few hours from LA and suddenly you’re in the wilderness or heading south to Atlanta and you might stumble upon a beach with a magnificent view of the ocean. This week, we’ve picked two of our favorite US hotel deals that offer new experiences and easy travel.
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First, we head to a quaint seaside town on the Gulf of Mexico. St. Pete Beach in sunny Florida has always been a popular vacation spot, and there’s a reason. The pretty town is full of delicious restaurants, trendy bars and local shops; the water is hot and not too agitated; and the nearby protected lands mean you can explore the state’s wildlife in its natural habitat (and maybe find a sand dollar or two).
Whether you’re already frequenting St. Pete or looking for a new Florida beach town for your next getaway, this Travelzoo trip is one you won’t want to miss. Save $ 215 by staying at the Mediterranean-style Zamora Hotel, located directly on the Intercoastal Waterway, steps from the beach.
For $ 189 a night, you’ll get the Queen Premiere Queen Room with Balcony. Not a typo, these are two queen-size beds with a walk-in shower and a view of the garden. On site you will find a rooftop bar which Tampa Magazine named the best of St. Pete, which offers not only a cool cocktail to end your day, but also views of the Intercoastal Highway and the Gulf. The hotel also offers kayak and bicycle rentals, allowing you to explore the city’s popular sites and swimming spots.
This offer is valid from May to September, with only a few popular travel dates blocked. It’s also 100% refundable, which means if you can’t do it for some reason (illness, work, just don’t feel like driving) you can get your money back.
Our other favorite offer might take us far from the ocean, but don’t worry, it will be or water.
Sit by the pool at Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, for half the price. For $ 89 a night, you’ll get one of the Ranch’s Standard Studio King Suites, which comes with a king bed, sofa bed, and kitchen and dining area.
The Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Look out the window to see the cacti that make this land so breathtaking. And while you might be surrounded by arid land and thorny plants (great, but you might need some green), the Ranch is incredibly lush. Relax by the pool, a favorite among guests, and enjoy a glass of wine while you sunbathe or venture off the property to explore one of the many golf courses, restaurants or shops nearby.
The desert gives you a chance to really relax – explore too much and you could become dehydrated and burnt (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself). It’s the perfect excuse to do nothing but relax on a pool float. If what you need is just a chance to take a break and relax, this offer is valid until September. So pick a week when you’re thinking, “Yeah, I could use a day by the pool and far away from my laptop ‘, and get the reservation.
As a warning, although Fodor’s fully approves this deal, we do receive a small commission on this transaction.