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nov 10 2011

Hotels Honor 11-11-11 With Deals

Happy Veteran's Day. ((Courtesy Kaeli Conforti))

Eleven is a lucky number—or so some believe. Leave it to the hotels of the world to capitalize on this number's perceived significance by honoring the day 11-11-11 with a bevy of deals. Some of them were so good we couldn't help but to honor them ourselves with a blog post. Here are a few of our favorites:

For starters, Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten would like to commemorate this unique date by offering rooms at the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino for—yeah, you guessed it—$111 per room per night, plus additional taxes. The offer also works for $111 per person per room as part of an all–inclusive deal. Just book your stay between November 11 and 13 for travel through December 29, 2011. And you'll never guess what their promo code is: 1111.

Oh, the creativity! It gets better.

The Muse New York hotel is offering a special "Operation Give Back" package; for bookings made starting this Friday through December 31, 2011, 11 percent of the cost of the room will be donated to the U.S.O. of Metropolitan New York. You'll also get breakfast for two (or free parking) and two tickets to New York's famous Top of the Rock as part of the deal.

The Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills is apparently offering a deal where rooms Friday night cost $11! All you have to do is book two or three nights, the additional nights of course being at 11% off regular prices. In case you were looking for more 11s, fear not—parking is $11 per day, as is continental breakfast, and there will even be $11 specials during happy hour.

If you're looking for even more 11—centric prices, you're in luck. One hotel takes things one step further: The Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda will feature rooms on 11/11 for $11.11 if you book an additional three days at regular price. If you are active or retired military, ask for the extra 15% off in honor of Veteran's Day.

Speaking of military discounts, a program called B&Bs for Vets is also featuring a special on Thursday, November 10, throughout the United States and Canada, allowing Veterans to stay for free and wake up at your choice of B&Bs on 11–11–11. Red Roof Inn is also offering 26% off rates on November 11, and 15% off throughout the month of November as a special thank you for serving our country.

The last 11–11 special I came across was actually for a popular attraction instead of a hotel for a change. From now through Friday, the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West will deduct $11 from the cost of their daily Legacy Gold package—normally priced at $81 plus tax. If you can believe it, their promo code is 11 11 11.

According to an article by the Los Angeles Times, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts are also getting in on it, offering $11 lift tickets on Friday. An article by USA Today, as well as Fodor's, and a travel blog by The Vacation Gals list yet more hotel deals taking advantage of the date.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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