A view of the Washington Monument(Courtesy Sally Watkins/myBudgetTravel)
Nashville, from $104 per room per night
The new, boutique-style 248-room Hutton Hotel is located in Nashville's West End, near Music Row and the Grand Ole Opry. We found rooms as low as $104 per room per night for the Memorial Day weekend. When Ongoing. Why it's a deal Book the two-night Web special and you'll save 30 percent when you pay in full at the time of booking. Contact 615/340-9333, huttonhotel.com.
Washington, D.C., from $111 per room per night
Celebrate Memorial Day in the nation's capital. The Beacon Hotel is located near Georgetown and the National Mall, with a Metro stop just three blocks away. The hotel also has a rooftop bar open Wednesdays through Saturdays with views of Dupont Circle. We found rates as low as $111 per room per night over Memorial Day weekend—if you're looking to spend only two nights, the hotel has a promotion that lets you book a second night for just $1. When Ongoing. Why it's a deal According to a hotels.com search, rates at other hotels in this area can go as high as $200 a night. Contact 202/530-3600, capitalhotelswdc.com.
San Francisco, from $134 per room per night
Hotel Monaco, a boutique hotel in the theater district, is offering a special promotion—book three or more consecutive nights and get 25 percent off. Blocks from Union Square, it's the perfect spot for a romantic getaway—think couple's massages, dinner at the hotel's French restaurant, and a night at the theater. And just like other Kimpton properties, the Hotel Monaco serves up a complimentary evening wine hour in the lobby. When Through August 2009. Why it's a deal Normal rates for the summer, when tourism's at its peak, hover around $250 per night. Book straight through the hotel, and they'll match any rate you find for their property on any other travel site for the same dates. Contact 415/292-0100, monaco-sf.com. Getting there We found round-trip flights on Kayak from New York City for $290 (US Air) and from Chicago for $430 (Alaska Air).
London, $138 per room per night
The recently opened Bermondsey Square Hotel overlooks one of the city's largest antiques markets on Fridays, and if you book a treatment in the hotel spa, they'll give you a free 15-minute massage. When Through August 31, 2009. Why it's a deal When fall comes and this special summer rate is gone, prices are upwards of $200 per night. Contact 011-44/870-111-2525, bespokehotels.com. Getting there A recent Kayak search shows round-trip flights from New York City to London starting at $488 (Air Berlin). From Chicago, Aer Lingus's flights start at $386.
Portland, Ore., from $129 per room per night
The Pic-a-Nic package at Hotel Fifty includes accommodations and a picnic basket filled with assorted cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruit, bread, and choice of beverage. Tom McCall Waterfront Park is nearby—you can toast summer's arrival in style. We found a $129 per room per night rate over Memorial Day. When Ongoing. Why it's a deal The included picnic is at no extra charge. Contact 877/505-7220, hotelfifty.com.
Montreal, from $136 per room per night
Buy two nights and get the third free with the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal Spring Forward Package. The four-star hotel is located in downtown's Golden Square Mile. When Through May 31. Why it's a deal Normally, the rack rate for a deluxe room (included in the package) is $162. Contact 514/284-1110, omnihotels.com. Getting there We found round-trip flights on Kayak from New York City for $290 (United). Or, take an Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station for only $124 round-trip.
Panama City, Fla., from $139 per room per night
At the Boardwalk Beach Resort, weekend activities include live music, movie showings at sunset on the beach, and a kids club. The hotel rooms are outfitted with a microwave and fridge, so you can save money on meals—plus the hotel has two pools. We found rates over Memorial Day for $139 per room per night. When Ongoing. Why it's a deal You'll save 20 percent by staying three nights. Contact 800/224-4853, boardwalkbeachresort.com.
Jackson Hole, from $156 per room per night
The Old West Days package at the Snow King Resort includes accommodations, breakfast daily, and tickets to the Jackson Hole Rodeo on Saturday night. Old West Days is a citywide celebration with live music, a parade, stagecoach rides, and arts and crafts in the historic town square. When May 22–25, 2009. Why it's a deal The included rodeo tickets are a $50 per person value. Contact 800/522-5464, snowking.com.
Orlando, from $169 per room per night
With hotels.com's Summer Sale, save big at the four-star Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, where you'll be right down the street from Epcot, the boardwalk, and Hollywood Studios. For the kids, six-story-high dolphin statues swim on the rooftop, but this deluxe hotel's got high style for adults, too—the property was designed by famed New York architect Michael Graves, and there's a Mandara Spa on-site. When Through July 31, 2009. Why it's a deal The price over Memorial Day weekend is 40 percent off the regular rate, which normally runs close to $275 per night. Contact hotels.com. Getting there In a recent Kayak search, we found round-trip flights from New York City for $330 (JetBlue) and from Chicago for $230 (AirTran).
Aruba, from $175 per room per night
The Summer Celebration Sale at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa includes a reduced rate, plus extra perks like a 50 percent discount for breakfast at Gilligan's Beach Bar and on a 50-minute couple's massage. Kids under 18 stay for free, and kids under 12 eat dinner for free. When Through July 31, 2009. Why it's a deal You'll save about $100 a night with the reduced rate and all the inclusions. Contact 800/395-7046, radisson.com.
The Memorial Day Sale includes locations such as Las Vegas, New York City, and San Francisco. We found the Inn of Chicago along the Magnificent Mile for $113 per room per night over Memorial Day—that's about 30 percent off typical rack rates. When May 21–27, 2009. Book by May 25, 2009. Why it's a deal You can save up to 50 percent depending on hotel and booking dates. You'll also receive a $50 Mastercard gift card.
This sale for Memorial Day includes hotel-only and air/hotel packages for more than 100 destinations like Orlando, Napa Valley, New Orleans, and Dallas. Book a room at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai from $72 per night (a savings of 30 percent), or an air/three night package from $604 per person. The hotel has two swimming pools and beach access. When May 22–25, 2009. Why it's a deal Save up to 40 percent on hotels.
Caribbean cruise, four nights, from $359 per person
Sail from Fort Lauderdale to Nassau, Bahamas, and Key West, Fla., over the long weekend on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas ship. That price includes shipboard accommodations, most meals, and some beverages and onboard entertainment. When Departs May 21. Why it's a deal This price breaks down to about $90 per night, but it also includes all sorts of perks, like the ones above. Contact 866/562-7625, royalcaribbean.com. Getting there Spirit Air has flights out of Chicago for $328 or New York City for $348.
Alaska cruise, seven nights, from $599 per person
Sail for a week on a Celebrity cruise departing from Seattle with stops in Ketchikan and Juneau, Alaska, and Victoria, B.C. You'll also get an up close view of Hubbard Glacier. The starting price is for an interior cabin, but there are upgrades available starting at $200 per person for a cabin with a view. When Departs May 22, 2009. Why it's a deal This cruise is $100 less than the one leaving the following week. Contact 800/201-6937, alaskacruises.com.
Prague, air/6 nights, from $699 per person
Escape the country completely with this air/hotel package to Prague. It includes airfare from Boston, a six-night stay at the Marketa Hotel, breakfast daily, and hotel taxes and fuel surcharges. There are lots of gateways and hotel upgrades available. There are no blackout days over the Memorial Day weekend, but note that travel Thursday through Sunday incurs a $35 fee per person. When Departs daily May 15–31, 2009. Book by May 29, 2009. Why it's a deal On Kayak, recent round-trip airfares were $615 (KLM). For just $84 more per person (before taxes), the tour operator is taking care of hotel accommodations. Contact 800/227-3235, go-today.com.