4 great travel deals for the month of August
Harbor Club St. Lucia is offering a fifth night free when you book four. Photo courtesy of Harbor Club.
Something new in the Big Apple
Where: Crowne Plaza HY36320 West 36e St., NY; 877-666-3243.
What is special: Adjacent to New York’s trendiest and newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards, this Crowne Plaza is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Penn Station, with easy access to all subway lines and within walking distance of major attractions. , including the Empire State Building, the High Line, Bryant Park and Times Square. See the ship, the centerpiece of Hudson Yards; the spiral staircase has 154 connecting flights of stairs and great views. Also nearby is the Edge Skydeck which, at 1,000 feet in the air, is the highest outdoor skydeck in the Western Hemisphere. Hotel amenities include some of the largest rooms per square foot in Manhattan, spacious spa-like showers, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes and Woodway treadmills. Burgerology, the on-site restaurant, offers a variety of food and beverages from fine dining to light fare throughout the day.
The deal: The “Fuel Up On Us” package includes a $50 gas gift card and a discount on daily parking at the nearby garage (you pay $20 a night versus the usual $67). Plus, all hotel guests receive a free CitiBike pass (for up to two adults per stay) offering unlimited 30-minute rides over a 24-hour period. Washingtonian readers will also receive 10% off the best flexible rate for any room type when booking a two-night stay, as well as two complimentary cocktails at Burgerology when booking through this exclusive link. Rates start at $294 per room per night.
When: Valid for stays until August.
Stay at the quay
Where: InterContinental Washington DC—The Wharf, 801 Wharf Street, South West; 800-424-6835.
What is special: This luxury hotel is located on DC’s southwest waterfront. The spa, rooftop terrace, and some rooms offer beautiful views of the Potomac River. Guests can dine at Moon Rabbit, a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant; enjoy light snacks and cocktails on the roof of Waves; or sip a drink and enjoy a Wagyu hot dog on the waterfront overlooking the marina. The hotel’s infinity pool on the rooftop terrace is perfect for those scorching summer days. While at the dock, you can take in performances at the Anthem and the many restaurants, or get out on the water – there are kayak and paddleboard rentals, as well as water taxis and tours.
The deal: The Washingtonian the reader exclusive includes $50 off a 50-minute personalized facial or 50-minute personalized massage when you book a room for the night. Room rates start at $259 a night. To book a room, click here. To book your spa treatment, click here and use the code THANK YOU20.
When: Valid for stays until August.
In the cloud forest
Where: Hotel Belmar, Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica; 866-978-6424.
What is special: Hotel Belmar is a family-run boutique hotel with 26 charming rooms and suites nestled in the mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica. The area’s first eco-designed hotel, most of the property — which features alpine architecture — sits in a pristine cloud forest that’s home to many endangered species. Guests are treated to stunning views of the Gulf of Nicoya on the horizon. The hotel has a restaurant, a microbrewery, an organic garden, a juice bar, a tea room, a spring water pool, a solarium, a jacuzzi, yoga classes and a spa. You can visit the country’s first carbon-neutral farm, Finca Madre Tierra, via guided tours or on horseback. They can also explore SAVIA, a private reserve that offers thrilling eco-adventures in the cloud forest, including hikes, walks on a suspension bridge, rope climbing or bird watching above the forest canopy.
The deal: The Belmar Hotel Summer Wellness Package includes 15% discount on a room or suite for Washingtonian readers, a $50 credit to SAVIA Private Reserve or Finca Madre Tierra, a free yoga class, and a non-alcoholic welcome cocktail. Book here and use promo code CostaRica2022.
When: Valid for stays until September 30 with a minimum of two nights.
Water, water everywhere
Where: The harbor club, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia; 877-244-8990.
What is special: Harbor Club Curio Collection by Hilton in St. Lucia overlooks the beautiful Rodney Bay Marina. The resort offers live nightly entertainment, four pools including one with a swim-up bar, nine restaurants and bars (from fast and casual bites with marina views to elegant gourmet dining), on-site water sports experts who can book many excursions, 24-hour spa and gym. Guests can enjoy off-site excursions such as sunset cruises, snorkeling, diving, ATV adventure tours, and more.
The deal: The Washingtonian Readers Exclusive Offer includes a fifth night free when you book four, welcome drink on arrival, daily breakfast, early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability) and 15% off amenities of spa. Click here book by the end of August to get this offer. The starting rate is $154 per room per night.
When: Valid for stays August-December with blackout dates December 25-January 1.