Tampa, Fla., from $159 per room per night
The Intercontinental Hotel Tampa is offering a chance to get a jump on your holiday shopping. The Black Friday Break Away package includes a savings coupon book for the International Plaza, a mile away, and a $25 American Express gift card. The hotel also has an "In the Know" concierge service that, among other things, can call you a cab for the $10-$12 ride to the mall. Rates start at $159, a savings of $24 per room per night.
When: Nov. 27-Dec. 31, 2008, excluding Dec. 5 and 6.
Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use code IKSH1.
Contact: 866/915-1557, intercontampa.com.
Vancouver, B.C., from $318 per room per night
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's PMS (pralines, martinis, and shopping) package includes accommodations, chocolate pralines, martinis in Herons Lounge, and a $100 gift card for the Pacific Centre Mall. Rates start at Can$329 per room per night (about $318 at press time).
When: Nov. 1, 2008-Jan. 31, 2009; add $100 per room per night through Oct. 31, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 17 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code PRPMS1.
Contact: 866/540-4452, fairmont.com/hotelvancouver.
Beverly Hills, Calif., from $379 per room per night
Feeling indulgent? The Ready for the Paparazzi package at the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive pampers you with accommodations, a welcome gift, dinner for two at Café Rodeo, a glass of wine or a cappuccino at Bar 360, four passes to Sports Club/LA, a makeup application per person at Saks Fifth Avenue, a mini facial at Jurlique, and a hair consultation with celebrity hairstylist Jose Eber (a $275 value) are included. Rates start at $379 per room per night, or $758 for the required two-night stay.
When: Through Dec. 30, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Requires a two-night stay. Hair consultations are not available on Mondays or Saturdays. Use promo code PAPA.
Contact: 800/468-354, luxehotelrodeodrive.com.
San Francisco, Calif., from $460 per room per night
The Mandarin Oriental's Luxury & Style With Barneys package includes accommodations in a Bayview King room (with views of the Golden Gate and Bay bridges), a $100 gift card (per reservation) good at Barneys New York in San Francisco, an appointment with a personal shopper, and a glass of champagne in the hotel's MO bar. The store is less than a mile from the hotel, but you can arrange for a ride with the hotel's complimentary town car, based on availability. Rates start at $460 per room per night. Consider that the weekend rate for Bayview King rooms typically starts at $495 per room per night.
When: Through Dec. 30, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 14 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Weekend bookings only (Fridays-Sundays).
Contact: 800/622-0404, mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco.
Sarasota, Fla., from $500 per room per night
Here's a chance to shop and donate to a good cause. Forty Carrots Family Center, a nonprofit organization and educational resource for families, is hosting a Wine, Women & Shoes event this November. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota is offering a package to coincide with the event: Accommodations, one ticket to the luncheon (normally $175), breakfast, valet parking, a $100 Sarasota Saks Fifth Avenue gift card (per reservation), a makeover, and welcome champagne are included. Female vintners and shoe designers will attend the Friday luncheon, which also features a fashion show. Rates start at $500 per room per night.
When: Nov. 7-8, 2008.
Details: Does not include taxes of 10 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Additional luncheon tickets are $175 per person. Note that $100 of your room rate will be tax deductible, as it will be donated to Forty Carrots.
Contact: 941/365-7716, fortycarrots.org.
Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.