Cambridge, Md., from $99 per room per night
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay is offering the Family Value Winter Getaways promotion at almost 50 percent off regular rates. Although the promotion doesn't include anything beyond accommodations, the hotel itself has ongoing free activities, such as s'mores-making by the outdoor fireplace, family bingo nights, and "dive-in" movies at the hotel's indoor heated pool. On most afternoons, $5 buys you a trip to the make-your-own sundae bar. Rates start at $99 per room per night.
When: Through March 30, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or a $12 per night resort fee. Based on double occupancy by two adults; kids under 17 stay for free. Use promo code SALE99.
Contact: 410/901-1234, chesapeakebay.hyatt.com.
Nashville, from $99 per room per night
The Gaylord Opryland has a Spring Break rate of $99 per night, a savings of about $200. The resort has great amenities for kids: tropical atria with nine acres of gardens and sparkling waterfalls, an indoor swimming pool, and a video arcade. The Grand Ole Opry is next door. Rates start at $99 per room per night.
When: Through March 31, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent and a nightly resort fee of $18. Rooms sleep up to four people; children under 17 stay for free. Use promo code 99NOW.
Contact: 888/999-6779, gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland.
Stevenson, Wash., from $119 per room per night
The Spring Break Getaway at the Skamania Lodge includes accommodations, a free kid's breakfast with each paying adult (adult breakfasts are between $8 and $12), a movie shown on the lodge's big screen each night, and free use of the Wii system in the ballroom. You'll stay in a Superior Forest View room overlooking the Cascade Mountains. The lodge has tennis and basketball courts, an indoor swimming pool, and hiking trails. Just across the street, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum displays Native American artifacts and information about Lewis and Clark (admission starts at $5). Stevenson is about 45 miles outside of Portland, Ore. Rates start at $119 per room per night.
When: Through April 30, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 9 percent or a $14 nightly resort fee. Rooms sleep up to five people; children under 17 stay for free.
Contact: 800/221-7117, skamania.com.
Horseshoe Bay, Texas, from $120 per room per night
The Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas Hill Country is offering the Spring Break Price Break: 45 percent off regular room rates. The rate includes use of the tennis courts, the pool, an activity center with a video arcade and ping-pong, and the resort's bicycles. The resort also has a putting course, where you'll get 20 percent off tickets. There are a ton of spring activities going on, including family bingo nights and outdoor movies under the stars. Rates start at $120 per room per night.
When: March 6–March 22, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 6 percent or a $15 nightly resort fee. Based on double occupancy by two adults; children under 13 stay for free. Children 13 and over are charged as adults ($60 each). Based on Sunday — Thursday stays; weekend stays start at $180 per room per night. Use promo code V13.
Contact: 877/611-0112, hsbresort.com.
Venice, Fla., from $140 per room per night
The Spring Fever Rate at the Best Western Ambassador Suites starts at $140, about 20 percent off normal rates, and includes continental breakfast and use of the heated outdoor pool. If you're looking to catch some spring-training baseball games, this is a good hub — it's within two hours of 11 teams in the Grapefruit League. The Cincinnati Reds and the Tampa Bay Rays, for instance, both practice about half an hour away.
When: Through April 30, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 11 percent. Based on single or double occupancy by adults; children under 17 stay for free.
Contact: 800/780-7234, bestwestern.com/ambassadorsuites.
Newark and Cincinnati, Ohio, from $189 per room per night
At the Cherry Valley Lodge, the Spring Break package includes accommodations and four passes to the CoCo Key Water Resort (a $140 value). The indoor water resort features slides, activity pools, a spa, and a video arcade. The lodge's rooms each have a refrigerator, so you can save money by bringing your own food. This package is also good at the same $189 rate at the Sheraton Cincinnati North.
When: Through April 30, 2009.
Details: Includes all taxes. Rooms sleep up to four people; children under 17 stay for free.
Contact: 800/788-8008, cherryvalleylodge.com.
Boston, from $199 per room per night
The Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Package at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront includes accommodations, room service delivery of root beer floats, two adult and two child tickets to the Boston Children's Museum (a $42 value), a complimentary in-room movie, and use of the lap pool. Plus, kids under 12 eat free at the hotel's restaurant with two paying adults. The hotel is located in downtown Boston, perfect for sightseeing. Rates start at $199 per room per night.
When: Through Aug. 31, 2009.
Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Rooms sleep up to four people; children 17 and under stay for free. Use promo code FML.
Contact: 888/796-4664, marriott.com.
North Hollywood, Calif., from $275 per room per night
This package includes a neat rooming set-up for kids and free tickets to Universal Studios for parents. The Universal Package at the Beverly Garland hotel includes accommodations in a KidSuite, a converted two-bed suite. The partitioned kids' section includes bunk beds and a personal flat-screen TV equipped with video games and a DVD player. The package also includes two 2-day adult tickets to Universal Studios (up to a $260 value), and kids under 12 always eat free. Kids' tickets to the studios cost about $65 each. The hotel provides free shuttle service to the studios and has a swimming pool and a playground. Rates start at $275 per room per night.
Details: Does not include taxes of 14 percent. Rooms sleep up to four people; kids 17 and under stay for free. The fee for parking is $14 per day.
Contact: 800/238-3759, beverlygarland.com.