Naples, Fla., from $149 a night
This resort package includes spa and golf discounts, plus time on the tennis courts.
The Real Deal: The Fall Getaway package at the Naples Grande Beach Resort includes a one-night stay; breakfast buffet for two; cocktails for two; one hour of tennis daily; 25 percent off golf tee times at the 18-hole Naples Grande Golf Club; 15 percent off spa treatments at Golden Door Spa; and complimentary valet parking (valued at $18 per night). Rates start at $149 per room per night.
When: Through Dec. 22, 2009.
The fine print: Taxes are additional. Based on single or double occupancy. Up to two children aged 17 or younger stay free.
Contact: 888/722-1266, naplesgranderesort.com.
Why it's a deal: The discounted rate and all the extras amount to a savings of 40 percent.
St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., from $129 a night
Save 50 percent on this Thanksgiving package in central Florida.
The Real Deal: The Postcard Inn on the Beach is offering a Thanksgiving package that includes a one-night stay in a garden room, breakfast, and a Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner for two with trimmings, two appetizers, and a choice of two desserts. For each additional night booked, guests will receive a $25 food and beverage credit valid at the hotel's restaurant and bar. The St. Petersburg Beach barrier island community on the west coast of Florida is a short drive from downtown St. Petersburg.
When: Nov. 20–30, 2009.
The fine print: Taxes are an additional 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Thanksgiving meals for additional guests are about $20 per adult and $13 per child (ages 10 and under). Additional nights are $109 per room per night.
Contact: 800/237-8918, postcardinn.com.
Why it's a deal: The package rate of $129 per room per night presents a savings of about 50 percent off the regular room prices.
Naples, Fla., from $159 a night
This oceanfront hotel stay includes reserved beach chairs, unlimited tennis, and kids' activities.
The Real Deal: The Fall Value Rates package features one night at the oceanfront Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on the Gulf of Mexico; complimentary daily use of two reserved beach chairs, which usually cost $10 per chair per day; unlimited use of tennis courts, which is normally $10 per person per hour; and access to the spa and fitness center facilities, which usually costs $20 per person per day. Guests also get complimentary valet parking, afternoon tea and cookies, and supervised morning activities for children ages 5 to 12 at the Beach Klub 4 Kids. Rates start from $159 per room per night.
When: Through Dec. 20, 2009.
The fine print: Breakfast is not included. Taxes are an additional 10 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.
Contact: 800/237-7600, naplesbeachhotel.com.
Why it's a deal: This special package will save you anywhere from $71 to $166 per room per night compared to standard room rates, which start at $230 per room per night in the fall and $325 per room per night in the winter. Plus you get all the perks listed above, like unlimted tennis and reserved beach chairs, for free.
Miami, from $159 a night
A discounted stay at a boutique hotel in downtown Miami.
The Real Deal: The Fall into Epic Savings package offers savings on one-, two-, and three-night stays at the Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. The property is about half a mile from Miami's Bayside Market Place and less than a mile from the Port of Miami. Package rates start at $159 per room per night; add $1 per room per night for breakfast.
When: Through Dec. 27, 2009; the lowest rates are available through Nov. 28 and Dec. 14–24.
The fine print: The 20 percent discount is included in the starting rate. The optional $1 breakfast charge must be added at the time of booking. Taxes are an additional 13 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.
Contact: 866/760-3742, epichotel.com.
Why it's a deal: You'll save roughly 20 percent for a one- or two-night stay and about 33 percent for three nights.