The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to London on British Airways or similar; six nights at the 116-room Queens Park Hotel, near the Bayswater and Queensway tube stations; breakfast daily; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $649 per person—plus from $175 in airport taxes and fees.
When: Jan. 3–Feb. 28, 2011; add $50 for Oct. 24, Oct. 26–Nov. 30, 2010, Mar. 1–25, 2011; $100 for Oct. 22, 23, 25, Dec. 24, 2010–Jan. 2, 2010; $150 for Sept. 6–Oct. 21, 2010; $200 for Sept. 3–5; $450 for July 26–Aug. 29; $550 for June 23–July 25, Aug. 30–Sept. 2.
Gateways: New York City; add from $27 for D.C.; from $57 for Boston; from $80 for Miami, Orlando; from $115 for L.A., San Francisco; from $137 for Atlanta, Philadelphia; from $168 for Denver; from $184 for Houston; from $193 for Minneapolis; from $217 for Chicago, Detroit; from $230 for Austin; from $252 for New Orleans; from $264 for Dallas; from $276 for Phoenix; from $305 for Seattle; additional gateways available.
The fine print: Airport taxes and fees cost from an additional $175 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $95. Airport transfers are not included. For travel dates in June 2010, the hotel used is the Hotel Ibis London City, instead of the Queens Park Hotel. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: No deadline; based on availability.
Contact: Go-today.com, 800/227-3235, go-today.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $600 round-trip flight between New York City and London in mid-January (United). For about $224 more, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.
More: Extend your stay at the Queens Park for an additional $55 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Several hotel upgrades are available, starting from an additional $50 for the Ambassadors Hotel or the Central Park Hotel. Optional activities include a sightseeing city tour from an extra $30 per person. Add round-trip shared airport transfers from an additional $35 per person or round-trip private car transfers from an extra $170 per person.