Let's make a summer deal: Restaurants, hotels offer off-season bargains
By Mary Thurwachter
The crowds have thinned. The traffic has eased. And many fine resorts, hotels and small inns are luring locals with special packages offering substantial savings.
It’s the ideal time to lap up some of the same Florida fun and pampering that tourists relish during the busy season.
Here are some specials to consider:
Boca Raton Resort & Club,
a Waldorf Astoria Resort,
The deal: The Boca Bonus Program, offered at the main resort and the Boca Beach Club, is good through Oct. 8, gives guests a chance to add a layer of savings when booking an available package. Any leisure reservation, regardless of rates and/or promotions, qualifies for the Boca Bonus extras that include a complimentary upgrade valued at up to $125, complimentary breakfast for kids 12 and under at Palm Court or Sea Grille, complimentary golf greens fees (cart fees apply), use of the tennis facilities, and cocktails for two.
For information, reservations: To see available packages, go to www.bocaresort.com/Packages.
The deal: As part of the resort’s Endless Summer promotion, available though Sept. 30, weekday rates start at $289 per night and represent a 45 percent savings over the winter season. A variety of amenities are either free or at significant savings from complimentary incentives such as continental breakfast, kids’ meals, kids’ camp, unlimited tennis and fitness classes; to savings on golf, dining, spa services, bungalow rentals, on-site shopping and overnight valet parking.
For information, reservations: Call 1-888-BREAKERS (273-2537) or see www.thebreakers.com.
The Ritz-Carlton/Palm Beach, Manalapan
The deal: The Comfort You package, available through Dec. 20, starts at $279 a night and includes overnight accommodations in a guestroom with a private balcony, breakfast for two with an ocean view at Temple Orange restaurant, and a $100 resort credit per night.
For information, reservations: Call 533-6000 or see www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/PalmBeach.
The deal: The Summer Sizzler, good through Sept. 30, is a two-day, one-night stay special that includes English breakfast for two and a drink in the Leopard Lounge for $145 plus tax.
For information, reservations: Call (800) 243-7871 or see www.chesterfieldpb.com.
The Delray Beach Marriott,
The deal: Florida resident rates start at $127 through September. A spa package, with rooms starting at $309, includes daily breakfast for two, a $25 spa credit, and a room with a partial ocean view.
For information, reservations: Call (877) 389-0169 or see www.marriottdelraybeach.com.
The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, Delray Beach
The deal: A summer special available online offers queen rooms at $99 per night through November, although this special is not available over Thanksgiving. Guests have access to the Cabana Club and saltwater pool on the beach.
For information, reservations: Call 278-4123 or see www.thecolonyhotel.com/florida.
The Historic Hartman House, Delray Beach
The deal: Stay two nights and get the third night free at Historic Hartman House Bed and Breakfast. The offer is good through Oct. 31. The B&B, which has its own lap pool, offers a 10 percent discount for Florida residents (although that rate isn’t available with the third night free special).
For information, reservations: Call 278-2302 or see www.delraybeachbedandbreakfast.com.
Four Seasons Resort,
The deal: Summer rates start at $189 per night for Florida residents and include complimentary access to spa relaxation areas, daily fitness classes, kids club and valet parking for reservations through Sept. 30.
For information, reservations: Call 582-2800 or see www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach.
The Holiday Inn,
The deal: Florida residents rate start at $129 for a poolside room or $159 for an oceanfront room. Both include breakfast for two. The offer continues through Sept. 30. The See Florida Like a Native package, good on bookings made by Oct. 1, starts at $129 per night and includes a 25 percent discount for a Loxahatchee Everglades boat tour, breakfast for two, and an upgrade to a poolside room with a private balcony.
For information, reservations: Call 278-6241 or see www.highlandbeachholidayinn.com.
The Brazilian Court
Hotel & Beach Club,
The deal: Florida residents can get up to $30 off the daily rate at The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club and complimentary valet parking through Sept. 30. Rates start at $189 a night. A package deal popular with families, 1000 Words, includes a two-night stay starting at $938, a private session with a photographer, a hardbound photo album, a beach picnic by Café Boulud and bike rentals.
For information, reservations: Call 655-7740 or see www.thebraziliancourt.com.
The Omphoy Resort,
The deal: The Omphoy is offering a 20 percent discount off guest rooms and suites and complimentary parking to Florida residents booking a stay by Dec. 31.
For information, reservations: Call 540-6440 or see www.omphoy.com.
Sabal Palm House
Bed and Breakfast,
The deal: In honor of Lake Worth’s 100th birthday next year, this B&B will give guests a fourth night for $19.13 when they pay for three consecutive nights. Standard rates begin at $99. The offer is good through Nov. 15.
For information, reservations: Call (888) 722-2572 and mention the 100 Centennial Deals or 1913 or see www.sabalpalmhouse.com.
The deal: You can get a free “Sundy” night when you pay for two. Stay in a one or two-bedroom suite or a romantic cottage set in a tropical garden. Standard rates begin at $179. Continental breakfast is included each day.
For information, reservations: Call 272-5678 or see www.sundyhouse.com.
The deal: Summer rates at the Seagate start at $159 for courtyard accommodations. Teachers can get a 20 percent reduction off room rates and spa treatments.
For information, reservations: Call (888) 334-51841or see www.theseagatehotel.com.
The Breakers on the Ocean, Delray Beach
The deal: The Breakers on the Ocean of Delray Beach is offering Florida residents a 15 percent discount on their $126 basic summer rate when booking before Oct. 31.
For information, reservations: Call 278-4501 or see www.breakersontheocean.com.