Travel Deals Roundup: Hot Hawaii Hotels & Jet Blue Sample Sale

Travel Deals — By Nicole Lerner on March 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Say aloha to some great hotel deals in the rainbow state:

Save 37% at The Lotus at Diamond Head in Honolulu, Oahu. Book by 3/30 and save approximately $81/night on the normally $220/night hotel.

Save 35% at the 4.5 star Whaler on Ka’anapali Beach condo resort in Maui. At $189/night enjoy a Studio Garden View Suite (sleeps 3) or upgrade to an ocean view for just +$29/night. Book and travel by 3/31/09.

Save 60% at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in the heart of Waikiki. Book and travel by 5/31/09 for rates from $109/night for a standard room and $139 for an ocean view (both sleep 4).

In other deals news, Jet Blue today announced their 1-day Sample Sale. Book by midnight (MST) tonight for one-way fares from cities across the US for as low as $29! Travel is valid between March 10th and April 1st on Tuesday and Wednesday departures.

Photo courtesy of ConceptJunkie
Tags: Hawaii, Hawaii hotels, Jet Blue, Maui, Oahu, Waikiki

    3 Comments

  • good deal, thanks for sharing this info..

  • Jane says:

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  • Win Tint says:

    Have you ever had to book a hotel at the last minute and wondered why you felt like you were getting a great deal? Sometimes this is not the case, but if you know what you are doing you can get a very hot deal on a hotel at the last minute. Here are a few tips to help you with your lat minute hotel deal.The first thing you need to know about the hotel industry is that certain hotels cut their rates when they need to fill a few more rooms and others will not due to their reputation. The higher priced hotels seem to be content with leaving a few rooms empty on any given night instead of dropping their rates a bit in order to fill the rooms. Others are more than willing to cut their rates, sometimes as much as in half, in order to fill the vacant rooms. This only makes sense because they don’t make money from empty rooms.The next thing you need to know is that if there is a big event in the area, then you are going to have a lot of trouble finding a last minute hotel. Plus when there is a big even, for example a Notre Dame Football game in South Bend, Indiana, the hotels tend to raise their rates and as they book more rooms they will continue to raise their rates because they know their area is going to be flooded with thousands of people in need to a hotel room. They will milk this for every penny they can. So if there is a big event going on where you are traveling to don’t expect to get any kind of deal.The last thing you need to know is that some hotels will negotiate with you. Finding out which hotels will negotiate with you and which will not is as simple as asking. You should never accept their first rate unless you are booking online. Of course, the way you negotiate online is with Priceline’s wonderful, name your own price, option. Basically you can tell Priceline how much you are willing to pay and if they can find you a hotel for that price they will book it for you. You have to be a bit flexible with this option, but it is a great way to get a hotel for a very good price.So remember that if you are booking last minute you should shop around for the hotels that will drop their rates a little to fill the rooms they have vacant. Also know that if there is a larger and popular event in the area, then you will have a lot of trouble finding a hotel room and even more trouble finding a deal. Make sure to negotiate or at least ask for a better rate because some hotels will give you one if you ask. You can also use Priceline’s, name your own price, option in order to get a better hotel rate.

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