Shift into holiday shopping mode with a Costa Mesa hotel deal that lets you hit the malls in Orange County, then spend the night for as little as $110.
The deal: The Costa Mesa special, available at nine hotels through Dec. 30, includes nightly dining certificates of $20 and a $30 check to defray the cost of gas.
The hotels: Included are Ayres Hotel & Suites, (714) 549-0300, (rates start at $139 Fridays, Saturdays and $159 Mondays through Thursdays); Costa Mesa Marriott, (714) 957-1100 (code DTPG, rates start at $169); Hilton Costa Mesa, (714) 540-7000 (Code P2, rates start at $119); Holiday Inn Costa Mesa, (714) 557-3000 (Code IKDIN, rates start at $119); Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, (949) 631-6000 (Code ILCORHOL, rates start at $136); Ramada Limited & Suites, (949) 645-2221 (Code D2, rates start at $110 weekdays, and $130 Fridays, Saturdays); Residence Inn by Marriott, (714) 241-8800 (Code D18, rates start at $159); Westin South Coast Plaza, (714) 540-2500 ($189 weekends, $269 weekdays); and the Wyndham Hotel/Orange County, (714) 751-5100 (Code PKG17, rates $169 Sundays through Thursdays, $129 Fridays, Saturdays).
The restaurants: Dining certificates may be used at 20 Costa Mesa restaurants, including Pinot Provence, Lawry's Carvery and Wolfgang Puck in South Coast Plaza.
Details: Guests receive $20-a-night dining certificates upon check-in; they receive a check for $30 per reservation to defray travel expenses by mail after their stay.