The Fairmont Newport Beach offers a package for $199 with breakfast for… (Fairmont Newport Beach )
Now that summer's over, here's an excuse to go shopping or maybe just lie around the pool at the Fairmont Newport Beach, which is offering breakfast for two, a $40 food credit and more extras for $199 per night
The deal: The Retail Therapy Package includes valet parking; free shuttle to and from Fashion Island or South Coast Plaza; a $40 credit for food and beverages; breakfast for two; and a late checkout (4 p.m.). The total, excluding tax, comes to $199 per night at the sleek, 440-room hotel in Orange County.
When: The package is available Fridays through Sundays indefinitely, based on availability.
Tested: I like this deal because it gives you a break on weekend rates instead of the usual midweek savings offered by hotels. Even though the package is supposed to appeal to your inner shopper, I think it’s more about catering to your inner diner: You get a free breakfast (through room service or at the hotel's restaurant, bambú) and the credit for a second meal (also through room service or at bambú).
I checked online and found a room on Oct. 30 with a king-sized bed or two doubles at the $199 pretax package rate. Though the same room on the same night at the best available rate went for $139 pre-tax, you save more than 20% with the package when you add on the parking (worth $28), food credit ($40) and breakfast for two (worth $46).
Contact: Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 MacArthur Blvd.; (800) 810-3039