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January 29, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Anyone taking the kids to Disneyland this spring should consider this Travelzoo hotel offer within walking distance of the Anaheim theme park. A room for four costs $119 for a night or $219 for two nights - and that includes free parking and breakfast. The deal: The Travelzoo deal really suits families with kids who don't want to spend a fortune on a hotel room but do want to stay close to the park. It's good at the Anabella Hotel (1030 W. Katella Ave.), which is within walking distance of Disneyland.
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February 8, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Thompson Hotels' Donovan House in Washington, D.C., has a lot going for it this spring -- its downtown location at Thomas Circle, for one, and a room sale in February and March that starts at $109 a night. The deal: I found this deal on Travelzoo 's Top 20 list  so availability may be limited. Donovan House room sale rates start at $109 a night on weekends in February, $119 for weekends in March and $159 Mondays-Thursdays through Feb. 24. The deal comes with free Wi-Fi too. It's easy to find this rate on the hotel's website; if you're calling, you need to request the code "PROM7.
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July 19, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
I love introductory airfares that airlines offer when they start new service because they nearly always involve crazy low prices. Case in point: $149 each way from San Diego to Honolulu this winter after Alaska Airlines starts daily nonstop service in November. Need I say more? The deal : Alaska Airlines' Introducing San Diego to Honolulu fares start at $149 each way plus tax and fees. Yes, this airfare is super-low but my research shows that this price isn't available on all dates.
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June 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's no secret that movies inspire travelers to visit places they see on the big screen. Now one travel company has designed a tour to India based on the movie " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel . " The film takes place in Rajasthan, and the 13-day tour follows suit. However participants stay in four-star hotels rather than the down-at-the-heel "hotel" shown in the film (though there's a visit to that site). The trip begins and ends in Delhi and includes a tuk-tuk ride, a visit to Kanota Castle where the Viceroy Club was set in the film, and a day trip to Rawla Kumpar to see the hotel featured in the movie.
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January 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Yotel New York , which uses the term "cabins" instead of "rooms" at its Manhattan hotel, is offering rooms, uh, cabins for a limited time for $129 a night, a slim price for a night on the town. The idea of a stripped-down budget hotel with electronic extras originated in London and has been up and running in New York City since 2011. The deal: The compact Yotel at 570 10th Ave. offers a room for two - with a view, no less - for $129 a night plus tax. The deal is good for stays from now through March 10 and for July 4-Sept.
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March 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hotel Abri in San Francisco was built the year after the city's devastating 1906 earthquake. The former Monticello Hotel has been transformed from a vintage building into a contemporary boutique hotel with an urban vibe. Now the Abri offers a spring deal on rates, but only for a limited time. The deal: The Get Lucky offer takes 20% off nightly rates at the hotel at 127 Ellis St. in the downtown area north of Market Street and not far from Union Square. Use the promotion code "LUCKY" to get the discount.
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September 13, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
The Hyatt Mountain Collection -- which features three of the Hyatt brand's top mountain resorts and lodges in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado -- is offering avid skiing and boarding guests a snowy deal this winter.  When schussers book a three-night stay (nine nights' total) at each of  three properties in the collection - - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado, Hyatt Escala Lodge at the Canyons outside Park City and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino -- they will receive a complimentary Vail Resorts' Epic pass for the 2014-2015 winter season.
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July 2, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Delta King riverboat traveled from Sacramento to San Francisco on the Sacramento River in the early 20th century. It has been permanently docked in Old Sacramento, the hub of the city's historic heart. Groupon Getaways is offering an overnight stay on the floating hotel that comes with nice extras for $129 a night -- a savings of more than $150 -- for a limited time. The deal: The Groupon coupon costs $129, which includes a room for two aboard the boat with a view of the river (excluding tax)
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February 14, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's just what I wanted for Valentine's Day! A one-day sale from JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines with really cheap spring airfares to Northern California, the East Coast and other destinations.  JetBlue Airways: The Love-A-Fare sale offers one-way airfare to New York's JFK Airport for $145 from Long Beach, Los Angeles and Burbank. Other one-way fares from Long Beach include $39 to Las Vegas; $50 to Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland; $80 to Salt Lake City and Seattle; and $90 to Portland.
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September 21, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
This jaw-dropping Santa Barbara deal from Travelzoo posted Wednesday and, like many Top 20 deals, may go quickly. A midweek night at the Canary Hotel plus a three-course meal for two at the hotel's Coast Restaurant goes for $299 -- less than the cost of a typical one-night stay.  [ For the record at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 21: An earlier version of this post wrongly said the Travelzoo offer cost $297.] The deal: The Canary is a little boutique hotel with a downtown location (31 W. Carrillo St.)
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