What's the Deal? Top travel bargains of the week

By K.C. Summers
Saturday, March 12, 2011; 6:42 PM


Santa Fe's Eldorado Hotel is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 25 percent-off sale for April stays. Rooms that normally start at $229 per night double are going for $169. Add about $25 a night in taxes. The pueblo-style hotel, adjacent to historic Santa Fe Plaza, has a spa and a rooftop pool. Info: 800-955-4455, www.eldoradohotel.com.

With a deal from Wyndham Vacation Rentals, book five or more nights at the beach this spring and get a free seven-night resort stay for later in the year. For the first trip, choose from select ResortQuest by WyndhamVacationRentals properties in northwest Florida, Delaware and South Carolina. A five-night stay in Florida's Destin on the Gulf at the end of May, for example, starts at $186 per night for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit that sleeps eight; with fees and taxes, the total cost is $1,235. For the free seven-night stay, choose from Wyndham Vacation Rentals properties in the United States, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia and Australia. Book the first stay by April 30 using promo code WY2; travel by May 30. (Properties in Delaware and Florida must be booked by phone; see listed Web site for numbers.) Redeem the seven-night stay by Dec. 31. Info: 800-862-4853, www.resortquest.com/you-need-a-vacation.

Gaylord Hotels has two spring deals at its luxury resorts in Nashville; Kissimmee, Fla; Grapevine, Tex.; and National Harbor. With the Spring Fever Reliever, book one room at the regular rate and get a second room at 50 percent off. The Bring On Spring package includes $100 in resort credits, which can be used for dinner, shopping or spa treatments. Rates and booking deadlines vary by property. At the Gaylord Opryland, for example, the two-room deal starts at $199 per night double for the first room and $99 for the second room; with fees and taxes, the total for two rooms is $366 per night. For the Bring On Spring deal, rates at the Opryland hotel start at $209 per night double ($263 with fees and taxes). Book and travel by April 15 for Opryland, April 30 for the other properties. Info: 866-972-6779, www.gaylordhotels.com.


With Royal Caribbean, reserve a Neighborhood balcony on a select Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas Caribbean cruise and receive $100 in onboard spending money, good for shopping, specialty dining, shore excursions or gambling. Sample cruise: The seven-night Western Caribbean round trip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Allure of the Seas, departing May 22, costs $1,179 per person double for a stateroom with a Central Park view balcony. Add $118 per person in fees and taxes. Book by March 31; travel on select dates March through May. Info: 866-562-7625, www.royalcaribbean.com.


Aer Lingus has a summer sale on nonstop flights to Ireland from New York's JFK Airport. Travel in July or August for $833 round trip, including fees and taxes. Fares on other airlines start at about $1,070. Book by March 17; travel July 1-Aug. 22. Info: 516-622-4222, www.aerlingus.com.

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