Los Angeles takes a page from New York City in kicking off its first Hotel Week this fall. Bargain hunters will find rooms for $200 to $300 a night at select Southern California venues that are usually priced much higher.
Despite the name, the promotion lasts longer than a week -- and will be reprised in Manhattan this winter.
The deal: The promotion is intended to fill rooms at the time of the year when hotel occupancy is lower -- before and after the winter holidays. If you feel like an off-season stay, New York marks its fourth Hotel Week this January with more than 25 hotels participating. In L.A., 15 properties are offering discounts.
Here’s how it works: The Hotel Week website lists venues and room prices during the booking period (see below). Reserve online using promotion codes listed on the website or call to get the deal.
When: Hotel Week in Los Angeles runs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 14 and in New York City from Jan. 3 to 18. Room prices are based on availability.
Tested: I checked random dates during the sale period and found good savings. Some examples: $200 a night instead of $235 for a room at the Andaz West Hollywood, $200 a night instead of $324 at the Hotel Erwin in Venice, and $300 a night instead of $341 at Mr. C Beverly Hills.
In New York, where January could be super-cold, I found $200 a night instead of $305 at the Gansevoort Meatpacking hotel.