Need a getaway? Destination Hotels discounts nearby resorts

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Destination Hotels & Resorts operates resorts from Hawaii to Washington, D.C., and many in Southern California. The company has launched a sale that takes a third or more off room rates for those who join its loyalty program. That means decent savings at places such as Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes, Estancia La Jolla and Paradise Point in San Diego.

The deal: Here’s how it works: Start by signing up for free at Destination Delivers or sign in if you’re already a member. Then click on “Specials,” and discounts and rate rules will be displayed by property. For example, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa discounts rooms 40% on a two-night stay in November and December and 30% on other dates through May.

When: The offer ends Thursday, but hotel stays can be booked into 2012. Look online for dates when the sale rates apply to each property. Also, some blackout dates apply.

Tested: I checked Dec. 9-11 and found availability for the deal at Estancia starting at $120 a night compared with the best available rate of $199 a night (prices exclude tax). The total for a weekend getaway: $270, plus parking ($25 a night for valet, $20 for self-park). The sale also applies to other resorts in California and beyond, so shop around if you’re already planning next year’s getaways.

Contact: Destination Delivers