Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to support US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.
I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two, and then separately the offers for weeks three, four, and five. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.
Discounted Loews packages available for sale
Daily Getaways is selling six types of Loews packages, as follows:
- Two nights in a Grand Executive Suite at the Loews Regency New York for $1,000 (5 packages available)
- Two nights in a Bridge to Bridge Suite at the Loews San Francisco for $1,300 (2 packages available)
- Two nights in a Grand Oceanfront Balcony Suite at the Loews Miami Beach Resort for $1,000 (5 packages available)
- Two nights in an Oceanview King Suite at the Loews Santa Monica for $950 (3 packages available)
- Two nights in a standard room at the Loews Miami Beach Resort, Loews Don Cesar Resort, Loews Royal Pacific Resort or Loews Coronado Bay Resort for $325 (20 packages available)
- Two nights in a standard room at the Loews Annapolis, Loews Atlanta, Loews Boston, The New Loews Chicago, Loews Chicago O’Hare, Loews Hollywood, Loews Madison, Loews Minneapolis, Loews New Orleans, Loews Philadelphia, Loews Regency, Loews Santa Monica, Loews Vanderbilt, Loews Ventana Canyon, or Loews Hotel Vogue for $275 (16 packages available)
These packages are valid for stays between June 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. The exception is the Loews Miami Beach, where the packages are only available January 1 through June 30, 2017, since the hotel is being renovated this year. There are some blackout dates, though the promotion terms don’t specify what exactly they are. Personally I doubt they’ll be that restrictive, assuming you’re not trying to go the week of Christmas, New Years, etc.
Is this promotion a good deal?
This is a niche deal, since these packages can collectively be redeemed at roughly 20 properties. However, if you could get value out of staying at one of these properties, this represents a great deal.
For example, you can get two nights in a suite at the Loews New York for $1,000. The paid rate for that room is usually close to $2,500 including tax.
You can get an incredible suite at the Loews San Francisco for two nights for $1,300, while the paid rate for the same stay would be almost $3,000 with tax.
Of course these are luxury deals, so not everyone will want to spend $500-650 for a hotel suite.
Bridge to Bridge suite at the Loews San Francisco
Fortunately there are plenty of other great values as well.
For example, you can book two nights at a Loews “luxury” level hotel for $275, which is $137.50 per night. Take the Loews Santa Monica, for example. Weekend rates there regularly run $500+ per night.
I’m struggling to find an instance where these Daily Getaways packages wouldn’t be considerably cheaper than outright booking a Loews hotel. So I guess it comes down to whether you’d actually get value out of staying at a Loews property. There are lots of creative ways to book hotel stays with points nowadays, so everyone values stuff like this differently.
For the right person this represents an exceptional deal.
Do you plan on buying a Loews hotel stay through Daily Getaways?