Summer Flash Sales
Want a quick summer getaway? Some of the best values are available for a limited time only at “flash sale” sites. The booking engine tablethotels.com now has a private sale option, where rooms at partner hotels—which might not discount otherwise—are auctioned off on a weekly basis. At press time, we found a deluxe room at J.K. Place, in Florence, for $300—more than $130 off the rack rate. Meanwhile, auction site luxurylink.com offers travelers the chance to bid on mystery properties—only the locations are disclosed—with bids starting at $1 per stay.