By Sarah Spagnolo
January 26, 2012

A vacation on the west coast without breaking the bank? These three Vacationist hotel deals are a great excuse to head straight for L.A. and Las Vegas—or to go off-the-grid in undiscovered Hood River, Oregon, to see (or ski!) the pristine Columbia River Gorge area. In L.A., you’ll sleep in plush white-on-white beds at Mr. C Beverly Hills after dinner at the newest Cipriani outpost; in Vegas, the Signature at MGM Grand is an all-suite escape where you can avoid the frenetic crowds. And in Oregon, unpack at Columbia Cliff Villas, with views of the rushing Columbia River.

Mr. C Beverly Hills - up to 35% off
Beverly Hills, California

A Bellini with your room key? That's a given at Mr. C Beverly Hills. After all, that's C as in Cipriani—known for legendary restaurants and cocktail lounges around the world. Brothers Ignazio and Maggio created a hotel in the former Loews Tower that is true to their Italian roots, with Old Hollywood touches: a travertine-and-rosewood-clad lobby, decked out with Eames loungers and Egg chairs, gives way not to a check-in desk (which is hidden from view) but to a swank Jazz Age-style bar and Italian restaurant serving freshly baked pizzas and house-made pastas. In a city where dramatic entrances are de rigueur, Mr. C has just made his. (Sale ends in 3 days.)

The Signature at MGM Grand - up to 73% off
Las Vegas, Nevada

This all-suite, non-gaming, and nonsmoking property is a serene oasis in the midst of the bright lights and bustling activity of Sin City. Located in three towers, the 1,276 spacious suites (ranging from 550 to 1,500 square feet) have kitchens, deluxe king beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, and oversize marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs and flat-screen TVs. On cool Las Vegas nights, be sure to take a dip in one of the Signature's three outdoor, heated pools. (Sale ends in 5 days.)

Columbia Cliff Villas - up to 41% off
Hood River, Oregon

Outside of New England, there are few places in the U.S. where each of the four seasons is on full display. Enter the Columbia River Gorge, a picturesque valley just a one-hour drive east of Portland, where flowers blossom in springtime and fall foliage lures travelers. Here, set atop a cliff overlooking the wild river, Columbia Cliff Villas is a romantic 37-room hideaway, with one- to three-bedroom condo-suites that feature full kitchens, large patios, and private balconies. In the winter, guests can purchase discounted Mt. Hood Meadows lift tickets right from the hotel. (Sale ends in 5 days.) is brought to you by Travel + Leisure and

From top: Photos by Jessica Sample; courtesy of Signature at MGM Grand; courtesy of Columbia Cliff Villas/Gorge-US Photography.