Vacationist Hotel Deals: Memorial Day Escapes in San Diego, Acapulco, London
Still without plans for the upcoming long weekend, now just 23 days away? Head to Vacationist for 11 hotel deals with availability May 27-30th. West coasters will love half-off rates at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, near San Diego’s beaches and Sea World. Further afield, Acapulco’s iconic pink palace Las Brisas, a World’s Best Hotel for Value, has oceanfront, bungalow-style casitas available for the holiday weekend, as does the Landmark London, a World’s Best Business Hotel in London's Marylebone neighborhood, where rates are as spectacular as the property’s Gothic Revival interiors.
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa - up to 53% off (see above)
La Jolla, California
Tucked into a quiet San Diego neighborhood minutes from the beach and SeaWorld, the Estancia La Jolla attracts business travelers as well as those looking to explore the great outdoors. The 210-room resort, opened in 2004, has plenty of meeting spaces, while the full-service spa features a pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, and jogging trails. Play a round at the Torrey Pines Golf Course; visit La Jolla Cove, a protected marine sanctuary, and the Children's Pool, a man-made beach; then relax at the on-site wine bar or the upscale Cal-Mex restaurant. (Sale ends in 4 days.)
Las Brisas Acapulco - up to 54% off
Set atop the ruins of a Spanish fort, this modern, split-level hotel amid 40 acres of palm trees and hibiscus has sweeping views of the quiet Bay of Puerto Marqués just south of Acapulco Bay. But that's not the only image that will steal the show at the 251-casita property: everything at Las Brisas—from the gray stone-accented rooms to the striped jeeps that take you across the road to private La Concha Beach—is done in festive flamingo pink and white. More than half of the casitas have private pools; the others share a pool with a neighbor or two. The property also has three public pools—including two saltwater tide pools—three restaurants, a deli, and two bars. (Sale ends in 6 days.)
The Landmark London - up to 48% off
London, United KingdomOpened in 1899, this Gothic Revival masterpiece was to be London's gateway to the Continent via a railway link to the impending Channel tunnel. Alas, financiers overshot tunnel construction by a century, rail travel declined, and the hotel fell into disrepair. Restored in the 1990s to former clock-towered, stained-glass, marble-columned glory, the Landmark is adjacent to the Marylebone Tube station and a hop-skip to Regent's Park and Baker Street. About half of the 300 traditionally decorated rooms overlook the Winter Garden restaurant's stunning eight-story central atrium with full-size palm trees. (Sale ends in 4 days.)