It’s a little late to plan a spring break trip with the kids, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Plus, there are still some good deals floating around, which include hotels with pools (both indoor and outdoor) and beachfront locations. All you need is a flexible schedule and the willpower to just go. Note: Nightly rates are based on the week of April 14 to 20.
1. Princess Royale Resort – Ocean City, Md.
Perhaps the most popular beachfront hotel in Ocean City, Md., Princess Royale Resort is offering a coupon that entitles guests to receive Thursday nights FREE when they stay on a Friday night, or Sunday nights FREE when they stay on a Saturday. Plus, rates start at just $119 per night! Offer expires April 24. Princess Royale Resort features a giant indoor pool, sundeck with hot tubs, two onsite restaurants and a wide variety of accommodations.
2. Maple Lane Resort – Empire, Mich.
Enjoy a retreat at Maple Lane Resort on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which has several promotions: book one night and get the second half off; book two nights and get a third night FREE; book three nights and get a fourth FREE; or book a non-kitchenette room on a weekday for just $50! Regular rates start at $78 per night, and deals are valid for travel through April 30. Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi are among the hotel’s amenities.
3. Alden Suites – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Escape the rowdy crowds in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and head to St. Petersburg instead. At Alden Suites – A Beachfront Resort, you’ll receive 20 percent off beachfront suites (valid through April 30) — which start at $239 per night — or a fourth night FREE when you reserve a Deluxe Gulf-Front Suite. The resort features two heated swimming pools and onsite water sports rentals, along with basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball and ping-pong.
4. The Phoenician – Scottsdale, Ariz.
It’s good through Dec. 31, 2014, but this deal at The Phoenician is perfect for a short (and luxurious) spring break trip: stay two nights and up to two children eat free, plus you’ll be upgraded to a connecting room (based upon availability) — perfect for added privacy or two families. Situated in Scottsdale, Ariz., the resort offers a kids club, several pools and SURGE, a new interactive water experience for families. Rates start at $539 per night.
5. Cape Codder Resort & Spa – Hyannis, Mass.
Located in Cape Cod — specifically Hyannis — Cape Codder Resort & Spa has a Family Vacation Package that’s also valid year-round, but ideal for a short getaway. The package includes a two-night stay for a family of four, along with up to $40 in credit for dining at two onsite restaurants. Kids will love the hotel’s indoor wave pool and and heated outdoor pool, while parents will appreciate a trip to the onsite spa. Nightly rates start at $119.
6. Earthbox Inn and Spa – Friday Harbor, Wash.
Part of the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor’s Earthbox Inn and Spa provides a quiet retreat for families, complete with an indoor swimming pool, spa, and rooms with kitchenettes. Plus, there’s free Wi-Fi, free parking and a ferry port is just a few minutes’ walk away. All of this can be enjoyed for 20 percent off regular rates, which start at $172 per night. Offer is valid through April 30; two-night minimum stay required.
7. Sea Watch Resort – Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, S.C. is an ideal destination for families, especially with rates as low as $69 per night at Sea Watch Resort, now through June 3. Located right on the beach, the hotel features a game room, ice cream shop, restaurant, six heated pools, a separate kids pool, two lazy rivers, seasonal activities for children, free Wi-Fi and several room variations.
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