This season’s bi-coastal airfare has hit rock-bottom rates, making travel from coast-to-coast more attractive than ever. From the Big Apple to sunny Southern California, here are some of today’s best hotel deals from East to West – and the cheap flights to get you there.
Fly to New York City for as little as $98 this winter, and then stay at the 4-star Millennium Broadway in Times Square for only $179 per night. You’ll receive $50 in “fun bucks” to be used towards your choice of city spending, like museums, theater, cab fares, or shopping. The Hotel Belleclaire, in the cultural hub of the Upper West Side (home to spots like Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, and Central Park), starts from an incredible $89 on dates in February; choose the “holiday special” to book your room, which is valid for stays through March 31. Or, book a room in stylish Chelsea – known for its trendy galleries, bars, and restaurants – from just $161 per night in February at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton New York City.
One-way flights between the East and West Coasts start from $110 on Virgin America right now; the lead rate is a direct flight from New York to Palm Springs (on Saturdays for the best rates), while more flights are available for some of the lowest bi-coastal rates we’ve seen this season, like $149 from Boston to San Francisco or Los Angeles, and $159 from New York to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas. Meanwhile one-way flights between West Coast destinations are even cheaper, like San Francisco to Los Angeles for $69, Portland to San Francisco for $79, and Seattle to Los Angeles for $99.
In Portland, stay at the Hotel Monaco Portland, A Kimpton Hotel for $139 per night when you stay three nights, saving you 30 percent on current rates. This 4-star boutique hotel is rated #1 among Portland hotels on TripAdvisor, and is located downtown in the trendy city, near major shopping, breweries, and the beautiful Westside Riverwalk on the Willamette (use the code “SP3″ when booking). In Los Angeles, enjoy low rates at boutique hotels, like the L.A. Sky Boutique Hotel in upscale Westwood for $159 per night, or the chic Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach for $178 per night. And, in the spa paradise of Palm Springs, stay at the brand new, 4-star Saguaro from $173 per night, or the Hotel Zoso, at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, for $129 per night.
Whether you’re traveling East, West, or staying near home, don’t wait to book these coastal getaways, as both the airfare and hotel rates won’t last long!