Black Friday, November 23, is the most famous shopping day of the year for electronics, toys and gift item, but it’s also a day to land travel savings, too. Significant deals from hotels, resorts and tour companies can be found not only on Black Friday but many extend the offers through Cyber Monday, November 26, and Travel Deal Tuesday, November 27. But some of the best deals are available to book on Thanksgiving Day or earlier! See the ‘Pre-Black Friday!‘ deals.
How to save the most money on Black Friday/Cyber Monday travel deals
Here’s a preview of what’s to come… If an offer isn’t on this curated list it didn’t meet our deal sniff test for value.
So as not to get caught up in the buying frenzy, here are some guidelines to follow when booking hotels/resorts:
- Watch for discounts of at least 40 to 50% off (lesser discounts are quite common throughout the year). Nearly 100% of these special offers will require a pre-payment and are nonrefundable and/or unchangeable.
- Consider purchases for offers that can be used several weeks/months out, or deep into 2019.
- Sign up in advance at travel companies like Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz — and install their apps. This year, the Expedia mobile app will offer deals of up to 75% on standalone hotels from November 23-26.
Other tips for booking Cyber Week deals
Partnering with more than 1,200 airline, hotel, car rentals, and web travel agencies, Skyscanner compiles all the best deals so you don’t have to search the entire Internet for the specials. Set price alerts for your upcoming trips. And check the site 48 hours prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the most exclusive deals. skyscanner.com
Fare Compare has a fun map that will show you global deals that you customize. For example, you can set it with this: Fly from Atlanta to Anywhere. I want to do anything in Winter, for under $500 — and the world map pops up with destinations and airfare that meet your filters. You can fine-tune the destinations, season and the price cap.
Hopper’s Travel Deal Tuesday search screen will let you browse all the specials and set up alerts for destinations or regions you’re interested in. Prediction: Tokyo, Japan will be a steal of a deal Also check-out a feature called Flex Watch which suggests destinations with the lowest current rates for quick getaways. Choose a date range (or specific dates) and then a continent, country, or state you’re interested in visiting (you can choose Anywhere).
Here are the best travel deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
Black Friday cruise deals
During Cyber Week you won’t see a lot of price slashing on cruises (maybe for immediate sailings vs. months out). That typically occurs during National Cruise Week that falls mid- to late-September — and other blitz periods. You may see perks offered such as 50% savings for a 2nd person sharing, cabin upgrades, double cabin upgrades, drink packages, reduced deposits or waived gratuities
Cruise Fever has a running tally going on who’s offering what on Black Friday.
Black Friday airline deals
Just Added! Icelandair, Cathay Pacific, South African Airways, and Philippine Airlines have confirmed their participation in Travel Deal Tuesday, November 27.
Delta Air Lines has a tease about upcoming Black Friday airfare deals. The airlines suggest you explore “after Thanksgiving Dinner” so you’re ready to book deals on Friday.
Black Friday hotel and resort deals
Visit San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood for up to 40% off weekend stays through February 28. Book the San Francisco Proper Hotel and use code CYBER for the savings. Rates before the discount start at $209 a night.
Book one-night stay at Napa Valley’s Inn on Randolph (Sunday through Thursday arrivals) and enjoy a 50% savings off the second night on bookings made November 23 through Cyber Monday. Pay $239 the first night; $120 the second night, including a $25 spa credit. Valid on December to March stays.
Napa Valley’s River Terrace Inn offers rates from $129 a night on stays through April 30. Included is a $25 food & beverage credit. Book on Cyber Monday.
Rates at the upscale Silverado Resort and Spa of $120 a night include a $50 food and beverage credit on stays through April 30. Book this Napa, California property on Cyber Monday only.
The chic, Mediterranean-inspired North Block Hotel of Yountville, Napa Valley offers rates of $158 (Sunday through Thursday arrivals) and $180 weekends on stays through February 28. Rates include a $50 food and beverage credit. Book on Cyber Monday only.
Get 40% off your stay at Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada in the Florida Keys with rates starting as low as $134 per night. Book November 23-30 and use promo code CYBER.
Save up to 50% off rates at the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa in Jensen Beach, Florida. Sale rates start from $126 a night. Book starting November 26 for stays through February 13.
The luxurious One Ocean Resort and Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida offers room rates from $140 a night when booked on November 26 for stays through September 30. Refer to code CYBER.
Just Added! The luxurious Brazilian Court Hotel of Palm Beach offers Cyber Monday deals from $299 per night for December to January 2019 stays (regular rates average $500). This historic landmark hotel is infused with Roaring 1920s glamour (and ranked #7 Best Small Hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure)! Bookings made on Cyber Monday include a room upgrade, welcome champagne, a complimentary half-day bike rental, and free parking. Call 561-655-7740 and refer to the Cyber Monday offer.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! The “Pink Palace” on St. Pete Beach, The Don CeSar offers savings of up to 40% on stays through May 31. Book November 26-30. Click here and enter your email address to be able to book as soon as November 19.
Pre-Black Friday! The luxurious West Valley retreat, The Wigwam of Litchfield Park, Arizona is offering up deals to celebrate its upcoming 90th anniversary. From November 22 to 26, book three or more nights using the promo code CYBER18, and enjoy the third night for $19.29. First and second nights from $179 per night. Valid on stays between December 1 and May 31. Stays between June 1 and August 31 will be offered at discounted rates from $90 a night.
A sophisticated, boutique hotel located in the center of downtown Portland, Oregon, Hotel Modera is offering a limited $99 for 99 hours deal starting on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Valid on stays through March 31.
Pre-Black Friday! Get a 55% savings on stays at the legendary, luxury Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle with room rates from $154. Book from Tuesday, November 20 to Tuesday, November 27 for stays through July 10.
Enjoy rates from $99 per night at the Lakeway Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas, a 40% savings. Valid for trips booked from November 26 for stays through February 28. Refer to code PROCYB.
EASTERN / MIDWEST U.S.
Situated in Philadelphia’s downtown cultural district, The Logan offers deals from just $99 a night on bookings made from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, November 26. Valid on stays through March 31. Refer to promo code CYBER.
Only on Cyber Monday, November 26, book stays at the upscale 4-Diamond Swissotel Chicago at rates from $109 a night. Included are two complimentary drinks in the acclaimed Amuse Lobby Bar (value up to $15 per drink). Valid on stays through March 31. Refer to promo code PWCR.
The Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury hotel walking distance from Fenway Park, is celebrating the Boston Red Sox’s 108-win baseball season by offering a $108 per night special for stays through March 14. Start booking on November 26.
Rates start from $99 a night at the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans, a 50% savings. Valid on bookings made from November 26 for stays through April 21. Use code CYBER.
Plan a getaway to Washington, D.C., with 40% off rates at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel. Book starting November 26. Valid on stays through February, July to September 2. Use code CYBR12.
Save in the Big Apple with a stay at The Redbury. The hotel is discounting weekend stays by 50% on bookings made November 23 to 26. Valid for travel through March.
Just Added! Book a $99 per night advance purchase room rate deal at The Alexandrian, a charming Autograph Collection by Marriott property in Alexandria, Virginia. The city was named one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living. The posh boutique hotel is located just minutes from Washington, D.C. Reserve on Black Friday through Cyber Monday using the promo code ADV. Valid on December 20-30 or January 1-February 24 stays.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! Stay in the heart of NYC’s NoMad neighborhood at INNSIDE by Meliá. Save to to 40% when booking November 21-27 for December 16, 2018 to December 31, 2019. The hotel is within walking distance of the High Line, FIT, the Flatiron Building, and more. Rooms average $250 a night, pre-discount.
THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS & MEXICO
Book a sub-tropical winter getaway to Bermuda, just a two-hour flight from most East Coast airports. The luxurious Fairmont Southampton offers 40% off for two guests when bookings are made November 23 to 26. Rates start from $173 a night for travel from November 23 to April 30.
Pre-Black Friday! Save 50% off rates in St. Lucia at the Marigot Bay Resort & Marina. Book November 21 to 27 for stays from November 22 to December 19, and January 6 to June 30. Regularly published rates start from $399 a night.
Pre-Black Friday! Solmar Hotels and Resorts has seven all-suite resorts in Los Cabos, and all are offering up to 60% off rates during their Black Friday Sale, November 19 to 30. Valid on stays through December 26, 2019. Regularly published rates from $300.
Save 50% off of room rates at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess & Beach Club when booking from Black Friday to Cyber Monday for stays through March 31. A two-day advance booking required. Stays must include a Friday or Saturday night. Rates before the discount start from $359 a night.
Just Added! The Bahamas’ super-inclusive Breezes Resort is for travelers seeking planning-free vacations. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the resort is offering rates starting at $119 per night per person, with room upgrades going for just $10. Rates include unlimited food and drinks from a variety of bars and restaurants and access to a 1,000-foot stretch of beach.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! Divi Resorts’ Cyber Sale starts early this year! Book stays on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados, St. Croix and St. Maarten at the lowest prices of the year starting November 22-26. Room only rates start from $114 a night (no single supplements!) and $131 per person, per night at Divi all-inclusive properties (3-night minimum stay). Save even more when you bundle your stay and airfare using code CYBERAIR. Sale rates are valid for travel from April 22 to June 28 and August 19 to December 20. Taxes, services charges not included except for all-inclusive packages.
Just Added! Grand Isle Resort & Spa sits on a mile-long stretch of Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas (where the area’s famous pigs swim). The luxury resort offers one to four-bedroom villas at a 60% savings: 1-Bedroom Suite from $249 (+$100 resort credit); 2 Bedroom Suite from $369 (+$200 resort credit), and 3-Bedroom Suite from $489 (+$250 resort credit). Book November 23-26. Valid for stays December 2-20; January 17-February 10; April 21-25; 2019, May 1-12; June 1-6 and August 20-December 24, 2019. A 4-night minimum stay required.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! The adults-only Sunset at The Palms in Negril, Jamaica is considered one of the most romantic and best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. This treehouse-style – and all-inclusive resort – offers a 60% savings with rates from $151 per person, per night. Book November 22-27 for December 9-October 31 stays.
- Grove Resort & Spa Orlando – From $159 on two- and three-bedroom suites for stays through April 30
- Beachwalk Resort, Hallandale Beach, Florida – Valid for stays through November 2019
- Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, NY – Valid for stays through December 31, 2019
- Hotel Contessa, San Antonio – Valid for stays through August 31
- Marenas Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida – Valid on stays through November 2019
- The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, Lake Geneva – Valid on stays through March 31
- Snow King Resort Hotel/Condos, Jackson, WY – Valid for stays through May 20
- Copley Square Hotel, Boston – Valid on stays through October 31, 2019
- Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, Vero Beach – Valid on stays through June
- Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando – Valid on stays through August 31
- Sign up in advance to receive an email alert once the booking links are live (starting just after midnight on November 23-November 26).
Just Added! Book a stay at The Duke in London November 23-26 for a 40% off savings on immediate stays – and through March 31 (excluding New Year’s Eve). Rates average $360, pre-discount.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! Gate 1 Travel will hold an annual Black Friday sale from November 21-23. Save up to $2,500 on all Gate 1 Travel, Discovery Tours and Signature Collection packages to Europe during the three-day sale. Tours fall in categories of independent vacation, standard tour, small group experience, or luxury packages.
- Spend $500 or more and receive $50 off with promo code BKFR50
- Spend $1,000 or more and receive $100 off with promo code BKFR100
- Spend $2,000 or more and receive $250 off with promo code BKFR250
- Spend $4,000 or more and receive $500 off with promo code BKFR500
- Spend $10,000 or more and receive $1,000 off with promo code BKFR1000
- Limit one promo code per reservation.
Just Added! Save up to $1,900 per person on all-inclusive packages with Friendly Planet Travel’s Cyber Monday sale. Among the more than 50 international destinations, find tours to Cuba, Israel, the Amazon, and Portugal. Book travel between Monday, November 26, and Tuesday, November 27 (see the preview on November 19).
Just Added! B Hotels & Resorts offers 50% savings on bookings made from November 23-26 for travel from November 23 through to December 2019. Use code BCYBER. Properties are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Savannah, New Orleans, the Disney Spring Area, and Marathon, Florida Keys.
Just Added! All Opal Collection properties will be offered at a 50% savings including The Sagamore Resort, Lake Placid Lodge, West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa and many other luxury properties from the Florida Keys to Maine. The 72-hour sale begins November 26.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! The five-star Corinthia Hotels brand offers 40% savings on stays through April 30. This elegant brand has locations in London, Prague, Budapest, Lisbon, St. Petersburg and Malta (2). Book from November 22-27.
Just Added! Pre-Black Friday! Destination Hotels is the largest operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. On Cyber Monday, save up to 40% on a stay in locations from coast to coast and mountain peak to Hawaii’s ocean surf. Book November 21-28 for November 22, 2018 through December 1, 2019 stays.
TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Purchase adult or child tickets on New York City’s Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ Landmarks Cruise, Liberty Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, Best of New York Cruise or Statue of Liberty Express Cruise, or New York Water Taxi’s All Day Access Pass from Friday, November 23 through Tuesday, November 27 and save 50% off all tickets using code CYBER18; max 4 per customer.
Pre-Black Friday! Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the destination, will offer an extra 10% off all purchases at OrlandoTickets.com, on top of exclusive deals and discounts to more than 40 world-famous theme parks, attractions, activities and dinner shows. The deals will be available for purchase starting November 20 and through November 29. Most are valid one year from purchase, perfect for gifting a 2019 vacation. Use promo code GIFT. Here are highlights of the offer:
Walt Disney World Resort: Savings start at $30 per ticket on Flexible Date Disney tickets. Receive a FREE commemorative Toy Story towel with the purchase of a 5-day or longer Flexible Date ticket (one towel per order while quantities last).
Universal Orlando Resort: Purchase a 3-Park, 2-day Park-To-Park ticket, and receive an extra two days free of unlimited admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. A total savings of $65 per ticket!
SeaWorld Orlando: Get 2 days for the price of 1 with a 2-Day, 2-Park ticket for use at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens Tampa. A savings of $75 per ticket!
LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Get a second day FREE when you purchase a single day admission. A savings of $35 per ticket!
Just Added! Save up to 40% off your car rental from Budget on U.S. or Canada rentals when booking at Budget between Friday, November 23 and Monday, November 26. Valid on rentals picked up by April 15. Refer to code B055500.
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