130-year-old Nantucket hotel offering special rate April 25 to May 31
By Joseph Siano
New York Times News Service
NANTUCKET FIX-UP: The Harbor House Village (formerly the Harbor House), a 130-year-old hotel near downtown Nantucket that has reopened after a major renovation, is offering three nights for the price of two from April 25 to May 31. Rates start at $170 a night. From June 1 to Sept. 2, there are five nights for the price of four, at $325 a night and up. The 104 rooms have been redone with pine and wicker furniture. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool (open weather permitting). Accommodations are in the 35-room historic Harbor House and in separate town houses. Blackout dates apply; availability is limited. Call (866) 325-9300 or go to the Web at www.harborhousevillage.com.
OCEAN PROMOTION: Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is offering ocean-view double rooms on Waikiki, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island for $249 a night through June 30. That can mean a discount of up to 45 percent. At the Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Waikiki, the rate is usually $450 a night. Besides the Outrigger hotels, there are eight condos offering this rate on two-bedroom apartments, including the Maui Eldorado Resort, the Lae nani Resort on Kauai and the Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff on the Big Island. Availability is limited; there are blackout dates. Request the Ocean View promotion rate when booking; 1-800-688-7444 or www.outrigger.com.
NAUTICAL AND NICE: From May 15 to Sept. 30, a two-night stay in any of 17 participating hotels in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area earns a $50 voucher redeemable at various water attractions. The vouchers are good on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, the Everglades swamp tour at Billie Swamp Safari, airboat tours at Sawgrass Recreation Park, or cruises on the Jungle Queen riverboat. Rates at the participating hotels range from $59 a night at the Ramada in Hollywood, 1-800-331-6103, and Days Inn Cabana Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, 1-800-323-2244, to $179 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, 1-800-327-3796. The Embassy Suites, (954) 527-2700, is $99 and the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, 1-800-433-2254, is $79. All rates are per room. The Ride Our Waters Free voucher is available at 1-800-227-8669; it must be presented at the hotel upon check-in.
BERMUDA SAVING: Pink Beach Club and Cottages, in Tucker's Town, Bermuda, is reducing its rates for children 12 or younger through Dec. 10. The price is $70 a child, with full breakfast and dinner daily, discounted from $120. The resort consists of 91 rooms in cottages, most of which have just been refurbished, and newly built condos. Doubles for adults with breakfast and dinner start at $345 a night through April 14, $415 after that; 1-800-355-6161 or www.pinkbeach.com.
PRIVATE POND: Through Aug. 31, ResortQuest has three-bedroom houses in the Orlando, Fla., area with private pools from $110 a night; stay at least five nights and get two adult tickets to Universal Studios; 1-800-527-2262 or www.resortquest.com.