Don't sleep on it: A great deal at Omni hotels
Black Friday deals aren't just for holiday gift shopping. Today, thanks to an email offer from the upscale Omni hotel chain, I got a great rate on some hotel stays that I had been planning on anyway.
Omni's deal (the promo code is CYBER), which runs through Monday, offers $99 rooms at 38 of the chain's locations through the end of January.
I reserved rooms for two dates at Omni's Parker House in Boston, an old-school hotel just a few steps from Boston Common. Using the promo code CYBER produced the $99 rate, with a choice of beds - singles, doubles, queens and kings. Some comparison shopping proved that was indeed a deal. The price for the room on one of the dates I booked, Dec. 6, was $159 on Priceline, and Omni's own site, without the CYBER code, produced rates starting at $179.
If you've ever wanted to stay at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire - a world-famous luxury resort - this is your chance. Recently refurbished, and now called the Omni Mount Washington Resort, it's among the properties included in the promotion.
The fine print: The offer, which is "subject to availability," runs through Jan. 31, but you need to book by this Monday, Nov. 26. You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance. To get the cyber deal, go to this link.