Published Jan. 25, 2019
By Maryann Hammers
Treat your better half to a special tryst, while saving yourself some serious cash. Here are romantic inns, boutique hotels, and resorts -- all with hefty military discounts.
The Scott Resort & Spa, an upscale hotel near Scottsdale’s historic downtown, is colorful and playful yet glam and sophisticated. It's home to a spa, two pools, a hot tub, and a sandy “beach.” Military members get a 10-percent discount. Use promo code PROMIL when booking online, or call (800) 528-7867.
W Hollywood, in the heart of Hollywood, is modern and glamorous with a rooftop pool deck, private cabanas, and a rooftop bar with views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, and downtown Los Angeles. The hotel offers military members a 20-percent discount. Use corporate/promo code XYD when booking online, or call (323) 798-1300.
Built in 1905 as a mansion by an artist as a gift to his wife, the 75-room historic La Playa Carmel has been restored with gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards, and a terrace swimming pool. Located steps from Carmel Beach, it’s near the shops, galleries, and restaurants of the charming village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Military members get a 10-percent discount. Use promo code PROMIL when booking online, or call (800) 582-8900.
The four-diamond Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks on the Atlantic Ocean, consists of 120 guest rooms and suites, plus five rental homes. Amenities include two dune-side pools, oversized fire pits, a spa, a lobby bar, and several dining options. The hotel’s longstanding “Heroes Welcome” program offers discounted rates starting at $119 a night (regular rates start at $179-$279), plus 20 percent off food, spa, and retail purchases. The offer is valid through March 14, 2019. Book online using corporate/promo code HERO14, or call (877) 697-4613.
The 52-room luxury HarbourView Inn is Charleston’s only waterfront hotel in the Historic District. It has a private rooftop terrace with views of Charleston Harbor, live music, and beer and wine sampling. Rates start at $189, but active duty military members and veterans get a 20-percent discount, and breakfast is included. You’ll need to ask for the discount when making a reservation by phone and show your ID upon check-in. Call (843) 853-8439.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva offers military members a 15 percent off the best available rate with the “Honor Our Heroes Package,” valid through April 30, 2019. A daily resort fee of $25-$50 is extra. The four-diamond resort sits on 1,300 acres in the community of Lake Geneva, 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. Accommodations include deluxe guest rooms (some with lake views), suites, and villas. The resort features a spa, championship golf, and three restaurants. Call (877) 741-9598.
Deals are available as of Jan. 25, 2019, and may be subject to change.