BEVERLY HILLS: $199 Boutique Hotel Near Rodeo Drive

Sirtaj Luxury King room

Oh, Hello Sirtaj. Nice to meet you! The Sirtaj, located in Beverly Hills, is walking distance to Rodeo Drive and exactly the kind of hotel I’d like to spend more time in. Chic. Modern. Loaded with services. Now, I’m a sucker for a great Travelzoo deal, but I don’t just pull the trigger without browsing around a bit. A quick Google search and I found rave reviews for Sirtaj on TripAdvisor (4.5 stars)- especially in the service department. It also got positive reviews on Yelp, and another 4.5 star rating on But wait, there’s more.

DEAL: Get a Traditional King Room for $199/night including weekends. You have the additional option of either getting a free breakfast (for two) or an upgrade to a Luxury King room (pictured).

DATES: Through April including weekends. Not available on: Feb. 27-28; March 1-3.

TESTED:  So, once I read some online reviews, there was no doubt that I wanted to try this hotel out. I found rooms on the Sirtaj website in March for $269/night. And Luxury King rooms were $309/night. So you’re saving at least $100/night by getting the Travelzoo deal. Note: Parking is an additional $28 per night.

TIPS: The hotel boasts a 24 hour concierge, 24 hour valet, and access to a personal trainer, shopper and stylist. Pretty cool, eh?

Lets us know if you get a chance to score this deal and especially if you find any good places to shop!

LAGUNA BEACH: $126 Dreamy SoCal Beach Retreat at Pacific Edge

Surf Tower Remodeled Room - WaterfrontIt must be all this talk about Valentine’s Day coming up that has me thinking about overnight date nights and romantic getaways. Because I tell you the minute I saw this deal at the Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, I almost booked it without even asking my husband if he was free. Heck, I almost booked it just for myself. Don’t tell him that – I’d much rather have him surprise me with this beachy Laguna getaway. If you want to help me, just send him the link and tell him Jen really likes this one. He’ll tell you that I like all of them, but this one does look like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?

DEAL: I found rooms starting midweek for $126/night with a AAA card. Depending on what you’re looking for, this joie de vivre hotel had a bunch of packages on offer. If you’re looking for adventure, they have a Stand Up Paddle Board package as well as a Dolphin and Whale Watching package at higher rates.

DATES: I didn’t see any deadlines with the offers. But ask them if you’re concerned.

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MARINA DEL REY: $89 Spa Day at Ritz-Carlton


BOOK BY FEBRUARY 17 | A few weeks ago I took advantage of a Travelzoo Spa Day at Estancia La Jolla with two girlfriends. I’d previously stayed at the property and had a sampled the spa treatments so I knew what a great experience it’d be.  We had such a good time, I’m on the look out for more Southern California spa deals!

I went back to Travelzoo and found this one just up the road in Marina Del Rey. Get a 60-min massage or facial at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey for only $89. I was surprised that the Ritz-Carlton was offering a deal, but I checked reviews on TripAdvisor and Google for this particular Marina del Rey hotel and it checked out for me. Doesn’t it sound like a fun day out?!

DEAL: Purchase the $89 Travelzoo Spa del Rey at the Ritz-Carlton deal and get your choice of a 60-minute Spa del Rey massage OR a 60-minuteCustom European facial, which uses organic ingredients. You also get to use the hotel pool and spa amenities, including whirlpool and eucalyptus steam room and 10% discount on cuisine ordered from the spa on day of visit. If massage isn’t your thing, you have the option to buy a manicure-pedicure for $79.

DATES: Book by February 17 for travel Jan. 16, 2014 – April 15, 2014.; Monday-Friday only. Appointments are required.

TESTED: As of writing this post on Feb. 4, the deal was still on offer for another 13 days. Booking the deal only gets a voucher.  You need to make an appointment and the deal is only good Monday – Friday with limited bookings on Fridays. It does not included tax or tip. Overnight parking is $40/day but you can get temporary parking $8 for the first three hours, $3 each additional hour.

TIP: The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey is only 10-15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and an hour and a half from Carlsbad, CA where I’ll be driving from. Spending the night can get expensive fast but I found their California Cruisin’ deal on the Ritz-Carlton website is tempting. You get overnight accommodations Thursday – Sunday, $25 gas card, $25 food credit, and valet parking ($40) for $279/night. Room rates typically run more than $400/night.

Let us know if you grab this deal and if it’s a good time. Have fun!

NEWPORT BEACH: Luxe Hotel with FREE Wine, Valet Parking, Wi-Fi


SOLD OUT | Enjoy a night of old-school beachside glam at the only waterfront resort in Southern California’s Newport Beach for an amazing 40% off. Perfectly perched on Newport Harbor, the AAA Four-Diamond Balboa Bay Club stretches 15 waterfront acres. Opened in 1948 as a private beach club, it’s now part of the Meritage Collection, a group of California luxe properties in popular destinations like La Jolla, Santa Barbara and Napa Valley.

For just $229 per night, a savings of $153, you get a Courtyard View room and use of hotel amenities that include a heated Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Kayaks and paddle boards can be rented for an additional charge. The Balboa Bay Club is also minutes away from Balboa Island and Fashion Island mall. The hotel is pet friendly, but an additional fee applies.


  • $229 per night for two in a 500-square-foot Courtyard View room with a private veranda
  • Bottle of wine in room (reg. $35)
  • Valet parking and nightly hospitality fee which covers wireless internet service (reg. $48)

DATES: Good for travel through January 31st, but blackout dates apply. And you have to buy the voucher before the Travelzoo countdown hits zero on September 22nd.

NOTE: The nice part about this deal, is you don’t need to set your travel plans in stone now. Buy a voucher from Travelzoo, then call the hotel directly at 949-645-5000 to make a reservation. But you do need to be aware that blackout dates apply. The deal is not available on: Sept. 19-24; Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 21-23, 31; Dec. 20-21, 31; Jan. 4-6, 24-28. Reservations are subject to availability and early booking is recommended.

TESTED: We found rooms at this hotel for $229/night outside of the Travelzoo deal. So, think of it as getting a free bottle of wine, valet parking and WiFi if you do book through Travelzoo.

Remember to let us know if you could take advantage of this great deal and have a fabulous time in Newport Beach!