Four great travel deals for August

Harbor Club in St. Lucia offers a fifth night free when you book four. Photo courtesy of Harbor Club.

Something new in the big apple

Where: Crowne Plaza HY36320 West 36thth St., New York; 877-666-3243.

What is special: Adjacent to New York City’s trendiest and newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards, this Crowne Plaza is less than a 5-minute walk to Penn Station, with easy access to all subway lines and a short walk to major attractions, including the Empire State Building. The High Line, Bryant Park and Times Square. View the ship, the center of Hudson Yards; The spiral staircase features 154 interconnected steps and great views. Also nearby is the Edge Skydeck which, at 1,000 feet in the air, is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Hotel amenities include some of the largest guest rooms per square foot in Manhattan, spacious spa-like showers, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton bikes and Woodway treadmills. Burgerology, the on-site restaurant, has a variety of food and drinks, from fine dining to light meal options all day.

Agreement: The Fuel Up On Us package includes a $50 gas gift card and a discount on daily parking in the adjacent garage ($20 a night versus the regular $67). Additionally, all hotel guests receive a free CitiBike pass (for up to two adults per stay) offering unlimited 30-minute rides within a 24-hour period. Washingtonian readers will also receive 10 percent off the best flexible rate on any room type when booking a two-night stay, plus two free Burgerology cocktails when booking through this exclusive link. Rates start at $294 per room per night.

When: Valid for stays until August.

Staying at the Wharf

Where: Intercontinental Washington DC-Wharf, 801 Wharf St., SW; 800-424-6835.

What is special: This luxury hotel is located on the southwest coast of DC. The spa, rooftop deck and some of the rooms offer beautiful views of the Potomac River. Guests can dine at Moon Rabbit, a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant; enjoy light bites and cocktails on the Waves rooftop; or grab a drink and munch on a Wagyu hot dog on the water’s edge overlooking the marina. Perfect for the dog days of summer is the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool. While at the Pier, you can watch shows at the Anthem and the many restaurants, or get out on the water – there are kayaks and paddleboards for rent, as well as water taxis and tours.

Agreement: of Washingtonian reader exclusives include $50 off either a 50-minute Custom Massage or a 50-minute Personalized Massage when you book a room overnight. Room rates start at $259 per night. To reserve a room, click here. To book your spa treatment, click here and use codeTHANKYOU20.

When: Valid for stays until August.

In the cloud forest

Where: Hotel Belmar, Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica; 866-978-6424.

What is special: Hotel Belmar is a family-owned boutique hotel with 26 charming rooms and suites nestled in the mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica. The first eco-focused hotel in the region, most of the property – which features Alpine architecture – is in a pristine cloud forest that is home to many endangered species. Guests are treated to stunning views of the Gulf of Nicoya on the horizon. The hotel has a restaurant, a microbrewery, an organic garden, a juice bar, a tea room, a spring water pool, a sun deck, a jacuzzi, yoga classes and a spa. Visitors can visit the country’s first carbon-neutral farm, Finca Madre Tierra, via guided or horseback tours. They can also explore SAVIA, a private reserve that offers exciting eco-adventures in the cloud forest, including hiking, walking on a suspension bridge, rope climbing or bird watching above the forest canopy.

Agreement: Hotel Belmar’s Summer Wellness Package includes a 15 percent discount on a guest room or suite Washingtonian readers, a $50 credit to SAVIA Private Reserve or Finca Madre Tierra, a free yoga class and a non-alcoholic welcome cocktail. book here and use promo code CostaRica2022.

When: Valid for stays until September 30 with a minimum of two nights.

Water, water everywhere

Where: Port Club, Rodney Bay, St Lucia; 877-244-8990.

What is special: The Harbor Club Curio Collection by Hilton in St. Louis. Lucia overlooks the beautiful Rodney Bay Marina. The resort offers lively nightly entertainment, four pools, including one with a swim-up bar, nine restaurants and bars (from fast-casual marina-view dining to elegant gourmet dining), on-site water sports experts, who can book numerous excursions, a spa, and a 24-hour fitness center. Guests can enjoy off-site excursions such as sunset cruises, snorkeling, diving, ATV adventure tours and more.

Agreement: of Washingtonian The exclusive reader offer includes a fifth night free when you book four, a welcome drink upon arrival, daily breakfast, early check-in/check-out (subject to availability) and 15 percent off spa services. Click here book by the end of August to get this deal. The starting price is $154 per room per night.

When: Valid for stays from August to December with blackout dates from December 25th to January 1st.

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