5 deals for escaping the polar vortex

Ready to thaw out? Let these super hotel deals coax you out of the cold and into the sun.

hot deals: Omni Scottsdale MonteluciaOmniScottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Enough already. It’s time to say “uncle” to Old Man Winter andflee to a place where palm trees sway and the sun thaws out yourchilled bones. Since such a getaway is even sweeter when you cansave up to 42 percent on your hotel stay, here are five super dealsto get you packing.


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa atMontelucia

Where: Scottsdale, ArizonaWhy: Because this family-friendlydesert retreat boasts three pools, fabulous views of CamelbackMountain, and even gelato happy hours. Take advantage of the StayLonger offer and get your fourth night free, plus a $130dining credit and waived resort fee. Offer is good through Apr. 30,2014. Use promo code PKG4TH.


Franklyn D. Resort

Where: Runaway Bay, JamaicaWhy: Because this kid-friendly,beachfront all-inclusive resort provides each family with itsvery own vacation nanny—an unbeatable perk for families with smallchildren. Save40 percent on each adult’s all-inclusive stay when you book astay of three or more nights. Kids under 6 stay, play, and eatfree; kids ages 6 to 15 cost $30 extra per night; teens ages 16 to18 cost $80 extra per night. Book by Jan. 31 for travel throughFeb. 9, 2014.


(MORE: Findmore kid-friendly island escapes.)


Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa

hot deals: Outrigger WaipouliOutrigger Waipouli Beach Resort &Spa

Where: Kauai, Hawaii Why:Because this luxuriousbeachfront Kauai resort offers enormous condos with fullkitchens, washer/dryers, and oversized bathrooms, plus a two-acrefantasy swimming pool with a flumed water slide for the kids. Savea whopping 42 percent with the early-birdspecial when you stay a minimum of two nights. Book by Feb. 24,2014 and travel by March 2015. Use promo code EARLYBIRD.


(MORE: Viewa family trip plan: 5 days on Kauai with kids.)


Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Where: Newport Beach, CaliforniaWhy: Because at this sun-soakedCalifornia resort you can trade your woolly socks and mittensfor three themed swimming pools, par-3 golf, and a short walk tothe Newport Bay Ecological Preserve. Book a stay of at least threenights and you’ll save30 percent on a getaway throughout 2014.


Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

hot deals: Sanibel Harbour MarriottSanibel Harbour Marriott Resort &Spa

Where: FortMyers, Florida Why: Because this 85-acreresort offers all you need for a fun family escape, with fourpools, many water sports, an excellent spa, and a half-dozenrestaurants. Book four or more nights with the SometimesMore is Less offer and save 20 percent off the bestavailable rate. Book through Feb. 28 and travel by Mar. 31, 2014.Use promo code D3Q.


SuzanneRowan Kelleher contributed this to MiniTime.com.

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