6 Luxury Hotels Under $250 For Labor Day Staycation – Take A Look

The Edwin Hotel staycation

If you’re going to travel, you might as well make it a “staycation” and there’s no better time than this upcoming Labor Day for a relaxing staycation.

Travelbinger predicted “staycations” would be on the rise for 2020—and, well, we were right! After 6 months of Covid-19, people have been getting the travel bug, but because it’s not a great time to get on a plane or visit a big city, many are taking “mini-vacations” or “micro-vacations” on very short trips over a weekend—even weekdays.

States with least coronavirus cases.

Luckily for people who live in beautiful states, like Arizona, Georgia and Colorado, there are some great luxury hotels doing special rates over Labor Day — all around $250/night or less.

These hotels all have strict social distance and Covid-19 policies to ensure safety for all guests.

It’s a great way to get out of your house or apartment after being there for 180 days straight.

Here are 7 great luxury hotels around $250 or less for a Labor Day staycation. 

  1. Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah, Georgia.
Labor Day staycation
Perry Lane Hotel

The 167 room hotel (including 12 suites) offers a rooftop pool, library, lounge, three unique dining concepts, designer retail space, and an array of other secrets hidden behind Savannah’s storied curtains. Perry Lane is in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District and pays homage to the neighborhood’s ambiance and rich architecture. It perfectly positions travelers for a wider and more nuanced appreciation of the city, ripe with southern charm and expertly-curated adventures.

COVID policies: Marriott recently announced the creation of the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council – consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. Contact the hotel for more information on their policies.
Rate: With the Summer in Savannah package, rates start at $179/night.

Set on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert terrain in affluent Paradise Valley, the resort is home to 453 rooms with private casita-style entrances with a garden patio or balcony, 36 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts, a 32,000-square-foot spa, four swimming pools, and seven restaurants and lounges. JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa embodies the spirit of the Southwest with its peaceful desert setting, private grounds for hiking and meditation for a luxury Labor Day staycation.
COVID policies: Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, the Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining cleaning and safety standards. Hand sanitizing stations are installed at hotel entrances, at front desks, elevator banks, and meeting spaces. Signage in public spaces remind guests to maintain social distancing. Mobile app provide reassurance and distancing options for guests so your phone can be used to check in, access your room, and order room service. Marriott is cleaning public spaces and high-traffic areas, with increased frequency, dedicated staff, and recommended cleaning agents. In guest rooms, there are elevated rigorous protocols to thoroughly clean all surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants, and housekeeping is placing disinfecting wipes in each room for guest use. Marriott is rolling out enhanced technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces throughout the hotel, and is also testing ultraviolet light technology for sanitizing guest keys and devices shared by associates.
Rate: The Casitas & Ritas deal offers two handcrafted margaritas each night, a $50 resort credit (good for food and beverage, spa, golf, tennis and resort shop purchases) and accommodations in a resort private casita. Use promo code ES1 in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US. Starting at $259/night.
3. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Located in quintessential North County San Diego, CA, this 265-acre property features 287 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, three swimming pools, an award-winning full-service spa and fitness center, two restaurants, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, biking trails and more for a great Labor Day staycation.
COVID policies: Rancho Bernardo Inn, a certified Clean + Safe resort by California Hotel & Lodging Association, is offering all guests a PPE Kit upon check-in, which includes a disposable face mask, a pair of nitrile gloves, two hand sanitizer gel packs and two alcohol sanitizing pads. To further ensure the safety of all guests and staff members, masks are mandatory in all public spaces and social distancing protocols have been put in place throughout the resort. RBI offers numerous outdoor, socially distant programming including Dive-in Movies at one of its three pools, a new Falconry Experience, lawn games, weekly fitness classes, Chef Garden tours, tennis, 18-hole golf and more.
Rate: Book three nights and get the fourth night free, in addition to two complimentary tickets to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Plus: up to two kids eat free at Veranda Fireside Lounge and Restaurant. More information here. Starts at $239/night.
4. The Edwin Hotel, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Edwin Hotel staycation
The Edwin Hotel
Located in the heart of the Bluff View Art District of Chattanooga, Tennessee, The Edwin Hotel, one of The Autograph Collection’s newest boutique hotels, perfectly blends the area’s rich history of Southern hospitality with modern-day trends and cuisines. The property’s 90 rooms and suites act as a beloved symbol of the city’s robust urban renewal, featuring upscale furnishings and views of the city’s iconic Walnut Street Bridge.
COVID policies: Associate temperature checks daily before shift; guest hand sanitizer available; employees utilizing masks and gloves for their appropriate work areas. Mobile Key available – bypass the desk and go straight to your room using your phone as a key; breakfast buffets replaced with a grab-n-go option to minimize contact points; pool and fitness room presently closed. Smaller fitness equipment available for checkout, sanitized after each use; Guest room assignments will be made for a room not used for 24 hours prior to arrival.
Rate: Now through the first and last Sunday in September, book an extended weekend that comes with social sips and spa gifts. This ultimate Sunday Funday starter pack kicks off at noon with early check-in and brunch for two at Whitebird, The Edwin’s Appalachian-inspired restaurant, offering your choice of two Bloody Mary’s or two Mimosas. Then, relax and unwind at their dreamy rooftop pool and take in some of the sites and scenes of the local Chattanooga landscape. After a day of poolside lounging, elevate the scene (literally) on The Edwin’s rooftop cocktail bar, Whiskey Thief, with two craft cocktails from their Summer menu and stunning views overlooking the Tennessee River. Retreat to your room with luxury amenities and plan to refresh in the morning with a 20 percent discount to the on-site luxury spa, Ama Spa, followed by two specialty coffees of your choice at Provisions. *All stays must be booked on a Sunday to receive these long-weekend perks. Starting at $230.
Halycon, A Hotel In Cherry Creek
Halycon, A Hotel In Cherry Creek
Intimate, boutique hotel located in Denver, Colorado.
Covid Policies: Single-use dishware and utensils; Limited capacity in the pool are and pool loungers by reservation only; Daily temperature checks for all staff; Masks and gloves worn by all staff.

Rate: Starting at $207.

6. Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho
Originally a hideaway for celebrities, Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale offers guests a weekend escape filled with enhancements, including guest rooms with glass walls opening onto airy patios and balconies; and a delightful variety of seasonal American fare paired with handcrafted cocktails infused with good vibes at Hotel Valley Ho’s signature restaurant, ZuZu. The resort is steps away from a mix of vibrant culture, inventive dining and trendy nightlife for guests to conveniently explore the city.
Covid policies: Pristine Clean Program: Room service is available via contactless delivery, without entering the room; New Wellness Attendant ensures a safe and welcoming experience at VH Spa; Proper physical distancing is managed with spaced tables, seating, floor markers, and signage; Capacities have been reduced in all areas to ensure plenty of space; All associates undergo a wellness and temperature check prior to beginning work and are wearing proper PPE.

Rate: Take advantage of a poolside getaway for a luxury Labor Day staycation. Enjoy a round of cocktails for two at OH Pool, breakfast for two at ZuZu, plus a stylish room upgrade. Reserve your stay at hotelvalleyho.com with code SPLASH. Starting at $242/night for LDW.

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