Sneak away to a Santa Barbara seaside hotel and save 40% compared with neighboring hotels. Travel Sundays-Thursdays in December for $99 (US$99) a night. Or stay during January-February for $10 (US$10) more a night. The hotel throws in free breakfast, in-room WiFi and bike rentals.
Head to the hotel over the weekend -- Fridays are an extra $40 (US$40) a night and Saturday stays are also on sale. Upgrade to a room with an oceanview for an extra $20 a night.
The Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara features heated pools with free use of cabanas and a fitness center with waterfront views. Set across from the harbor, the hotel is a short walk from shopping and dining on State Street and the wharf. The mountains that dot Santa Barbara's scenery are crisscrossed with hiking and biking trails.
Not available on**: Nov. 22-23; Dec. 1, 23-31; Jan.18-20; Feb. 14-17