Stay a few blocks from the beach at the 4-star Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel for US$196 per night.
To get in on this deal, travel Dec. 14-29. Rates spike to US$395 per night on surrounding dates.
Sheraton Delfina is walking distance from Third Street Promenade, a popular shopping and dining district. Guests have access to complimentary wireless Internet in public areas. Most guest rooms feature private balconies.
Note: These are advanced purchase, nonrefundable rates.