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At Hotels, Little Extras Go a Long Way

Surveys have shown that travelers love to get more than just a hotel room for their money.

When negotiating Top 20 deals, our Deal Experts often work to get valuable extras such as breakfast, room upgrades, late checkout, parking, spa credits and discounts and everyone's favorite -- free Wi-Fi.

But recently, we've noticed deals that have some one-of-a-kind extras that provide Travelzoo subscribers with more than just a steep discount.

Swim with Turtles: At The Fairmont Royal Pavilion in the Barbados, in addition to freebies including nonmotorized water sports, afternoon tea, cocktails and in-room Internet, guests can snorkel and feed turtles. Save up to 50% at this 4-Diamond oceanfront resort through mid-December. (Hurry, the offer ends Tuesday, Oct. 4.)

It Ain't No Thang: There's a lot to like with this deal at Hooters Las Vegas -- starting with the price tag: $20 per night. In addition to valuable extras including a room upgrade, daily breakfast and bonus casino plays, this hotel can throw in an extra you don't often see -- world-famous chicken wings. Use them to fuel the fun in Sin City.

There's More Where That Came From: Set on the shores of Lake Tahoe and close to several nearby ski slopes, this deal for fall and early ski season from the 4-Diamond Hyatt Regency is already impressive at 40% off. Throw in a waived resort fee (which covers shuttles to the slopes, health club entry and valet parking) and Wi-Fi takes it up a notch. But what had us at hello was the s'mores kit at check-in. Head out to the fire pits to make your own (if you don't eat up the ingredients first.)

Dig in to This Deal: Longing to dig into the mini-bar late at night, but can't stomach the $5 price tag on the Snickers bar? One of just five in the world, the Andaz San Diego is set in the city's Gaslamp Quarter, near hip restaurants and nightlife. After a fun night out, retreat back to the room and enjoy one of the unique perks from this new Hyatt brand: free mini-bar snacks.

Still looking for more? Cruise down a zip-line at this Georgia resort, or learn to cook at this culinary institute in Vermont.

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Deal Expert, New York
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Andrew Young