For $69 per night, retreat to California's Central Coast at the Sea Otter Inn. Stay Sundays-Thursdays through March to save 50% compared with similar hotels in the area.
Weekends are $99 per night. Take in a view of the rocky cliffs and vast beaches in an oceanview room for $50 more per night.
Amenities at the inn include a heated pool and hot tub, and each room features a fireplace. Guests also receive complimentary continental breakfast and wireless Internet access.
Sea Otter Inn is located in the charming town of Cambria, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Set across from Moonstone Beach, the hotel is 12 miles from historic Hearst Castle. Winter is the best time of year to see newborn elephant seals in this area.
Not available on: Jan. 21-22, 26-27; Feb. 10, 16-17, 19 (Rooms may be available at higher rates.)