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With these staycation deals, South Floridians won’t need to travel far

Guests of the W South Beach relax poolside.
Guests of the W South Beach relax poolside. cjuste@miamiherald.com

It’s staycation season again and hotels across South Florida are ramping up their offers for locals who want to skip long TSA lines at the airport and stay near home.

Close to a dozen new hotels have opened here since last summer, offering locals added incentive to put the “stay” in their staycation. Experience the mix of urban and historic at the cozy boutique Langford Hotel in downtown Miami. See Brickell from a rustic, Asian rooftop bar 40 stories in the sky at EAST, Miami in Brickell City Centre. Indulge in the flamboyant luxury of Miami Beach’s glory days at Faena Hotel, or opt for more understated, beachfront hip at Nautilus Hotel.

Not quite up to an overnight stay? Some local hotels offer pool passes by the day. (Moneywise tip: Leave the car in a public garage or take Uber to avoid valet fees that can run as high as $45.)

Attractions also are offering summer specials, such as the Summer Savings Pass from Zoo Miami, Miami Seaquarium, Lion County Safari and the Museum of Discovery and Science, which includes unlimited visits to all four attractions through Sept. 30 at $56 for adults and $46 for children ages 3 to 12.

While many deals are available through August, some are timed to months that have become high points on the summer agenda.

In Miami-Dade, June is Film Month, with the 20th annual American Black Film Festival from June 15 to 19, the Miami Independent Film Festival June 25 and 26 and the Miami Short Film Festival on June 29. July and August bring Spa Months, with deals starting at $109 at 39 spas within hotels around the county. August and September bring Miami Spice Month, when participating Miami restaurants will offer three-course meals at $39 for dinner and $29 for lunch.

Broward County is offering a Summer Savings program with destination-wide two-for-one deals at local attractions, cultural venues, restaurants and spas. From Aug. 15 to Sept. 30, 30 resorts and spas will participate in Greater Fort Lauderdale Spa Chic, which touts discounts of up to 50 percent on spa services. Concurrently with Spa Chic, Dine Out Fort Lauderdale will bring together dozens of local restaurants from Aug. 15 to Sept. 30 offering three-course dinners for $36.

Here is a sampling of staycation deals available at South Florida hotels this summer. All prices are per room, double occupancy, unless otherwise stated; some blackout dates may apply.

Staycation deals

▪  1 Hotel and Homes South Beach

Where: 102 24th St., Miami Beach

Deal: Florida residents get 20 percent off on room rates, complimentary valet and waived daily resort fees with a minimum two-night stay. Room rates start at $325.

Valid through: All year.

▪  The Betsy South Beach

Where: 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents save 15 percent on room rates, valet parking, continental breakfast for two and $100 food and drink credit when booking two nights or more. Room rates start at about $250.

Valid through: Oct. 31.

▪  Biltmore Hotel

Where: 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.

Deal: Get four nights for the price of three. Florida residents get complimentary daily breakfast buffet and valet parking. Room rates start at $249.

Valid through: Aug. 31, depending on availability.

▪  Casa Marina

Where: 1500 Reynolds St., Key West.

Deal: Florida residents get complimentary oceanfront breakfast every morning, Wi-Fi, parking and late check-out at 2 p.m. Room rates start at $391.

Valid through: Dec. 31 (blackout dates apply).

▪  Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel

Where: 4000 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood.

Deal: Florida residents get deluxe accommodations with a kitchenette, 20 percent off room rates, two complimentary drink vouchers and a $50 voucher to the nearby Mardi Gras Casino’s French Quarter Restaurant. Room rates start at $142.

Valid through: Dec. 31.

▪  The Diplomat Resort & Spa

Where: 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood.

Deal: With the Vacation like a VIP package, guests get a room upgrade, complimentary valet parking, $25 American Express gift card, $100 resort credit, coupon book for Sawgrass Mills and a summer savings 2-for-1 card valued at $200 with savings at more than 25 local attractions. Package requires a minimum two-night stay. Room rates start at $185.

(Tip: The Vacation like a VIP package is also available at Beachwalk Resort in Hallandale Beach, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Lago Mar Resort and Club in Fort Lauderdale, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, W Fort Lauderdale, and Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach. Room rates vary.)

Valid through: Sept. 30.

▪  Dream South Beach

Where: 1111 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents get a discounted summer rate, American breakfast for two and complimentary valet parking. Discounted rates start at $169.

Valid through: Oct. 31.

▪  Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

Where: 2445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents get 15 percent off room rates, complimentary valet parking, daily continental breakfast buffet, 15 percent off all spa treatments at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. No blackout dates apply. Room rates start at $234.

Valid through: Nov. 15.

▪  The National Hotel Miami Beach

Where: 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents save 10 percent on room rates and get discounted parking to $20 a day (from $40) with promo code FLRESIDENT. Room rates start at $163.

Valid through: Sept. 30.

▪  Nobu Eden Roc Hotel

Where: 525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Third night free for all room types. Florida residents get 25 percent off on room rates with valet and a breakfast buffet for two daily included. Room rates start at about $210.

Valid through: Sept. 30.

▪  The Palms Hotel & Spa

Where: 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents get 10 percent off standard room rates (suites not included), $10 off valet parking daily (regular rate is $37), 20 percent off organic restaurant Essensia and a daily $50 spa credit with a minimum $140 spend (not valid in July and August). Room rates start at about $180.

Valid through: Nov. 30.

▪  Savoy Hotel South Beach

Where: 425 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach.

Deal: Get a full access pool pass for $35 per person ($25 for children under 18), which includes access to all hotel amenities, chair and towel use and access to the beach. Florida residents who book a stay get 15 percent off room rates with a minimum of two nights and two welcome cocktails on arrival. Room rates start at about $160.

▪ The Standard

Where: 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents get a complimentary room upgrade, valet parking and a $25 daily food and beverage credit. Room rates start at about $208.

Valid through: Sept. 30.

▪ Trump National Doral

Where: 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral.

Deal: Florida residents get 30 percent off room rates on deluxe guestrooms, king or double beds, late check out at 1 p.m., a special rate of $109 at the spa for a choice of a 60-minute Trump luxury custom massage or Trump custom cleansing facial. Golf on the Red Tiger, Golden Palm or Silver Fox courses is discounted at $69 person; kids under 15 golf free. Discounted rates start at $129.

Valid through: Sept. 6.

▪  W South Beach

Where: 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Deal: Florida residents get 20 percent off on spa services, 15 percent off at American root-inspired restaurant The Dutch, a complimentary beach umbrella every day, one complimentary in-room movie every day and complimentary valet parking. Book with code RESFLOAT. Room rates start at $280.

Valid through: The offer has no expiration date.

▪  YVE Miami Hotel

Where: 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Deal: Florida residents get 20 percent off on room rates and complimentary breakfast each morning per person at on-site American pub Biscayne Tavern. Room rates start at $109.

Valid through: Sept. 30.

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