Leap Day, February 29, happens once only every four years, because the length of a year is actually 365.25 days. For 2016, several hospitality companies in the U.S. and Caribbean are offering Leap Day deals to guests, generally provided they will be in residence for the actual day itself.
Sea Island properties in Sea Island, Georgia rarely offer discounts, so this one is almost as rare as Leap Day itself. Guests who use the offer code LEAP29 to book a two-night minimum stay at The Cloister, The Lodge, or The Inn at Sea Island, that includes February 29, will receive that night for $29. Rates at The Cloister at Sea Island and The Lodge at Sea Island start at $395 a night and rates for The Inn at Sea Island start at $185 a night. Of course, rates and promotional offers are always subject to availability. For those booking stays that do not include February 29, guests at The Cloister at Sea Island can use code PRES77 to book a three night minimum stay with the third night for $77 in celebration of the seven presidents that have visited the property and planted seven oak trees. Blackout dates apply and that offer is valid for stays through February 29.
For those planning longer stays on Aruba, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino is offering a Leap Year Deal which includes a $29 F&B credit per day and $30 in match play coupons.
In Guanica, Puerto Rico, the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to take advantage of a Leap Year package with room rates from $129 per night and a 29% discount on non-motorized water sports, spa treatments, and in the Las Palmas Cafe Restaurant. This offer is available by using booking code LY29, and bookings must be made by February 20, 2016.
Also on Puerto Rico, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is offering their Blackboard Special lunch for $29 at Ola Oceanfront Bistro. On February 29 the special will include Sancocho, a rustic stew served with rice and avocado, as well as soup or mixed greens and ice cream or chocolate chip cookie while enjoying the oceanfront view.
In Manhattan’s Garment District, the Refinery Hotel has room rates from $229 on February 29, which includes full American breakfast in room from the property’s restaurant Parker & Quinn. The Refinery Rooftop and lobby-level Winnie’s Jazz Bar are offering specialty Leap Year Cocktails for $2.29.
A quick Atlantic City getaway is available at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Their Leap Day package is valid only on February 29. Packages start at $229 and include an overnight stay, a 30 minute mini massage and facial, 2 drinks at Gypsy, Long, or B Bar, and 2 comedy club tickets. For those unable to check-in on February 29, the hotel is also offering a flash sale from noon on February 28 through 11PM on March 1, offering discounted rates, starting from $79 per night.
In Washington, D.C. the Embassy Row Hotel is offering a third night free (or sixth and seventh night free when 5 nights are booked) plus a $50 food and beverage credit for future bookings made on February 29.