5 unmissable deals: Best Black Friday hotel deals that can save you 70%
From Australia's beaches to New Zealand's mountains to Thailand's islands, these deals will save you heaps on your 2022 and 2023 travels.
With borders to other states and other countries quickly opening, Black Friday couldn't have come around at a better time.
Especially when it comes with hotel discounts as steep as 70%.
We've sifted through hundreds of hotel deals to find the best of the best to save you on your next holiday, whenever it is you're ready to travel. Depending on where you book, you can lock in a cheap hotel deal for stays all the way through to December 2023.
Most sites are offering generous cancellation and flexibility options too in case your plans or travel restrictions change.
Trip.com: Up to 56% off Australia hotels plus an extra $50 off Melbourne stays with code
Stays at hotels across Australia, including brands like DoubleTree by Hilton, Radisson Blu and Pan Pacific, are available at up to half off. But the extra savings can be found in Victoria. After what seemed like a lifetime in lockdown, Melbourne is back in action and ready for you to come and explore its laneways, indulge in its restaurants and peruse its galleries and museums. Trip.com is knocking an extra $50 off your stay on top of that.
- Sale period: Ends 28 November
- Stay period: Until 30 August 2022
- Sample destinations: Adelaide, Launceston, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns
Booking.com: Save at least 30% on stays across Australia
Just in time for the summer travel season to properly kick off, Booking.com is knocking at least 30% off stays across Australia. These cheap-as-chips hotels include $56 per night stays in Cairns, $62 per night hotels in Sydney and $78 per night accommodation in Perth.
- Sale period: Ends 1 December
- Stay period: Until 1 July, 2022
- Sample destinations: Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne
Lastminute.com.au: Get up to 70% off hotels worldwide
While the Australia stays are comparable to Booking.com's offering, Lastminute.com.au has sweetened the deal if you're looking to go overseas in the first half of 2022. Score luxe Thailand resorts at 70% off or Bali beach stays at 65% off. On top of that, if you've got the Lastminute.com.au app, you can take an extra 12% off your stay.
- Sale period: Ends 29 November
- Stay period: Until 30 June, 2022
- Sample destinations: Bali, Thailand, USA, UK and across Australia
Luxury Escapes: Get $200 extra off your already-discounted hotel package
In a very 2022 fashion, Luxury Escapes is offering a huge $200 off if you can prove that you've been vaccinated. While not technically part of the site's Black Friday sale, we thought this one is too good to pass up. Luxury Escapes' hotel packages already come with deep discounts and some of these eligible stays start at just $549 which make the savings quite significant.
- Sale period: Ongoing
- Stay period: Varies by offer, some valid until December 2023
- Sample destinations: Bali, Maldives, New Zealand, Fiji, Vietnam
Oaks Hotels and Resorts: Save at least 30% on stays across Australia
With stays discounted by up to 30% across 26 properties in Australia and New Zealand, Oaks knows where it's at when it comes to a sale. Included are some of its luxe resorts in the Sunshine Coast, Port Douglas and Queenstown along with its city stays in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland. Bookings made during the sale also let you lock in the rate now and pay for it later and have a flexible cancellation policy.
- Sale period: Ends 1 December
- Stay period: Minimum of 2 nights until 31 March, 2022
- Sample destinations: Broome, Port Douglas, Sydney, Melbourne, Nelson Bay, Queenstown, Brisbane
With hundreds of deals to choose from, coming up with just a top 5 was no easy feat. Some other honourable mentions from the 2021 Black Friday hotel sales include:
- Accor: Up to 30% off stays in Australia.
- Hamilton Island: 20% off stays at the luxurious Beach Club or qualia resorts on midweek stays 3 nights or more.
- Mantra: 30% off city stays across Australia plus double the rewards points.
- Marriott: 30% off stays 3 nights or more, 25% off stays 2 nights or more across the USA.
- Wotif: Up to 70% off hotels worldwide and an extra 12% off if you use the app.
More hotel and travel deals go live right through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Keep watch on our travel deals page for all the latest deals.