Playa Largo Resort & Spa Photo courtesy Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Celebrate an Extra Day to Explore in 2024 by Leaping Into These Hotel Deals

by Molly O'Brien Feb 15, 2024

Leap year is an exciting phenomenon — due to the Earth’s orbit taking roughly 365.25 days to rotate around the sun (not the “365” we traditionally live by), as a corrective measure to align ourselves with the ongoing system of time measurement, we add in an “extra day,” on February 29, every four years.

To celebrate this extra calendar day in 2024, hotels and destinations worldwide have come up with several discounts, packages, contests, and elopement opportunities, and some even offer a “free stay” to lucky leap-year babies. Whether you’re eternally turning 29, literally turning 29, or turning 7.25 (get it?), here’s how to celebrate February 29, 2024, by planning some extra time for travel across the globe.

Leap year hotel deals by location

East coast

room at refinery hotel

Refinery Hotel in New York City. Photo courtesy Refinery Hotel

  • At Refinery Hotel, Leap Year Babies can celebrate their rare birthday with a free stay — turning a “once-every-four-years” party into an unforgettable experience in the heart of New York City. “The Ultimate Birthday Getaway” offers anyone born on February 29 a complimentary night’s stay in the Atelier Suite, as well as a bottle of bubbly and a Milk Bar Birthday Cake (Note that guests must provide their ID at check-in to prove their “leap-year baby” status, and their stay must include February 29, with reservations must be booked by February 27, 2024).
  • The iconic Hard Rock Hotel New York in New York City will offer a “Bonus Tracks” deal, available for 29 hours beginning at midnight on February 29, offering 29% off an evening’s stay between March 1-September 2, 2024, also including a $50 F&B credit. One lucky guest will even be upgraded to the duplex “Rock Star Suite” upon arrival.
  • Take the biggest “leap” with The Morrow Hotel’s flash marriage ceremonies package, available on February 29 for one day only. This NoMa, Washington D.C. hotel is helping couples officially declare their love with a two-hour elopement celebration without worrying about any big planning details. Flowers, music, food, and a regulated officiant are all included for $2,900.
  • Feel like a kid from February 1 – March 3, 2024, at the participating properties from the Kimpton Vero Beach Resort in Florida to the Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia in Pennsylvania — and beyond (see all properties) with this package which includes overnight accommodations, a sweet welcome amenity, extra sheets and pillows for a DIY fort (or pillow fight!), a special “milk & cookies” turndown service, classic board game deliveries (Monopoly, Clue, and more!), a $129 Dining Credit, and a $29 credit for in-room throwback movie rentals.


Catalina Island

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  • Santa Barbara’s gorgeous Mediterranean oasis Hotel Californian invites guests to seize the (extra) day this Leap Year by offering travelers who make bookings from now through February 29 a free bottle of bubbly, 29% off the hotel’s “Best Flexible Rate” for stays through March 3, and waiving the resort fee. Book online or use the code LEAPYEAR when booking.
  • The Meritage Resort and Spa is offering a NAPA Leap Day promotion from February 29 – March 3, offering guests who book a two-night stay a third night free for visits May 20th – September 8th (restrictions apply, meaning visitors can spend more time exploring California wine country and the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley.
  • Catalina Island Company is getting in the spirit of the holiday with a “Leap over to Catalina Island” social media contest for the chance to win a trip to Catalina for just $29 per person. Participating individuals just need to upload a Reel of them enjoying island (think — favorite “trip memories in Catalina!”) between February 22-29 to win a trip to the Island for $29 a person. The experience includes two nights at a luxurious local boutique hotel, round-trip Catalina Express tickets, dinner at Avalon Grille, and an activity of choice (ranging from Bison Expeditions to Glass Bottom Boat tours!). Read more contest details and information on how to enter, here.
  • Lido House in classically Californian Newport Beach, California, encourages travelers to “leap into the pool” with its single-day discounted rates at their on-site pool via Resort Pass. For one day only on February 29, this upscale beach house will offer $29 Pool Passes, $229 Cabana Rentals, and a $229 Day Pass with Spa Treatment.
  • Europa Village in Temecula, California, offers a 29-hour Leap Day Flash Sale of a 29% discount on select rooms, beginning February 28, 2024, at 8 p.m. and ending February 29, 2024, at midnight. Travelers who book a stay between March 1 and June 30, 2024, can take advantage of this discount and opportunity to visit this Southern California wine-country property tucked into nearly 50 acres of rolling wine-country hills.


playa largo resort and spa

Playa Largo Resort & Spa Photo courtesy Playa Largo Resort & Spa

  • At the “island getaway” feeling Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, Florida, travelers who book between February 27 and March 1 get 29% off a three-night or more stay from July through September 2024 (blackout dates apply).
  • Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Florida, celebrates the Extra Day with a Leap Day Flash Sale. Those who book three nights will get an extra night, free, available on the website on February 29, with no code necessary to book.
  • At Hyatt Centric Las Olas in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, travelers can celebrate Leap Year by upgrading to a Deluxe King Room or Cabana Room for just $29 at check-in, on February 29. While visiting, grab a drink at this hotel’s signature speakeasy, 901, which feels like stepping back in time to the 20s for a roaring cocktail experience.
  • At Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West, Florida, located along the more peaceful southern limit of iconic Duval Street, travelers who book on February 29 will receive 15% off the best available rate at the hotel or guesthouses and two free wine tumblers — and those staying in the guesthouses will also receive a complimentary breakfast for two.


room at hotel valley ho

Hotel Valley Ho. Photo courtesy Hotel Valley Ho

  • Hotel Valley Ho, a buzzy, retro, storied Scottsdale Arizona resort, offers 29% off guest rooms to those who book on February 29 for stays between 4/1 and 6/30/24 using promo code “LEAP24.”
  • Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale in Paradise Valley, Arizona, which is nestled into the shadow of Camelback Mountain, may exude a sense of 1950s elegance but is offering a totally modern deal of 29% off and a $29 F&B credit to those who book on Leap Day, for stays between 3/1 and 8/30/24 with the promo code “LEAP24.


SCP Hotel Colorado Springs

SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs. Photo couretsy SCP Hotels

  • SCP Hotels honors Leap Year with a special offer. Guests who stay between February 29 through March 3, 2024, will save 50% off the night of February 29 with the code “LeapYear.” This includes SCP Mendocino Coast Lodge, Mendocino Inn & Farm, SCP Seven4One, SCP Laguna Riviera, SCP Colorado Springs, SCP Hilo in Hawaii, Salishan Coastal Lodge, SCP Depoe Bay, and SCP Redmond.
  • Foley Entertainment Group properties, including MacArthur Place in Sonoma, California, Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, California, Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg, California, and Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard in Dundee, Oregon, are offering this same “Leap Year” deal of 29% off with all the goodies and none of the resort fees.
  • The Read House in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will host a 24-hour sale beginning at midnight on February 29, allowing travelers to get a 29% discount off any evening in March 2024. Guests can admire the 241-room property’s 20s sense of splendor (picture: soaring lobby ceilings and sparkling chandeliers) while saving money on a spring stay.
  • Each of Great Wolf Lodge‘s 20 resorts, nationwide, are hosting a Leap Day Sale, with rates at $29 per person (based on three people in a standard suite) for dates between 2/29 and 6/13/24. Travelers must book this deal on February 29 — with the promo code “LEAP” before the offer leaps away!
  • Select Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants across the U.S. are offering a celebratory “Young at Heart” package to make any traveler feel young again — no matter what age they turn in 2024 (and whether they’d like to measure it in “leap years” or real years).


room at marquis los cabos resort

Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa. Photo courtesy Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa

  • The luxury South Iceland resort Hotel Rangá also has a special present for leap year babies in honor of its 10th birthday celebration commemorating its on-site stargazing observatory (where celestial happenings like The Northern Lights can be seen). This boutique hotel is offering 10 lucky leaplings the opportunity to book a complimentary night on February 29, 2024. Leap Year birthday babies looking to win a stay should contact the property at Roms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a valid passport must be presented upon arrival to verify their February 29th birthday status.
  • The beachfront, adults-only Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa in San Jose Del Cabo, BCS, México already offers all-inclusive amenities, all the time — making it a perfect place to enjoy an extra day of travel and relaxation. And from midnight on February 29 to 5 a.m. on March 1, the property will host a 29% off flash sale on nights between the dates of March 1 and December 31, 2024.

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