With Mother’s Day around the corner, treat the one who brought you into this world by showing her the world. The gift of travel creates priceless memories that last for a lifetime, and we’ve discovered some of the best hotel packages to spoil your family’s beloved matriarch. From sipping Champagne in the Big Apple to exploring Bellagio’s botanical gardens on the shores of Lake Como, here are a few ways to reward mom this season for all she does throughout the year.
Discover the History of Michigan’s Mackinac Island
Want to whisk mom to a by-gone era? She’ll travel back in time with a trip to Mackinac Island’s famed Grand Hotel. Kicking off its 136th season on May 6, this National Historic Landmark destination offers horse-drawn carriages, croquet in the Tea Garden, and nightly dancing to the Grand Hotel Orchestra. Built in 1887 on the shores of Lake Huron, the property boasts 16 onsite restaurants, a salon and spa, a golf course, and 388 uniquely decorated rooms. The Grand Hotel’s Mother’s Day package offers unique experiences, including a history lecture, luncheon with a Champagne toast, and complimentary admission to the Mackinac Art Museum, to name a few. Rates start at $729 a night.
The Suite Life at NYC’s Plaza Hotel
Make mom feel like a movie star at New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel. Book The Suite Life package, and she’ll be welcomed with a bouquet and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Indulge her with a decadent breakfast in bed overlooking Central Park, including the hotel’s signature American breakfast for two and a platter of pancakes. Or join mom on Sunday, May 8, for a special Afternoon Tea in the famed Palm Court. Enjoy finger sandwiches, tea, and Champagne under the iconic stained-glass dome. From $2,318 per night.
For the Above Par Mom
Located at the base of Mount Washington (the highest peak in the Northeast), Omni Mount Washington Resort is surrounded by nearly 800,000 acres of national forest. In addition, it is home to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area. The resort includes two breathtaking properties: the 1902 Spanish Renaissance-style Omni Mount Washington Hotel and the beautifully restored 1896 Omni Bretton Arms Inn. Moms golf for free at the resort’s Donald Ross-designed golf courses on Sunday, May 8, purchasing an accompanying full-price round. Based on availability, subject to weather and course conditions. Space is limited. Golf Tee-times: call 603-278-GOLF (4963).
Gourmet and Gardening at Lake Como
Tucked along the picturesque shores of Italy’s Lake Como, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is Bellagio’s only 5-star hotel, and this season offers two luxurious Mother’s Day packages. So is mom a foodie or an avid gardener? The Bellagio Gourmand experience includes a 2-night stay and a 7-course dinner for two. At the same time, The Bellagio Spring package offers two tickets to explore the blooming season of azaleas, camellias, and wisteria at the Villa Melzi botanical gardens.
Jersey Shore Getaway
Steps from the famed Jersey shore, The Asbury Hotel offers a limited-time experience that will be sure to leave mom feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Blending Asbury Park’s Victorian-era history and its more recent rock-n-roll roots, The Asbury offers a Mother’s Day package that includes a bottle of Champagne and a relaxation kit upon check-in. She can listen to live music or just take in the sounds of crashing surf before enjoying Mother’s Day Brunch at the sister property, Asbury Ocean Club. From $475 a night.
Picnic Along the California Coast
ton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites is one of Los Angeles’ newest lifestyle hotels. It is just a short walk from the beach, Santa Monica pier, shopping along the 3rd Street Promenade, and the Metro that connects this laid-back beach community to bustling downtown LA. In partnership with Picnic Luv, Hilton Santa Monica offers a Mother’s Day Picnic package that includes a customizable picnic basket, automatic upgrade to a King Suite, and chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne upon arrival. Don’t miss the sunset over the Pacific, but make sure to reserve time for complimentary VIP admission to the Getty Center or Getty Villa, also included in the package. Rates from $350 a night.
Relax or Adventure in Costa Rica
Whether she’s looking to find her zen or discover a new adventure, the Four Season Resort Costa Rica has mom covered this season. The luxury property offers itineraries ranging from surfing lessons, interactive dining experiences, and cultural immersions to transformative wellness workshops. For the mom looking to reconnect with herself and Mother Nature, itineraries include breathwork, meditation, sound healing workshop, aromatherapy and full-body massages, a tour of the mangroves, and an Italian dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For the more adventurous mom, itineraries include surf lessons, a full-body scrub stimulating blood flow, followed by a pure cacao and banana leaves wrap, and an abundant family-style dinner in the chef’s herb garden. Rates vary depending on activities.
Foodie Fun in Oregon
Book a getaway for your food-loving mom at The Nines hotel in Portland, Oregon, where she can indulge in a special Mother’s Day brunch spread at the property’s onsite restaurant, Urban Farmer, which compliments their Bubbles and Brunch Package. This year the hotel is stepping it up by featuring the “Voody Lady,” a cocktail made with Freeland Spirits gin (a woman-owned distillery), and will remind moms how special they are by handing out flowers to them from the front desk. From $409 a night.
Wellness Retreat in the Heart of Manhattan
It will be easy for mom to forget the hustle and bustle of New York City when she escapes to the Conrad New York Midtown for a self-care getaway this May. Take advantage of the hotel’s “Mother’s Day Wellness Getaway” package to receive luxury accommodations, 25% off treatments at Exhale Spa, and a welcome cosmetics gift from Bluemercury. The hotel will also present a public pop-up “Mommy & Me” experience with Bluemercury and Kendra Scott. Guests will be offered complimentary beauty touch-ups and the opportunity to create a custom piece of jewelry at the Kendra Scott color bar.