Staying like a local in NYC The 22-room Chelsea Lodge in New York City lets travelers play the let's-pretend-we're-locals game. From the street, the renovated Greek Revival townhouse gives no indication of being an inn. Cheap by New York standards, the inn in the historic Chelsea district fans the flames of budget-mindedness. Its four large suites (starting at $229 a night) come with kitchenettes, futon couches and private bathrooms; the regular rooms (starting at $124) share toilets (318 W. 20th St.; 1-800-373-1116;


Save on a stay in Caribbean, Latin America Get a fourth night free and a $100 resort credit at any of five resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America. The deal, good for stays through Dec. 17, applies to DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Costa Rica Puntarenas and to Hilton's Barbados Resort, Curacao hotel, Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort and Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa. Prices vary by resort. For example, save $272 on a four-night stay at the Hilton Barbados. The deadline to book is Nov. 30. Nonrefundable prepayment is required. Advance-purchase requirements vary by property. More information at 1-800-445-8667 and WASHINGTON POST