Sure, you could spend Cyber Monday shopping for discounted Christmas gifts for loved ones. That would be the nice thing to do. Or you could spend it shopping for an amazing, discounted vacation for yourself. Which, admit it, is what you actually want to do.
Hotels looking to cash in on the Cyber Monday craze are offering deals. One hotel is even offering rooms from $12.
But you have to act fast: While some deals are available all day long, others are limited to a certain number of rooms or need to be booked within a specific time for the lowest prices.
Here are some of this year's best Cyber Monday hotel deals.
Omni Mount Washington, New Hampshire
To celebrate the grand opening of the newly expanded Bretton Woods ski area, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is selling 12 rooms for $12. Only available for purchase on Cyber Monday, 12 lucky guests will be able to book their rooms at the specially reduced rate of $12 for a one night stay on 12/12/12. During their visit, guests will also enjoy $12 lift tickets to explore Bretton Woods' new T-bar lift and log cabin on Mount Stickney.
Hotel Madeline Telluride, Colorado
Book your winter vacation to Telluride on Nov. 26, 2012 and save up to 50 percent at Hotel Madeline Telluride. In a coveted ski-in/ski-out location in Mountain Village, Hotel Madeline Telluride is offering a one-of-a-kind Ski & Spa package, which combines access to the resort's 2,000 skiable acres and the hotel's relaxing spa. Indeed, for $600 total, guests who book the Ski & Spa package on Cyber Monday will receive two nights in a deluxe king room, breakfast for two, two ski passes and two massages.
For Sun Worshippers:
The Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Viceroy Riviera Maya's Cyber Monday deal can be booked the entire week leading up to Cyber Monday. Book a Sol y Mar package offering the following: 35 percent off the room rate, daily breakfast and 35 percent off of spa services -- and, on Cyber Monday, add a $200 resort credit and a one-category upgrade at the time of booking (the upgrade does not apply to Beachfront Villas or the Presidential Villa). The promotion is for stays between Jan. 4, 2013 and Dec. 24, 2013. Book online at viceroyrivieramaya.com, under "Special Offers." Or call reservations at 800-578-0281.
Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Available on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Hacienda San Angel offers 40 percent off rates, which normally range from $395 to $545. The deals do not apply to low season, May-September. To book, call 877-815-6594, visit haciendasanangel.com or email email@example.com.
Westin Playa Bonita, Panama
Buy two nights and get two nights free, plus an upgrade to the next room category, with a maximum right-night stay. Rates start at $250 per night. Travel Dec. 1-20, 2012 and July 1-Aug. 15, 2013. Visit westinplayabonita.com and use code: CYBERMON.
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico
Get 30 percent off all reservations, and discounted rates starting at $132 per night. Valid for travel through Dec 24, 2012 and from April 10-Sept. 30 2013. Visit marriottsanjuan.com and enter promotional code D3Q.
Rendezvous Resort, St. Lucia
The couples-only resort offers a one-day, Cyber Monday sale of 50 percent off room rates. With the deal, rooms that normally cost $810 per night are $405. There is a four-night minimum stay. Travel from Dec. 26, 2012-April 26, 2013. Book by calling 1-800-544-2883 and providing the offer code: CYBER.
For City Slickers:
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Mass.
On Cyber Monday, get a 20 percent discount on all reservations. But there's also a flash sale: Reservations made between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Cyber Monday are 50 percent off. Valid for travel from Dec. 7, 2012-March 31, 2013. Promotion is valid only for online reservations, does not apply to existing reservations, and cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Blackout dates apply. Guests will be able to book online by selecting the "Cyber Monday" or "Cyber Monday Flash" from the drop-down menu.
The Maritime Hotel, New York City
Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, The Maritime Hotel is offering a 26 percent discount off the rack rate for the entire year. Reservations can't be made more than a year in advance. The hotel is located in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood. It has a 10,000-square-foot garden, the largest of any hotel in New York.
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
During the two-day sale -- both on Cyber Monday and the day after -- the resort offers all rooms booked through the end of the year for just $99 per night, a 72 percent discount off regular room rates. Valid through Dec 31, 2012. Blackout dates apply. Maximum 10 rooms per person. To book, call 1-480-948-1700 and use booking code ISPQ or ISPR, or visit Camelback online and use booking code I24.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Only on Cyber Monday, Hyatt Regency Atlanta is offering 25 percent off the daily rate for reservations Nov. 26-Dec. 30, 2012. The Cyber Monday deal is available on Monday, Nov. 26 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and bookable by entering the code CYBR25 on the website Hyatt.com or by clicking this link.