I’ve heading to Hawaii soon and had enough points to book 8 rewards nights at a Starwood property. We are staying 9 nights so the last night I booked by paying for the room.
Originally the extra night reservation was for $380 – but after having read Loyalty Traveler’s post about getting a free night in New York City through Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee – I decided to hunt for a better price for our room in Hawaii. I was finally able to find a rate on Travelocity for $250 pre tax and was able to use the Best Rate Guarantee to get a rate of $225 pre tax.
Now here is my dilemma. If I stay the 9th night on points instead of paying for the room, I will get the 10th night free as well per the “book four nights get the fifth free” rule. Our flights can be changed one day later with the same exact flights with no penalty.
It would cost me 31,000 Membership Reward points in essence for two additional nights in Hawaii.
I can’t decide what to do so help me by leaving a comment on what you would do? Is it worth that many Membership Reward points for two additional nights? I have Platinum status with Starwood.
Thanks in advance!