May282008

Hyatt Gold Passport 5K San Francisco bonus

View of San Francisco Ferry Building from Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

If you’re going to San Francisco…

Hyatt Gold Passport has a 5,000 points bonus special offer for 2-night (or longer) stays through the summer months.

The promotion runs from today, May 28, 2008 through August 31, 2008.

Gold Passport Offer Code = SFO5K which needs to be inserted in the reservation booking page.

All the Bay area Hyatt Hotels are participating:

– Hyatt Regency San Francisco at the Embarcadero
– Hyatt Regency San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
– Grand Hyatt San Francisco
– Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
– Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
– Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa, Santa Rosa

I did a few booking checks and rates are as low as $179.10/night for Grand Hyatt and San Francisco Hyatt Regency for July 3-5 on AAA rate. Weekends in San Francisco have lower hotel rates, except for Fisherman’s Wharf.

The SFO airport Hyatt and Santa Clara are the best deals for people wanting stay credit and points at a low rate with rates close to $100/night for some dates in summer.

Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa has lowest rates midweek.

Points Calculator:
Assume $360 base rate for two nights in San Francisco.

Earn 5 points/$1 = 1,800 points.

Plus, earn 5,000 points bonus.

6,800 points is enough for two upgrade awards using points.

A free night at a Category 1 hotel is 5,000 points or 8,000 points for a Category 2 hotel. Last month I redeemed 8,000 points for a Category 2 hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix when I attended the Freddies Awards. I received a 1,000 points award rebate at the hotel at check-in. 7,000 points saved me the cost of a $300/night hotel room.

This is a good Hyatt Gold Passport deal. Spend a couple nights in San Francisco and earn a free night’s worth of bonus points with the SFO5K offer.

See other Hyatt Gold Passport Exclusive Offers for bonus points at other hotels.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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