Jul102009

Free Summer Night with Marriott or Hilton

Marriott Hotels has a 3rd night free offer in Hawaii, Caribbean, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

Marriott’s offer has more consumer-friendly terms than Hilton’s 2nd night free summer offer since prepayment is not required and hotels I checked had the option to cancel prior to stay. (See Hilton’s 2-for-1 offer below.)

Over 300 hotels globally in the brands of Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, or Courtyard are participating in this offer. This offer is not valid for hotels in the continental US and Canada.

 

• City Hotels: Third night free when you book a minimum of three consecutive weekend nights, between Thursday and Sunday — from Paris to Dublin, Berlin, Shanghai, Moscow and so many more great cities.

• Resorts:  Free night with a minimum stay of four consecutive nights, available seven days per week at resorts in Hawaii, Caribbean, Thailand, Spain and more.

• London Hotels: Free night available mid-week only, on stays of at least three consecutive nights.

 

Promotion Link:  www.marriottfreenight.com and use promotion  code RR2

or call Marriott Reservations at 1-877-MARRIOTT

(LT note: isn’t that one extraneous “T” for the phone number?)

 

Marriott’s offer is valid for reservations booked from June 19 through August 21, 2009 for stays between June 25 and September 7, 2009. Credit for free night will be adjusted on folio at checkout.

 

Rome Marriott Park Hotel, Rome Italy  (hotel link)

 Friday, July 24 – Monday, July 27

120€ per night for 3 nights is only 80€ per night after rate adjustment. That is quite a summer deal for travelers.

 

Hilton Hotels summer offer is the second night free and 50% off each additional night on Bed and Breakfast reservations booked by August 17 for hotel stays made between June 26 and August 31. Over 200 hotels outside the USA are participating. The main restriction to consider when taking advantage of this offer is the nonrefundable fully prepaid requirement for reservations.

Promotion Link: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/promotions/hi_HFsummer_en/index.jhtml

Loyalty’s Traveler Nonrefundable Hotel Rates warning:

I try to avoid use it or lose it bookings. Airlines have you trapped and I have wasted $1000s over the years on cancelled airline tickets. I lost nearly $1,000 on canceled flights this week to Australia. My terrific airfare bargain last fall was a bust for this prepaid trip.

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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