Posted by Ric Garrido

Red Lion Hotels advertises this offer as 5,000 bonus points per stay through March 31, 2011. Actually, the offer works out to be a free night every two stays since a free night is only 10,000 points at any of the 44 Red Lion Hotels in the western U.S. and Canada. 

Promotion Code = Q1RR5K.  Eligible promotion rates I checked were only about $10 over lowest AAA rates.

And this deal includes breakfast buffet.

Red Lion Hotel locations

One aspect of this promotion that I do not recall ever seeing before is a specific condition prohibiting hotel stay credit for consecutive nights at different hotels in the same city. So forget hotel hopping each night between multiple Red Lion Hotels when staying in Portland, Seattle or Spokane.

 

Earning Points: webpage link 

Red Level: Entry level loyalty member with fewer than 12 nights per calendar year.

  • Earn 10 points per dollar on all eligible room charges or 500 miles per stay.
  • Complimentary internet access.

Gold Level: 12 nights to 24 nights in a calendar year.

  • Earn 12.5 points per dollar in base spend or 500 miles per stay.
  • Complimentary internet access.
  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • Free local phone calls.

Platinum Level: 25 nights or more in a calendar year

  • Earn 12.5 points per dollar in base spend and 500 miles per stay.
  • Complimentary room upgrades.
  • Late Check-out privileges.
  • Complimentary internet access.
  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • Free local phone calls.

R&R Club Airline Partners:

  • Alaska Mileage Plan
  • American AAdvantage
  • Delta Skymiles
  • Hawaiian Miles
  • United Mileage Plus

 

Redeeming Points

Any Red Lion Hotel = 10,000 points per night.

 

Preferred Hotels Group partner awards

This is one of the best features of Red Lion R&R Club points.

Preferred Hotels Group partner awards start at 20,000 points per night.

  • Tier 1 Hotels = 20,000 points
  • Tier 2 Hotels = 30,000 points
  • Tier 3 Hotels = 40,000 points

PHG properties are upper-upscale and luxury hotels. For example, Dromoland Castle Ireland is available at 40,000 points per night with an R&R Club partner award. This 16th century castle is available through Marriott Rewards as a partner hotel reward at 75,000 points per night in off-season and 100,000 points per night in peak season. Choice Privileges also offers Preferred Hotels Group partner awards.

Red Lion Hotels are a great chain to consider when traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Red Lion Hotel was Eureka’s major conference hotel for the many years I lived within the redwood curtain of northern California. I was in the Eureka Red Lion Hotel during a 7.1 earthquake April 1992. Another fonder memory was being in-transit at the airport in Lewiston, Idaho during a 140,000 bonus miles mileage run on Alaska Airlines in November 2003. I called up the Red Lion Hotel Lewiston and a shuttle came to the airport and picked me up mid-afternoon so I could eat at the hotel’s microbrewery restaurant overlooking the Snake River. Then after getting my beer buzz and salmon dinner they took me back to the airport for my flight to Boise. (side note: I earned a First Class SFO-AMS ticket on British Airways for $700 all-in from that Alaska Airlines 100K for 35 segments.)

That’s what I called hotel customer service. 

Loyalty Traveler Key Rank – 5 keys (one of best value promotions currently available).

Souvenir t-shirts from Northcoast California 1992 earthquakes upgraded from 6.9 to 7.1 in final analysis.

Red Lion Lewiston, Idaho

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