Posted by Ric Garrido

SPG35B is a limited time special rate offer for Starwood Hotels in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, or Eastern Canada for stays through March 31, 2013.

The SPG35B rate includes either full breakfast for two or a food and beverage credit and 500 bonus Starpoints per stay. The rate is stated as 35% off rack rate. Hotels I checked showed this rate to be equal to or even less than the Best Flexible Rate, although some hotels also offered prepaid, nonrefundable rates at 20% to 30% less.

Arrival must be Thursday, Friday or Saturday, except for resort and select hotels allowing arrival any day of week.

SPG35B rate participating regions:

Canada

  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec

USA

  1. Connecticut
  2. Delaware
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Illinois
  5. Indiana
  6. Iowa
  7. Kansas
  8. Kentucky
  9. Maine
  10. Maryland
  11. Massachusetts
  12. Michigan
  13. Minnesota
  14. Missouri
  15. Nebraska
  16. New Hampshire
  17. New Jersey
  18. New York
  19. Ohio
  20. Pennsylvania
  21. Rhode Island
  22. South Dakota
  23. Vermont
  24. Virginia
  25. Wisconsin

Loyalty Traveler Rate Analysis

Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport Hotel – Friday, March 8

  • Prepaid, nonrefundable rate = $53
  • SPG35B rate = $69

Extra $16 earns 500 bonus Starpoints and breakfast for two. The cancellation policy is more flexible with SPG35B rate. The bonus 500 Starpoints are worth about $16 based on the regular sell rate of points at $35 or periodic discount rate of $28.

For this hotel the deal is a good deal if needing the breakfast for two persons.

W Chicago Lakeshore offers this rate all days of the week.

March 3, 2013 Sunday – Wonderful Room

  • AAA rate = $194.65 (cancel with no penalty up to day before arrival)
  • SPG35B rate = $206 (cancel with no penalty up to day before arrival) [continental breakfast for two + 500 bonus Starpoints]
  • AAA Breakfast Rate = $219.65 (cancel with no penalty up to day before arrival)
  • Best Flexible Rate = $229 (cancel with no penalty up to day before arrival)

This looks to be a decent Starwood special rate offer deal for hotels where you might be planning to stay anyway if you need the breakfast benefit and the rate difference is small enough to make this rate worthwhile.

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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