Mar262014

SPG Hot Escapes bookable March 26-29

Another Wednesday and another set of SPG Hot Escapes. There are 131 hotels currently on the list, although more tend to be added during the day on Wednesday. Only 25 hotels in the USA.

Le Meridien San Francisco at $118 is a deal. That rate is available for one date only Sunday, April 20. And that is the basic problem with SPG Hot Escapes when I see a good hotel rate displayed that is only available for one date over the next six weeks.

One Hot Chicago Deal

W Chicago Lakeshore 106

W Chicago Lakeshore shows $106 for SPG Member Rate.

Then when I checked the hotel, the calendar display showed an even lower $87 per night over four consecutive dates from April 17-20. Even better is the rate priced out at $83.60 per night when booking.

W Chicago Lakeshore $83

Now that is truly an SPG Hot Escape rate. $97.31 per night after tax for the W Chicago Lakeshore.

I could get really excited about SPG Hot Escapes if this were a regular occurrence of finding lower than advertised low rates when clicking through the Starwood Hotel rate offers.

Remember these are prepaid, nonrefundable rates at booking. Hotels must be booked by Saturday for these weekly special rates.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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Comments

  1. Hi Ric,
    I totally agree with you that the offers on the Hot Escapes page are really poor 🙁

    When I remember 2-3 years back, on beatthetimer.com there were definitely more rooms with lower prices for weeks, not just a few single days.

    But I guess this turns out like something you can experience more often nowadays … they just want to give you the feeling of doing something good to you … but honestly, who stays from Sun. to Mon. in a Hotel if you have to work on Monday? … which probably is so in 46 weeks a year.

    BR, Martin

  2. Re Chicago: I got in at the Hotel Monaco for $104 per night during that same April 17-20 range. That’s a great deal with Kimpton!

  3. @noneemac – Looks good for Kimpton. I got Marriott Autograph Collection Chicago Downtown, formerly Hotel Sax for $105 this next week in Chicago.

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