Jan012016

Wyndham Rewards GoFast $150 copay hotels in New York and other places

The top copay price for Wyndham Rewards GoFast nights has increased from $95 to $150 since I last hunted for Wyndham hotel deals using points. New York has at least five hotels with GoFast $150 copay rates. I see $150 copay amounts for certain USA hotels.

Loyalty TravelerLoyalty brilliance in the new era of Wyndham Rewards (May 12, 2015)

Since Wyndham Rewards is a program few bloggers write about, I have been unable to track down when rates actually changed from $95 to $150. It might simply be the case that the hotels now posting $150 GoFast copay amounts were only available for GoFree Awards earlier in 2015.

Wyndham Rewards GoFast articles on The Points Guy and One Mile at a Time both state the high end for GoFast Awards at $75. I know there were $95 copay GoFast Awards when the program launched in May 2015. Now I am finding several hotels with GoFast $150 copay amounts. This may have been introduced when Wyndham Rewards made September IT changes.

Wyndham Rewards GoFast $150 Copay Hotels

Here are some of the Wyndham brand hotels I found with $150 GoFast Award copay amounts. There are likely many more. These are hotels I found through random searches.

New York City

  • Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown
  • Wyndham Garden Manhattan Chelsea West
  • Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View
  • Days Inn Hotel New York City Broadway
  • Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho

Charleston, South Carolina

  • The Mills House

Santa Monica, California

  • Days Inn Santa Monica/Los Angeles

San Francisco, California

  • Days Inn San Francisco at the Beach

Chicago, Illinois

  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter

I have located Wyndham brand hotels, including some Days Inn properties with GoFast copay rates at 3,000 points + $150 per night. The highest copay amounts I saw last May when the program launched was $95.

Here are some examples of high $150 copay amounts using Wyndham Rewards GoFast rates.

Jan 6, 2016 Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter

3,000 points + $150

Wyndham New Orleans GoFast 150

Jan 6, 2016 Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter

Published Rate $83.30

Wyndham NOFrench $84

No brainer to book an $83.30 paid room rate and earn Wyndham Rewards points instead of spending $150 + 3,000 points for New Orleans.

January 15-17 Friday-Sunday 2 nights

Days Inn San Francisco at the Beach $160 rate + 500 bonus points.

Wyndham Days Inn SF BAR

Days Inn San Francisco at the Beach is the only Wyndham Hotel property in San Francisco with a $150 GoFast copay. For a weekend stay in January the published rate is $160 per night for a 500 points bonus package stay.

GoFast Award stays do not earn points. This two-night weekend hotel stay on a Wyndham Rewards GoFast award will cost 6,000 points + $345.18 after 15.5% hotel tax is added to the GoFast copay amount.

Alternatively, paying the $160 room rate results in a total 3,700 Wyndham Rewards points earned (3,200 base points + 500 weekend stay points) for an additional $23 on the GoFast rate.

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

Not all Wyndham brand hotels with GoFast $150 copay amounts are a bad deal. Most of these hotels will have rates higher than $150 per night on some dates when the availability of GoFast Awards saves quite a bit of money. Remember though, GoFast Awards are capacity controlled, so they might not be available during high rate dates. GoFree Awards at 15,000 points per night are still an option.

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront May 6-8 Friday-Sunday 2-night stay.

AAA rate = $260.10 per night. $605.52 after tax.

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront AAA rate

The bottom line on this screen shot states: “You could earn up to 6,056 Wyndham Rewards points on this $605.52 stay.”

Unless Wyndham Rewards has started paying points on taxes, this is not correct. No hotel loyalty programs give points for hotel taxes paid.

Link: Wyndham Rewards Earn Points.

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront offers this same Deluxe King River room  as a GoFast award at 3,000 points + $150 per night.

Book this room using the GoFast Award rate and you pay 6,000 points + $349.20 after tax on the $150 per night co-pay amount.

In this example, you save $256 by redeeming 6,000 Wyndham Rewards points. That is a redemption value of $42.66 per 1,000 Wyndham Rewards points.

Wyndham GoFast Awards have great value some of the time

The main point of this post is there are GoFast $150 copay hotels. This is a copay rate I only noticed at the end of December 2015 in recent searches. I thought $95 was the highest copay hotel award when the GoFast awards were launched in May 2015. At this high copay rate of $150 per night, many of the top hotels in Wyndham Rewards are priced out of good value with GoFast Awards much of the time.

Still, there are times when these high copay GoFast Awards are good value at these 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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Comments

  1. Looks like they added even higher go fast amounts:

    Wyndham Koloa Landing is 3000 points and $250 a night. This is in Hawaii. We have stayed there many times. Great property and already planning a stay this summer with sign up points from the card…

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