Jul212017

2 stays earned 1 Free Friday Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam and Park Inn Prague

Two of the hotel stays for my July trip in Europe were changed in recent weeks from Hyatt and Best Western hotels to Park Plaza Amsterdam Vondelpark and Park Inn Prague to take advantage of club Carlson’s Stay two times and earn a Free Friday night at any Carlson brand hotel worldwide.

I have reviewed both of these hotels in the past. This piece is not another comprehensive review for either hotel. Instead, the focus here is on how I sometimes hotel hop to take advantage of a good value promotion like Club Carlson Free Fridays.

Loyalty Traveler – Club Carlson free Friday Night every two stays or 10K points July 1–Sep 30.

Park Plaza Amsterdam Vondelpark 66 stairs to room 36 (Feb 26, 2017).

Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam (Feb 19, 2015).

Park Inn Prague Hotel Review (Feb 2, 1017).

The main difference with my stays this July compared to winter stays at these two hotels in 2017 is I paid about $120 per night in July compared to about $60 per night for winter stays.

What I like about both of these hotels are their proximity to green spaces in Amsterdam and Prague.

Vondelpark

This Amsterdam Vondelpark view is about a two minute walk from Park Plaza Vondelpark.

Vysehrad green space

This green space in the grounds of Vysehrad is about 15 minutes walk up the hill from Park Inn Prague.

Vysehrad-2 view

Vysehrad also has wonderful city views of Prague and Vltava River.

Vysehrad view

Below is view of Park Inn Prague from Vysehrad castle walls.

Park Inn Hotel location

Earning a Free Friday to use October 2017 to January 2018 provides the opportunity to stay at a hotel where rates will probably be over $300 per night at a place like May Fair Hotel London, Radisson Blu Champs Elysée Paris, or a hotel in Cannes, Dublin, Edinburgh. Even a free night at Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago is a good USA redemption opportunity.

 

July 2017

San Francisco SFO – Copenhagen, Denmark – Stockholm, Sweden – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Prague, Czechia – Bratislava, Slovakia – London, England – San Francisco SFO (22 days-6 flights-20 hotel nights-6 bus trips)

My July in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Czechia and Slovakia July 5, 2017

SAS flying over San Francisco

Copenhagen, Denmark: Skt. Petri Copenhagen Choice Hotels Ascend Collection

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Loyalty Traveler Lost and Found in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre hotel review

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam design for social living

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam beer, bud and burger joints

Amsterdam and Prague Hotels: 2 stays earned 1 Free Friday Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam and Park Inn Prague

Prague, Czechia: Pickpocket stole my wallet on Prague Airport Bus

Prague, Czechia: Park Inn Prague hotel review

Prague, Czechia: Best Western Hotel Kinsky Garden Prague truly boutique

Prague, Czechia: Hotel review Clarion Prague City reward stay

Prague, Czechia: Vyšehrad, Prague far from the madding crowd

Pilsen, Czechia: Marriott Courtyard Pilsen CZ category 1 reward stay

Pilsen, Czechia: Pilsen Czechia photoessay

Brno, Czechia: Holiday Inn Brno, CZ PointBreaks stay

Brno, Czechia: Brno by beer

Brno, Czechia: Brno Bones in Europe’s Second Largest Ossuary

Czechia: Impressions after 9 days in Czech Republic

Bratislava, Slovakia: Review Radisson Blu Bratislava Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia: Walk to Bratislava Castle Slovakia photo essay

Bratislava, Slovakia: Bratislava Slovakia photo essay part 2

Bratislava, Slovakia: Category 1 Park Inn Danube Bratislava Slovakia opens Oct 1, 2017

Bratislava, Slovakia: Trip Report Regiojet Bus Bratislava to Brno Airport

London, UK: Buyer Beware National Express bus London Stansted to London Heathrow

London, UK: Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow hotel review

Hotel Loyalty: Loyalty? Yes! Loyal? Not so much for my hotel travel

Hotel Loyalty: My two Club Carlson Free Friday Nights posted today

Airline Loyalty: Aegean Silver elite and 17,000 miles to Star Alliance Gold

 

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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