Two of the hotel stays for my July trip in Europe were changed in recent weeks from Hyatt and Best Western hotel 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 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 the past is I paid about $120 per night compared to about $60 per night for winter stays.
What I like about both of these hotels are their proximity to green spaces in these cities.
This Amsterdam Vondelpark view is about a two minute walk from Park Plaza Vondelpark.
This green space is in the grounds of Vysehrad, about 15 minutes walk up the hill from Park Inn Prague.
Vysehrad also has wonderful city views of Prague and Vltava River.
Below is view of Park Inn Prague from Vysehrad castle walls.
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.