Jul242017

Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport $58 night earned 34,828 points

All my IHG Accelerate points from a $58 room rate for one night at Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport in June 2017 posted this week for 34,828 points.

Kelley and I also had a $23 dinner with four Lech beers at 10pm after our flight from Barcelona and hotel arrival at 10pm.

HIX Warsaw-2

HIX Warsaw-1

HIX Warsaw Airport offers free airport shuttle

Originally I had booked Hampton Warsaw City Centre for our overnight in Warsaw, then decided to change the reservation to the Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport hotel and complete four of my summer IHG Accelerate promotion tasks with a single $58 hotel night, plus earn 18,000 bonus points.

Loving my IHG Accelerate summer 2017 offer (April 18, 2017).

IHG Accelerate summer 2017 tasks 43K

Task 1: Stay Once, earn 2,500 bonus points

Task 2: Stay in any country outside Americas, earn 8,000 bonus points.

Task 3: Spend on IHG Rewards Club credit card, earn 1,500 bonus points.

Achievement Bonus: Complete 3 tasks, earn 18,000 bonus points.

Early Stay Bonus: Stay once in June, earn 3,000 bonus points.

IHG Accelerate activity-1

I earned 1,828 points for the hotel stay with 1,120 points for hotel spend ($58 room rate + $23 dinner), 300 Welcome bonus points as Platinum amenity gift and 408 points for IHG credit card hotel stay spend.

34,828 points earned on my $58 hotel rate + $23 dinner.

IHG Accelerate activity-2

Arrival in Warsaw Airport

Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport provides complimentary shuttle service to the hotel. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes. We waited about 10 minutes for the shuttle to arrive. I called the airport to make sure the shuttle would pick us up. We were the only passengers at 9:30pm.

WAW Chopin

Funny thing is we had to wait several minutes in the shuttle van just outside the airport terminal for a long train slowly passing across the main airport access road.

Welcome to Poland.

The hotel restaurant and bar were still lively and filled with more than a dozen diners at 10pm on a Wednesday night.

Welcome to Poland.

Basic and nice Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport hotel.

HIX WAW TV

HIX sink

HIX shower

After dropping luggage off at the room we headed downstairs for dinner and beer. 

We were ready for a bed after more than 24 hours of travel and a Barcelona Airport pub crawl on our 4 hour layover between the Level flight from Oakland and the Vueling flight to Warsaw.

I was surprised how cheap beer was at Barcelona Airport.

The next morning I was ready to roll out of bed with morning coffee.

HIX WAW coffee

Kelley got up in time for morning complimentary HIX breakfast. We were able to hang out at the hotel until noon, then take the free shuttle back to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

My $58 hotel night at HIX Warsaw Airport earned enough points for 7 PointBreaks reward nights. I will be staying three nights this week with IHG hotels on PointBreaks for 15,000 total points.

IHG Rewards Club has provided fantastic value for me on hotel stays in Europe these past few years.

Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport reward nights are 15,000 points per night. Paid rates are generally around 250-300 PLN ($68-$82 USD).

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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