After four trips to Krakow, Poland in the past 14 months, this city is a place with loads of fond memories for Kelley and me. We are debating whether to go there again this winter. Gdansk, Poland is also an attractive destination that also appeals to me for a winter trip to the chilly Baltic seaport.
It is not that we do not want to visit new places like Croatia and Portugal, but the price of traveling to Poland in winter with so many hotels offering low reward night rates to burn and low published rates to earn points while spending conservatively is a bargain hard to match elsewhere in Europe.
I created a Google Map for Krakow chain hotels with reward rates. I have stayed in five of these loyalty points hotels including Best Western Premier Q Hotel, Hampton Krakow, Holiday Inn Krakow, Hotel Indigo Krakow and Radisson Blu Krakow.
The main aspect to keep in mind is Best Western and to a lesser degree Hilton Honors have variable reward night rates depending on season for Best Western and published room rates for Hilton.
Best Western rates range from 12,000 points in winter for Best Western Plus Krakow Old Town to 20,000 in summer. I list the range of reward night point levels for Best Western hotels I found with variable rates.
Best Western Rewards 5 hotels
Best Western Plus Krakow Old Town 12,000 to 20,000 points
Krakow Hotel Best Western Premier Opolska 8,000 to 16,000 points
Best Western Efekt Express Kraków Hotel 8,000 to 12,000 points
Best Western Premier Q Hotel Plus Kraków 12,000 to 16,000 points. Confusing name since Q Hotel Plus is a Polish hotel brand and this hotel is rated a BW Premier property.
Best Western Hotel Galicya 8,000-12,000 points
Club Carlson 2 hotels
Park Inn Krakow Club Carlson 28,000 points
Radisson Blu Krakow Club Carlson 44,000 points
Hilton Honors 4 hotels
Hilton Garden Inn Krakow 20,000 points
DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center 20,000 points
Hampton Inn by Hilton Krakow 5,000 points
Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport 10,000 points
IHG Rewards Club 2 hotels
Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre 20,000 points
Hotel Indigo Krakow Old Town 30,000 points
Note: Holiday Inn is actually closer to Krkaow Rynek Glowny Old Town main square than Hotel Indigo. Both locations excellent.
SPG 1 hotel
Sheraton Grand Krakow 10,000 points
Accor Le Club Accorhotels 5 hotels
Note: 2,000 Accor points = 40 EUR credit on paid rates, which is a fundamentally different program model than other loyalty programs. Ibis and Ibis Styles are included in Le Club Accorhotels. Ibis Budget brand hotels do not participate in Le Club Accorhotels, which is why I did not include Ibis Budget Krakow on my map.