Starwood Hotels has a special rates offer that has been in effect for several years. There are discounts for stays of two to six nights.
- 20% off two night stay
- Third night free (33% discount)
- Fourth night free (25% discount)
- 25% off five night or longer stays
- Two nights free on six night stay (33% discount)
Starwood Hotels Discount Links for Two Night and Longer Stays
Not all hotels participate in these Starwood multiple night discount offers, but I’d estimate hundreds do participate. These rates are not always a good deal compared to other rates. And then sometimes these rates can save several hundred dollars.
One of the best value opportunities with these rates is booking a high category room like a junior suite or suite where the nightly savings can be $100 to $200.
My advice is to call the hotel directly if you actually want to book a suite and try to talk a rate deal. See if you can beat all other online offers.
Hotel Rate Tricks for July 4 Weekend Follow-up
This is a follow-up to yesterday’s July 4 Hotel Rate Tricks. The real hotel rate trick (in a Halloween sense) is some hotels in San Francisco are charging more for a three night Friday to Monday, July 4 weekend stay than the cost to book three separate nights at the hotel.
Comparing yesterday’s search results for the Fourth of July weekend shows 4 of 6 hotels in downtown San Francisco are available with the Z3H third night free rate.
The savings at these four Starwood Hotels ranges from $28 for a three night stay at the W San Francisco to $150 for three nights at the Starwood Luxury Collection historic Palace Hotel which turned 100 years old in December 2009. The original Palace Hotel burned in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 after opening in 1875 as one of the largest hotels in the world. Great history at this hotel but I am not a fan of their beds (unless the hotel replaced them since last summer?). Anyway, the AAA rate for the Palace Hotel is actually $4 per night less than the third night free rate and has better rate terms for cancellation.
Le Meridien has the advantage of balcony rooms and at $146 per night is a decent deal. And the Le Meridien Penthouse Suite is available at $3000 per night (after the third night free discount)!