40 Embassy Suites hotels have a gas card offer for summer travel. Gas card value ranges from $10 per night to $50 per stay.
The only reason I am writing about this offer is due to an email I received from a PR person representing Embassy Suites after my post on Four Points, Aloft, Element offering a $40 gas card for a two night stay. She provided a list of 40 participating Embassy Suites hotels offering the gas card promotion; approximately 20% of the chain.
After an hour analyzing this offer at numerous hotels, I have to say that this is basically a 1-key offer. Most hotels will charge a higher rate over Best Available. Most hotels I checked required a higher rate that completely negates the value of the gas card.
Why pay $25 more per night for a $25 gas card? After hotel taxes, the higher rate ends up being more than the value of the gas card for most hotels I checked.
Value-added package rates are hotel rates I find most annoying. Generally the value-added component for meals, spa credit, or a tour offer is negated by the higher rate code. Aside from extended parking rates, I rarely find a good value offer with value-added packages, unless you were already planning to have a spa treatment or golf or dine during your hotel stay.
I read a Cornell Hospitality Research report a couple of years ago that encouraged hotel revenue managers to create bundled packages as a method for getting higher rates out of travelers who would be unlikely to compare the cost of the package components.
The Embassy Suites gas card seems to be one of these offers designed to steer guests into paying a higher room rate.
There are some hotels where this gas card rate might work out to be a $5 to $10 gas card value per hotel night. But my general advice is not to waste too much time on this offer.
Loyalty Traveler 1-key offer.
- Phoenix-Scottsdale, AZ: $50 Gas Gift Card per stay (applies even if stay is just one night)
- Tucson-Paloma, AZ: $50 Gas Gift Card for two-night stay for any weekend
- Phoenix North, AZ: $25 Gas Gift Card per night
- Flagstaff, AZ: $20 Gas Gift Card per night
- Walnut Creek, CA : $20 Gas Gift Card per night
- Temecula, CA: $15 Gas Gift Card per two-night stay
- Lompoc, CA: $10 Gas Gift Card per night (Limit, up to three nights)
- San Luis Obispo, CA: $10 Gas Gift Card per night (Limit, up to three nights)
SoCal Cluster (18 hotels): $10 Gas Gift Card per night (Limit, up to three nights)
- Embassy Suites Valencia
- Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
- Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Glendale
- Embassy Suites Los Angeles Airport/North
- Embassy Suites Arcadia – Pasadena
- Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Downey
- Embassy Suites Anaheim – South
- Embassy Suites Anaheim – North
- Embassy Suites Irvine – Orange County Airport
- Embassy Suites Santa Ana – Orange County Airport
- Embassy Suites Brea – North
- Embassy Suites Palm Desert
- Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa
- Embassy Suites Temecula
- Embassy Suites San Diego – La Jolla
- Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
- Embassy Suites LAX South
- Embassy Suites Ontario Airport
- Denver International Airport, CO: $15 per night (Limit, up to three nights)
- Denver Tech Center, CO: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Alpharetta, GA: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Boston Logan Airport, MA: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Las Vegas Convention Center, NV: $25 Gas Gift Card per night
- Las Vegas, NV: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Charlotte: $25 Gas Gift Card per night (max: 2)
- Cleveland Rockside, OH: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Columbus Dublin, OH: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Dallas Park Central, TX: $50 Gas Gift Card per two-night stay
- Dallas Galleria, TX: $20 Gas Gift Card per night
- Houston – Energy Corridor, TX: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk, TX: $25 Gas Gift Card per stay
- Seattle – Bellevue, WA: $25 Gas Gift Card per night
- Seattle-North Lynnwood, WA: $20 Gas Gift Card per night