Nov132013

Marriott Chicago Area Holiday Discount Code

One of the common misconceptions among leisure travelers is hotel rates are high during Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks when so many families take to the road. In my experience, these are two of the best weeks of the year for finding deep hotel rate discounts. There are few business travelers during these holiday weeks and hotels cut rates at many urban hotels to their lowest of the year to fill rooms.

Marriott has a special rate offer for select hotels in the Chicago area for stays through December 26. Use promotion code HOL in the rate search.

Marriott Chicago HOL

  • Chicago Marriott O’Hare – rates from $87 per night
  • Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel – rates from $79 per night
  • Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel – rates from $129 per night
  • Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove – rates from $71 per night
  • Lincolnshire Marriott Resort – rates from $87 per night
  • Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort – rates from $87 per night
  • Chicago Marriott Oak Brook – rates from $79 per night
  • Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette – rates from $71 per night
  • Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare – rates from $87 per night
  • Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel – rates from $95 per night

These are the hotels listed in the press release.

Renaissance Blackstone has a rate far lower than the $129 shown. Thanksgiving week rates came up at $103 using the HOL promotion code. For this specific hotel the AAA rate is even better with another 5% off at $97 per night. Both the HOL rate and the AAA rate have prepaid, nonrefundable rules for The Blackstone.

I was ready to write off the HOV promo code as a waste of time, yet rate searches at the other hotels on this list showed the HOL rate lower than AAA. These low rates shown above for the ten hotels look like they are primarily for Thanksgiving and Christmas week stays. Many of these sub-$100 Marriott properties are in the $200 range next week.

Marriott MegaBonus

Keep in mind that Marriott Rewards members enrolled in Marriott MegaBonus earn one free category 1-5 hotel night after two stays by January 15, 2014. Two free night certificate limit during the promotion. Rates like these make earning free nights a great deal when staying at marriott brand hotels. The free night certificate posts to you account after the second stay and is valid for one year.

Current Promotions:

***** Marriott Rewards – MegaBonus Sep 15, 2013 – Jan 15, 2014 (Loyalty Traveler post Aug 12)

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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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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Comments

  1. I love the Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks. Those weeks I can reserve hotels that I usually cannot afford to expense.

  2. We love the Renaissance Blackstone. Really like the decor of the rooms. We stayed there for the first time on the $93 tay day rate you posted about … well, on tax day.
    On our first stay the room was great, but the view was horrible. The second stay was for my birthday and I emailed the hotel asking for a nice view, and they delivered. It was still a standard room (I have no elite status with them), but a corner room with a city/lake view. Lovely!

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