You must book by Friday, August 1 to take advantage of Starwood Vacation Villas 1,000 bonus points promotional AAA rate offer at 13 properties. This “AUTOP” special AAA promotion requires prepaid, nonrefundable rates for bookings by Friday, August 1 for hotel stays completed by December 18, 2014.
Starwood Villas are timeshare apartment style properties. Most resorts have a choice of rooms, up to 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas. These are good properties for family travelers.
The limitation to this offer is the AAA rate is slightly higher than the lowest prepaid rate for most hotels I checked. This means the 1,000 bonus points per stay is the primary benefit of this offer for paying a few dollars more per night.
Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale
17700 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Westin Kierland Villas, Scottsdale
15620 North Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas, Palm Springs
71777 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, California
- 218 Riverfront Lane, Avon, Colorado
Lakeside Terrace Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
173 Lake Street, Avon, Colorado
Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
160 Beaver Creek Boulevard West, Avon, Colorado
Sheraton PGA Vacation Resort, Port St. Lucie
8702 Champions Way, Port St. Lucie, Florida
Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando
(2-night minimum stay)
12401 International Drive, Orlando, Florida
Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
(2-night minimum stay)
8800 Vistana Centre Drive, Orlando, Florida
Vistana’s Beach Club
10740 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, Florida
Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas
3301 Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcán Km 12.5 Lt 18 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Starwood Vacation Villas 1000 bonus points AAA Rate Analysis
Sheraton PGA Vacation Resort, Port St. Lucie, Florida
Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19 (4-night stay)
- $104 = One-Bedroom Villa, 469 sq. ft. with kitchenette and dining room. $112 is regular rate for prepaid, nonrefundable booking.
- $113 = One Bedroom Premium Villa, 1,016 sq. ft. with full kitchen and balcony. $122 is regular rate for prepaid, nonrefundable booking.
- $121 = Two-Bedroom Villa, 1,030 sq. ft. with full kitchen, balcony or patio. $132 is regular rate for prepaid, nonrefundable booking.
For this Starwood villa promotion, the AAA prepaid, nonrefundable rate is lower than all rates, except for Florida Resident discount rates that are a couple of dollars per night less. The AAA promotional AUTOP rate earns 1,000 bonus Starpoints to make this the best deal.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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