Better Know a Rate: SPG Birth Year is a closer look at the Starwood Hotels discount rate for two and three night stays. The Birth Year deal is pay a published full rate for the first night, typically higher than best flexible rate. The second night and third night is the rate of your birth year 19xx. Not all hotels allow a third night birth rate. Some hotels charge $100 + birth year for second or third night. And some hotels do something slightly different as we see with Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica, California.
Starwood Hotels Celebrate Your Birth Year rate link in bottom center of the newly refreshed SPG.com website.
This NBR promo code rate is available only for select hotels in USA, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica offers a birth year rate for weekends. The advantage of the birth year rate at this hotel is rates tend to be higher on weekends for this beach location.
What I do not like about this page is the rate does not mention that this hotel has a Birth Year + $100 nightly rate for the second and third nights. You have to go through the booking process before this is revealed in the rate terms.
Le Meridien Santa Monica for Friday, October 31 check-in offers city view room for $325 or ocean view for $390. Note: Le Meridien Santa Monica hotel is four blocks from the ocean beach, so not exactly a beach view.
One feature of Starwood Birth Year rate is sometimes there are higher category hotel rooms available.
Ocean View Room Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Three night stay = $610
Friday, October 31: $390 for Ocean view King room.
Saturday, November 1: $160
- Second night $100 + Birth Year. For me that is $60. Most hotels do not have the $100 surcharge on this rate.
Sunday, November 2: $60.
SUNDAY OFFER: rates equal to your birth year only! (Note: this is the first time I have seen this kind of discount. Most hotels charging $100 + Birth Year will charge that rate for both second and third nights.
Birth Year Rate Description for Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Birthyear Offer. Rate from $300 for the 1st night, 2nd and 3rd night rates equal to your birth year + $100.
Example born in 1948 pay $148 per night for 2nd & 3rd night.
SUNDAY OFFER: rates equal to your birth year only! Born in 1948? Pay only $48 on Sunday as your 2nd or 3rd night.
Rate may vary based on room type. Identification Required.
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
$610 for three nights booking birth year rate for Ocean View King room this weekend (Friday, October 31 – Monday, November 3) .
$1,062 for three nights booking advance purchase, nonrefundable rate for Ocean View King room Oct 31-Nov 3.
Save 42% on this booking using Starwood Birth Year rate compared to booking the lowest rate on spg.com.
Birth year rate savings are usually not this great. This is just a random example I quickly found today when looking at SPG Birth Year rates in southern California.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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