Hyatt Gold Passport has a standing offer of Double Points rates at most hotels worldwide through December 31, 2016. This is a bonus points package rate that costs more than the Best Flexible Rate.
Is it worth it to pay higher rates for double points?
Today, I looked at the Hyatt website special offers page before the site goes black Dec 15-18 for maintenance this week. Most Hyatt brand hotels worldwide offer the Double Hyatt Points rate.
Hyatt Double Points August 11, 2014 to December 31, 2016
Hyatt Double Points link. Hyatt Offer code 2XPTS.
Here is a sample rate for San Francisco Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf.
- AAA rate = $162 (checked rate, but not shown in image)
- Advance Purchase rate = $171
- Hyatt Daily Rate = $179
- Hyatt Double Your Points = $197
The Double Your Points rate earns an additional 5 points per dollar or 985 bonus points for an additional $35 + 15.5% tax. Hyatt regularly offers buy points promotions with rates under $20 per 1,000 points.
In general, any promotional hotel rate that is long term, like this 2.5 year Hyatt Double Your Points special offer promotion, will not be a good deal on a room rate only basis.
This Hyatt Double Your Points rate can be a good value if you are planning for a large amount of incidental spend like a dinner party during your hotel stay. If you were to spend $1,000 to $1,500 on incidental spend for a room rate that is $35 more per night, then earning an additional 5,000 to 7,500 bonus points provides incentive for booking Double Your Points room rates.
Otherwise, you are probably overpaying for points if you earn double points only on the Hyatt room rate. Hyatt Double Your Points rates are for big spenders.