Two of the hotel stays for my July trip in Europe were changed in recent weeks from Hyatt and Best Western hotels to Park Plaza Amsterdam Vondelpark and Park Inn Prague to take advantage of club Carlson’s Stay two times and earn a Free Friday night at any Carlson brand hotel worldwide.
I have reviewed both of these hotels in the past. This piece is not another comprehensive review for either hotel. Instead, the focus here is on how I sometimes hotel hop to take advantage of a good value promotion like Club Carlson Free Fridays.
Loyalty Traveler – Club Carlson free Friday Night every two stays or 10K points July 1–Sep 30.
Park Plaza Amsterdam Vondelpark 66 stairs to room 36 (Feb 26, 2017).
Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam (Feb 19, 2015).
Park Inn Prague Hotel Review (Feb 2, 1017).
The main difference with my stays this July compared to winter stays at these two hotels in 2017 is I paid about $120 per night in July compared to about $60 per night for winter stays.
What I like about both of these hotels are their proximity to green spaces in Amsterdam and Prague.
This Amsterdam Vondelpark view is about a two minute walk from Park Plaza Vondelpark.
This green space in the grounds of Vysehrad is about 15 minutes walk up the hill from Park Inn Prague.
Vysehrad also has wonderful city views of Prague and Vltava River.
Below is view of Park Inn Prague from Vysehrad castle walls.
Earning a Free Friday to use October 2017 to January 2018 provides the opportunity to stay at a hotel where rates will probably be over $300 per night at a place like May Fair Hotel London, Radisson Blu Champs Elysée Paris, or a hotel in Cannes, Dublin, Edinburgh. Even a free night at Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago is a good USA redemption opportunity.
San Francisco SFO – Copenhagen, Denmark – Stockholm, Sweden – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Prague, Czechia – Bratislava, Slovakia – London, England – San Francisco SFO (22 days-6 flights-20 hotel nights-6 bus trips)
Copenhagen, Denmark: Skt. Petri Copenhagen Choice Hotels Ascend Collection
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Loyalty Traveler Lost and Found in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre hotel review
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam design for social living
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam beer, bud and burger joints
Amsterdam and Prague Hotels: 2 stays earned 1 Free Friday Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam and Park Inn Prague
Prague, Czechia: Pickpocket stole my wallet on Prague Airport Bus
Prague, Czechia: Park Inn Prague hotel review
Prague, Czechia: Best Western Hotel Kinsky Garden Prague truly boutique
Prague, Czechia: Hotel review Clarion Prague City reward stay
Prague, Czechia: Vyšehrad, Prague far from the madding crowd
Pilsen, Czechia: Marriott Courtyard Pilsen CZ category 1 reward stay
Pilsen, Czechia: Pilsen Czechia photoessay
Brno, Czechia: Holiday Inn Brno, CZ PointBreaks stay
Brno, Czechia: Brno by beer
Brno, Czechia: Brno Bones in Europe’s Second Largest Ossuary
Bratislava, Slovakia: Review Radisson Blu Bratislava Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia: Walk to Bratislava Castle Slovakia photo essay
Bratislava, Slovakia: Bratislava Slovakia photo essay part 2
Bratislava, Slovakia: Category 1 Park Inn Danube Bratislava Slovakia opens Oct 1, 2017
Bratislava, Slovakia: Trip Report Regiojet Bus Bratislava to Brno Airport
London, UK: Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow hotel review
Hotel Loyalty: Loyalty? Yes! Loyal? Not so much for my hotel travel
Hotel Loyalty: My two Club Carlson Free Friday Nights posted today
Airline Loyalty: Aegean Silver elite and 17,000 miles to Star Alliance Gold