Today I booked a hotel on an advance purchase rate for 34.50 EUR for an April date where I already have a different hotel stay booked for the city I will be visiting in Europe. I don’t plan to sleep in the hotel room I booked today. My plan is to spend an hour to take a metro to a station near the hotel, check-in, photograph the room and property and take the metro back to the hotel I will be sleeping in for the night.
Best Western Rewards is currently running a promotion through April 14, 2019 for a free night after two stays. I have one Best Western hotel stay booked in California this month, but I had no plans or need for a second stay before the Best Western Rewards promotion ends.
Loyalty Traveler – Best Western free night after two stays Feb 4-April 14, 2019.
My basic reasoning is spending €34.50/$39.00 on a hotel room and taking 60 to 90 minutes to stop by the hotel, check-in and leave is a reasonable price to pay to earn a free hotel night in California.
The Best Western free night certificate is only valid for 60 days after issuance, so I will need to redeem it by mid-June. San Francisco is my default plan for a free night.
Room rates are insane for some nights in San Francisco. Best Western Cartwright Hotel-Union Square is a funky old hotel in the center of the city. This Best Western Premier Collection Hotel is generally priced at 36,000 points per reward night.
A free night at Best Western Premier Collection The Cartwright Hotel – Union Square is the kind of deal that allows me to visit San Francisco overnight without breaking the bank account.
The lowest priced room for Monday June 10, 2019 at Best Western The Cartwright Hotel – Union Square is $521.10 on a prepaid nonrefundable rate.
Paying $39 today for a second Best Western hotel stay for a room night I don’t need during the Best Western Rewards ‘Two Stays earns a Free Night’ promotion seems like a good deal. That free night can place me overnight in a downtown San Francisco hotel room priced over $600 per night.
Loyalty Traveler – The Cartwright Hotel Union Square San Francisco 10K points reward night review Nov 27, 2017.
Best Western Rewards has run a 10,000 points per reward night for any hotel in USA, Canada and Caribbean for the past two years Nov-Jan.
Best Western USA-Canada weekday 10K rewards Nov 15-Jan 15 (Nov 1, 2018).