Cambria Hotels fast-track to top elite after one stay promotion

One of the most intriguing hotel loyalty promotions available now is a Choice Privileges offer for top elite level Diamond status valid through 2020 after one stay at a Cambria Hotels property. Simply stay at any Cambria Hotel and after your stay send an email to Choice Privileges with your Cambria hotel stay folio and a copy of your hotel loyalty card showing elite status or a screenshot of your hotel loyalty account showing elite membership in another program.

Diamond elite status does not come with many benefits, except 50% elite member bonus points compared to 25% bonus points for the next lower tier Platinum.

About Cambria Hotels

Cambria Hotels is the highest market segment brand in Choice Hotels categorized as ‘upscale’ by STR Global Chain Scale. Cambria is also the smallest brand by properties with only 40 hotels open at the end of 2018. There is a big push in 2019 to expand Cambria Suites. The brand has grown to 53 properties with several new openings and more openings scheduled over the remainder of the year, like Cambria Anaheim and Cambria Boston.

Choice Hotels considers Cambria Hotels as the same market segment occupied by competitor brands like Courtyard by Marriott, Aloft, Hilton Garden Inn and Hyatt Place. These competitive market segment hotel brands are also classified as Upscale by STR, a hotel data research company.

The average daily rate at Cambria Hotels is in the $146 per night range. The brand prices about 50% more than their other major brands domestically with Comfort Inn and Suites ($96), Clarion ($84) and Quality Inn ($80). Cambria even tops average daily rates of its quasi-independent brand Ascend Collection Hotels ($127).

There are additional brand specific benefits at Cambria Hotels for most Choice Privileges elite members.

  • Double Your Extras ($5 Amazon gift card or 800 Choice Privileges points or $10 Starbucks card for stays including a Sun-Thu night)
  • $10 hotel credit

Cambria Double Points Promotion

Another offer for Cambria Hotel stays is double points at six newly opened properties.

Choice Privileges double points promotion registration link.

Your Cambria Hotel stay can also place you half way to 8,000 points during the current two stays = 8,000 points promotion.

Loyalty Traveler – Choice Privileges 8,000 points after 2 stays Sep 4-Nov 8.

Since I tend to stay 20 or more nights at Choice Hotels each year and currently hold Choice Privileges Platinum elite, this Cambria Hotels fast-track to Diamond (normally takes 40 nights) intrigues me. Cambria Hotel LAX is currently the only Cambria property open in California. Seems like this might be a good time for me to plan a flight out of LAX.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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  1. I thought that all Cambria’s offer/include free breakfast?
    The Anaheim, CA property, scheduled to open in October 2019 (it doesn’t appear they will make October) will include a water park. Not that a water park is unique, rather, I believe this water park is a first for a Choice-branded/flagged property.


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