Sometimes unexpectedly you need a hotel room. It might be the snow falling at 2 inches an hour, it might be due to a lack of electricity, any other sort of fun surprise that the weather can throw at us. I use most of my hotel points for vacation but some nights I just need a place to sleep when getting home isn’t an option. Last night was one of those nights, I had game plan and when I heard the road was closed near home I was able to quickly book the room online.
Last night my closest and cheapest option ended up being the Double Tree in town. Rack rate for two queens was $129, AAA rate was $122. Standard points redemption was 20,000 points or $.00645 a point in worth. But Hilton also offered a Points and Cash option. 8,000 points and $40 cash. So $89 off the bill for 8,000 points, that made the points worth $.0111. I would much rather use only 8,000 points as I don’t have my summer travel planned out yet. And $40 isn’t bad for a night. Free breakfast buffet in the morning since I have Hilton Gold Status was a nice perk. But not being stuck out in a snow bank was well worth the $40.