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Hilton Honors 2K Everyday Bonus

Earn 2,000 Points every day at over 4,800 hotels when you sign up
and complete a stay from February 1 through April 30, 2017.
Just another way that we get you, more.

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Hilton Hhonors Double Points Extended

Hilton Hhonors has extended its double points promotion that was due to expire at the end of April. This promotion is now valid through the end of August 2016.

You can register here:


Earn Double Points when you sign up and stay at any hotel between
May 1 and August 31, 2016. There’s no limit to how many Points you can earn.

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Hilton Hhonors Fall Bonus

Hilton Hhonors has a new promotion starting when you stay two night.


Sign up below and complete a two night stay within 90 days to earn:

10,000 Bonus Points at these select brands:
Hilton® Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ and Embassy Suites by Hilton™.

5,000 Bonus Points at these select brands:
Hilton Garden Inn™, Hampton by Hilton®, Homewood Suites by Hilton™ and Home2 Suites by Hilton™.

Hilton Honors

Not already a member? Joining is easy – just click on the Enroll button to get started. This will automatically register you for this promotion.

HHonors members who book directly through Hilton get immediate benefits, including HHonors Points towards free nights, free Wi-Fi*, digital check-in and choose your room.

*Standard Wi-Fi is free. Premium has a fee (except for Diamond members). In-Room Wi-Fi access is not free in meeting spaces and at properties with a resort charge.

More information here: Hilton Hhonors Promotion

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Hilton Hhonors Triple Your Trip Promotion for Fall

Hilton is out with a new promotion that looks pretty good!

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Double Tree Holland Michigan

We ended up crashing at the Double Tree in Holland when snow forced us off the highway.  No one as going anywhere that night and many people were hitting hotels.  We quickly went online and booked a night at the Double Tree in Holland.  When we drove up a little later we were given our cookie at check-in and off to our room.

Being pretty full we were given a 4th floor room facing the highway.  No big deal, I did not hear highway noise at night and with the snow the road was pretty empty.

We had a standard two queen room.

Double Tree Holland Room

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Being more of a conference hotel they had a desk instead of a table in the room.

Double Tree Holland room

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They had a great pool area that we wished we had been able to use.  Not planning on a stay we did not have our suits with us.  There is a hot tub and ping pong in the area.

Double Tree Holland pool area

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Double Tree Holland pool

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Being Gold I had free breakfast in the am.  This was the highlight of our stay, sad but true.  The waitress was very friendly and efficient.  The french toast bake, bacon, fresh berries and potatoes were very good.

Double Tree Holland breakfast

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Why was breakfast the highlight?  Its the little things…

Double Tree Holland remote fail

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I severely dislike having the back of the tv remote dangling each time you pick it up.  And if you remove it the batteries fall out when you set if down. (Tried it and didn’t want to shlep out to the front desk for some tape in my pj’s.)  Housekeeping had to have touched the remote at some point right?

And then later when I was chilly I attempted to quickly run a bath to soak my cold feet.  The hot water pressure on the 4th floor was very low.  It took well over 20 minutes to get that tub 1/4 of the way full.  I gave up at that point and soaked my feet/ankles for a bit while reading on the edge of the tub.

Now these things really are not that big of a deal unless you are crabby from a snow storm.  Add in an idling snow plow driver at 4am right under your window and you can see how breakfast was the highlight of my stay.

Would we stay again?  I will say yes to any port in a storm, the Residence Inn was full so I ended up here.  IF we had our suits and planned to swim the night in the pool followed by a tasty breakfast again then yes.  Otherwise I think I will pass in the future.

More information here:

650 East 24th Street, Holland, Michigan, 49423

Regular rate is $119 a night or $113 with a AAA card.



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Sometimes “Points with Cash” is a better option!

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. 


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