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We just completed our trip to DC. What a great time it was, we learned and laughed a lot! It was great to spend time with my sister and watching Daughter experience her first college visit.
Part of this trip was driving over to Detroit airport and spending the night prior to our 8am flight. It either had to allow us to park at the hotel for a few days or be cheap enough to not make me cringe when I had to pay for parking elsewhere.
We ended up going with the Fairfield Inn and Suites package that included parking. For $119 we were able to utilize up to 8 days parking at the next door Qwik Park. Parking alone at Qwik Park would have been over $37. IF you did 8 days parking you would have had $72 in parking at Qwik Park included in the $119 rate.
Check in was a bit busy with one desk clerk but she quickly breezed through the line. We were given a parking voucher and the option to drop our car that evening and book a shuttle for the morning.
We had a two bed queen room with a very large bathroom. The carpet and paint seemed to have been recently completed in our room. And a plus with our late arrival the pool is open 24 hours.
I usually travel with a child who likes a pool but loves a water park! We have some Marriott rewards nights to burn so I was trying to figure out what my Marriott water park type hotel options were.
Fairfield Inn and Suites in Gillette Wyoming is a category 2 with several large water slides that go through the building and several pools.
Marriott is out with their new fall promo for 2014 and it run through the rest of the year.
Marriott is out with a new credit card offer of 70,000 bonus points after a $2,000 spend in three months. Also 1 free night to start in a category 1-4 hotel and a 1 free night in a category 1-5 on your account anniversary.
You earn 5 points for every $1 at Marriott hotels, 2 points per $1 on airline tickets and car rentals. And 1 point per $1 on everything else.
The hotel category one redemption is 7,500 points up to hotel category nine which is 45,000 points.
A category one hotel is Fairfield Inn and Suite McAllen Airport in Texas. A category nine is the Bohemian hotel in Savannah. A category five hotel is the Courtyard Grand Rapids at 25,000 points a night.
The word is that Marriott has purchased the Atlantis in the Bahamas. This would be a great way to stay on points! Not sure when they will allow you to start booking but this could be a very sweet redemption!
More information and signup located here: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/marriottpremier/mrlpherov1/promo/?CELL=6ZB4&SPID=F9TH
This link shows a $1,000 minimum spend which is even better….https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/marriottpremier/70p1ksh/
On our recent trip to Texas I picked up a free Marriott night. Yup, taking one vacation while earning for the next one!
To get your free Marriott night, go to Marriott rewards and create your account. Set your earnings to Marriott points, not airline rewards to get your free night. Once your account is made go to My Account, and in the drop down select Promotion Central. Pick the one that says Marriott Rewards Unexpected Bonus. Click on it to register and you are set to go.
From their website:
To earn your free nights:
- Register by July 31, 2013
- Stay twice at any participating hotel between May 15 and September 2, 2013
- Earn one free night after each second paid stay, up to two free nights
- Enjoy your free nights at any category 1-5 hotel worldwide
2 stays are NOT 2 nights in the same hotel. You need to either visit 2 hotels or stay 2 different dates in the same hotel.
So while in Texas we stayed twice at the Fairfield Inn in Weslaco. It was $72 a night with the AAA rate plus tax. Staying on Thursday and Sunday got us a future free night. I use Kayak to price hotels in the area and unless there is a huge price difference I go with the one giving me the best reward. Either in earned free nights or extra points.
This promo is limited to 2 free nights per account but since it goes until September 2 I might have time to get the 2nd free night. This type of promo works very well if you are on a car trip or moving around vacation destinations.