Posts Tagged With: Super 8

Super 8 Pigeon Forge

We recently spent a week in Tennessee this June.  To try to keep our trip lower cost I used hotel points for many of the nights we were on the road.  The Super 8 Pigeon Forge on Emert had good reviews and is in a good location.

If you have never been to Pigeon Forge I would describe to people as the Wisconsin Dells on steroids.  OMG!  Miles of mini golf, go carts, dinner shows and entertainment.  While there is a cheap/free (depending) trolley system this area is really not that walk able as things are spread out vs Gatlinburg.  I do not like to drive all over, I would rather walk to dinner so I was pleased to see our hotel was within two blocks of the Old Mill Restaurant.

If you do not walk to drive anywhere or really walk the hotel is behind Wendy’s, Arby’s, Ihop, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, etc.  I would recommend you make the short walk to  The Mill and so did the sweet lady who checked us in.

The Super 8 has exterior hall ways and four floors with an elevator.  I had the option of booking a standard king room or a king room with a jacuzzi tub and fireplace.  No thinking needed there, I want the tub!

Super 8 Pigeon Forge

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Our fourth floor room was very spacious.  It offered a sofa pullout bed near the door.

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Super 8 South Padre Island

We spent two nights at the Super 8 on South Padre Island, Texas.  We found a ridiculously cheap AA rate of $54 a night and combined with American Airlines Rewards tickets we had a cheap trip to Texas!

The Super 8 is more of a place where people stay for a week or so.  The room came with a kitchenette and some families were grilling outside their rooms in the parking lot.  We walked across the parking lot to the Big Donkey for Mexican food for dinner.  (Food was great!)

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Beach access is up a block from the hotel on Gulf Blvd.  Daughter is old enough to carry her own items and we would walk to the beach each day.  I am very happy to pay $100 less a day and walk the 5 minutes to the beach.

There is a pool and hot tub at the Super 8.  Kind of different, they are behind a large locked gate to the front of the hotel… This pic is from Super 8. It was always dark when we got to the pool after dinner and watching the sunset.  The pool was very crowded each night but they never seems to stop kids.

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We would stay at the Super 8 again. It was very clean and it didn’t bother me to have people cooking in the parking lot. I had read up on the hotel before we visited and was not surprised to see it.  If that gets someone a vacation and they are doing it safely and away from my room I could careless!

Super 8 South Padre Island

4205 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX 78597 US

More information can be found here: http://www.super8.com/hotels/texas/south-padre-island/super-8-south-padre-island/hotel-overview

 

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Wyndham X-Treme X-men Promotion

Wyndham Rewards is offering a promotion tied to the X-men offering enough extra points to cash out for dinner and a movie. You do not have to cash out points for dinner and a movie, the points are yours to do as you wish. I save them for hotel nights.  I will not be making a special effort to participate in this promo but if I were staying twice in the time period I would register for the promotion.

Here are some redemption examples to give you an idea:

Days Inn Cocoa Beach- 16,000 points

Ramada Titusville, Kennedy Space Center – 10,000 points

Super 8 Melbourne – 10,000 points

 

Wyndham Rewards-

  • Wingate
  • Hawthorn
  • Microtel
  • Wyndham
  • Ramada
  • Baymont
  • Days Inn
  • Super 8
  • Howard Johnson
  • Travelodge
  • Knights Inn

Stay at a participating hotel between April 1 – June 30, 2014. Register and earn 8,000 bonus points on your second stay. Get this bonus up to 3 times, for your 2nd, 3rd and 4th stays.

Register here: https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/promoReg.action?promoRuleCode=SPRING2014&promoCode=SPRING2014wy&variant=us&wid=brand:wrt:xmen:stay:us:spring14:web:dd:wy?EID=WY_20140401_DD_XMENSTAY

 

This redemption chart is from Wyndham Rewards:

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Points Reward
5,500 One Free Night at Tier 1* Hotel
8,000 One Free Night at Tier 2* Hotel
10,000 One Free Night at Tier 3* Hotel
14,000 One Free Night at Tier 4* Hotel
16,000 One Free Night at Tier 5* Hotel
20,000 One Free Night at Tier 6* Hotel
25,000 One Free Night at Tier 7* Hotel
30,000 One Free Night at Tier 8* Hotel
50,000 One Free Night at Tier 9* Hotel
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