Posted by Ric Garrido

From June 19 through August 14, 2011 Best Western Rewards members earn one free night after three hotel stays. There is a one free night per member limit with this promotion. Free night voucher must be used by or on January 31, 2012. Promotion registration required.

Best Western Rewards Free Night Promotion FAQ.

Best Western Rewards Summer 2011 Promotion Terms and Conditions.

  • Must be resident of U.S., Canada, US Virgin Islands or Bahamas.
  • All Best Western hotels worldwide participate for earning free night.
  • Free night voucher only valid for Best Western hotels in US, Canada and Caribbean.

Elite Member Opportunity to earn 6,500 bonus points

Best Western Rewards elite members also earn 6,500 bonus points for stays in two of three tiers. There are very few Best Western Premier properties in the U.S., but plenty of BW Premier hotels in Europe. Best Western Plus hotels are widespread with about 800 BW Plus hotels worldwide. There are 3,000+ regular Best Western hotels.

Earlier this year I took advantage of Best Western Rewards elite status match offer to receive instant Diamond elite membership (normally requires 30 nights in a calendar year). Status Match, No Catch weblink.

A good value rebate for Summer 2011 hotel stays

This promotion is one of the best hotel loyalty program values for summer 2011 travel; particularly if you are taking a road trip and looking for one night roadside hotel stays.

My recent trip through the Pacific Northwest revealed Best Western hotels as one of the best options for a road traveler. Small towns along Highway 101, Interstate 5 and Highway 97 from California to Canada offer Best Western choices in places where even a Hilton, IHG or Marriott brand is nowhere nearby. I visited several Best Western hotels in lovely locations.

One of my favorite Best Western locations is Mount Shasta, California Best Western Plus Tree House. This is one of the closest hotels to Mount Shasta for great views of the second highest mountain peak in the Cascade Range at 14,179 ft. This hotel also is highly rated on TripAdvisor.com.

Free Night Voucher Redemption

You will receive an email notifying you of your free night voucher two to three weeks after you have completed your third qualifying hotel stay.  You need to print out the voucher to give to the hotel during your free night stay.

I earned a free night voucher during Best Western’s February-April, 2011 promotion. I found complete correlation between hotel availability for reward nights using points and free nights using the voucher for several hotels I checked.

Ultimately I ended up redeeming my free night for a staycation night when relatives were in town. I booked the Best Western Plus Monterey Beach Resort located right on Monterey State Beach for same day arrival. This property is the highest level Best Western Rewards category at 36,000 points. The free night I earned with a trip to Napa, California provided a room value of $256.83 (AAA rate with tax) for an ocean view room.

Best Western Plus Monterey Beach Resort directly on Monterey State Beach.

One of the interesting aspects of Best Western Rewards is free nights using points or free night voucher offered different room types for the Best Western Plus Monterey Beach Resort. One option was a room with non-ocean view ($170.10 AAA or $189 BAR), or a room with a partial ocean view ($188.10 AAA or $209 BAR), or a room with ocean view ($224.10 AAA or $249 BAR).

Obviously I chose the full ocean view room for my free night.

Best Western Plus Monterey Beach Resort, Monterey, California

P.S. Best Western Monterey Beach Resort outdoor swimming pool is one of the largest hotel pools on the Monterey Peninsula. The pool is 3 to 9 ft. deep, making it one of the deepest, if not the deepest pool in Monterey. The pool is sheltered  by the hotel and walls to protect the pool area from the wind when the beach might be biting cold. For Monterey hotels I rank the BW Monterey Beach Resort Pool a 5-key facility.

3 Responses

  1. My wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and myself are planning for our vacation which begins September 12, 2011. I have both read and seen on TV your summer program of earning a free night’s stay with three nights purchased. We try to find a Best Western when we are traveling. We will be driving from Tennessee to the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Will you have any programs after Labor Day that we can use on our trip by staying in a Best Western facility? Thank you.

    Comment by David R. Vaughn on August 26th, 2011 at 4:43 pm
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