Posted by Ric Garrido

One free night at a Best Western after three stays is a promotion to keep in mind over the next two months. This promotion is available for hotels in the USA, Canada and Caribbean and the free night voucher is valid for any hotel in these same regions. There is a limit of one free night per Best Western Rewards member.

Best Western Rewards Spring Promotion 2013 registration is required. Members can earn 10 points/$1 for paid hotel stays points or choose to earn double miles with either Aeroplan or Air Miles.

The primary drawback to this offer is the short validity of the free night voucher. The free night voucher must be redeemed by June 30, 2013.

Best Western Spring Promotion FAQ.

Free night voucher T&C.

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I see this promotion as an opportunity to pick up three cheap stays in places for about $250 or even less. There are many Best Western hotels where the free night voucher will have a $250+ value. Getting four hotel nights for $250 is a good promotional value.

Best Western Premier hotels are the obvious places to redeem a free night. These are the top tier hotels in the Best Western brand.

Two properties that came to my mind for redeeming an award are the Best Western Premier Ivy Hotel Napa and the San Francisco Best Western Premier Tuscan Inn at Fisherman’s Wharf (a hotel managed by Kimpton Hotels).

Sample date rate checks for Friday night, June 14, 2013:

  • Ivy Hotel Napa = $269
  • Tuscan Inn at Fisherman’s Wharf = $359

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The main point I am trying to emphasize is earning the free night voucher can be an opportunity for booking three cheap hotel nights on three separate stays before April 14 and earning a high value certificate.

Here are some sample midweek rates for Best Western hotels around Monterey Bay, California for next week on Tuesday, February 26. These are winter weekend destinations with higher rates on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Best Western Beach Dunes Inn, Marina, California = $59.99
  • Best Western Park Crest Inn, Monterey = $58.49 (AAA)
  • Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn, Carmel = $89.10 (AAA)
  • Best Western Carmel’s Town House Lodge, Carmel = $89.10 (AAA)
  • Best Western Plus Capitola-by-the-Sea Inn & Suites = $89.99 (AAA)
  • Best Western Plus Seacliff Inn, Aptos = $89.99 (AAA)
  • Best Western Plus All Suites Inn, Santa Cruz = $90 (AAA).

Most of these hotels will be more than double these rates by June.

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These hotels are all located in beach towns and the rates are low season for winter weekday nights. These midweek off-season rates are lower than hotels in many less popular destinations around the USA.

I thought I might use the Best Western promotion in Denver this week to earn a free night voucher since there were Best Western hotels in the $65 to $75 range when properties like Hilton Garden Inn and Marriott Courtyard were around $150. Then I ended up finding Best Rate Guarantee claims with Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group and went that direction instead.

This free night promotion is a good incentive to compare Best Western rates for places you might be visiting.

And earn a free night for a hotel in some other place you might be visiting.

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Best Western Plus Hospitality House, Manhattan NYC

 

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

4 Responses

  1. This is only worthwhile to do if you have a hotel in mind to use.

    You will have a potential problem for doing a Fri/Sat night sty in a primo location ( beach ) because they require two night minimum stay.

    There are some limitations. It’s only valid on standard rooms not multi bedroom suites.

    If points are available you can book the free night cert.

    This isn’t good for a weekend local run unless you have access to $50-$60 night stays and then use it at a place that is easily over $200.

    I did this a couple of years ago when I travelled for work in March and then used the cert near where I live in Friday Harbor of the San Juan islands.

    Seattle area has two good ones..ths one above and one on lake Chelan. Both locations about 2-3 hr travel time from Seattle.

    Other good locations to target….

    Besides the ones mentioned along the California coadt, there are a couple of places along the Oregon coadt ( bookings, Seaside, and in the gold beach/Brandon area)

    BW just outside the south rim of the grand canyon as well as one in Sedona

    Two in Moab, Ut gateway for Arches and Canyonlands, 2 i just outside of Bryce Canyon..one is newer. Best western in whitefish just outside of glacier NP.

    Those are ones I would target. You want to target ones that at point value are 24,000-36,000 in award points per night for the free cert.

    You can look at pts as categories divided by 4,000 pts….CAT 6-9 are the ones to target.

  2. In the western states Best Western is a good brand for getting near National Parks in gateway towns where there are no other chain hotels besides possibly Choice and Wyndham.

  3. i have stayed 2 different times from april 3-10th 2013 how do i know if i stay a 3rd night i will get a free night? do you want my comfirmation numbers?

    Comment by lyle vandenberg on April 11th, 2013 at 5:20 pm
  4. @lyle – call Best Western to see how many stays have been credited to your account. As long as you registered and have three stays you should earn the free night.

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