Originally Posted by love2ft
Can anyone recommend the best way to maximize this promo? I have a four-night stay with the family in Anaheim next month. I'm Platinum, but
Mr. love2ft doesn't have status with BW. We're tempted to split the stay with a Hilton property to help me get/keep Gold status through 2013. I also am Platinum PC.
Any suggestions on what is a good way to max current promos but also which chain is best for Disneyland? I normally stay at the Disney properties so not too sure, but I'll check out the related travel forums after this. TIA
Simple (well, at least it would simple wihout a family tagging along!). The maximum value in the promos is achieved by doing only 1-night stays
. Ie, by changing the hotel every night
. That's because you get the miles on a per-stay basis, not on a per-night basis. And a stay is any number of consecutive
nights at the same hotel, no matter how many times you check in or check out.
In Anaheim, it's not hard to find multiple BWs within a short drive of each other. You might even be able to find a couple BWs within walking distance of each other, I'm not sure.
Are you driving to the hotel(s)? Be aware that all the HIlton properites in the area tack on parking charges (even with unsecured lots at the Garden Grove Hampton/HGI/Embassy trio), which is likely to make them much more expensive than many of the BWs. Because of the parking charges, this is not an area I choose to do any stays on my own dime to help me maintain my
Consider that there are lots of shuttles for taking people to Disneyland. Disneyland is huge, and its parking lots are huge, so beware of some hotel claiming it's "one block" from Disneyland; it may simply be "one block" from a Disneyland fence or wall
! The only way you can walk into Disneyland is if you are in a hotel reasonably near the entrance
You mention PC Plat. As a PC Plat, you'll get a free (combo hot/cold) breakfast buffet (including coffee but not juice
) at the Holiday Inn on Manchester. It uses a shuttle service for Disneyland. I often get it on $70ish (AAA rate), which is many $$ less
than I can ever get the Hampton or HGI. The breakfast buffet is not as extensive as HGI or even Hampton, but it's "good enough" for me at those $$ savings. And the Holiday Inn (as well as the Staybridge next door) has free parking.