Category Archives: Marriott

Which Hotels Offer Free Breakfast?

You can save money when you stay at hotels that offer free breakfast.

Which Hotels Offer Free Breakfast

Why Pay for a Hotel Breakfast When You Can Get It Free?

Some hotels offer free breakfast to everyone, while others only give free breakfast to elite members of their loyalty programs.

Keep reading to find out which hotels make the most important meal of the day the least expensive one!

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News You Can Use – Save $100 on Hotels, Bonus Club Carlson Points, Double Southwest Points, & More!

1.   Save $100 When You Spend $350 or More on Travelocity Hotels

You can save $100 when you book a hotel stay of $350 or more on Travelocity by January 28, 2015 (tomorrow!).  Just enter promotional code “2DAY100″.

News You Can Use Save 100 On Hotels Bonus Club Carlson Points Double Southwest Points More

Put a $100 Back in Your Wallet With Promotion Code “2DAY100″

To get the discount, you must stay at least 3 nights by December 31, 2015.  You will NOT get the discount on Travelocity’s  “Top Secret Hotels.”

There is a looong list of hotels that aren’t included such as Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  So this deal may not work for everyone.

Be sure to compare Travelocity’s prices with other sites like Expedia to be sure you’re really saving!

2.   Earn 10,000 Bonus Points per Night at Certain Radisson Hotels

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Hotel Hustle Is a Better Way to Search for Hotel Award Nights!

I’ve written about using Award Mapper to search for award nights at different chain hotels all at the same time.  It’s a great time-saver!

But now there’s a smarter award night search tool.

Hotel Hustle will show you:

  • Chain hotels in a specified city (map or list view)
  • Number of points required for an award night
  • Available award rooms for specific dates
  • Paid cost of the room (for comparison)
  • Value (cents per point and if it’s a good deal overall)

And if an award night isn’t available, you can set up alerts.  If the room you want becomes available with points, Hotel Hustle will email you to let you know!

Hotel Hustle Is A Better Way To Search For Hotel Award Nights

Hotel Hustle Searches for Available Award Nights, Compares Cost of a Paid Room, and Lets You Set up Alerts

I love new travel tools that help save time and aggravation!

How Does It Work?

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in Central America

Update:   Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for pointing out that many folks don’t stay right in San Jose or Belize City.  Emily and I haven’t been to these destinations, so it’s helpful when our readers add their experiences!  We hope these guides can save folks time when searching for hotels, and that our readers continue sharing their feedback and advice.

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in Central America:

  • Belize (Belize City) (Starting June 2015)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose) (Starting March 2015)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In Central America

Want to See the Mayan Ruins in Belize? Southwest Will Take You There Starting June 2015

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“I Was Actually Getting Paid to Stay at Marriott!”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Brainstorm

Jon writes Travel Brainstorm to help others lean how to stretch their travel budget and take amazing vacations while remaining debt free.

He’s also giving away a $25 Starbucks e-gift card.

TravelBrainStorm - Interview With Jon

Glacier National Park

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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