I’ve written about how to take a Disney vacation for cheap using miles and points. And how you can get airfare and a 5-night stay at Disney hotels Dolphin and Swan from just 2 credit cards!
There are so many hotels near Walt Disney World where you can stay using points or weekend night certificates. So how do you choose?
You Can Stay at the Disney Swan Hotel Using Starwood Points, but There Are LOTS of Other Great Options Near Walt Disney World!
I checked TripAdvisor for the best hotels close to Walt Disney World. Here are some top picks you can book with hotel points!
Million Mile Secrets reader, TB, commented:
There are some hotel and airline chains in which you can transfer points/miles to points/miles and vice versa for 1:1 or 1:2 or better ratio.
What site can I go to to know what hotel or airline accepts transferred points/miles from other hotels or airlines?
Great question! You can NOT transfer airline miles from 1 airline to another. And you can NOT transfer hotel points between hotel programs. But it is possible to transfer hotel points to airline miles.
Let’s 1st look at transferring hotel points to airline miles. And later we can take a look at transferring airline miles to hotel points.
You Can Transfer Hotel Points to Airline Miles. But Should You?
I’ll explain how to do it. And if it’s ever a good idea to make the transfer!
1. Did you hear? I got 5 Alaska Airlines cards in the same day!
I Earned 125,000 Alaska Airlines Miles – More Than Enough for a 1-Way First Class Flight from the US to Mumbai on Emirates Worth ~$16,420!
2. It’s now easier to earn the Southwest Companion Pass because you can earn 50,000 points with all 3 Chase Southwest cards.
Update: The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card offer in this post is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Million Mile Secrets reader Brian commented:
I’m totally new to miles. My wife and I would like to go to Hawaii. I have enough American Airlines miles to get us there, but need help with hotels.
Where should I start? What’s a good chain or card to collect miles on for Hawaii?
Planning a trip to Hawaii is very exciting, Brian! Congratulations on earning the American Airlines miles to get there!
Brian and His Wife Have Enough Airline Miles to Fly to Hawaii – but Where Should They Stay?
Let’s see what strategies Brian can use to get Big Hotels with Small Money in Hawaii!
1. Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points After 2 Choice Hotel Stays
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 5,000 to 8,000 bonus Choice points (depending on the number of base points you earn) when you complete 2 trips at any Choice Hotel.
To earn the bonus points, you must register, book at a qualifying rate, and check-in by August 19, 2015. Also, set your earning preference to hotel points.
There are different booking requirements based on your status with Choice hotels. Corporate travelers can book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system.
There is NO limit to the number of bonus Choice points you can earn.
You Can Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points for 2 Choice Hotel Stays. That’s Enough for a $50 Gift Card From Certain Retailers. But You Can Redeem the Points Any Way You Like!