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Heading to Hawaii before the end of the year? Check out the latest Starwood promotion!
But I did some digging, and the deal isn’t quite as good as they suggest!
Here’s what you need to know about this deal.
Happy Canada 150, Hawaii!
Starwood is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by giving folks an incentive to vacation far, far away from Canada. 😉
For Starwood stays booked and completed by December 20, 2017, you’ll get up to 35% off rooms and dining at certain restaurants on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu! Here’s what you need to know:
- Discounts and offers vary by hotel
- Discount is taken off of the lowest prepaid rate
- You must be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest
- Book online or call 866-716-8141 and use rate plan SPG35HI
- Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
- NOT valid for groups
- You can NOT combine this promotion with other offers or promotions
Is This a Good Deal?
As with most Starwood promotions, it’s very difficult to actually find the value Starwood advertises. I did NOT find any hotels that were 35% off the lowest prepaid rate. And some hotels were even HIGHER.
For example, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, costs $265 before taxes without the promotional rate.
But the same hotel costs $286 before taxes with the promotional rate. That’s $21 more!
That said, the promotional rate has free cancellation, breakfast for 2, and earns double Starwood points. So perhaps adding all those things together would make the promotional rate a better deal than the lowest prepaid rate. But that’s hardly the advertised deal!
I did find a discount at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in December. Rooms cost $304 per night, but the promotion code brought the price down to $267. And you get a 35% discount at select restaurants.
Remember to use the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express when you’re spending at Starwood hotels. That’s because you’ll get an extra 2 Starwood points per $1, whether you’re paying for your room, or eating at an in-house restaurant!
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Starwood is advertising 35% off hotel stays and select restaurants in Hawaii through December 20, 2017.
I didn’t find any hotels for 35% off with this promotion, and some cost even more than the regular prepaid rate. But it’s worth checking for your desired location and dates. You just might get lucky!
Does this promotion fit into your upcoming fall travel plans?