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Best card for long term hotel stay
I will be staying in a hotel for a minimum of 31 days and probably more like 90 days. I was leaning towards Residence Inn (cause I like Marriott), but was wondering what credit card to use or apply for to maximize my spend. I figure I should be getting some bonus from the situation. Wondering about the 4th night free card or others that would work in my favor. I won’t have much stuff since it will all be stored in my hanger, so I could easily pick up and move hotels or rooms. In the state of Idaho if you stay 30 days or more they refund the taxes (14%) that is a somewhat of a bonus if I stay in one place. Any suggestions or insight
Hi [USER=2305]@beth[/USER], and welcome!
There are a couple of things to consider here:
[*]Mostly loyalty programs won’t award points [I]at all[/I] for stays of 30+ days.
[*]The 4th night free perk from Citi would only give you the 4th night free for every stay, regardless of the length of the stay. You’d have to change hotels every 4 nights to get this benefit with any frequency.
[*]Something like the Residence Inn would certainly be more comfortable for a long stay, but it might make sense to use a credit card that gets 2x or 3x on hotel spend, but accrues flexible points. You’ll get quite a few hotel points from your bill alone, but it might be nice to have points that you could use for airlines or other brands.
[*]Check the various hotel promotions — it might be worthwhile to move among brands.