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Best strategy for an extended hotel stay?

Best strategy for an extended hotel stay?

  1. Danielle H.

    I’m new to the points/miles game, so please forgive me if I’m asking obvious/easy questions here.

    I’m about to move to the Boca Raton, Fla., area and will need to stay in hotels for a little bit while I search for an apartment to rent. There’s a chance I’ll need to stay in a hotel for up to three weeks (let’s hope not) … but there’s also a chance I only need a day or two.

    Since I’ll be spending out of pocket for my entire move, I’m looking to spend as little money as possible at hotels, however long I end up having to stay.

    I currently have both the Hilton Reserve Visa and the Wyndham Rewards Visa. I should have about 45,000 Hilton points and two free weekend day certificates for meeting my minimum spend on the Hilton Reserve offer — though if I don’t have to use the certificates, I’d rather save them for a sweet vacation stay. My Wyndham points are negligible — 1,900. Like I said, I’m new to the points game.

    I was declined for the Citi Prestige card a couple weeks ago, so I can’t take advantage of that fourth night free perk. I don’t mind trying to apply for another card if it might help.

    Luckily, I have low standards and don’t really care where I stay — extended stays are just fine with me — as long as I have wifi for work purposes. And I don’t mind switching hotels to take advantage of deals.

    I appreciate any advice you guys might be willing to offer on this. I’ll be moving Dec. 1. Thanks!

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=1012]@Danielle H.[/USER] once you have a better idea of your time frame I would contact hotels in the area you are looking at and request a quote for an extended stay. Ask for someone in their Revenue Management department or front office if they don’t have a revenue manager. Other than that just look for cheap point hotels if you are going to be spending points. I agree I would save the free night certificates for a better use down the line if you can,

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