How my Hyatt Points Saved us from Overpriced Local Hotels

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Ugh, inflation. We all know about gas, home and flight prices, but hotels are impacted too. The major hotel brands are reporting double digit rate increases over last year. Did I already say ugh???

Our niece is coming to town soon, and we were looking to reserve a hotel room for her. In the past, we’ve had family members stay in one of two hotels down the street from our house. We live in the suburbs, and the rates are usually reasonable (like $100 or lower). Last summer, we paid a rate of just $86 a night.

Well, the rates are a bit higher now. For the night we need, the cheapest rate is $160+. The points rate is also absurd.

So, I turned to my favorite hotel brand, Hyatt. While we don’t have a Hyatt Place down the street from our house, there are a few locations within a 10-15 minute drive. I have a steady flow of Hyatt points from my Chase World of Hyatt credit card and my Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Thankfully, the Hyatt Place hotels near me are Category 1 hotels. For just 5000 World of Hyatt points, I booked a night for my niece. Yay!

I know that in the miles and points hobby we deal with our own inflation in the form of devaluations from award chart changes and loss of benefits. However, I’m very grateful that there are still bargains to be had using miles and points.

Are you finding some great deals on points compared to cash prices lately?

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