Using a Kayak link from Dave’s site I easily found the Days Inn Hotel Circle South at $95 per night and it was $85 at Orbitz, Cheaptickets and $85.50 at Hotels.com.I submitted my claim Sunday night and had my approval Monday by noon for the free night. And as with all Wyndham Rewards properties, I had done a Tripadvisor.com search of other guests experiences and condition reports. I think it is a must for these lower end hotels.
Three nights so far, paid for one with the Best Rate Guarantee and the second night free at the Marriott LaJolla.
I used Katy’s name for the BRG and still have mine available for January as it is one property per chain per month. Time to go exploring
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Day Four San Diego = Comfort Inn at the Harbor
I always like having more than one option for housing and this time it was use Choice Privileges rewards points or the hotelclub.com voucher for $49 off the price.
I narrowed it down to the Comfort Inn at Old Town for 20K points or $94 or Comfort Inn at the Harbor for 16K points or $84? Tripadvisor shows the At the Harbor site to be in renovation and almost complete with all positive reviews. That won over the $10 higher or 4K higher award redemption. Now comes the big decision: 16K in points or $84+10 tax-$49 coucher for $44 total.
$44 or 16K in points? $44 was the answer so I can save the points for a better opportunity.
Out of pocket expenses to date: $33 for the airfare, $118 total for two nights in the Marriott LaJolla, free night for number 3 and $44 for night number four. Total $195 plus rental car that I’m bidding $15 per day for and the SeaWorld tickets.
That to me is Frugal Travel. If one flight gets bumped, we’ll actually make a profit going to San Diego.
Thanks Readers for the Wyndham Help
Jeromie, Dino, Todd and others that offered to help out get rid of this odd number, I appreciate your helping me out. I’m gonna be 3200 miles closer to Lifetime Platinum with American and get rid of those 7977 points that have just been sitting there. I think they were a sign up bonus and a hotel that actually gave points on a Best Rate Guarantee free night.