For those of you living on the west coast or anybody with easy access to Hawaii, the Hyatt card offering two free nights after first purchase is a steal in my book, even with the $75 sign up fee.
Granted I am in a suite courtesy of the Diamond status, but here are some sample room rates. A non suite oceanfront room has a AAA rate of $571 per night. The suite adds $200 more. Rack rate is $870 for oceanfront room here.
So my math is 4 nights at $571 = $2,284 (not that we would ever spend that much) for 2-$75 application fees and 2-5 points off your credit score. Somehow I gotta figure how to keep my Hyatt Diamond status. It runs out tomorrow based on my comped status of one year ago. I’ve been told no more status matches available.