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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 04:44:29 AM »
I'm trying to book points reservations for next summer and can't find point redemptions available for rooms that can accommodate 6 people. I've tried both Marriott and IHG. Redemptions are available for smaller rooms, but not larger ones and there is plenty of capacity at the hotels.

Is there a way to book larger suites with points?
If the hotel offers connecting rooms you can just book two and request to be next to each other.

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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2017, 01:32:36 PM »
If the hotel offers connecting rooms you can just book two and request to be next to each other.
My experience has been that connecting rooms are not guaranteed and depends on availability at time of check in.
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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 11:54:59 AM »
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Also not a steadfast rule. I stayed in a suite in Atlanta last year that officially allowed up to 8 ppl.

Which hotel in Atlanta did you stay in?

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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 11:56:30 AM »
Which hotel in Atlanta did you stay in?
Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria
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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 12:17:36 PM »
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Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria

Priceline and Hotels.com dont have options for suites. How did you book?

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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 12:32:43 PM »
Priceline and Hotels.com dont have options for suites. How did you book?
Perhaps they are just sold out on your dates. I booked with point suite upgrade (5K+3K per night) via their twitter cs.
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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 04:13:25 PM »
My experience has been that connecting rooms are not guaranteed and depends on availability at time of check in.
While that is true, I've booked countless connecting rooms and only once didn't get connecting. So my wife and I slept in different rooms that one time. Big deal.
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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2018, 04:39:53 PM »
While that is true, I've booked countless connecting rooms and only once didn't get connecting. So my wife and I slept in different rooms that one time. Big deal.
Im 1 for 1 on not getting connecting rooms. But it was new years eve and hotel was full...
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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2018, 06:09:46 PM »
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While that is true, I've booked countless connecting rooms and only once didn't get connecting. So my wife and I slept in different rooms that one time. Big deal.

Its happened more than I would prefer. Sometimes we're across the hall, but occassionally even down the hall.

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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 11:45:00 AM »
Is it a bad idea to book a regular room and only say I have 2 adults and show up with 3 kids with me and try to get upgraded to a suite by a Marriott residence inn?  I have gold status

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Re: Booking with points - Rooms for 6 people
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2018, 02:31:11 PM »
Is it a bad idea to book a regular room and only say I have 2 adults and show up with 3 kids with me and try to get upgraded to a suite by a Marriott residence inn?  I have gold status
Call before. If it's a random Residence Inn and not too busy, they may be happy to confirm an upgrade to a suite before you arrive.