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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2014, 07:52:18 PM »
terms and conditions clearly state no priceline bids.
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/bestrate/terms.html

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2014, 09:21:35 PM »
terms and conditions clearly state no priceline bids.
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/bestrate/terms.html
+1 figured as such...
so maybe a priceline 'low' up front quote is what they''ll match..

I still see Cash&Points and spg points as being worthwhile - even the $3.95 vr X 14 card for a 7,000 point room is $55.30
which is good for a decent back-up room for travel. (+ free Gold/Plat upgrade)
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2014, 10:05:20 PM »
Definitely won't match on a priceline bid

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2014, 11:29:36 PM »
Whats the best way to find availability for "cash & points"?

There might be a simpler way than this but this how I do it.
On the spg home page search for hotels in the city that the hotel you want to stay at is in, (put in any dates for the check in and check out). It should take you to a page that lists all the starwood hotels in that city. Underneath the hotel name there's a calendar with an option to browse rates/dates. 

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2014, 11:03:05 AM »
I wake up today to find some extra starwood points in my account. One set was credited as " goodwill starpoints manual ccc" from a recent stay I had. The other was also credited as goodwill starpoints manual from a stay at a hotel in Dallas which I've never been to.
   Any chance they won't take them back? Did this ever happen to anyone else?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2014, 02:24:09 AM »
If I stay 4 consecutive nights in a Starwood hotel but not in the same location am I stiLl entitled to my 5th night free?


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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2014, 03:15:55 AM »
If I stay 4 consecutive nights in a Starwood hotel but not in the same location am I stiLl entitled to my 5th night free?

No.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2014, 09:38:39 AM »
Anybody else have this... Basically I added a night to my reservation and for done reason spg counted as 2 stays. One stay for 2 nights and one stay for 1 night. It was supposed be one long stay. Now I have a extra stay towards platnium. I wish u would have split all 3.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2014, 01:40:29 PM »
looking into hotels for las vegas 6/20-6/23 and looks like there are 3 available....however no suites. is there a reason why not? i thought there are no blackout dates...

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 07:52:48 AM »
looking into hotels for las vegas 6/20-6/23 and looks like there are 3 available....however no suites. is there a reason why not? i thought there are no blackout dates...
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 08:59:43 AM »
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Try emailing the property manager. Mention how you would like to try and confirm a  suite and don't see an option online.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2014, 06:07:26 AM »
Yes - with Cash and Points the tax is charged on the cash portion,
plus there is a CA occupancy fee of close to $50 at some hotels,
(and a nightly valet parking fee... $$$).
But no tax/charges when it's all points.  :)
To be clear, they still charge for valet, which is usually at least $30/night!!

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2014, 10:39:46 AM »
To be clear, they still charge for valet, which is usually at least $30/night!!
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Yes. The valet is often a company that is separate from the hotel.  In LA, valet at the SPGs are usually $36-$39 per night.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2014, 07:42:12 PM »
Im going next week to a starwood hotel cat 5 i booked a junior suite with a gold spg card there is a way to get upgrade to a executive suite?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2014, 07:43:29 PM »
Im going next week to a starwood hotel cat 5 i booked a junior suite with a gold spg card there is a way to get upgrade to a executive suite?
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sometimes you can pay for upgrades with SPG points
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2014, 07:44:03 PM »
sometimes you can pay for upgrades with SPG points

How can i findout
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2014, 08:16:01 PM »
How can i findout
i've looked at the spg.com site and called the Gold Member phone number. They are usually good at the English language and helpful.
They can also go into your spg acct and take care of the points transfer for you, if needed.
Here, I found it: Gold Preferred Guest 1-888-625-4990 (Toll free number)
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2014, 06:33:37 PM »
Can I transfer my brothers SPG points to my account if we have the same address?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2014, 06:36:46 PM »
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2014, 06:10:21 AM »
Starwood's terms and conditions state that a maximum of three rooms on one night can be credited in a single hotel per account. My question is since I am taking out 5 rooms and need as many stays as possible to reach status, would it be a possible workaround by making two separate reservations and confirmation numbers?  would like to hear from anyone with personal experience. Thanks.