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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #120 on: April 03, 2015, 02:17:50 AM »
Booked Sheraton Waterside Norfolk and Aloft Chesapeake for a family of ten. Ages,
21+= 3
10-13= 2
3-9= 4
0-3= 1
What's the concensus?
I mean that the under 21 people cant check in alone...I think its due to the mini bars, but you shouldnt have any problem
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2015, 11:46:39 PM »
Be aware that some hotels are only 21 and over and they technically could make a problem

though they have never stopped me B4

Firstly, add the guest that's checking into the hotel as an additional guest in the special request section while booking.

As per a conversation with SPG yesterday:
On a prepaid (cash) room, the hotel requires the guest that payed for the room to be present while checking in. If the room is booked with points, then anyone can check in, provided they are on the reservation as an additional guest (regardless of age).
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #122 on: April 15, 2015, 12:14:54 AM »
Firstly, add the guest that's checking into the hotel as an additional guest in the special request section while booking.

As per a conversation with SPG yesterday:
On a prepaid (cash) room, the hotel requires the guest that payed for the room to be present while checking in. If the room is booked with points, then anyone can check in, provided they are on the reservation as an additional guest (regardless of age).
do they need any paper work or your spg c.c? Or do they check in with there cc

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #123 on: April 15, 2015, 12:18:52 AM »
do they need any paper work or your spg c.c? Or do they check in with there cc
The additional guest checks in with a credit card in his/her name. It doesn't have to match the account holder's cc that is on the reservation.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2015, 09:26:34 AM »
I'm a complete n00b, so a bit confused - at least in NY, the "cash and points" doesn't seem to be a very good deal...are there guidlines for when it's a good deal, or how to get a good deal with them?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #125 on: April 19, 2015, 09:40:23 AM »
I'm a complete n00b, so a bit confused - at least in NY, the "cash and points" doesn't seem to be a very good deal...are there guidlines for when it's a good deal, or how to get a good deal with them?
Depends on the category of the hotel.

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/redeem/point_comparison.html?language=en_US

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #126 on: April 19, 2015, 10:01:01 AM »
i just received compensation from a starwood hotel and in the letter they sent me they mentioned that i was a starwood business member. all i have is the SPG cc (the non-business one). what are they talking about?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #127 on: April 19, 2015, 10:15:54 AM »
Depends on the category of the hotel.

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/redeem/point_comparison.html?language=en_US

Ah - so basically, the lower categories are a good deal, the higher ones...not. And in NYC, there tends to be only higher category Starwood hotels.

So in NYC, it would be better to use just points (which, just to check, is what they refer to by "free night," correct?)?

Does anyone have experience/suggestions regarding transferring UR points to other hotel programs, and if any are good deals?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #128 on: April 19, 2015, 10:30:52 AM »
Does anyone have experience/suggestions regarding transferring UR points to other hotel programs, and if any are good deals?
Hyatt?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #129 on: April 19, 2015, 11:04:44 AM »
Ah - so basically, the lower categories are a good deal, the higher ones...not. And in NYC, there tends to be only higher category Starwood hotels.

So in NYC, it would be better to use just points (which, just to check, is what they refer to by "free night," correct?)?

Does anyone have experience/suggestions regarding transferring UR points to other hotel programs, and if any are good deals?
it really depends, I try to get at least 2 cents per point, but it depends on what you value them at
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #130 on: April 19, 2015, 11:13:20 AM »
(which, just to check, is what they refer to by "free night," correct?)?
Yes.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #131 on: April 22, 2015, 12:11:24 AM »
https://mobile.buy.points.com/spg/EN/mv.html?language=EN&product=BUY&deviceType=Phone

Mobile link... 25% bonus

If you need to top off an SPG account you can buy the 20,000 points option for $0.026 a point. Not cheap but maybe for some its worth it

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2015, 03:22:33 AM »
https://mobile.buy.points.com/spg/EN/mv.html?language=EN&product=BUY&deviceType=Phone

Mobile link... 25% bonus

If you need to top off an SPG account you can buy the 20,000 points option for $0.026 a point. Not cheap but maybe for some its worth it
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #133 on: April 22, 2015, 09:03:18 AM »
https://mobile.buy.points.com/spg/EN/mv.html?language=EN&product=BUY&deviceType=Phone

Mobile link... 25% bonus

If you need to top off an SPG account you can buy the 20,000 points option for $0.026 a point. Not cheap but maybe for some its worth it

true -- it may be worth it if you need to use your spg Amzex card to meet a threshold. Plus, will you get SPG points for the purchase price too, if charged on the spg amex?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #134 on: April 24, 2015, 03:16:10 AM »
I have an offer that if I book a stay through the app I get a free night certificate for categories 1-5 anyway to exchange it for points