Author Topic: Marriot Newport Coast Villas (Cat 8) & the New Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills!  (Read 10619 times)

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FYI there is availability during yeshiva week 2019. I was able to use a 7 day cert...
You lucked out, the Marriott has no vacancy for points reservations through June 2019, just tried. WA available for 4 guests 255000 points. Planning  a CA trip with the  Iberia Avios , will probably book 2 nights at the WA.
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You lucked out, the Marriott has no vacancy for points reservations through June 2019, just tried. WA available for 4 guests 255000 points. Planning  a CA trip with the  Iberia Avios , will probably book 2 nights at the WA.
Did you search for specific dates? I have found that the flexible calendar searching option shows no availability but when you search for specific dates then there is availability. FYI award availability is still open for 1/20 - 2/14.
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Thank you , I'll check specific dates. In my previous search I only used the flexible calendar.
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Thank you , I'll check specific dates. In my previous search I only used the flexible calendar.

I was bummed to see that now they put this at Cat 7! I hope you were able to book this before.  I can't even use my Ritz Tier 1-3 here... >:(

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I was bummed to see that now they put this at Cat 7! I hope you were able to book this before.  I can't even use my Ritz Tier 1-3 here... >:(
Yup already booked with cert  8)
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Yup already booked with cert  8)
Nice, it's a great place!

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Nice, it's a great place!
Looks great. Unfortunately it will be my first and last visit after the category increaseh + flight package change.
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Looks great. Unfortunately it will be my first and last visit after the category increaseh + flight package change.

Yup, now because it's the highest redemption category, it could actually make sense to book cash or with Chase points.  For dates I was checking over mid-winter break it was only about $200 a night for the whole 2brm apartment (in the summer it can be 3x that).

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I was bummed to see that now they put this at Cat 7! I hope you were able to book this before.  I can't even use my Ritz Tier 1-3 here... >:(
Unfortunately not :(
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Sorry, for not responding but I havenít logged in for a while.  We didnt stay over Shabbat but itís definitely walkable to a few Shuls. @Mountain Man, did you and DW stay over Shabbat and have any tips about Shabbat issues? I do remember for example that the curtains can be controlled remotely (I only remember because my kids thought it was so cool) but it could be that you can do the curtains and other things manually as well.

Sorry I missed this one. We did. It's walkable 15-25 minutes to Westwood Kehilla and Young Israel of North Beverly Hills and others I'm sure. Those two are easier because you can just follow Santa Monica Blvd. The lowest floor has 5 flights of stairs if I remember correctly. You can keep the door open using the gartel trick or I just placed a card between the door and jamb. IIRC I was able to use the minibar as there wasn't electronic sensors in it. We brought a shabbos lamp with us as well. I think for the curtains we left them open with the sheers closed.

It was a very nice stay. I was hesitant staying over a shabbos but it really turned out far better than I expected.
 
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Sorry I missed this one. We did. It's walkable 15-25 minutes to Westwood Kehilla and Young Israel of North Beverly Hills and others I'm sure. Those two are easier because you can just follow Santa Monica Blvd. The lowest floor has 5 flights of stairs if I remember correctly. You can keep the door open using the gartel trick or I just placed a card between the door and jamb. IIRC I was able to use the minibar as there wasn't electronic sensors in it. We brought a shabbos lamp with us as well. I think for the curtains we left them open with the sheers closed.

It was a very nice stay. I was hesitant staying over a shabbos but it really turned out far better than I expected.

Thanks for responding about this.  I was thinking to book again for a weekend but was wondering about all this Shabbos stuff and I'm sure others will appreciate the info as well.  The Waldorf Beverly Hills truly is a spectacular hotel and a great use of a free night Cert.  Now that SPG and Marriott don't have travel good travel packages and their annual free nights can only be used at lower tier hotels, I'm appreciating HHonors more and more!

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Thanks for responding about this.  I was thinking to book again for a weekend but was wondering about all this Shabbos stuff and I'm sure others will appreciate the info as well.  The Waldorf Beverly Hills truly is a spectacular hotel and a great use of a free night Cert.  Now that SPG and Marriott don't have travel good travel packages and their annual free nights can only be used at lower tier hotels, I'm appreciating HHonors more and more!
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I started liking HH a lot more after the SPG Marriott merger,

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I started liking HH a lot more after the SPG Marriott merger,
Totally agree .
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Side note,
Has anyone had luck with Hilton opening up points availability?
I booked 5 nights at the WA Beverly Hills (using points) and am waiting for more points to post in order to book a second room.
However, the points availability has disappeared   :-[
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Side note,
Has anyone had luck with Hilton opening up points availability?
I booked 5 nights at the WA Beverly Hills (using points) and am waiting for more points to post in order to book a second room.
However, the points availability has disappeared   :-[
I am Hilton diamond.
I see no availability , was only searching for October and November.
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