Our Favorite Paid Hotel Stays


I recently covered our favorite past hotel stays on points.  Now I want to cover our favorite paid hotel stays were we ponied up cold, hard cash instead of points.   Sometimes there is a property we really want to stay at and we either don’t have enough points or the hotel itself doesn’t participate in a loyalty points program. These are those memorable properties that we had an amazing time at and have very fond feelings about.

In no particular order here are our 5 favorite paid hotel stays:

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

In June 2014 we stayed four nights at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay in Bali and booked through a Virtuoso travel advisor.  We took advantage of a “stay longer” promo where if we stayed 4 nights we got the 4th night free. Loved the property one of our favorites of all time.

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Four Seasons Sayan

We stayed three nights at Four Seasons Sayan in Bali in June 2013. We used the same Virtuoso travel advisor and took advantage of the “stay longer’ promo whereas the 3rd night was free.  Really enjoyed our private villa here and just an overall great property.

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Four Seasons Chiang Mai

We stayed three nights at Four Seasons Chiang Mai in Sept 2014.  We booked through Continue reading

Our favorite past hotel point redemptions.

We have been lucky enough to stay in some wonderful hotels and resorts over the past several years! Many of those properties were paid for using our hotel points earned with our credit card sign up bonuses.  I wanted to share what we think to be our favorite hotel point redemptions. This will be a combination of best value on points and our general overall favorite properties!

So in no particular order our top five look like this:

St. Regis Punta Mita

We stayed here five nights in January 2014 and loved it!!  We spent only 60,000 SPG points for our week long stay!  Amazing points redemption and a super luxurious property on the west coast of Mexico.




St. Regis Princeville

Our first big hotel points redemption was at the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai!  We stayed here in September of 2012 and it began our love for the St. Regis brand. We had a great stay and this property has the best views of any hotel! We used 80,000 SPG points for our one week stay.




Conrad Koh Samui

We had a week at this amazing Conrad property and used a combination of free weekend night certificates and Hilton points.  We stayed at the Conrad Koh Samui August 2014.

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Our favorite city hotel is the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. We have stayed here twice and most recently was February 2015 were we stayed one night on a free weekend night certificate. Really luxurious and always upgraded to a suite on both of our stays!




Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

We had a lovely 3-night stay at the Park Hyatt Paris when we visited Paris during the French Open May of 2014.  We used 44,000 Hyatt points and a free night certificate via the Chase Hyatt card.

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These are some great real world examples of the type of super luxe properties available using credit card points.  Can’t wait until our next amazing luxury hotel property in some amazing new destination on the planet!  Let me know if any questions! What was your favorite hotel points redemption????