Compare IHG award and cash rates easily

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    I was chatting with some friends recently about hotels and the topic of comparing IHG rates came up. I don’t really love their site at all and it makes finding the best rates and other things excessively complicated in my opinion. That’s even more of an issue when trying to compare cash rates versus award rates. Multiple searches and multiple tabs, trying to cross-reference the data back and forth. I don’t like that one bit. So I fixed it.

    Fill in the search form with your desired destination and dates:


    Click the button and get results:


    The orange buttons can be used to filter out various brands from the results as well.


    The search results include a cents per point (cpp) conversion so you can scan at a glance and see if the rate is worth redeeming an award for (I might even color-code those to draw attention to really good ones; what’s a threshold y’all think is good for that??) or just book as a revenue stay. It accurately reflects things like Point Break awards so if there are the discounted nights those will show up, too.

    The highlighted rate is a Point Break reward this month

    Oh, and the rate info is a link which will take you directly to the IHG booking page for that hotel and have you ready to complete the reservation. I’m working on getting set up so I can pass you through directly to the booking and also give cash-back as an affiliate link but I’m not quite there yet. I’ll share should that come to pass.

    Also rattling around in my brain is an award nights alert or a price alert where it can tell you if a property becomes available as an award night or if the rate drops below a threshold. Would those be of value to people??

    Just another random tool that hopefully some will find useful. Give it a try and let me know if it seems to be working for you or not.

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