Fess Parker for 150k Hilton points or 4 Seasons SB for 72k Amex points?

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  1. GreekDeno

    GreekDeno Silver Member

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    One night only with a late (9pm) arrival. Leaving next day around 5pm.
    FP is a king ocean view. Room rate is $430. Basic room is 50k/$350

    4S is basic room. Normal rate is $545.

    I am Diamond with Hilton (FP is DoubleTree), have 500k points. Have 250k Amex points.


    And please move this if this is not the right place for this question.
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

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    Do you need an expensive hotel room for one night with a 9 pm arrival? Are you sure you can get a (free?) late checkout to 5 pm? You probably won't get any view until morning and you'll not be able to enjoy a sunset there. I'd suggest trying to find a conveniently located more moderate hotel for the night.
     
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    newbluesea Gold Member

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    Since the standard award room at Fess Parker is only 50k points/ night, why even consider paying an extra 100k points for a $80 value on a short stay.:confused:
     
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    Wow.. Those are very rich prices to pay for Santa Barbara, when are you going? 72K AMEX Points equals to approximately 17 LAX-SF0 One Ways using AVIOS Points on AA.. May be better to look around and pay cash for this visit.. Keep us posted and Safe Travels
     
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  5. GreekDeno

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    Thanks all. I knew I was missing something and it was right in front of me. I'm booking the 50k FP room. This is over Memorial Day weekend.
     

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