Where in North America to Burn 2 Free Nights in a Suite?

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  1. Explore
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    So, here are the parameters:

    - this is the Hyatt Card Diamond signup bonus
    - our certs expire 3/31/12
    - we would use the certs on a weekend
    - we live in CA and a Western US Hyatt property would be best (even Northern CA!)
    - Mexico doesn't appeal, and Hawaii seems a little far
    - we're looking for a property where complimentary UG isn't likely
    - the likely suite would need a good view and be a real suite, away from elevators
    - the property should be distinctive, with full (not RC) breakfast

    Suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    There are Andaz properties in San Diego and LA West Hollywood. These could be fun if you are young, like modern style, and do not mind the weekend party scene.

    The Manchester Hyatt in San Diego, by the water, is quite nice for a large convention hotel.

    Another idea is the Hyatt at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. It has a large number of swimming pools and overlooks a golf course, with nice outdoor areas including fire pits. There is also a Hyatt some distance from the ABQ airport that features a small museum of Indian culture.
     
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    Do you have to stay by the 3/31 expiry or simply just have to book a stay somewhere by the 31st but the stay could be later in the year. That may open up more options based on seasons.
     
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    Completely forgot about Andaz. Agree, Andaz option is also nice.
     
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    How did I know you would suggest this property !!????;) BTW, I agree.
     
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    We have been lucky to be upgraded to stay at their townhouses, my favorite is 501 :) the FD staffs and manager are very good and they treat Diamond members very well.
     
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    Thanks for suggestions....

    Andaz is worth looking into.

    I hear that at Highlands Inn, Diamonds are normally upgraded even without a cert. Conversely at Gainey Ranch, it seems to be a waste to commit a cert because you only get a junior suite, possibly with a worse view than a standard room. Has anyone got a really decent suite at Gainey using the certificate?
     
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    Park Hyatt Washington is a good choice to burn your free nights during the sakura festival periods.
     
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    You do realize that the upgrades to a suite are for paid stays, right?
     
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    Wrong, if you read the first post.
     
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    I missed that you were diamond. I'm platinum and got an upgrade but for a paid stay
     
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    I would respectfully disagree. I had a horrible experience with a dinner table booked far in advance and confirmed in writing for a holiday weekend not being honored. After sitting in the bar for over two hours waiting and fighting with them, they tried to give me a horrible table in a back windowless private dining room occupied by a large family group with a bunch of noisy children running around. By the time I was finally seated in the main dining room it was the end of their dinner service. I had booked this restaurant for the view and the sunset. Due to the holiday weekend, dining elsewhere at someplace acceptable was not an option and we didn't want to have to drive back to the place after dinner.
     
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    I am so sorry you didn't have a good experience at the restaurant part, hope overall stay was wonderful.
    Next time when you are in Carmel or Monterey are, please dine at our favorite place http://www.fifisbistrocafe.com/welcome.html great place and it is run by husband and wife. Great food and excellent service and price.
     
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    I believe that you get two free suite nights if you applied for the Hyatt card as a Diamond. Non-diamonds got two free nights in standard rooms.;)
     
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    I would vote against the Andaz choice, I do not find them especially welcoming or luxurious. Park Hyatt Aviara near Laguna Beach would be a top choice in terms of value for the certificate. Second choice for me probably would be Scottsdale.
     
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    There must be some nice Hyatts in CO ski areas, perhaps hard to book now in high season, and in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps Seattle or Portland. Would Vancouver work for you?
     

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