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The Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel is one of the best hotel values for staying near Atlantis and accessing the massive water park and other Atlantis amenities on a budget. Many of us buy Choice Hotel points in the annual Daily Getaways sale with the plan of using them in the Bahamas at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island. My own family has completed one stay that way and purchased enough points to have another stay in the future.
For years the property has required 25,000 points per night, but as Mommy Points reader Dainya just pointed out to me via email, the hotel now requires 35,000 points per night.
Choice Hotels already is a questionable program to bank on as they don’t allow award bookings more than 30 days out in the US and Canada and 60 days out internationally, but no notice award chart changes are the worst. In fairness, I don’t follow the Choice Hotel program closely enough to say definitively that they didn’t provide any type of notice, but I do keep a relatively close eye on these sort of things and didn’t notice any announcement even though I do have points in the program. Well, I used to have enough for three nights at that property, now just enough for two nights…
I’ll try to get some additional info on this change, but likely what is done is done and Comfort Suites Paradise Island is now 35,000 points per night instead of the 25,000 that it previously cost. Looks like the soonish-to-open Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas is looking better and better at 15,000 Hyatt/Ultimate Reward points per night!
Had you noticed this change or will it impact your future travel plans?