Book Hotel Rooms Now for Just 5,000 Points – IHG Point Breaks Going Live!

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Last week I shared the new IHG Point Breaks preview list that provided a head’s up on the IHG properties where as of today you would be able to spend just 5,000 points per night to book a award night instead of the 20,000 – 35,000 points per night that lots of these properties usually sell for thanks to Point Breaks.

 

New IHG Point Breaks List is Going Live

The hotels on this magical list are now becoming available for bookings and stays from January 30 – April 30, 2017, but some properties will sell out of Point Breaks rooms very quickly since the dates cover spring break travel dates and there some pretty cool spots on the list. Note that so far I haven’t gotten all of the hotels to work (including the North American properties), but some properties in India, Asia, and beyond are now live. I expect pretty quickly all the properties will be online. The comments in this Flyertalk thread are a fantastic resource as to which properties are up and working at 5,000 points per night.

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As I mentioned in the preview post, you could potentially book the Candlewood Suites Anaheim just a few blocks from Disneyland for just 5,000 points per night. You could even stay at a hotel with an indoor water park at the Holiday Inn and Suites Maple Grove in Minnesota for just 5,000 points (water park open on the weekends).

Candlewood Suites Anaheim

Candlewood Suites Anaheim

If you are quick with your booking fingers, you could also stay at the new Intercontinental Real Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic for just 5,000 points per night instead of the usual award rate of 35,000 points per nigh. The Intercontinental Maracaibo in Venezuela also joins the Intercontinental Real Santo Domingo as one of the “nicer” properties on this Point Breaks list.

Intercontinental Real Santo Domingo Infinity Pool

Intercontinental Real Santo Domingo Infinity Pool

In addition to those two Intercontinental properties there are also a few Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo properties to join the many Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, and Staybridge Suites hotels on the list. Below are a few additional specific properties that jumped out at me as being potentially interesting to families this spring as stops along a road trip or similar.

Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove in Minnesota

Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove in Minnesota

If you want to build a trip around a 5,000 point per night IHG Points Break hotel you may sacrifice staying exactly in the middle of the action, but if you are okay being potentially slightly out of the center of the tourist zone, then this can be a great way to create a budget trip.

If you need a few more IHG points you can purchase IHG points with up to a 75% bonus (depending on what your account is targeted for), which drops the per point price to around 7/10th of a cent each through February 5, 2017. At that price, a 5,000 point Point Breaks night is around $35 per night. Staying near Disneyland or in a new Intercontinental Hotel for just $35 worth of points per night is not too shabby. Those with the IHG credit card even get 10% of their redeemed points back dropping the true price even lower.

Keep in mind you can make up to two Point Breaks reservations at a given property on the list, and also remember that some of the Intercontinental type properties will likely get booked very quickly so don’t delay if you see something you want.

Were you able to book any 5,000 point per night Point Breaks rooms this time around?

Hotels in North America:

Canada
Alberta

British Columbia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Ontario

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Candlewood Suites - Anaheim Resort Area room

A room inside Candlewood Suites – Anaheim Resort Area

United States
Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Downtown Boise

Downtown Boise

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Lobby: Holiday Inn Express Marshfield (Springfield Area)

Missouri

Mississippi

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

New Jersey

New Mexico

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Hotels in Asia and Australia:

People’s Republic of China

India

Indonesia

Japan

Thailand

Hotels in Africa:

South Africa

Zimbabwe

Hotels in South America:

Argentina

Brazil

Colombia

Venezuela

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hotels in Latin America and Mexico:

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Honduras

Panama

Mexico
Chihuahua

Coahuila

Chiapas

Guanajuato

Tabasco

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Holiday Inn Prague Airport exterior

Exterior: Holiday Inn Prague Airport

Hotels in Europe:

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Italy

Macedonia

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks: Hotel Indigo Krakow Old Town room

Room: Hotel Indigo Krakow Old Town

Poland

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

United Kingdom

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

Comments

  1. Score! $253 bucks a night before taxes and fees so 5 cents a point, don’t feel too bad about that one!

    The next two night were only $167 a night before taxes and fees, 3.3 cents a night. I’m fine with that also.

  2. NOT buying it … watched the Krakow property go from all rooms/rates available at 30K for all virtually dates to zip-zero on any date in a flash, and it’s hard to be convinced that that many are lined up to get to Krakow …in winter … on weekdays.

    • Based on the buzz about that property on the linked Flyertalk thread I absolutely believe it. I didn’t try to price out that one, but had no problem doing other popular properties including the new Intercontinental within the first hour or so. Very sorry you weren’t able to nab what you were after.

      • Of course it’s possible, but having looked closely (and consistent with other properties on the list this time), they had multiple rooms at multiple rates across the entire calendar period for this quarter. And then boom – everything disappeared — every date, every room, at every rate. Comparing this to other properties that all still have the regular rate rooms listed, even if the 5k rooms are no longer available. Just sayin.

  3. Similar to Kraków, it seems other IHG properties might also be pulling similar shady tricks.

    I was trying to book a few nights at the Points Break rate for the Candlewood Suites Anaheim – Resort Area but yet every single day is blacked out and yet starting May 1 magically there is nearly full award availability. I’ve checked each of the last three days and there were was tons of 25,000 point availability for Feb-April but now there is zero availability.

    Seems like it might be time for folks to start calling IHG and for bloggers to also highlight these shady properties.

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