Hotels for 5,000 Points in Dublin, Helsinki, US, and More!

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The preview list of IHG Point Breaks hotels is now available on the IHG Community Forum. The Point Breaks rooms will be available for 5,000 IHG Reward points per night for bookings and stays from September 29 – November 30th.  This is just a preview list and the bookings do not go live until Monday of next week.  That is actually a good thing since popular hotels get snapped up relatively quickly and this way you can look the list over in advance to see if any properties might work for your fall travel plans.


As is typical, the list is really a crap shoot as to whether any properties will work for your family.  Most of the properties in the United States are Holiday Inn Express or Candlewood Suites type properties, though some are in some pretty interesting cities such as Salt Lake City, Spokane, Destin, San Diego, Dallas, and San Antonio.  The hotels may not be located in the best spot in those cities, but for 5,000 points per night it may be worth being a little out of the way in order to have huge savings!

Outside the US there are a few interesting options such as the Crowne Plaza Dublin, Ireland, Holiday Inn Helsinki, Crowne Plaza Jerusalem, and Intercontinental Nha Trang Vietnam.  In fact, I think this is one of the better lists that we have seen in recent months, though better is of course subjective based on your travel plans.

Crowne Plaza Dublin

Crowne Plaza Dublin

Booking Intercontinental or Crowne Plaza properties like some of those for just 5,000 points per night is insane.  If you have travel plans to some of those locations between September 29th – November 30th then certainly be ready on Monday morning (usually between 9-10A Central) to start securing some nights for just 5k points.

If you are running short on IHG Reward points, you can transfer them in 1:1 from the Chase Ultimate Rewards programs and cards such the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.  This is not typically a great use of Ultimate Reward points, but it can be worth it for Point Breaks – especially if your account is starting from 0.  If you already have some points in your account you can also “buy” additional points at a cost of $0.007 each, but you need a minimum of 5,000 points in your account to use that method – check out this post by Million Mile Secrets for details on that method of obtaining IHG Rewards points.  Also be aware that transfers from Ultimate Rewards are not necessarily instant.

You can also purchase IHG points for the following rates from

  • 1,000 – 10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 points
  • 11,000 – 25,000 points for $12.50 per 1,000 points
  • 26,000 – 60,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 points

In my experience those points do post instantly.


Alabaster, Alabama
Huntsville, Alabama
Selma, Alabama
Heber Springs, Arkansas
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Rogers, Arkansas
Nogales, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Willcox, Arizona
Bakersfield, California
Beaumont, California
San Diego, California
Westley, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Englewood, Colorado
Parker, Colorado
Pueblo, Colorado
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Brooksville, Florida
Destin, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Orange City, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tavares, Florida
Hiawassee, Georgia
LaGrange, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Port Wentworth, Georgia
Dubuque, Iowa
Waterloo, Iowa
Meridian, Idaho
Carol Stream, Illinois
Elgin, Illinois
Lake Zurich, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Springfield, Illinois
Evansville, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
New Haven, Indiana
Portage, Indiana
Shelbyville, Indiana
Junction City, Kansas
Salina, Kansas
Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Murray, Kentucky
Paducah, Kentucky
Convington, Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Sulphur, Louisiana
Brockton, Massachusetts
Taunton, Massachusetts
Germantown, Maryland
Waldorf, Maryland
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Flint, Michigan
Howell, Michigan
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Bloomington, Minnesota
Mankato, Minnesota
Kansas City, Missouri
St. Joseph, Missouri
Greenville, Mississippi
Meridian, Mississippi
Starkville, Mississippi
Tupelo, Mississippi
Conover, North Carolina
Lumberton, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Lincoln, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Paramus, New Jersey
Somerset, New Jersey
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Hauppauge, New York
Orangeburg, New York
Definace, Ohio
North Lima, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
West Chester, Ohio
Bethany, Oklahoma
Lawton, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ashland, Oregon
Gladstone, Oregon
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Drums, Pennsylvania
Kulpsville, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Anderson, South Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
Rapid City, South Dakota
Athens, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Burleson, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Del Rio, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Killeen, Texas
Longview, Texas
Mission, Texas
Plainview, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas
Texarkana, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chantilly, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Herndon, Virginia
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Warrenton, Virginia
Brattleboro, Vermont
Richland, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Weston, Wisconsin
Charleston, West Virginia
Rock Springs, Wyoming



Sydney, Nova Scotia
Milton, Ontario
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario



Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Monclova, Coahuila
Torreon, Coahuila
Mexico City, Mexico
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Queretaro, Queretaro
Guaymas, Sonora
Altamira, Tamaulipas



Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maceio, Brazil
Bogota, Colombia
Bucaramanga, Colombia



Helsinki, Finland
Dublin, Ireland
Jerusalem, Israel
Foligno, Italy
Jozefow, Poland
Porto, Portugal
Luzern, Switzerland
Bursa, Turkey
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom



Beijing, China
Huangshan, China
Huizhou, China

Ahmedabad, India

Ehime, Japan
Kumamoto, Japan
Okayama-Shi, Japan
Nha Trang, Vietnam



Amman, Jordan

Do any of the properties on the list look like they will work for your family’s travel plans?

Thanks to Mommy Points reader, Miles, for the head’s up that the preview list was live!

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