Sonesta Travel Pass has launched a new promotion which is offering double points and a free room upgrade when booking a certain rate type. This might have the potential to be a good offer depending on the rate type you’d otherwise be booking, but be sure to check all the pricing options on their website as you might be able to book a much cheaper rate.
- Earn double points and get a free room upgrade at select Sonesta properties when using promo code TP2XWD.
- Direct link to offer.
- Rates and room upgrades are subject to availability, certain restrictions or blackout dates may apply.
- Must book with promo code TP2XWD through October 31, 2021 for stays with arrivals through March 31, 2022.
- Weekdays are the new Weekends offer valid on weekdays and weekends and is for Sonesta Travel Pass members only and Member ID must be on the reservation.
- Offer is valid for reservations at participating Sonesta hotels.
- Please allow 2 weeks after your departure for bonus points to be deposited into your account.
- Non-member guests who book this rate are automatically enrolled in Sonesta Travel Pass by booking this offer.
- Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers, and do not apply to master-billed groups, past stays, or existing reservations.
- There is a maximum of 100,000 points awarded per stay (including base and promotional points as per program terms & conditions).
This latest Sonesta promotion is called ‘Weekdays are the new Weekends’, but despite the name it’s not only valid on weekday stays – it’s valid on weekends too.
Note that it’s not available at all their properties. Instead, it seems to only be valid at Sonesta and Royal Sonesta properties rather than some of their other brands like Sonesta ES Suites.
Although the terms state that you need to use promo code TP2XWD, it doesn’t look like you need to enter that in the promo code box as the rate will automatically show up in the search results. Just to add a little confusion to things, in the search results it shows up as the ‘Weekdays are for Travel’ rate rather than ‘Weekdays are the new Weekends’.
As to whether it’s worth booking this rate – it depends. First of all, be careful when looking at the search results because this rate is the only one that’s initially displayed.
Be sure to click ‘View More Rates’ as there might be cheaper or better options available.
As you can see, the rate for this promotion matched the Best Available Rate, so in that sense it’s better seeing as you’d earn double points and get a room upgrade (albeit subject to availability).
Some of the other rates might be preferable though, such as the Park & Stay Package for $10 more per night. Sonesta’s website doesn’t list the nightly parking fee, but Hotels.com states it’s $35 per day and includes in-out privileges. Saving $25 per night if you need parking could well be worth forgoing the double points and possibility for a room upgrade.
Similarly, the Rise and Shine Breakfast Package only adds a total of $10 to the double points pricing. If you have two people in your room, you’re effectively only paying $5 per person for breakfast. Hotels.com suggests breakfast there normally costs $21 per person, so for two people that could save you even more money than the parking package.
However, there’s a rate that’s superior to all of those – the Stay More, Save More rate which is only $205 per night. That would save you at least $52 per night before taxes and fees, so you could book that rate, pay for parking and breakfast for one person and still come out ahead, although you would be missing out on double points, although that wouldn’t be a huge loss.
That Stay More, Save More rate is only valid for stays of 4+ nights though, but there are still good savings available on shorter stays. Here are the pricing options at the same property (the Sonesta Denver Downtown) for a two night midweek stay (the prices listed below are only some of the options):
Once again, the ‘Weekdays are for Travel’ rate was the same as the Best Available Rate, but it still wasn’t the cheapest. The two night stay was eligible for a rate that offers up to 15% off (although it was only 10% off in this case), which represented savings of $28 per night before taxes and fees. With that rate offering free cancellation like the other options, that’d be a better option for most people rather than going for double points and a room upgrade.
Then again, I guess that depends on what the room upgrade option would be. The only other room type bookable at the Sonesta Denver Downtown during the dates I searched was a Preferred King room which has the potential to be even smaller than the Deluxe room seeing as the Preferred King is 247-256 sq ft versus 237-307 sq ft for the slightly cheaper Deluxe room.
I didn’t do a bunch of searches on Sonesta’s website, so there might be other properties where this double points promotion with a room upgrade rate turns out to be a better deal.