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Paying with points but MUST pay cash as well....

Question asked by seatexan on Jan 4, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2017 by seatexan

I am booking my last hotel for my European vacation.  I am trying to use points for a one night stay in Rome.  The rooms are all asking me to pay in points AND pay cash...

 

There aren't many Marriotts in Rome, so my only two real options are:

 

Rome Marriott Grand Flora

High Floor Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed, City view, High floor

45,000 points PLUS 200 Euros.  - It is a suite... but it's a lot for one night!

 

Boscolo Exedra Autograph Collection

Deluxe, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)

45,000 points PLUS 150 Euros.

 

These are all upgrades and my only options unless I want to pay more euros for an even bigger "upgrade"...but I don't need an upgrade, it is just one night.  I find this odd!  I just want a regular room!

 

Usually there are only regular rooms left.  Has anyone else had this issue?  Maybe I should keep checking back?  Do you think they REALLY ran out of regular rooms?

 

I need to be in a pretty central location.  These are close to the train station which is perfect. 

 

Anyone have any SPG properties they recommend?

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