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Starwood’s Spring Promo: “Stay Three, Getaway Free”

So far, for the next three or so months, we’ve seen new hotel offers from Best Western, Hilton, and Hyatt.

We’ll be reviewing an upcoming Priority Club Rewards offer from InterContinental soon (it doesn’t start until May 16).

But for now, Starwood’s “Stay Three, Getaway Free” promotion can be added to the list. And it may be the best of the lot.

Offer Details

Between May 1 and July 31, Starwood Preferred Guest members will receive one free night at one of Starwood’s 200 resort hotels after every three stays at any of more than 1,000 program-affiliated hotels.

The free resort nights can be used on any day of the week, and must be completed by December 21, 2011.

There’s no limit to the number of free nights members can earn. Registration is required, by June 30.

Deal or No Deal

Restricting the award nights to Starwood’s resort properties will undermine the value of this promotion for some. But for others, that will be a non-issue—they’d have chosen to stay at a resort hotel in any case.

On a categorically positive note, the award nights aren’t limited to any particular days of the week, so there’s plenty of flexibility on that score. And there’s plenty of time to complete award stays as well.

A free night after as few as three paid nights—assuming three separate one-night stays—is a pretty generous offer. Definitely worth considering if you have three or more hotel stays on your travel calendar during the promotion period.

Reader Reality Check

Is this a compelling promotion? Have you found better offers for the spring/early-summer period?

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