Posted by William Charles on May 11, 2015
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Published on May 11th, 2015 | by William Charles

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Best Wyndham Properties To Use 15,000 Points For A Free Night

Today is May 11th, which means that changes to the Wyndham loyalty program have finally taken effect. You can now redeem 15,000 points for any Wyndham property (excluding Planet Hollywood & Dolce for now, with Dolce being added later this year). This means properties that were previous tier 1-4 will becoming more expensive, while tier 5-9 properties will becoming less expensive points wise.

You’re supposed to be able to book standard rooms up to their regular maximum occupancy with no black out dates. I’ve seen some properties that are showing suites and other upgraded rooms for the 15,000 points price so it seems like it’s up to the individual hotel what rooms they make available (in addition to standard rooms).

Below are some ideas on what you might want to use your Wyndham Rewards points for. Booking the room which would cost you the most in cash is very rarely the best option, I always choose my hotels last. Pick the destination/activity first and then flights and then hotels, but this should give you some idea of what type of value you can get out of these Wyndham points.

All Inclusive Properties

Wyndham has it’s own all inclusive brand called Viva Resorts, it’s possible to redeem 15,000 points for these properties which entitles you to two adults per room. You can see what’s included for each property with this handy chart.

At the moment there are six all inclusive properties that are available in the Dominican Republic, Mexico & The Bahamas. Personally all inclusive resorts aren’t my thing, but I know some of you will love them so here they are:

Dominican Republic

Mexico

  • Viva Wyndham Maya: 4/5 stars, #90 of 199 Hotels in Playa del Carmen.  Price range: $192 – $592
  • Viva Wyndham Azteca: 4/5 stars, #65 of 199 Hotels in Playa del Carmen. Price range: $211 – $621

The Bahamas

US News Travel

US News Travel have listed the 21 best Wyndham properties on this page, I’ve removed properties that are no longer under the Wyndham umbrella. I don’t really think a lot of these properties are good value, but again here it is anyway. They are as follows:

  1. Reunion Resort, a Wyndham Grand Resort: 4.5/5 stars and #10 out of 56 speciality lodging in Kissimmee
  2. The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4.5/5 stars and #2 out of 101 hotels in Colorado Springs. ‎Price range: $207 – $353
  3. Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek: 4.5/5 stars and #62 of 327 Hotels in Orlando. Price range: $172 – $374
  4. Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center: 4.5/5 star and #3 of 22 Hotels in Glen Allen. Price range: $142 – $224
  5. TRYP By Wyndham Times Square South: 4.5/5 stars and #113 of 464 Hotels in New York City. Price range:$305 – $655
  6. The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4.5/5 stars and #2 of 49 Hotels in Galveston. Price range: $176 – $461
  7. Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort: 4.5/5 stars and #4 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
    Price range: $410 – $981.
  8. The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4/5 stars and #26 of 59 Hotels in Charleston. Price range: $307 – $607.
  9. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa: 4/5 stars and #40 of 129 Hotels in Tucson. ‎Price range: $150 – $328
  10. Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4/5 stars and #7 of 49 hotels in Galveston. ‎Price range: $203 – $518
  11. Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel: 4/5 stars and #3 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa. ‎Price range: $152 – $301
  12. Wyndham New Yorker Hotel:  4/5 stars and #256 of 464 Hotels in New York City.
    Price range: $260 – $556
  13. Rio Mar Beach Resort, A Wyndham Grand Resort: 3.5/5 stars and #3 of 5 Hotels in Rio Grande. Price range: $235 – $550.
  14. The Wyndham Midtown 45: 3.5/5 stars and #355 of 464 Hotels in New York City. Price range: $278 – $568
  15. The Abraham Lincoln, A Wyndham Hotel: 3.5/5 stars and #4 of 8 Hotels in Reading. Price range not listed.
  16. Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center: 4/5 stars and #1 of 1 Hotels in Florham Park. Price range: $156 – $380.

Previous Tier 9 Properties

Below is an incomplete list of properties that used to cost 50,000 points and now cost only 15,000 points. This list was gathered by Wandr.me and his Hotel Hustle tool.

  • Days Hotel Seoul Myeongdong 4/5 stars and #99 out of 409 hotels in Seoul. Price range: $126 – $244
  • Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach 4.5/5 stars and #32 of 205 hotels in Miami beach. ‎Price range: $327 – $735

Previous Tier 8 Properties

Below is an incomplete list of properties that used to cost 30,000 points and now cost only 15,000. This list was gathered by Wandr.me and his Hotel Hustle tool.

  • Days Inn Santa Monica/Los Angeles
  • Dream South Beach
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront
  • Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel – Ocean City Oceanfront
  • Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square
  • Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort
  • Ramada Hotel and Suites Kranjska Gora
  • Ramada La Palma au Lac Locarno
  • Ramada New York/Eastside
  • Ramada Plaza Basel Conference Center
  • Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Ramada Plaza Huizhou East
  • Ramada Seoul Jongno
  • Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
  • Ramada Solothurn
  • Ramada Staten Island
  • Reunion Resort a Wyndham Grand Resort
  • Super 8 West Yellowstone
  • The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Viva Wyndham Maya
  • Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown
  • Wyndham Apollo Hotel Amsterdam
  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
  • Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman
  • Wyndham Garden Chinatown
  • Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach
  • Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View
  • Wyndham Garden Manhattan Chelsea West
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
  • Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
  • Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Colorful Yunnan Kunming
  • Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou
  • Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
  • Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
  • Wyndham Midtown 45
  • Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter
  • Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
  • Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
  • Wyndham Surfers Paradise
  • Days Inn and Suites Key Islamorada
  • Days Inn Hotel New York City-Broadway
  • Days Inn London Hyde Park
  • Days Inn Oceanfront
  • Dream Downtown
  • Dream New York
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai, JBR
  • Howard Johnson Hi-Tech Plaza Chengdu
  • Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
  • Howard Johnson Resort Sanya Bay
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kenedy
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pleasanton
  • Night Hotel New York
  • Night Hotel Times Square
  • Ramada Calgary Downtown
  • Ramada Downtown Dubai
  • Ramada Encore Seoul Dongdaemun
  • Ramada Olds
  • Ramada Paris Tour Eiffel
  • Ramada Plaza Izmir
  • Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites
  • Ramada Resort Kranjska Gora
  • Super 8 Brooklyn / Park Slope Hotel
  • The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Travelodge by the Bay
  • Viva Wyndham Azteca – An All-Inclusive Resort
  • Wingate by Wyndham Calgary South
  • Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
  • Wyndham Garden Clearwater Beach
  • Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
  • Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
  • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center
  • Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel and Suites
  • Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
  • Wyndham San Diego Bayside
  • Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

Previous 5-7 Properties

There are a bunch of properties that were previously tier 5-7 which will now cost less. I’m not going to link them all, but you can view this spreadsheet collected by Wandr.me and his hotel hustle tool.

Readers Suggestions

I’d like to crowd source this list some what, have you stayed at any Wyndham properties in the past that you’d consider exceptional? Have you booked any that you think you’ll get great value of? If so let me know in the comments and I’ll add them here as well as their rating, # hotel in location and also their price range (all based on Tripadvisor information).



27 Responses to Best Wyndham Properties To Use 15,000 Points For A Free Night

  1. Nic says:

    Can u book before you have points in acct like with Marriott?

  2. nic says:

    This obviously isn’t sustainable – any guesses on timeframe of how long this sticks around (or even if it does stay until availability dries up worse than a low level Delta redemption…

    • I’d expect it to last a bare minimum of 12 months, but probably 24.

      • Genise says:

        Very disappointed with my kinda bad luck !

        DP:
        I had a points-booking at the Ramada Suites, Paihia, New Zealand from 12/22/16-12/29/16, which I considered as a winning lottery ticket when booked in early 2016 and retail prices were going for >$500/night.
        I was even approached by the property management if I wouldn’t like to consider cancelling my booking – go figure ! – which I of course refused at the time.

        However, unfortunately I had to cancel due to emerging scheduling conflicts and since my cancellation, apparently all properties labeled as Ramada Resorts or Suites in NZ are now blocked from points redemption and are only available for monies for as far as I can see into 2018.

        Since I spend a lot of time in NZ and purchased a large amount of points for the sole reason of using them locally, I am so frustrated !

        Emails to Wyndham (with cc to highest mgmt), phone calls – nobody is helpful or makes it more transparent.
        There is simply no points-availability for a whole country !

        • That’s pretty terrible, we do plan on running a piece on the lack of awards at some Wyndham properties.

          • Genise says:

            Many Thanks for your prompt reaction !

            Good to hear and IMHO all relevant information is welcome to us members, because I encounter the same lack of info or conflicting messages on Flyertalk and
            “Wyndham-Alison” not responding to inquiries.

            BTW you’re my favorite go-to source of info – please keep up the good work !!!

    • will s says:

      Well now, Nic, it’s been almost one year to the date, and not only has this promotion been “sustained,” but the Wyndham program seems to be picking up steam…. rolling out new levels and enhancements…. A lot of us like the points & cash options they have too — and their availability much more readily found than say, Hyatt. (You don’t have to cal and call and call…. nope, it’s right there for you to see on their web site.)

      I’m warming up to Wyndham…. yup, a lot of crappy places, but…. on the other hand, a lot of great value to be had too…. even at the higher ends.

  3. I want to go to the Mills House, but it looks a little too nice–I’m afraid my kids would destroy it.

  4. harvson3 says:

    There appear to be very non-transparent blackout dates for several properties, which makes me want to pass on their credit card.
    E.g., Wyndham Rio Mar returning unavailable for lots of dates.

  5. Kelly S says:

    They already have properties not honoring this. Just found out that Wyndham Koloa Landing pulled ALL their award nights over the next year. Not a single night available.

    After they rolled out the change I was pleased to see nights available at 15K…but then they all disappeared!!! After an hour dealing with Wyndham Rewards I am frustrated beyond words.

    Was told they can’t “make” them load award nights because they are individually owned and operated. But also told that if they want to be part of the Wyndham network they HAVE to make nights available.

    So did this supervisor “Brandon” try to dig into this? Get answers? Nope. Just told me to use my points to stay someplace else. I said “Aren’t you even going to call hotel to find out what is going on?” He finally called the hotel. Got a voicemail. Did he leave one? Nope. Just gave me a name of someone at the hotel and left it up to me to figure it out.

    What makes me mad is before I applied for this card I spoke to a supervisor at Wyndham who said I could use my points at this property. When I said can they choose not to participate she said no.

    Yet this hotel has made no rooms available and still gets to be listed as Wyndham….

    • Hi Kelly, thanks for this information. Going to track down an official response and write a post about this.

      • will s says:

        Very curious indeed. …. Might be worth a one year after review, as they keep rolling out new deals and enhancements. (I’ve been planning a lot of travel over the next three months…. and surprisingly, availability even at the high end Wyndham properties hasn’t been an issue. (even with points and cash — astonishingly — unlike the miserable Hyatt web site)

        • Zak says:

          Property is de-listing, went private, and going to be a Marriott. I stayed there, the ppl working there seem to be super annoyed that people get rooms for 15k points. I had a 2 bedroom villa – HUGE. So salty lol.

  6. wildcatengineer says:

    I just wanted to add a datapoint that I was able to make a successful award booking at the Tryp Times Square South. You have to call in to make the booking and it took over thirty minutes to get it done. It seems that it is only the Tryp hotel brand that must be booked over the phone. Also, I was somehow credited 60,000 points rather than 45,000 for signing up for the credit card.

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  9. Knowledge says:

    Successfully booked a Deluxe Suite at the Wyndham Chicago Grand Riverfront for 3 nights in October when rates were listed at $579/night! Got a value of $1737 off the $69 annual fee! Not bad for a 3.87 cent/point valuation! I think it was a prime weekend however because I’ve seen rates at this hotel for $150-$200/night.

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  11. I work for the Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach and I am wondering why are we not on this list!!? !!!?!?

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  13. mark says:

    I got Virginia beach labor day weekend, expensive rooms if you procastinate

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  15. Kroozer says:

    Staying this week (Christmas to New Year) at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, 2 adults and 2 kids in a 2 queen beds garden view bungalow, for 15K points per night. All-inclusive resort. Only the ocean view and ocean front rooms were unavailable on points award, but no complaints. Quality is in line with its star rating and some services are improved from what the TripAdvisor reviews indicated. We are very happy with what we are getting at the price (points) we paid. First time all-inclusive experience only due to the huge value this is. Surprisingly this week seems to be off peak as crowds are nowhere near capacity and paid excursion trips are not scheduled for every day.

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