Posted by William Charles on April 3, 2019
Hotel Booking

Published on April 3rd, 2019 | by William Charles

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New Wyndham Award Pricing (7,500, 15,000 or 30,000 Points Per Night) Now In Effect

Earlier this year it was announced that Wyndham would be replacing the flat 15,000 points per bedroom award rate across all properties to three different award tiers of 7,500, 15,000 or 30,000 points per night. The website and phone line stopped accepting reservations under the old program a few hours ago and now Doctor of Credit readers are starting to see the new pricing show up. The break down is supposed to:

  • 7,500 points (or 1,500 points + cash): 3,000+ properties
  • 15,000 points (or 3,000 points + cash): All remaining properties
  • 30,000 points (or 6,000 points + cash): Fewer than 200 properties

Some properties that cost 30,000 points per night pricing are: Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area & Caesar’s palace Vegas. I’m hoping that Wyndham will provide a full list of properties under the different tiers, so we can track devaluations overtime but Wyndham said such a list would not be available before the new pricing came into effect and it’s unclear if that will change. There will be some additional announcements made in the next 12 hours.



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Drew
Drew

You have your fingers on the publish button?

satellite
satellite

Wyndham Azteca/Maya in Playa Del Carmen are 30k.

Can’t book a condo in Hawaii for 15k with error that I don’t have enough points (when I actually do have enough points)

aldophx
aldophx

Had the same error message. Eventually it went thru, but had to try a bunch of times.

Oliver
Oliver

shit even la quinta moab is 30k

Denis
Denis

hyatt moab goes for 8K
booked 3 nights during spring break when cash rates are about $500!

Satellite
Satellite

Is this common that changes in points system go live early? These changes went live on 4/2 even Eastern Time. Wyndham is a US company. If they say something is happening on 4/3, it shouldn’t happen on 4/2.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

All of the solid NYC properties are 30K now. And my favorite, the Wyndham at Santa Monica Pier in LA, is now 30K too. Definitely cancelling when the fee is due.

Brian
Brian

Weirdly, the Wyndham Midtown 45 appears to still be 15k. It’s a good hotel in a good location, so I’m surprised.

Max
Max

Brian, stop complaining … you are giving them bad ideas 🙂

mark atwood
mark atwood

tremont and galvez went to 30k as well or book for $139 cash. massive devaluation. was good while it lasted.

Silverman
Silverman

Yeah, living in TX, these two properties were the main reason I got the Wyndham card. $139 is a particularly cheap rate. I booked some weekends summer/fall at 15k assuming they would go up. The cash price was at least $250 not including tax and fees. I’ll have to decide if they annual fee is still worth half a night (15k version of card). Probably not.

Hustlehard2
Hustlehard2

Hojo Anaheim and garden inn stayed at 15k, but the la Quinta, in a much worse location, is 30k. Napa properties are all 30k.

Jack
Jack

I’m a little surprised at the breakdown. It doesn’t seem to be strictly on price or hotel brand, more like destination. It’s also not dynamic. Hotels that can triple in price in their high season are still at 15,000 in that season. Overall still a lot of pockets of great value. I just won’t be staying in NYC ever again.

Abelian Grape
Abelian Grape

What pockets of great value do you see? I couldn’t find any.

Mitch Cumstein
Mitch Cumstein

It’s a massacre. Every property with a cash rate above $100 is now 30k points.

Satellite
Satellite

It’s not. Just booked a 1200sq ft condo on Big Island for 15k points.

Sam
Sam

What property is this?

anthony
anthony

William, do you think it’s worth keeping the $69 AF Wyndham card if we’re grandfathered in to the 15k points per year? It was definitely worth it before but now I’m not so sure.

Tim W.
Tim W.

It is if you have a destination with a good redemption value in mind. That’s $34.50, $69, or $138/night, which can easily beat a lot of cash prices. Otherwise, the flexibility of cash is better.

I’m not sure what I’ll do; we like the all-inclusives, and they’re usually $200+, but Wyndham points expire 4 years after they’re earned, and Viva all inclusive properties require a 3+ night stay. There’s no saving up for that without manufactured spending, which is no longer worth it for me (2x with points now at like 0.7cpp).

Jack
Jack

why would u even MS this card? 2 pts per $ is a huge opportunity waste regardless of the old version or new version. One could get like huge value grocery ms at gold card or other grocery cards. As for everyday spending plenty of cards beat that. Wake up

bryan
bryan

Oops, forgot to book my hotel from the promotion last year (15k points for 2 stays with masterpass). Guess the points will sit in my account and expire.

The Man
The Man

I’ll take them 🙂

Don B
Don B

You could transfer your Wyndham Rewards points to Caesars Total Rewards points. You can then cash them out Caesar’s properties for generally 1 cpp. You can transfer up to 30k points per year and it must be in groups of 10k points. This is what I plan to do for the rest of my points.

Satellite
Satellite

15k points still get you many places and 3000 places are only 7.5k now, so 2 nights

Jonathan
Jonathan

Spoke to a timeshare rep this morning. The only Wyndham time share properties increasing in price are Rio Mar Puerto Rico, Bonnet Creek (Orlando), and Clearwater. The change is not effective in the timeshare system yet (the rep mentioned that they typically get updated later then the main/non timeshare systems), so I was able to book Rio Mar at 15k a night just now.

Pam
Pam

Austin increased as well.

The Man
The Man

You booked Rio Mar in PR for 15k?

Jack
Jack

Rio Mar Puerto Rico is showing 30k on the website. How do you book 15k? is there a timeshare phone number you can call?

Jonathan
Jonathan

Yes call the main reservation line and tell them you want to make a reservation with points at the timeshare property and they will transfer you. It’s possible it’s gone up by now but prices you see online could also be for the hotel as the timeshare price isn’t listed (I don’t think)

Joe S
Joe S

Have 2 cards grandfathered into the 15,000 points, and the last couple years Barclay has waived 1/2 the annual fee. For now we’ll keep it since we use the points at the Days Inn Hershey each year, which stayed at 15K. Rates in Summer are around $200/night and it’s right by the park, so it represents a good value for us. Also used points for 2 nights at the beginning of next year at the Deerfield Beach Resort which went up to 30K. Originally had 3 nights at the Cayman property for later in the year, but didn’t like that it was on the other side of the island, as we’re only there 3 nights and wanted to be in the heart of things.

Jojo
Jojo

We stay at the Hershey days inn also. We were glad it stayed at 15K. Most of the Ocean City/Virginia Beach properties also remained at 15k. The ocean city properties are over $300 after taxes for summer dates. Are the redemptions as good as they used to be, no, but still opportunities to get $.0125-.02 per point.

brteacher
brteacher

I just called this morning and told them that I tried to make a booking last night at the old rate and couldn’t (which is true), and they helped me make the booking at the old rate. (Actually, I think that what they did was put enough points into my account for the booking at the new rate and book it.) I got the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach over Memorial Day weekend, when the money rate is $486, so I’m happy.

Abey

Wyndham grand Clearwater beach and Viva Wyndham Palace La Romana are up to 30K.
So glad I booked them in advance.
This is a big devaluation.
Here or there you could find an old Travelodge or a rundown Super 8 for 7.5K but otherwise its all 15K and the better properties 30K.
Hyat is now by far the best.

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