For my weekend trip to Austin, I stayed at the Holiday Inn on Town Lake for 25k points/night or 20k +$40.
What made the hotel great:
What made the hotel not so great:
It was right next to the freeway so when at the rooftop pool, you can hear all the cars drive by
The Platinum goodie was water and granola bar (I’d rather have free breakfast!)
It was a far walk to 6th street, even though I did enjoy the exercise.
I still enjoyed by weekend stay but may try closer hotels with less traffic noise.