- Introduction to Israel
- American Airlines LAX Flagship Lounge
- Chicago O’Hare American Airlines Flagship Lounge
- American Airlines ORD-LHR 777 Business Class
- American Airlines Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow
- Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel Review
- Intercontinental Bethlehem (Jacir Palace) Hotel Review
- Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel Review
- Park Plaza Orchid Tel Aviv Hotel Review
- Is Israel Safe for Tourists?
- The Sights and Sounds of Bethlehem
- The Sights and Sounds of Jerusalem
- The Sights and Sounds of Masada
- The Sights and Sounds of the Dead Sea
- The Sights and Sounds of the Negev Desert
- The Sights and Sounds of Tel Aviv
- Scam City: Israel Edition
- The Various Eats in Israel
- Tel Aviv Airport Dan Lounge
- Paris CDG American Airlines Admiral’s Club Lounge
Angelina from Just Another Points Traveler booked the Le Meridien Dead Sea using 2,000 Starpoints since it’s a category 1 property and the only Starwood property in the Dead Sea Beach area. I didn’t book the hotel using Starpoints from my account because Angelina was trying to help out with some of the hotel costs as well. Though, I wish I had because we ended up not receiving any Platinum benefits since I was not the primary name on the reservation. The hotel was fully committed and the regular rates were an astronomical $400/night.
The hotel offered free parking, but the parking lot seemed full and it was tough finding a parking spot. There were unpaved portions full of rubble and it felt like you could ruin your car tires just by driving through it.
We walked up to the Le Meridien Dead Sea entrance and saw many people walking towards Dead Sea Beach.
There was a club lounge, but we were not granted access due to Angelina only being a Gold and the hotel refused to offer Platinum amenities to me as a secondary guest staying on the same hotel reservation.
Upon checkout, the hotel removed the multiple wifi charges since we had a ton of devices. I regret not booking this hotel using Starpoints from my account because I feel I would’ve gotten a better room assigned and possibly used one of my Suite Night Awards. Even though the room we stayed in did not live up to the Le Meridien Starwood brand, I would still give this hotel another chance.
Great review. Did you eat at any of the onsite restaurants? The view from your room was excellent! Best wishes for safe travels.
no, I didn’t get to try any of the onsite restaurants but there are plenty of food pics in this installment 😉 the views were awesome!
It looks like a decent value for 2,000 points/night. However, I can imagine the disappointment felt by those who walked into a room like this after shelling out $400/night.
I totally agree… It’s a shame people will pay the rack rate for this distasteful room..
ditto. not worth $5000 but yes worth 2000 points