I’m looking for a hotel room in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the first thing I always fire up is spg.com since I am a loyal Platinum member. I find out that there are only two Starwood hotels in Cabo which is the Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos and the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos. The Westin is going for $169 + taxes which is $199.42. The Sheraton is going for $175 + taxes which is $206.50. Both properties are Category 4 requiring 10,000 Starpoints for a free night redemption. Cash and Points are available for 5,000 Starpoints + $75 which I consider a good deal.
If you’re swimming in American Airlines AAdvantage miles like myself, you can redeem miles for hotel rooms. I wrote a primer on How To Use American Airlines AAdvantage Miles And Elite Status For Hotel Rooms.
I fired up the UseAAmiles.com search engine and looked for hotels in Cabo. The first property looks like a dangerous shack for 2,800 miles and the second property is a Wellness Center for 4,000 miles. Well, what can you expect for less than 4,000 miles at Cabo?
I noticed the Bahia Hotel is going for 11,500 miles with a caption that says Hot Deal: 15% Off! The Westin is going for 12,000 miles with a caption that says Hot Deal: 30% Off, which is a huge jump in discount.
But wait, the next hotel has a caption that reads, Hot Deal: 44% Off, following by Limited Time Offer! at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar.
Here’s the real kicker: The Hotel Finisterra has a caption that reads, “A Sudden Amazing Price – Today only!” which I found hilarious and gave me a chuckle.
I am probably going to use 12,000 AA miles to book the Westin Los Cabos or 12,600 AA miles to book the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar instead of using 10,000 Starpoints. Here’s a primer on How To Receive Elite Benefits on a Starwood Third Party Reservation. Which hotel would you book and using which methods?
We stayed at the Sheraton in 2011. I liked it. http://first2board.com/milespointsandmaitais/flashback-friday-cabo-san-lucas-2011/
If I went back I’d probably use some of those Hilton Points I racked up back when we got 6xs with a credit card at CVS. Either way, you can’t go wrong visiting Cabo.
I don’t like it. Whilst you found a good one here this doesn’t seem scalable and the standard prices are prohibitive. If you find one on sale like here then it is perfect, but the chances of finding one like this aren’t good from my quick searches.