During my last set of Delta mileage runs from November I had initially booked for each run a night before at the SPG Four Points in PIT as the price was great in Starpoints to stay. Then after my first stay, that was far from acceptable, I quickly dumped reservation number two and opted to give the Holiday Inn PIT a try for 15,000 Priority Club points.
Now PC is a bit funny. They do not have to recognize your status at all when you stay on points. There are exceptions and I have had amazing stays at both Intercontinental hotels and Crown Plaza hotels and been upgraded and enjoyed the stays very much. This stay was not the best.
I was not extended any kind of upgrade and the sum total of appreciation for being a PC Platinum member was a 500 point credit voucher. No free breakfast, dinner drinks or upgrade. Just 500 PC points. As they say, better than “a sharp stick in the eye” right?
The room was a std king room. Over all mostly clean but could use some work. The bed was soft and comfortable and the heat worked so that was nice.
The bathroom looked a bit old and the paper was coming loose here and there and the vents showed they had not been cleaned for a while
Being a blogger I want a comfortable chair and desk to work at. As you can see by the photo below the chair was just about useless as it was broken and dragged the floor. Any move and you were destroying the carpet. Not smart and most uncomfortable as it was too low.
I guess I could have called and asked for another room but they were so fully booked and since no upgrade was open, why bother. Plus, priority club does NOT have the OUTSTANDING @SPG service SPG has when things come up.
It was late when I got there, but the morning showed me a view that was inspiring (don’t you think?)! Again THIS view is what they put a Platinum Priority Club member in. Seriously?
With no Skyclub in PIT (I could have gone back to the US Air Club in PIT) I went down for breakfast. There was some kind of conference in the hotel and I was the ONLY one at this point in the restaurant.
They had an omelet station so I opted for a few eggs over easy and a hearty breakfast before my run. Service was good and the food was good, but priced high at $12.95 ($16 with tip).
So I spent 15,000 points for this room. Got 1,500 back due to holding my PC Visa, 500 for my Platinum bonus. I got 180 points for my breakfast some way at 5x times 2. Thus 12,820 all in for the night. Had this been a PointBreaks room for 5,000 I would have been fine with what I got. For 12k this stay was a disappointment and I will not be back again! – René
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