Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun

Hotel Stay Details 
Hotel: Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun
Dates: June 6-7, 2014
Rate Paid: 8,000 Hyatt Points/night
Regular Room Rate: $197/night 
Point Redemption Value: 2.5 cents/pt

Next stop, was our hotel by Mohegan Sun Casino. But since the resort was much more than we needed (just a comfortable place to sleep for 1 night), we opted to save some money and use our hotel points instead. Fortunately, there was a 3 year old Hyatt Place just down the road.

Hyatt Place is super consistent from location to location. The properties are almost mirror images of one another. That being said, this hotel was just super clean and seemed much more polished than the other Hyatt Places we've stayed at (Boise and Long Island).

The good news was that we were able to use 8,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points to redeem for a free night stay. Cash rates using our AAA membership would have been about $197 including taxes, so we were able to get 2.5 cents/pt of redemption value which is pretty high for Hyatt points.

My father still had Hyatt Platinum Status (mid-tier) after his Diamond status expired in February this year, but that didn't really help us much. First, all the rooms are pretty standard sizes, so no elite room upgrades. Second, everyone gets wifi for free anyway. Third, everyone gets breakfast for free as well. I suppose we weren't any worse off, but it would have been nice to get something for hotel loyalty.

The best part of this Hyatt Place was the free shuttle every 30 minutes to/from the Mohegan Sun Casino just 3 minutes away. We were lucky enough to get on the 7:55PM shuttle along with 6 dudes on a "guys night out" at the boxing match at the Casino. Despite being loud and excited about their evening plans, they were really nice and let me and my family get on the shuttle first just in case all of us couldn't fit. Luckily, everyone got on board and we were off!

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