This May Be One Of The Most Valuable Hotel Redemptions I’ve Ever Seen

OK, everyone has their own definition of “value”.  I get it.  That means many of you may disagree with what I’m about to say.  I’m cool with that.  I’m working on a project and stumbled across a hotel redemption that made me do a double-take.

The Most Valuable Hotel Redemption Ever?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?  Well, this redemption I found is for a Wyndham hotel.  Okay, before you go running away, Wyndham does have some nice properties.  I’ve never stayed in any of their nice hotels, but I’ve heard good things here and there.  Given, I don’t spend a lot of time focused on Wyndham Rewards.  They have an odd loyalty program where all hotels are priced exactly the same for reward nights.  15,000 points will get you a night at any Wyndham property, from the cheapest to the most expensive.

If you haven’t run away because I’m talking about Wyndham, maybe you will when I tell you this redemption is down in the Disney World area.  You guys know how I feel about Disney.  Why else would I walk 18 miles in one day to try to ride every ride?  At any rate, if you haven’t run away screaming, I found a sick value at one of the Orlando-area Wyndham properties.

Since I don’t follow Wyndham Rewards closely, I turned to The Points Guy for the relative value of a Wyndham Rewards point.  Brian says they’re worth 1.2 cents each.  That seems high to me, but I have very little frame of reference.

There are plenty of hotel rooms available through the Wyndham program in Orlando.  Some of the properties look quite spartan.  Others look okay, not great.  They’re all available for 15,000 points a night.  Then, there’s Magic Village.  First, I saw a 3-bedroom condo and thought that was impressive.

Then, I saw a 4-bedroom one that sleeps up to 8 people easily.

Again, I’ve never stayed at Magic Village.  But, the pictures look pretty darn nice.

The Final Two Pennies

So, pure value junkies will note that the room prices for Magic Village aren’t that high.  You’re “only” getting a bit more than 2 cents in value out of that 4-bedroom.  But, it is also a room big enough for 8 people.  Having to find hotel rooms for that many people would normally get pretty pricey.

Look, maybe these pictures frame Magic Village in a very favorable light, and the place is a dump. I  don’t think so, but I also don’t have a stay planned anytime soon.  I’m just pretty impressed you can get a 4-bedroom villa for 15,000 points with Wyndham Rewards.

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19 Comments

  1. So you make no sense. How is it the most valuable redemption ever if it’s only 2 cents per point. That’s good but not even close to best value ever. Also… are you looking at pictures or have you stayed there ? Many of these types of properties are not desirable. Minimal to no dining options. Minimal maid service. More like and apartment than a hotel.

    1. I did say that the purists would disagree with me. 😉
      By value of points, I agree that I’ve had more valuable redemptions. But, getting 8-10 people an award room for 15,000 Wyndham points is a screaming deal. I’m not a big villa or AirBnB guy, but not everyone looks for restaurants and maid service at their hotel when they travel.

  2. Speaking of value, I once used an Intercontinental free night at the Palazzo in Las Vegas for a $119 room. I was with my wife. This is an all suite property with 700 sq ft rooms. I found value with the size of the room, not the $119. 😉 Oh, and my wife was very happy = Priceless.

  3. It is 15K per night not per room. However, what’s there to see in Orlando, other than that glamorized rat! The Wyndham program remains weak in and of itself. Even with my Platinum status, won’t get much in terms of benefits. When the kids wake up in the morning, they are hungry, and want immediate breakfast. I’d rather stay at properties that provide that benefit to their elites rather than a stay in a huge suite for bragging rights.

  4. The Wyndham program (including the CC) has some real gems if you know what you are doing.

    Bloggers almost never talk about it for some reason.

    1. toomanybooks, I’ve never been a big fan of Wyndham. It’s mostly because they don’t have the sorts of hotels I look for when I travel for business. I don’t think it’s a bad program, just need to learn the sweet spots!

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