I have a 5.5 hour “layover” in Seattle next month (not my actual Seattle trip, but just a mileage run), whereby I get in at 12:30AM and leave at 6AM. I’m trying to decide whether or not it’s worth getting a hotel room.
The way I look at it it’s going to be 1:15AM by the time I get to the room, and I’ll have to be up by 4:30AM at the latest, which means I’d get no more than three hours of sleep, and probably a lot less than that if there’s a delay or if I’m too “awake” to sleep.
The only real option I’m considering is booking the Holiday Inn SeaTac for $75, and only because I could earn a lot of points which would basically make the stay a wash (like my brother staying at the Holiday Inn Express FRA and earning nearly 10,000 points). Getting a hotel through Priceline doesn’t seem worth it since it would probably cost $50 and I wouldn’t earn any points. I’m leaning towards just staying at the airport, but am undecided. What would you do?