Book IHG Hotels This Summer For Just 5K Points Per Night!

IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks is traditionally one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. Through this promotion, select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. Since IHG Rewards Club points can be indirectly purchased for 0.6 cents each, that’s like booking stays at certain hotels for just $30 per night.

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IHG has just made their latest PointBreaks list available, valid for bookings and stays between April 25 and July 31, 2016. There are ~140 hotels participating in this round of PointBreaks (93 in the US, and 48 internationally), though the quality of hotels on the list isn’t all that great, as has become the norm. Still, if a hotel on the list happens to be somewhere you’re planning on traveling to, this promotion is pretty tough to beat.

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Keep in mind that through each PointBreaks promotion you can book at most two stays per hotel (though they can each be for as long as you’d like).

With that in mind, here’s the full list of properties participating in this round of PointBreaks:

United States

ALABAMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ATMORE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BIRMINGHAM/HOMEWOOD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HUNTSVILLE WEST – RESEARCH PK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PHENIX CITY-FT.BENNING AREA

ARKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOPE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WEST LITTLE ROCK

CALIFORNIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SACRAMENTO – FOLSOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LAKE ELSINORE

COLORADO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DENVER NORTHEAST – BRIGHTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LA JUNTA

CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN BRIDGEPORT-TRUMBULL-FAIRFIELD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VERNON – MANCHESTER

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HARRINGTON (DOVER AREA)

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PENSACOLA WEST-NAVY BASE

GEORGIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADISON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WARNER ROBINS/ROBINS AFB

IOWA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DAVENPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NORTHWOOD
HOLIDAY INN SIOUX CITY

IDAHO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BOISE WEST – MERIDIAN

ILLINOIS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EDWARDSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LAKE ZURICH-BARRINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AUBURN-TOURING DR
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ELKHART
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FREMONT (ANGOLA AREA)

KANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KANSAS CITY – BONNER SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN MANHATTAN AT THE CAMPUS

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ASHLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES RADCLIFF – FORT KNOX

LOUISIANA
CROWNE PLAZA EXECUTIVE CENTER BATON ROUGE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EUNICE

MASSACHUSETTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LUDLOW – CHICOPEE AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PLAINVILLE – FOXBORO AREA

MARYLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ABERDEEN-EDGEWOOD-BEL AIR
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HUNT VALLEY

MICHIGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLOTTE

MINNESOTA
HOLIDAY INN FAIRMONT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MPLS-MAPLE GROVE/ARBOR LAKES

MISSOURI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES HAZELWOOD – ST. LOUIS AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MARYVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SPRINGFIELD

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FOREST
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HATTIESBURG

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GLENDIVE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREAT FALLS

NORTH CAROLINA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ALBEMARLE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL-RTP
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MONROE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES RALEIGH-DURHAM APT-MORRISVILLE

NORTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN BISMARCK

NEBRASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES COLUMBUS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LINCOLN I-80

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KEENE
CROWNE PLAZA NASHUA

NEW JERSEY
CROWNE PLAZA FAIRFIELD
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PARSIPPANY-MORRIS PLAINS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES PHILADELPHIA – MT. LAUREL

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CANANDAIGUA – FINGER LAKES
HOLIDAY INN PLATTSBURGH (ADIRONDACK AREA)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY-VESTAL

OHIO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DAYTON-CENTERVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GREENVILLE
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES LIMA

OKLAHOMA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MIDWEST CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GLENPOOL-TULSA SOUTH

OREGON
HOLIDAY INN EUGENE – SPRINGFIELD

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BENTLEYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUTLER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WILMINGTON – BRANDYWINE VALLEY

SOUTH CAROLINA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREENVILLE I-85 WOODRUFF ROAD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES NEWBERRY

SOUTH DAKOTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SIOUX FALLS AT EMPIRE MALL
HOLIDAY INN SPEARFISH-CONVENTION CENTER

TENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CARYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MEMPHIS/GERMANTOWN

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES AUSTIN N-CEDAR PARK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CORPUS CHRISTI-SPID
STAYBRIDGE SUITES HOUSTON WILLOWBROOK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAN ANTONIO DOWNTOWN
HOLIDAY INN TEMPLE-BELTON

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TOOELE

VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BLACKSBURG – UNIVERSITY AREA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES RICHMOND NORTH-GLEN ALLEN

VERMONT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BRATTLEBORO

WASHINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BURLINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES EVERETT

WISCONSIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FORT ATKINSON
CROWNE PLAZA MADISON

WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FAIRMONT

WYOMING
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHEYENNE

Mexico

COAHUILA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PIEDRAS NEGRAS

MEXICO CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MEXICO SANTA FE

GUANAJUATO
HOLIDAY INN IRAPUATO

JALISCO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GUADALAJARA EXPO

SINALOA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CULIACAN

SONORA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES HERMOSILLO AEROPUERTO

TAMAULIPAS
HOLIDAY INN TAMPICO ALTAMIRA

Canada

ALBERTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WEST EDMONTON

ONTARIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHATHAM SOUTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES OTTAWA EAST – ORLEANS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WOODSTOCK SOUTH

Europe

BELGIUM
CROWNE PLAZA ANTWERP

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN TOULOUSE AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STRASBOURG – SUD
HOLIDAY INN PARIS – MARNE LA VALLEE
HOLIDAY INN LYON – VAISE

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STUTTGART AIRPORT

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN MILAN – ASSAGO

NETHERLANDS (HOLLAND)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ARNHEM

POLAND
HOLIDAY INN LODZ

RUSSIA
CROWNE PLAZA ST. PETERSBURG AIRPORT

SERBIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BELGRADE – CITY

SLOVAKIA
HOLIDAY INN ZILINA

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID – GETAFE

SWITZERLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LUZERN – NEUENKIRCH

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BIRMINGHAM – SOUTH A45
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHESTER – RACECOURSE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GLENROTHES
HOLIDAY INN MANCHESTER – CENTRAL PARK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NUNEATON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STRATHCLYDE PARK M74, JCT.5
HOLIDAY INN GARDEN COURT WOLVERHAMPTON

Asia

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AHMEDABAD ASHRAM ROAD
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES BENGALURU WHITEFIELD

INDONESIA
CROWNE PLAZA BANDUNG
HOLIDAY INN JAKARTA KEMAYORAN

CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NANTONG XINGHU
HOLIDAY INN ZHONGSHAN DOWNTOWN

Middle East & Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK

ZIMBABWE
HOLIDAY INN BULAWAYO

Central & South America

ARGENTINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSARIO

BRAZIL
HOLIDAY INN CUIABA
HOLIDAY INN NATAL

CHILE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PUERTO MONTT – PATAGONIA

ECUADOR
HOLIDAY INN GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT

EL SALVADOR
CROWNE PLAZA SAN SALVADOR

NICARAGUA
CROWNE PLAZA MANAGUA

Oceania

AUSTRALIA
HOLIDAY INN WARWICK FARM

Bottom line

The quality of PointBreaks properties has been getting progressively worse over the years, though this is possibly their worst list yet. I guess it’s not surprising given that this is for summer travel, which is an especially busy season for hotels.

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The Crowne Plaza Antwerp is on the PointBreaks list

You can book stays through July 31, 2016, and in theory the better hotels tend to sell out pretty quickly. That being said, with this list “better” is a very relative term.

It’s always worth taking a look at the PointBreaks list, in the event that you happen to be traveling to a city with a participating hotel, like Hope, Arkansas, or Lima, Ohio.

Is there any hotel on the PointBreaks list you’re interested in?

Comments

  1. Damn. We’ll be all over Europe and SE Asia this summer and nothing on this list will work for us. You’re right, this is a crappy list.

  2. I was holding off on reservations in Germany for July, waiting for the list. Somehow Stuttgart airport is not on my extensive list of destinations. Sigh.

  3. Hi Ben,

    Can I use my IHG accounts to book either rewards nights or standard rates for my parents? Will I earn points?

    Thanks

  4. When did they start LIMITING it to 2 nights? That really makes it useless for other than a stopover or short weekend….

  5. Not limited to 2 nights.

    It’s impossible to change a PB reservation on the front-end to arrive later and get points back and very hard to shorten a stay and do so. Therefore it’s best to split it into several reservations for one stay to cancel part if needed. There is a limit of 3 reservations per PB facility.

    Even tho it’s summer, a few strike me: San Antonio CS, Austin CS, Antwerp CP, Paris HI and Sydney HI. The last 3 are 10 miles out of town but hey; it’s Paris, Antwerp and Sydney in the summer peak.

  6. Well now I know that there is a Holiday Inn Stuttgart airport (home base) ehich might could be handy for an super early start this summer but thats the only reason I would be interested.

    @lynn: the mercedes & porsche museum are both fantastic in stuttgart – the medival town of Esslingen is charming and the outlet (boss etc) is just a 30 minute drive away.

  7. In my opinion, this list is now a joke. Used to be worth planning for even to go to out of the way places you didn’t plan to.

  8. The Crowne Plaza Fairfield is 5k points the days I’m going to NY (this July).

    This is damn cheap, but I’m mainly interested in visiting Manhattan.

    Did anyone here stay at this hotel?
    Is it too far from Manhattan? is there a public transportation or must I rent a car?

  9. So can you book a couple nights with random dates and then change it to different nights later on?

  10. @ Jill — There needs to still be availability at the 5,000 point level for the nights you’re changing to.

  11. So…just to confirm…no Intercontinental hotels? This list is very disappointing and further enhances the IHG program (and I mean that in the sense we all “know” it to mean). More reasons why I’m not at all loyal to IHG at all anymore, as the sometimes good value out of this promotion as what largely kept me loyal despite their lack of elite benefits as compared with other hotel programs.

  12. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Everett in WA state is a decent choice if you’ve never taken the Boeing factory tour (well worth it; the tour not the hotel). However, the Hilton Garden Inn is an even better choice since it is literally right next to the factory, so you can walk there in less than a minute. However, both hotels are definitely functional rather that fabulous, so only recommended for a one-nighter if you happen to be north of Seattle and want to see 747s, 777s, and 787s being made after having your mediocre hotel Belgian waffle and luke-warm coffee.

  13. @Breno From the Crowne Plaza Fairfield, you can walk 10 minutes to Willowbrook Mall, from which you can take either New Jersey Transit’s #197 (90 minutes & $18.50 roundtrip) or Lakeland Bus’ #46 (60 minutes & $20 roundtrip). The fares are very reasonable considering NYC parking and tolls.

  14. @Breno You can also catch the Lakeland Bus #46 at the stop at US-46 & Passaic Ave, just a five minute walk from the hotel.

  15. Thanks @Matt A, that is true.

    I sent an email to the hotel and they gave me this info.
    I’d spend about $ 20 RT per person and at least 1 hour to get to Manhattan.

    RT 2 pax would be $ 40 plus 2 hours.
    I’m not sure if it worth it. I’m thinking of booking Novotel or Sofitel with my Le Club points as I’ll just stay for 3 or 4 days and just wanna visit the island (manhattan).

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