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Review: Hyatt Place Charlotte Tyvola Road

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Miles and I were in town for a football game…In fact, it was a surprise trip for Daddio to see the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS!!!!!!!! GO BLUEEEEEEE, COLTS COLTS COLTS!!!!!!! šŸ˜‰

This is actually my very first Hyatt Place and I have to say…I likey…I likey uh-lot!

The Deets:

  • Category 1: 5000 points
  • Diamond bennies…500 points, upgrade, breakfast, and a welcome amenity ( gatorade and iced tea)
  • We ended up in a “High floor” two double bedded room with pull out sofa

It was very nice. In fact, I’ve often considered living in a Hyatt Place if worked moved me out of town for a prolonged stay in another city and this was the perfect way to see if I’d actually like to do that. I would. I found it to have enough of the amenities that I’d need for a long term stay, and it really piques my interest as to what more would be at a Hyatt House…anywho.

Check in

  • swift
  • status recognized and upgrade given

The Room

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The hotel was great. Easy, central location for both the airport and the game ( like $15 uber ride) and the staff was super friendly.

So would I stay here again? Uhhhhh…that’s hardly even a sane question. To find value in a property, albeit near the airport, that is modern, stylish, clean, and only 5000 points is a downright steal. In fact, this whole surprise trip was only possible because of points. We flew from Indy on a direct flight to Charlotte for just 4500 Avios ( won’t last much longer as BA has eliminated 4500 tiered flights) and then spending the night for just 5000 Gold Passport saved us nearly $1300. Honestly, the trip would have never happened had points and avail not worked out so perfectly.

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Chase Sapphire PreferredĀ® Card


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The Chase Sapphire PreferredĀ® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.Ā 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travelā„ 
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travelā„ 
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travelā„ 
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travelā„  and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travelā„  for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast:Ā 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.Ā 

The Chase Sapphire PreferredĀ® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flexā„ and Chase Freedom UnlimitedĀ® or the business versions: Ink Business CashĀ® , Ink Business UnlimitedĀ® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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