**I have the Ritz Carlton Visa Card**
So im planing on taking my GF to San Juan, PR for our 1 year together and wanted to stay at Ritz Carlton or La concha but made up my mind to stay with Ritz (better customer service)... I also wanted to get club level at the Ritz Carlton but according to a CSA the dates i picked are already filled..The first rep when i called wasnt being helpful and kept telling me that i am not able to use the upgrade certificates in San Juan. Then hours later (felt bugged) i called again and the new rep told me that i can use them in san juan but not the reserve destination. but either way all club level spots were taken for my dates.
My booking options:
Airline $ 1,043.60
Total - $3263.32
Pros- get Marriott points and nights
Cons- too expensive compared to Expedia and even Vacations by Marriott
Booking with Expedia
Airline and hotel (ritz)
Pro- Save $630 vs booking direct , Super cheap compared to Marriott and Vacations by Marriott
Con- no credit for nights nor much points.. but will get some points with my Ritz Card
Booking with Vacations by Marriott
Ritz and airline
Pros- Save $373.17 vs booking separately, $5,000 booking points (nothing more)
cons- Expedia is cheaper
I wouldnt have cared about booking direct but the not being able to upgrade for club level is keeping me away from booking directly with marriott
What do you guys suggest?
For the flight: you can book anywhere you want and still get frequent flyer points at the airline.
For the hotel: look into the lowest price guarantee at Marriott and see how you can get the best price.
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