Best Starwood Hotels: Category 6

Best Category 6 SPG Hotel St. Regis Washington, D.C.

Starwood Category 6 Hotels are an impressive collection of properties with amazing locations that can offer great value when redeemed during peak travel dates. A free night at a Category 6 Starwood hotel will set you back 20,000 – 25,000 Starpoints… Continue Reading


Best Starwood Hotels: Category 5

Best SPG Hotel Category 5 Keraton at The Plaza Jakarta

It’s been a year and a half since my last post in the Best Starwood hotel redemption series. These posts take a long time to research and write, so I kind of half-assed the last one by not including any descriptive… Continue Reading


Best Starwood Hotels: Category 4

While researching the best Starwood hotel redemptions for Category 4, I came across quite a few gems. Unlike most other chains, low-category hotels in Starwoods portfolio are well located and offer decent accommodations. No hole-in-the-wall airport hotels here – especially… Continue Reading


Best Starwood Preferred Hotels: Category 3

Within Starwood’s Category 3, several Luxury Collection properties start showing up. Oddly enough, many of them aren’t in the best shape and don’t measure up with lower-end brands like Four Points and Sheraton. However, there is still a great deal… Continue Reading


Best Starwood Preferred Guest Hotels: Category 2

Unlike other hotel chains I’ve covered in this series (Club Carlson, IHG Rewards Club, Hyatt Gold Passport), the number of low-category Starwood hotels is, well, low. There weren’t hordes of run down airport hotels to sift through or random hotels in the… Continue Reading


Best Starwood Hotels: Category 1

The Starwood Preferred Guest program is popular for a reason: In addition to having over 1,100 hotels worldwide in excellent locations, the program has a reasonable award chart. The program’s Category 1 hotel list certainly proves that, offering incredible value… Continue Reading