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MaxMyPoint: Find & Track Hotel Award Availability

MaxMyPoint: Find & Track Hotel Award Availability

When it comes to planning a trip, there are plenty of tools, such as ExpertFlyer, AwardLogic, and FlightConnections, to assist with choosing flights. However, there haven’t been quite as many resources for working with hotel award bookings.

One of the tools that has been created to address this gap is MaxMyPoint, which can be helpful for finding and tracking hotel award space with Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, and World of Hyatt.

What Is MaxMyPoint?

MaxMyPoint is a hotel award search tool that lets you compare cash and award prices for many hotels from three major hotel loyalty programs. It’s also possible to set a range of alerts using MaxMyPoint, which can be helpful for scoring a difficult-to-book hotel or for saving points on your stay by monitoring dynamic pricing.

MaxMyPoint currently covers award bookings for Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, and World of Hyatt. However, there are a few differences to keep in mind about MaxMyPoint’s utility for the different programs.

World of Hyatt is unique in that it still uses a published award chart. Using the alert feature on MaxMyPoint for Hyatt redemptions is a great way to let you know if a difficult property to book with points becomes available during your specified dates.

Furthermore, if you already have a booking but would like to extend your stay, the alert feature can keep track of the availability on your behalf, so you don’t have to actively monitor it yourself.

Use MaxMyPoint to monitor award availability at popular hotels

Both Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors use a form of dynamic pricing, which means that there’s a broader scope of award availability compared to other programs. However, the value you get from your points might be a bit lower, since the award price is more closely associated to the cash price.

For Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors award bookings, MaxMyPoint can be helpful for finding the lowest prices in a range of dates and comparing them against the cash price.

Furthermore, with the alert feature, a notification can be set up to let you know if the award price for your stay has dropped. If it has, and as long as you’re within your free cancellation window, you can cancel and rebook, thereby returning some points to your account in the process.

Use alerts on MaxMyPoint to monitor award pricing on hotel stays

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