If you read a lot of the miles and points blogs, you may already be aware of Club 1 Hotels as they are well known in frequent flyer circles. Both Paul and I have been a member for some time, so it was about time we talked about how Club 1 Hotels can help you save money on luxury travel. They feature many of my favourite luxury hotel brands such as Four Seasons, Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental and Langham hotels. In addition, they have many other areas of travel with discounts such as flights and cruises.
So who are Club 1 Hotels?
Club 1 Hotels is a US-based private global travel club that provides wholesale rates at over 1 million hotels, 14 cruise lines, 12 car rental partners, 200+ airlines, and more. Unlike websites such as Last Minute Secret Hotels that do not disclose the exact hotel until you have already paid for the hotel, Club 1 Hotels Members shop by city, airport, brand and/or hotel name to get exactly what they want.
How do they get such big savings? It’s because of the companies that Club 1 Hotels partner with, they pre-purchase over $1 billion in room nights annually at global hotels and resorts. Even better – many of these rates are refundable and they actually guarantee you will save money! See below for how the guarantee works.
How much can I save?
I am heading to Vegas next year so I thought I would have a look at a couple of hotels I am considering for my stay. Club 1 Hotels offer up to 60% off hotels, so let’s see what this means in reality. The first hotel is my perennial favourite, the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
NOTE: Taxes, charges and resort fees are not included in the initial price on EITHER Club 1 Hotels or the comparison site. This is normal when booking US hotels. If we look at the average price comparison via TripAdvisor:
Then if we compare that to the offers on Club 1:
If we take Club 1 Hotels this works out around £219 per night when you convert the price from dollars. If I look at the cheapest company on TripAdvisor, NUSTAY (who I have never heard of), the cheapest room available is £273 which is a saving of £54 a night. Over my 2 night stay, I would be saving nearly £108 for no effort at all.
If you went with a better know company such as Booking.com that offer refundable rates, then the difference is much bigger at £302 vs £219 per night.
I also looked at the Bellagio. On TripAdvisor the cheapest option again is NUSTAY at £329:
When we look at Club 1 Hotels there is a substantial saving at £258 per night after converting into pounds. Even if there wasn’t the price guarantee would still mean you would save money.
Obviously, it will depend on the individual hotels and what offers are on, so it is always worth comparing with other sites before you book. With the price guarantee, they will not only match the price but actually beat it by a set amount depending on the class of hotel. For example, 5-star hotel would get you $20 per night off the best price you found. See more details below.
What do I get with my free membership?
We are offering a special free membership for TLFL readers which usually costs $99. Unlike so many of these types of offers, there is no catch. You don’t need a credit card to sign up as there is no annoying auto-renew!
Here is what you get for free:
- 1-Year Club 1 Hotels Membership with Guaranteed Savings* up to 60% Off at over 1 Million hotels & resorts worldwide including discounts on flights, car rentals, cruise lines, golf tee-times and more.
- No Blackout Dates
- embers receive Guaranteed Savings on every hotel booking made 5-days prior to arrival. If you find a better rate for the same hotel, room and rate type (refundable or non-refundable), we want to beat that rate by:$10 per night guaranteed savings at 3-star hotels up to $20
$15 per night guaranteed savings at 4-star hotels up to $45
$20 per night guaranteed savings at 5-star hotels up to $60 up to $100 on reservations $900 or more
*No credit card required to join
*1-year membership does not auto-renew or auto-bill
*Please note: all hotel rates are shown in USD and charged in USD with taxes and recovery fees added to the hotel rate at checkout
There is also a higher level of membership, the ClubONE rewards package which offers:
- 1-Year Club 1 Hotels Membership with savings up to 60% Off at over 1 Million hotels & resorts worldwide including discounts on flights, car rentals, cruise lines, golf tee-times and more. Plus, Earn 5% Back in Points towards future bookings.
- No Blackout Dates
- Largest selection of room types
- Personalized concierge services
- ClubONE Rewards*
Earn 5 points for every $1USD spent on hotel, car rental, cruise, and activity bookings! (That’s 5% back on every reservation). Redeem rewards on future bookings. 1,000 points = $10
*Points do not expire. Points cannot be used with discounted e-gift cards or any other promotions. Cannot be applied or earned retroactively. Cannot be redeemed for cash.
- 30 Day No-Risk Trial Period. Receive a full refund in 30 days if no bookings are made
1-year membership does not auto-renew or auto-bill
Please note: all hotel rates are shown in USD and charged in USD with taxes and recovery fees added to the hotel rate at checkout
You can join with a free membership or membership at the special TLFL page here.