Perhaps They Should Change Their Name to “Best Eastern”

Most U.S. travelers would say Best Western hotels aren’t anything to write home about.

I disagree. Only problem is, the letter would begin…”You won’t believe the craphole I’m staying in”.

But several Milepoint members point out that the chain actually has some pretty decent properties in Asian and European countries.

Even taking that into account though, Best Western’s elite status offerings don’t appear to light anyone’s pants on fire. Then again, as PanAm so eloquently puts it:

Their loyalty program isn’t that great…though frankly, the other chains’ programs aren’t what they once were, and seem to be devaluing more rapidly.

Truer words might never have been spoken. And in fact, similar words were written by ThePointsGuy back in February – though he used closer to 1,500 words and provided some specific spend-to-get-a-free-night numbers. Gary Leff at View from the Wing also wrote about hotel devaluations – in fewer words and with a pretty chart.

Btw – If you don’t mind an overwhelming chemical odor, the goal of which is to overcome the overwhelming wet dog odor, the Best Western in Dillon, CO isn’t too bad. And it’s pet friendly.

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