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.. are super, super overwhelming to book. There are 20+ hotels in London affiliated with Club Carlson and just sorting through them all and finding the best ones can be frustrating. I will be spending four days in London in July and due to the massive devaluation of Club Carlson happening next Monday, I figured that I would go over my hotel options and possibly select even better hotels than I had booked and just burn a majority of my Club Carlson points.

Since I hold the Club Carlson VISA and I will be staying in London for four nights, it makes sense to spend those four nights at two hotels so that I can save points since the last night of any points redemption is free for VISA cardholders (although this will change June 1st).

What hotels did I have originally booked? Park Plaza County Hall London and Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. However after reading reviews of virtually all of the hotels in London, it turns out that those two hotels are not as nice as I thought, yes, I might be lucky and get a room with a view… but I hear that it happens rarely even if you are a Gold member… so I thought I wouldn’t risk it just for the view. Those hotels were both 50k each so I spent a total of 100k for four nights which comes to 25k a night, which isn’t bad at all.

I decided to cancel those reservations and as of right now, I booked The May Fair and Plaza on the River, both of which are five star hotels that cost me 70k each for 140k total… again comes down to about 35k a night, so again a good deal. I figured I would try one of the river view hotels and since I have a massive amount of Club Carlson points to burn, I figured why not and booked the Plaza on the River. Then I booked the May Fair which is another luxury five star hotel in London and apparently it is the best Club Carlson hotel in London. The May Fair is owned by Radisson Blu apparently since I got an email from Radisson Blu after booking the hotel and I thought that I made a mistake but apparently not… so we will see how it is.

I still have a week or so to change my mind and this is where I would like your suggestions, did I make the right change and should I stay at those hotels… or should I change this before June 1st? Any suggestions and feedback is welcome! Thanks!


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