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It’s Not too Late! Summer Mid-Atlantic Getaways on Points

Views from rooms 483 and 484

Views from Holiday Inn, Solomons Island, Maryland

Regular readers know I am NOT a fan of the traditional Mid-Atlantic beach week. The prices get jacked up to levels that defy logic and I just see the money spent so much better elsewhere.

That said, I AM a fan of the points-driven weekend summer getaway. Here are some of my faves:

  • Holiday Inn and Suites Ocean City, MD Exhibit A on my “why I hate Mid-Atlantic Beach trips”: rates START at $489/night in July!  However, most weekdays have availability at 35,000 points/night.
  • A favorite beach for DC natives, Dewey Beach, Delaware now hosts a Hyatt Place right across from the beach. A random June weekend showed rates over $300/night before taxes so at 12,000 points a night it’s a good value.  If you don’t have Hyatt points, you can get them instantly by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards.
  • Sheraton Atlantic City. It’s about 3 blocks back from the beach but has great views from every angle. Starwood offers “redeem 4, get a night free”, which means you could see some real value here at 5 nights for 28,000 points ($560 in cash equalivent) compared to over $1358 you would spend for 5 nights over the 4th of July (best flexible rate including tax).
  • Holiday Inn Solomons Island, MD Not technically a “Beach” hotel, Solomons Island is tucked along Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  We lucked into a Pointbreaks rate last summer and had a lovely, QUIET weekend hanging out eating oysters and enjoying the view. The standard points rate is 15,000 but you might also chance upon a cash rate under $100/night.
  • Country Inn and Suites Virginia Beach The hotel is new and all rooms are oceanfront. I’ll have a review shortly. In the meantime, if you have a Club Carlson credit card be sure to book before June 1st!

Are there any Mid-Atlantic points bargains you love? Please share in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “It’s Not too Late! Summer Mid-Atlantic Getaways on Points

  1. DavidNJ

    I booked 4 nights @ the Ocean City, Maryland Holiday Inn & Suites right on the famous boardwalk w/ points and my annual free night. We’re staying from July, 2nd through July, 6th. Rates are $500 per night. Very convenient for our Daughter to meet us since she is in Newark, Delaware and not to bad a ride for us from the Jersey Shore. Arriving on July, 2nd should help us miss those massive traffic jams leading into Ocean City on weekends & Holidays.

      1. DavidNJ

        Booked about a month ago and it was tricky. They were showing a minimum of 4 nights when booking w/ points for the date I wanted. I needed to use the free night. I just kept on trying and eventually I accomplished my objective. Great location w/ the pool right on the boardwalk, plus one BR suite is a money saver for meals.

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