The IHG PointBreaks list is a great way to save points when booking IHG hotels. It’s not as good as it used to be when all hotels were just 5,000 points, but it’s still a great way to get discounted nights.
IHG allows a select group of its hotels to be booked for 5,000, 10,000 or 15,000 points. For everyday people, being able to book hotels for fewer points could allow you to take another vacation somewhere.
While many of the hotels on the lists are in places you might never go, it’s worth taking a look because there are good values. A few years ago, I found a 5,000-point hotel just outside Portland.
There is a limited quantity so you might need to move fast in order to get the cheaper rate. These hotels can be booked through January 31, 2020.
New IHG PointBreaks List
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Russellville
Holiday Inn Express Corydon
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mishawaka – South Bend
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ottumwa
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Olathe South
Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Owings Mills-Baltimore Area
Holiday Inn Express Towson Baltimore N
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Red Wing
Holiday Inn Express Alliance
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Omaha Downtown – Airport
Holiday Inn Express Canton – Potsdam
Holiday Inn Express Coventry S – West Warwick Area
Candlewood Suites Dallas – Plano W Medical Ctr
Holiday Inn & Suites McKinney-Fairview
Staybridge Suites Saltillo
Holiday Inn Express Farroupilha
Crowne Plaza Panama Airport
Holiday Inn Piura
Holiday Inn Express Ringsheim
Holiday Inn Express Bridgwater
Holiday Inn Leicester – Wigston
Holiday Inn Al Khobar
QINGHAI, MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Xining Hot-Spring
Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Prahlad Nagar
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrington (Dover Area)
Hotel Indigo Kansas City – The Crossroads
Holiday Inn Express Kansas City Downtown
Holiday Inn Plattsburgh (Adirondack Area)
Hotel Indigo Winston-Salem Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Newport North – Middletown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rockport – Bay View
Holiday Inn Express Morgantown
Buying IHG points
IHG will routinely have point sales offering up to a 50% bonus. Buying points is usually a bad idea, but when these promotions are paired with the IHG Pointsbreak list, it can be worth it.
- 7,500 points (5,000 + 2,500 bonus) costs 67.50.
- 10,500 points (7,000 + 3,500 bonus) costs $94.50.
- 15,000 points (10,000 + 5,000 bonus) costs $135.00.
Again, it is not a good idea to buy points just to buy points, but if you’re just short of an award redemption, it can be good. You can look at the exact costs to buy points on the IHG website, however, you must have am IHG account to do so. That is one of the reasons we suggest in our Beginner’s Guide to create accounts at many of the domestic travel brands.
IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
The IHG card is currently in my wallet thanks to the free annual night. Right now, Chase is offering an 80,000-point sign-up bonus after $2,000 spend in the first three months. It also comes with a free annual night.
Additionally, if you have this credit card, you can book a fourth night for free for an award stay. That means if you pay with points for the first three nights, the fourth won’t cost you anything. That can be big savings.
The Chase 5/24 rule affects this card. Be sure you haven’t applied for five credit cards in the previous 24 months or you will be declined.
The IHG PointBreaks list hotels are a great value for the everyday traveler. Not only do they cost fewer points than normal, but the value to purchase points can sometimes be cheaper than the nightly rate. Hotel rates can be outrageous in the summer, so if you happen to need a hotel in these places, take advantage.