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December '23 Southwest Hotels Photo Stay Report (Corona, CA)

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Hello Community Southwest:


Here's a photo trip report of my recent hotel stay at a Holiday Inn in Corona CA, a few miles west of Riverside CA and little less than 20 miles south of ONT Airport. The stay was booked through Southwest Hotels as a Points Plus property for business. The booking and check in process was flawless and the base room rate was just about on par with the booking site competition, making the 4,000 points bonus well worth it.





Room Type: King Standard Room, Free Cancellation; 2 Nights
Rapid Rewards Points Plus: 4,000 CP-Eligible Points
Southwest Hotels Base Room Rate: $144/Night ($329 Grand Total)
RocketMiles: Same Price/Offer


Competing Booking Site Rates w/ Free Cancellation:
Direct: $148 Base/$141 w/ Loyalty ($310 Total)
Other 3rd Party Sites (via Trivago): $148 Base

Regarding the hotel itself, IHG delivered on its promises: Fresh hotel interior remodel, clean room, clean lobby, friendly staff, comfortable bed, solid insulation, working HVAC system, and fast free WI-FI. The 2-night incidentals deposit was $100.


"Two bags fly free" up this lift...Okay, you can take along a few more for free too.


Who needs a gym membership when you've got Southwest Hotels?


Nice contemporary interior design. At first, the floor looks like it could be faux wood but it's actually carpet.



Have I heard this somewhere? "This is a non-smoking room. Smoking is also not allowed in the lavatory. Tampering with the smoke detectors in the lavatory is strictly prohibited."



TripAdvisor review forthcoming...


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