How I stayed at the Adolphus Luxury Hotel in Dallas for $71

It was a few days before New Years Eve. The start of 2019, a fresh start, was almost upon us. My girlfriend and I had just purchased tickets to a New Year’s Eve bash in downtown Dallas. Not a bad way to ring in the new year. The only problem was we had no where to stay for the night.

I frantically hopped on the Marriott and Hilton apps on my phone. I was looking for hotel rooms in downtown Dallas that were not outrageously priced considering it was New Years Eve. I wasn’t going to get my hopes up. Prices were certainly inflated for the holiday night, but a few solid options were still available.

The lobby of the Adolphus hotel.

The lobby of the Adolphus hotel.

The one hotel that really caught my eye was the Adolphus Hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. It is certainly one of the nicer hotels in the city, and would be a great place to celebrate the new year. The plan was to invite a few of our friends to whatever hotel we picked to have some drinks before heading out to the party.

Because we were going to have guests over, we needed a room with some space. I had my eye on the Executive Corner Suite. It was the perfect room. King bed, a large sofa for friends to hang out, and plenty of space to be comfortable. There was only one problem. After taxes and fees, the room was priced at $371 for the night. All things considered, it wasn’t a terrible price. But for a luxury travel hacker, I wasn’t going to pay that much for the room.

Executive Corner Suite at the Adolphus.

Executive Corner Suite at the Adolphus.

Luckily, I remembered one of the best perks of the American Express SPG Luxury card. The card offers an annual $300 statement credit towards Marriott and SPG purchases, including room charges. This is by far my favorite perk of the card because it essentially reduces the $450 annual fee to $150. This $300 credit is renewed each year on the day you opened the card account.

I couldn’t pass up the chance to book a corner suite at the Adolphus for $71. That is cheaper than most Airbnb rooms in downtown Dallas. So i ended up pulling the trigger and booking the room. We had a great night and it was the perfect place to stay and celebrate the new year.

A few days after (6 days to be exact) the charge posted on my account I received the $300 credit. In order to receive the credit, all you have to do is book a Marriott hotel room with your SPG Luxury card and provide the card at check-in of the hotel and you are all set. It is as easy as that.

I am sure I could have stretched out the credit to a few nights stay at a lower category Marriott, but I am perfectly happy with my use of the credit. The Adolphus is an amazing hotel and I will be posting a hotel review soon so make sure to stay tuned to the blog!

I will also be posting a credit card review of the SPG Luxury card on the blog as well. Do you have the card? Comment down below and let me know how you used the $300 statement credit!