Four Seasons Silicon Valley Mistake Rate Deal
Back in November of last year I made a quick post about an awesome deal I stumbled across for the Four Seasons hotel in Silicon Valley. Initially I booked the $35 per night rate on their website, but later found out it was also available via Amex’s Fine Hotels & Resort program.
Yesterday my wife and I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel. A full review will follow, but I definitely have to say it was one of the best deals we have scored on a paid hotel. As a reminder, we paid $35 per night and it included:
- A room upgrade to a deluxe view room.
- Guaranteed 4PM Checkout
- Breakfast for 2 which the hotel gave as an $80 room credit.
- $100 spa credit.
Once the $35 deal died, the rate on the hotel’s website was a whopping $295 for the night we stayed.
Considering the hotel is a Four Seasons we had high expectations and for the most part they were met. We were greeted by the doormen when arriving and during check-in the front desk manager came out and introduced himself. We were also nicely escorted to the elevators as well.
My wife was able to enjoy a 30 minute massage which cost just $5 after our spa credit and breakfast was very good too. We opted to eat in the restaurant, but the $80 credit can be used for room service too. Very nice.
The room itself was fairly small for a high-end hotel, but it was nicely appointed and the bed was fantastic. L’Occitane amenities ensured we smelled nice as well. I will say the room was a bit creaky and could use a little maintenance. The faucet on our bath tub leaked for example. Nothing major, but just some small signs of wear.
Better Rate Than Expected
Our original quote was $40.29 for the room including tax and we also had my wife’s $5 massage (she tipped in cash) and $12 for self parking on the bill. So the bill should have been around $57, but it was actually a lot better. For some reason, the hotel subtracted tax from our total. I’m not sure why but the front desk agent didn’t seem concerned when we checked out.
So for $40 out the door we got:
- $295 room
- $80 in breakfast
- $105 30 minute massage
- Overnight parking
- A room ugprade
Not bad at all.
Hotel deals like this pop up from time to time and I tend to jump on them when I can. The key is ensuring that they are cancelable and then booking first and working everything else out later.
Did you stay at this hotel on one of the $35 rates? Share your experiences in the comments!