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The Four Seasons is one of my favorite hotel groups anywhere. I’ve found their properties to be both high quality and remarkably consistent around the world. Annoyingly, they’re not part of a major hotel group, so booking them with points to get outsized value is all but impossible.
Fortunately, it’s possible to book nights cheaply at certain properties. In fact, you can book the first two hotels on our list for less than the $181 average nightly rate of the Holiday Inn Express in Bushwick.
The following list outlines the five cheapest Four Seasons properties this summer according to their average nightly rates (excluding taxes and fees) between now and the end of the summer, September 23rd.
1. Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai: $157
Nestled in the heart of India’s financial capital, the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai offers a peaceful sanctuary from the bustling city outside. Its $157 average nightly rate is a steal already, but I’ve found nightly rates as low as $115. Rooms are generally modern and comfortable, but the hotel’s service, as well as the sweeping views of the Arabian Sea you’ll get from its rooftop bar, are where the hotel truly shines.
2. Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru: $165
Coming in second with an average nightly rate of $165 is the Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru. I’ve stayed both here and at the Four Seasons Mumbai and preferred this property–the rooms are nicer and the hotel has impressive outdoor spaces, including well-kept gardens. Its on-site restaurant, CUR8, is also phenomenally good.
3. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence: $248
For $248 per night, you’ll get excellent views of both the Giza Pyramids and the Nile, as well as easy access to nearby restaurants and bars. The hotel is part of a larger complex that includes a shopping mall and casino, which I don’t love but may either be a positive or a negative depending on your preference for quieter surroundings. The hotel’s rooms are slightly old-fashioned which I found was more than made up for by outstanding service.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Doha: $249
With an average nightly rate of $249, this property sits on the Corniche, close to most of Doha’s major tourist attractions. It’s also massive, with its own private beach, five pools, and the largest Nobu restaurant in the world. The rooms here are absolutely stunning and, in my opinion, the best of any hotel on this list.
5. Four Seasons Hotel Amman: $265
This hotel sits atop the highest of Amman’s seven hills, which provides pretty unbeatable city views. It’s centrally located and offers good access to the city’s historic sites and vibrant downtown. The best feature of this hotel is a gorgeous rooftop pool.
Which credit cards you should use to book these
Unless you book through a credit card travel portal (which I don’t recommend because higher prices tend to offset the value of the extra points earned), the best you’ll earn booking these hotels is 3x points per dollar. Given the value of a point is nearly 2 cents, that equates to a 5% discount on a booking.
Any of the four following cards will get you 3x points per dollar.
- Ink Business Preferred Credit Card
- Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
- American Express Green Card
- American Express Green Card
If you don’t have these cards, you can book with the following cards, all of which will give you a slightly worse 2x points/miles per dollar, and equate to a 3% discount on a booking.
- Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
- Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
- Capital One Spark Miles for Business
These hotels are a great opportunity to stay in unbelievable luxury for a fraction of what many far worse hotels cost. Though getting to India or the Middle East from the US is no easy task, if you’re already planning a trip or are considering an exotic summer vacation, I’d strongly recommend you stay at one of these properties.