Drury Hotels (Drury Inn, Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Suites, Drury Plaza, Drury Lodge, and Peartree Inn) are not focused on much in the miles and points world. I was only vaguely aware of the hotel brand until last week when I stayed at one – my team of 4K for Cancer riders was put up there for a night by a generous member of a church we had contacted. Hotel review located here.
I wouldn’t say that any of these hotels are aspirational, and they are really only located in the
northwest and northeast of the southern United States (thanks to Wandering Aramean for pointing out that I misread the map!). For some people, there could still be good value in this program though.
Free night redemptions start at 7,500 points for Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inn, and Pear Tree Inn properties, 10,000 points for Drury Lodge properties, 15,000 points for Drury Suites, and 20,000 points for Drury Plaza properties. Other potentially worthwhile redemptions are 5,000 airline miles for 25,000 points, miles can be credited to United, Delta, or American. You can also redeem Gold Key points at other hotels starting at 40,000 per night (you must submit the request online or call the help desk to do so). Or redeem 125,000+ points for a cruise on Royal Caribbean.
When you join the Gold Key Club program, you will earn 10 points per dollar spent (before taxes) on qualifying stays. You can also earn points for 2 additional rooms other than yours, providing that you are staying at the hotel.
Of course, there is a Drury Gold Club Credit Card (not an affiliate link). With this card you will earn 5 Bonus Points per dollar spent at Drury Hotel Properties, and 1 Bonus Point per dollar spent every where else. This is a no annual fee card issued through Commerce Bank. Currently, the signup bonus is 10,000 points. There are a few other bonus perks you get with the Gold Key Club if you are a card holder: best room available within the category booked, early check-in and late check-out when available, complimentary room upgrade promotions, and exclusive offers and bonus points.
To get a free night, by only spending money on a non-Drury card at the hotel, spend required = $750 + taxes (an extra $100-$200 or so) (7,500 points for a free night)
That’s a pretty low spend requirement to get a free night, but granted it’s not going to be at a fantastic hotel in a really popular destination at 7,500 points.
I definitely will try not to overlook smaller hotel chains in the future, because clearly there can still be some good value depending on your travel habits and preferences.
Does anyone have much experience with Drury Hotels? If so, please leave a comment!