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Back in October 2022, Hyatt announced that Lindner Hotels AG would become part of Hyatt and would start to participate in the World of Hyatt program.
Most of those properties are now bookable with Hyatt – with both cash and points – although a few still aren’t bookable with points. I’d filed this away for future reference, but when updating this post about earning 500 bonus points per night at new (and new-to-Hyatt) properties, I took a closer look at the Lindner portfolio and got excited at what I found.
One of the positive features of these properties is that a significant number of them are category 1 or 2 which means they can be booked for as few as 3,500 or 6,500 points respectively. Many of them are in great locations, with several being of interest for sports and/or racing enthusiasts.
Many of the properties also have standard and premium suites available which can be booked with points and, with standard suites, with suite upgrade awards as well.
Here are some of the highlights I found with Lindner hotels.
Lindner Hotel Nürburgring Motorsport
The first one that caught my eye was the Lindner Hotel Nürburgring Motorsport. In fact, there are three Lindner properties at or near the Nürburgring, but this one is right opposite the race track.
As a Formula 1 fan, that made me particularly excited until I realized that there’s no longer a German Grand Prix (it used to be held at the Nürburgring). Still, it’s somewhere that I’d still love to visit because you can drive your own car (or a rental car) around the 12.9 mile long Nürburgring. The bigger question is how daring I’d want to be driving that fast in a rental car as that kind of activity likely wouldn’t be covered under credit card insurance!
The Nürburgring is also where the Rock am Ring festival is held each year, so if they open award availability for that it would be a comfortable place to stay for the weekend if you don’t want to camp.
Lindner Hotel Nürburgring Ferienpark
Another of the properties near the Nürburgring is the Lindner Hotel Nürburgring Ferienpark. While not quite as close as the property above, it’s only a ~5 minute drive away.
The reason this one stands out is because every single “room” is actually a 3 or 4 bedroom villa. The standard 3 bedroom villa is 914 sq ft, has two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a balcony and terrace and more.
Something crazy about this property is the pricing. It’s only a category 3 property which means it costs 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000 points per night depending on if it’s at off-peak, standard or peak pricing. That itself seems like it’d be incredible value considering you’re getting a 3 bedroom villa, but what’s even more crazy is that booking with points doesn’t necessarily represent good value!
That’s because paid rates can be incredibly cheap considering the size of the property you’re getting. I found rates as low as EUR130 (~$142) per night, although it might be that you can book these villas for even less than that because those dates were at standard award pricing (i.e. 12k points per night). This base 3 bedroom villa sleeps five people, so if a group of five people stayed there it works out to be only $28.40 per person per night.
Lindner Hotel Prague Castle
This Lindner hotel is a category 1 property and so costs 3,500, 5,000 or 6,500 points per night depending on if it’s at off-peak, standard or peak pricing. The description on the website says it’s in the historic center of Prague; when checking its location on Google Maps, it looks like it’s on the western edge of the center of Prague. That said, it’s only a 10-15 minute walk to both Prague Castle and Petřín Tower, while it’s a 30 minute walk to Old Town Square.
The property itself looks cute and they have standard suites bookable with points. With it being a category 1 property, standard suites can be booked from as few as 6,500 points per night during off-peak dates.
Cash rates for standard rooms (not suites) seem to be in the $100-$125 range, so you should always get a solid 2cpp of value on award stays, if not better.
Lindner Hotel Berlin Ku’damm
This hotel is on the western side of Berlin within walking distance of the Berlin Zoo and Tiergarten Park. As with many other Lindner hotels in Germany, this one is a category 1 property in the World of Hyatt program.
It has both standard and premium suites available, so with it being category 1 premium suites can be booked for as few as 7,000 points per night. What you get for that price is a little unclear though; the premium suite name is ‘1 Bedroom Suite with Balcony’, but the description states that the suite (my bolding) “is divided into two elegant bedrooms, with a bathroom and a guest toilet.” That premium suite normally costs $300+ per night, so getting it for 7,000, 10,000 or 13,000 points per night can be good value.
Lindner Hotel Leverkusen BayArena
If you’re a soccer fan, this next one might be of interest. The Lindner Hotel Leverkusen BayArena is right next to BayArena – the stadium where Bayer Leverkusen play in the German Bundesliga.
What’s surprising considering its location is that it’s a category 1 property and has both standard rooms and standard suites bookable with points. What’s even more surprising is that on many matchday weekends awards are at standard pricing. For example, the 2023/24 Bundesliga season kicks off on August 18 and Bayer Leverkusen are playing at home against RB Leipzig who finished third last season. You can book a stay that weekend at the Lindner Hotel Leverkusen BayArena for only 5,000 points per night for a standard room or 8,000 points per night for a 1 bedroom standard suite. That said, cash rates are only $100 for a standard room and $130 for a standard suite, so the cents per point value isn’t as good as you might expect it to be.
From what I can tell, none of the bedrooms look into the stadium, but the conference room there does:
Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Sportpark
Last season Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt finished level on points. Eintracht Frankfurt is another club with a Lindner Hotel right next to its stadium.
As with the property next to Bayer Leverkusen’s ground, the one next to Eintracht Frankfurt’s Sportpark stadium is a category 1 hotel. Cash rates could be the way to go though, even on matchday weekends. Eintracht Frankfurt are playing at home against Wolfsburg on February 24; award nights are 5,000 points but cash rates are only ~$87 per night.
Lindner Hotel Oberstaufen Parkhotel
Let’s step away from the city and out into nature. The Lindner Hotel Oberstaufen Parkhotel is a category 3 property and is described in the following way on their website:
A magnificent landscape with gentle hills, wide valleys and picturesque lakes with an Alpine backdrop – for relaxation and taking strength from nature, there is no place better than the Allgäu region. Oberstaufen, in the Oberallgäu region, is known among holidaymakers and locals for its Schroth detoxification therapies. Our hotel and spa in the spa town combines the traditional charm of the area with a modern lifestyle. Modern design and rustic Allgäu cosiness have been skilfully combined here with a great deal of attention to detail. At the Lindner Hotel Oberstaufen Parkhotel, you can experience the Allgäu as an original source of energy, with fantastic wellness specialists, culinary delights and a lovable, contagious attitude towards life.
It sure looks picturesque:
This property has standard rooms, standard suites and premium suites all bookable with points. Standard suites are one bedroom suites with a mountain view and balcony, while premium suites are two bedroom suites with a mountain view and balcony.
As always, you should compare cash rates to points prices because depending on your dates, this hotel doesn’t always represent great value when booked with points.
Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Main Plaza
Back into the city. If you want to stay in downtown Frankfurt, the Lindner Hotel Frankfurt Main Plaza could be a good option. It’s a category 2 property, so standard rooms range from 6,500-9,000 points per night, standard suites from 11,500-14,500 points per night and premium suites from 13,000-19,000 points per night.
I’ve never spent any time in Frankfurt and so I don’t know the city, but it looks like it’s in a great location for exploring the city.
Standard suites are one bedroom suites 990-1,076 sq ft in size, while premium suites are two bedroom suites with a skyline view and are almost 1,200 sq ft. Room rates seem to be pretty high, so all points options can provide great value, but be sure to check for your particular dates.
Lindner Hotel Antwerp
The majority of Lindner hotels are in Germany, but there are a few in other countries. One such example is the Lindner Hotel Antwerp in Belgium. This property is right next to Central Station and is a short walk to the Antwerp Zoo, Plopsa Station theme park and only a 20-30 minute walk downtown.
This is another category 1 property and when picking dates for a random two night stay it turned out to be off-peak. That meant standard rooms, standard suites and premium suites were 3,500, 6,500 and 7,000 points respectively.
That 500 points difference between standard and premium suites is minimal and it looks like the differences between the two types of suites at this property are fairly minimal too. The premium suites have a city view, but standard suites are actually a little larger (850-1,120 sq ft for standard suites versus 700-1,065 sq ft for premium suites). Both types of suites can take four people thanks to a sleeper sofa in the living room – something that’s not very common for Europe. Both types of suite also feature a kitchenette which can be particularly useful if traveling as a family.
Have you stayed at any Lindner hotels before, or do you have your eye on a different property to those listed here? Let us know in the comments below.
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