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Can I Get a Citi 4th Night Free Credit for Two Rooms?

Aug. 18, 2017
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Can I Get a Citi 4th Night Free Credit for Two Rooms?
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The Citi Prestige Card's 4th Night Free benefit is easily one of the travel industry's top perks, but there are some important restrictions to keep in mind if you want to be sure to score a credit. That's what TPG reader Jennifer wanted to clarify when she reached out via Facebook...

[pullquote source="TPG Reader Jennifer"]If I use the Citi Prestige to book two rooms in a hotel for four nights each, would the fourth night be free for both rooms?[/pullquote]

Citi's 4th Night Free program is incredibly generous. You'll receive a one-night statement credit (or discount) equivalent to the average daily rate when you book a stay of at least four nights. Taxes are no longer included, but it's still possible to save thousands of dollars on each and every stay — depending on your rate, of course.

The perk is also surprisingly flexible. You can now book eligible stays online (and receive the 4th Night Free in the form of an instant discount), and if the hotel or rate you'd like to book isn't available through Citi's website, you can still call up a Concierge to complete your booking. And while many online reservations made aren't eligible for elite benefits and credit at the hotel, you can still take advantage of your loyalty program benefits when you book a stay through the Concierge via phone or email.

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The benefit itself is uncapped, in that you aren't limited in the number of credits you can earn each year, although there are some important restrictions to note, most of which are outlined on Citi's FAQ page here. Jennifer specifically asks about receiving a credit for two rooms at the same hotel on the same dates. Unfortunately Citi's policy is cut-and-dried here:

If multiple rooms are booked for the same, or overlapping dates, only one will qualify for the Complimentary 4th Night benefit.

So, no, it isn't possible to earn the credit for two rooms booked at the same time. Consecutive four-night stays at the same hotel also aren't eligible — you'll only receive the 4th Night Free credit once — but there's nothing stopping you from moving to a hotel down the street for your second block of four nights in order to receive a second credit or discount.

While this likely wasn't the answer you were looking for, Jennifer, at least it's easy to get some clarity through Citi's website — and you'll still be eligible for one 4th Night Free credit, of course, assuming you book through Citi, pay with your Prestige Card and are booking the stay for yourself, rather than a family member or friend.

Thanks for the question, and if you're a TPG reader who'd like us to answer a question of your own, tweet us at @thepointsguy, message us on Facebook or email us at info@thepointsguy.com.

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  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023