New IHG PointBreaks List Is Live: Book Hotels From Just 5,000 Points, Up to 75% Discount

Aug 26, 2019

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IHG’s full PointBreaks list is live now! Click here to check out the full list of hotels and start booking your stays.

If you’re looking for a getaway this fall, IHG just released a new list of hotels that you can book for just 5,000 to 15,000 IHG Rewards points per night. While this promotion is available through the end of October 2019, you’ll want to move quickly as there’s only a limited number of nights sold at this discounted rate — and the best properties get scooped up fast.

The full list reveals a total of 196 hotels. Of those, 122 hotels are discounted to 10,000 points per night — which is just $50 worth of points per night at current TPG valuations. Good news if you want to stay domestic, there’s a whopping 121 discounted hotels in the United States.

Also, there’s a new high watermark for InterContinental hotels, with eight making this list:

  • InterContinental Almaty — 10,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas — 10,000 points per night
  • InterContinental At Doral Miami — 15,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland — 15,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Al Khobar — 15,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 — 15,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Miramar Panama — 15,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Sao Paulo — 15,000 points per night

Before we get into some of the best properties, here are some tips and terms to keep in mind. Each member is limited to two bookings per hotel. There’s no limit to the number of hotels you can book.

One of the benefits of the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is automatically getting fourth night free on awards. If you’re working with more than one IHG account — such as your spouse or family — make sure to book the longer stays through the cardholder’s account to utilize this benefit.

5,000-point properties have been an endangered species on recent lists. In the past, IHG would put 100+ properties on sale for just 5,000 points per night. Three lists ago, there were 13 at 5,000 per night. Then, the 5,000-point list dropped to just 9 properties earlier this year — with six of those located in mainland China.

The good news that the 5,000-point list is seeing a revival. This time around there are 20 properties at 5,000 points per night and only five of those are in mainland China. Seven 5k properties are in the US, spread across seven different states. Other 5k destinations include Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Indonesia, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

Here’s how the list breaks down by brand and price level:

Brand 5,000 points
per night
10,000 points
per night
15,000 points
per night
Crowne Plaza 14 8 22
Candlewood Suites 5 12 17
Holiday Inn 3 29 8 40
Holiday Inn Express 12 59 24 95
Hotel Indigo 6 6
InterContinental 2 6 8
Staybridge Suites 6 1 7
Total 20 122 54 196

Let’s take a look at some other properties that caught our eye.

InterContinental At Doral Miami

  • Location: Doral, FL — near Miami
  • Standard rate: 40,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 63% discount
Photo courtesy of InterContinental At Doral Miami.
Photo courtesy of InterContinental At Doral Miami.

It’s not often that we see a US-based InterContinental on the list, but we are getting two US InterContinental properties again this time around. Located west of Miami — past the airport — the InterContinental Doral Miami isn’t very convenient to downtown Miami, but could be a nice luxury stay in South Florida.

InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Standard rate: 30,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 50% discount
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland.
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland.

Located on the Cleveland Clinic campus, this all-suites InterContinental is most convenient for those visiting the clinic. But it can also be a place to base for a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art or Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman’s Wharf

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Standard rate: 40,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 62.5% discount
Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf
Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf

If you’re looking to visit San Francisco, this hotel is going to be a very central place to base. It’s merely blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and Chinatown. However, the location seems to be the best part of this hotel, as the interior looks like it needs an update.

Featured image courtesy of InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 — bookable for 15,000 points per night through this PointBreaks promotion.

This is The Points Guy’s permanent page with current IHG PointBreaks options, so you can bookmark it and check back regularly for updates. 

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  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
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