Should you use airline miles for hotel stays?

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Today’s reader question comes from reader Gaurav, who asked over on the free Points With a Crew miles and points Facebook group:

I have been using airline miles to book hotel stays. Please tell me if this is a good idea or not. I have used miles to save tremendous amounts of money on trips to Rome and Tokyo. But I want to know if there were better uses for these miles. Thanks. BTW, you guys have me addicted to finding ways to maximize my points and miles.

First of all, it’s good to see someone else joining this hobby.  It is certainly true that miles and points can lead to some pretty amazing experiences.  So let’s answer Gaurav’s question

Should you use airline miles for hotel stays?

My answer to this question is almost always “no”.  All things…

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