Monday, September 29, 2008

Miami Beach, Florida- Howard Johnson Plaza Dezerland Beach / Spa

This may be a "One-Night-Only" BRG ... You may NEED a screenshot taken for this one if it's as popular as I think it could be!

The Howard Johnson Plaza-Dezerland, located directly on the beach in Miami, appears available to claim for this Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th, 2009! Why not get it for your significant other? Just don't tell them you got it free!

You will find this BRG opportunity to be easily visible by searching Kayak for this date.

Hotel Address: 8701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33154

Competitor Website:


Sample Date: Saturday, February 14th, 2009 Click here to check this specific date and potential others through our sponsor, Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Oceanfront / 2 Doubles, Superior Partial Ocean View / 2 Doubles, Standard Partial Ocean View / 2 Doubles

Rate variation: Oceanfront: $199 Expedia vs. $219 Hojo, Superior Partial Ocean View: $179 Expedia vs. $199 Hojo, Standard Partial Ocean View: $169 Expedia vs. $189 Hojo

On Expedia/ click the room type link ... room description will be shown: all have 2 Double Beds. Compare wording of room types very carefully for matching.

Special Comments: A Resort Fee of $8 and a Parking Fee of $10 applies.
This hotel has a full service spa, an on-site restaurant, a pool (Why, I wonder!), and of course, it's right on the beach!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!


R said...

I used but did it for 10/11/08 and it appeared to still qualify. However the description of the room on pretty much matches the exact description on the wyndham site, but there was one small difference.
2 double bed EFFICIENCY junior suite
2 double bed junior suite

They denied my claim because of that. I then called the hotel directly and they said it's the same thing, they don't offer an efficiency and non efficiency suite. So I relayed that info to the rep from wyndham and I'm waiting to hear back....

Dave @ The BRG Blog said...

Good luck, sounds like you have a case.

One thing you should know though, is that this hotel is anything but special - the staff are rude, all amenities cost extra (except access to the freezing cold pool) and they charge an excessive $35 per night of taxes and fees, including parking.

R said...

They replied not mentioning anything about the "efficiency" thing, but rather said that the rate was the same, luckily I took screen shots and I emailed those back to her last night, but still have not heard back today.

Beside this hotel having rude staff and expensive amenities, is the hotel atleast clean or decently nice?

Dave @ The BRG Blog said...

It's clean enough - there is no carpet in the rooms so that helps. The corridors definitely could be in better shape, and there is some paint peeling. The rooms smell of oranges, I'm not sure why.

R said...

I still haven't heard back from the representative I've been corresponding with over email. Should I try to file a new claim or take some other form of action now or should I continue to wait to hear from her? I emailed the screen shots last night to her.

Dave @ The BRG Blog said...

They may simply not be working today. Expedite their response by calling them at 1-800-544-9881, ask for the "Best Rates" department, and then ask for the agent who dealt with your claim.