This is our review of Point A Hotels and the ‘A-List’.
Head for Points tends to focus on the main global hotel brands – Hilton, Marriott etc – and their respective loyalty schemes. We like to look at smaller UK chains from time to time, and today I want to take a look at Point A Hotels.
The Point A Hotels website is here if you want to find out more.
Where are Point A Hotels?
Point A Hotels is a small chain of nine low-cost properties. Seven are in London (Shoreditch, Kensington Olympia, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Canary Wharf, Westminster and Paddington) plus one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh.
The Shoreditch hotel – click here – gives you a good example of how the chain operates. The two photos in this article are of Shoreditch. The model is simple:
Hotels are based in city centre locations, close to key attractions
Rooms are small but very well equipped – Hypnos beds, power showers, 40 inch smart TV, hairdryers, mood lighting, safe, air conditioning
Rooms are not cleaned during your stay
Continental breakfast is available for £9
‘Grab and go’ snacks are available in the lobby
There is no full restaurant
This allows Point A to offer rooms for around £50 per night off-peak, which is exceptional value for London.
What is the Point A Hotels ‘A-List’?
As Head for Points focuses on loyalty schemes, I want to take a quick look at A-List.
This is NOT a traditional hotel loyalty programme. You don’t earn any points and you can’t earn a free room for doing lots of stays.
This is what you get from A-List:
- 10% off your bookings
- Faster bookings
- Access to flexible rates
- Exclusive offers and deals
To be honest, the real value here is in the 10% discount and – if you need it – the ability to book a room which can be cancelled without penalty. I never put much value on ‘exclusive offers and deals’, although sometimes you can get lucky and find something that works for you.
Let’s be frank. Points A Hotels ‘A-List’ doesn’t offer you much, but it is silly to turn down a 10% discount if you can get one!
You can sign up for A-List here.
Points A Hotels has a good reputation for offering low cost hotels with good quality amenities in core UK city centre locations.
You won’t get much by signing up for A-List – no free nights, no hotel points, no airline miles – but if you can get a few pounds off your room then it makes sense to join.
You can find out more on the Point A website here.