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Is it worth joining the Point A Hotels ‘A List’?

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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.

Point A Hotels Shoreditch

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.

Point A Hotels A List

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.

A-List looks a bit like YOTEL’s ‘[email protected]’ scheme.  We wrote about [email protected] here.

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.

Conclusion

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.