Fast-Growing Stash Hotel Rewards Offers Point-Based Program for Independent Hotel Stays in the U.S.

May 8, 2012

West Inn & Suites, an 86-room independently owned and operated boutique hotel in Carlsbad, has joined Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States.
Accepted into the Stash Hotel Rewards program because of its top TripAdvisor rating in Carlsbad, leisure and business travelers can now earn and redeem points in a rapidly increasing network of independent hotels across the country.

Designed to compete with chain hotel loyalty programs, Stash partner hotels have an average TripAdvisor Traveler Rating of 86%, higher than hotels participating in major chain programs. In addition to this extraordinarily high average recommend rating, 25% of Stash partner hotels rank #1 on TripAdvisor in their markets. West Inn & Suites, which recently earned a spot on TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Small Hotels and Motels for Families in the United States, also has the TripAdvisor distinction of #1 in all of Carlsbad since opening in 2006.

“We’ve had an extremely loyal leisure and business traveler following since opening in 2006 and have been searching for an awards program that fits the unique style of West Inn & Suites,” said Kim Akers, Vice President, West Hospitality. “We now have a way to reward our guests for choosing to stay with us over the many other choices available in Carlsbad.”

West Inn & Suites guests can join Stash for free at Stash members earn 5 points for each dollar spent on eligible room rates and can redeem them at independent hotels across North America including the Caribbean and Hawaii. Stash points never expire, and redemption is simple without blackout dates or category restrictions found in many chain programs. Stash partner hotels also provide members with exclusive travel deals.

About West Inn & Suites:

West Inn & Suites is an 86-room pet-friendly boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail with a classic style. Located in Carlsbad, California, the coastal North San Diego County location is within a five minute walk to the beach and five minute drive to area attractions such as Legoland, world-renown golf courses, shopping and restaurants. Unique on-property amenities include its own dog park complimentary shuttle service, and trained concierges with unique specialities including: The Kids Ring Leader - is prepped with area activity suggestions from a childʼs perspective. Everything from where to find the best hot fudge sundae to insider tips on visiting Legoland. The Romance Advisor - can plan the perfect date night, map out the best romantic spots to view the sunset, or arrange an intimate wedding. The Sports Enthusiast - can arrange morning yoga sessions on the beach, naturalist-led walks of the area lagoons, kayaking, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. For more information, visit

About Stash Hotel Rewards:

Launched in May 2010, Stash was founded by a team of travel and e-commerce veterans from Expedia, Amazon, Microsoft, and Zillow. Stash is headquartered in Palo Alto with offices in Seattle and Miami. For more information, visit