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Ashley and I have used their website many times to find the coolest hotels in whatever city we were traveling to. We’ve stayed at a number of the hotels on the site and have so far have not been disappointed.
Since we really like the company we signed up for Tablet Plus in 2010 and used the benefit a few times, but this year I did not renew our Plus membership because I didn’t think it was really worth it.
While Founders Card gives you lots of discounts on the hotel stays themselves, Tablet Plus is more about “perks” like guaranteed late checkouts, free upgrades (based on availability), and free cocktails at check-in.
The issue is that not all hotels participate in the Plus program, and the perks are too inconsistent from one hotel to the next. Once or twice the hotel staff didn’t even know what Tablet Plus was or what we were supposed to get for our membership.
In addition when we booked our stays, there was often a time delay (so it didn’t work well for really last-minute trips). I think this has to do with the fact that they’re based in the UK.
After a year of using it I just don’t see the value in paying $200 for Tablet Plus.
I love Tablet and will continue using them to find the coolest hotels (and use them to book when they have the best price vs. Hotels.com & other sites). I do appreciate the quality of their site and their collection, just not enough to spend the money on their Plus rewards.