Reader's question: Can You Combine World of Hyatt Points And Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate On One Reservation?

The short answer is YES. 

Hyatt's online reservation system allows booking with the Hyatt Free Night Award and the World of Hyatt points or points + cash. This feature is only available on the web version and not on the mobile app. Here’s how:

How to Combine World of Hyatt Points & Hyatt Free Night Award On One Reservation
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    Hyatt Does Not Offer 5th Night Free

    First of all, I think there is confusion about the World of Hyatt program here. 

    Unlike Marriott 5th Night Free, Hilton 5th Night Free, or 4th IHG Reward Night Free, when you redeem Hyatt points for an award stay, the World of Hyatt program currently does not offer the 5th-night free benefit, so keep that in mind. 

    How to Combine World of Hyatt Points & Hyatt Free Night Award On One Reservation

    The process to combine your Hyatt Free Night Award and points or points + cash to have just one reservation is simple, and you can do so with the following instruction:
    • Please note that the functionality is only available on the World of Hyatt website via a computer desktop's web browser. 
    • You must sign in to your World of Hyatt account first. 
    • Perform your hotel search to check for availability like you usually do. Do NOT check the Use Points option. 
    • Click on the View Rates button on the Hyatt property you are interested in. 
    • Make sure you are on the View Rates section and not the View Points section and click on the Use Pay My Way link under the Book Now button. 
    • You are presented with options to book the room using a combination of Hyatt Free Night Award and the World of Hyatt points or points + cash if available. See the screenshot below. 
    • Click on the Select This Combination and follow the booking interface to finish your booking. 

    Can You Combine World of Hyatt Points And Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate On One Reservation?
    How to Combine World of Hyatt Points & Hyatt Free Night Award On One Reservation


    Once the reservation is completed, you will only have one reservation number. This is beneficial so that you do not need to leave a note or contact the property to make sure you are staying in the same room during your entire stay. 

    Can you combine Hyatt Free Night Award with Points + Cash on one reservation?

    Yes. The process is the same as mentioned above for combining the World of Hyatt points and Hyatt Free Night Award on a single reservation. 

    Can you use the Hyatt Free Night Award for peak season?

    The World of Hyatt program fully implemented off-peak, standard, and peak award pricing, and the great news is that your Hyatt Free Night Award is not impacted by that. In other words, you can use your Hyatt Free Night Award to book properties in the hotel categories that your award is valid for, whether the stay is during peak or not. 

    For example, if your Hyatt Free Night Award is valid for redemption at a property in Category 1 through 4, you can still use that free night award even when the property requires more points for peak nights. 

    Can you use Hyatt Free Night Award for someone else?

    If you are a World of Hyatt Globalist elite member, you can make a reservation and use your Hyatt Free Night Award for someone else. This is one of the Globalist benefits known as Guest of Honor

    If you are not a Globalist elite member, you can use your free night award to make a reservation under your name and add a second guest to your reservation for check-in. Please note this method is not officially supported by Hyatt because Hyatt Free Night Award is not transferable, and therefore, your mileage may vary (YMMV). You can always check with the property after you make a reservation to make sure. 

    How to Find Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate?

    On the World of Hyatt Website:
    • Go to the World of Hyatt website and log into your account. 
    • Click on your name in the top right-hand corner and click on My Award
    • Expand the Free nights section to see each available Hyatt Free Night Award and its expiration date. 
      • Please note that if a Hyatt Free Night Award has been used, it continues showing there and will go away after the expiration date. 

    On the World of Hyatt App:
    • Launch the World of Hyatt app and sign in to your Hyatt account if you are not signed in. 
    • Tap on Account at the bottom.
    • Tap on Awards.
    • You can see each available Hyatt Free Night Award and its expiration date. 
      • Please note that if a Hyatt Free Night Award has been used, it continues showing there and will go away after the expiration date. 

    How to Use Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate?

    • Go to the World of Hyatt website and log into your account. 
    • Perform a hotel search like you normally do and make sure the Use Points option is checked. 
    • Click on the View Rates button of a Hyatt property that you'd like to book. 
    • Under the Standard Room, you should see Free Night available for booking. Select that and continue to finalize your booking. See the screenshot below. 

    Please note the followings:
    • For the Free Night option to show up and be available for booking, your account must have a free night award that corresponds with how many nights you are staying. If you want to combine points and Hyatt Free Night Award on one reservation, please refer to the How to Combine World of Hyatt Points & Hyatt Free Night Award On One Reservation section. 
    • The Hyatt hotel category must match what your free night award is valid for. 
    • Hyatt's system always takes your free night award certificate that will expire first, so always double-check that. 

    Can You Combine World of Hyatt Points And Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate On One Reservation?
    How to Use Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate

    How to Earn Hyatt Free Night Award Certificate?

    There are quite a few ways to earn a Hyatt Free Night Award:
    • Earn One Free Night Award Every World of Hyatt's Credit Card Member Anniversary
    • Earn One Additional Free Night Award with World of Hyatt's Credit Card Spend
    • Earn One Free Night Award When You Earn Explorist Status
    • Earn One Free Higher Category Night Award When You Reach Globalist Status
    • Earn Free Nights Awards by Staying at Different Hyatt Brands
    • Earn Free Night Through Hyatt Promotions and Offers