You can get deeper discounts when you join the free Starwood Preferred Guest program.
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Get up to 15% off weekend stays when you book at Starwood Hotels. Plus, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members can get an extra 1,000 Starpoints when they book by 11/30 for trips between now and 1/15/18. For example, we found a two-night stay at a hotel in Chicago's loop. The price drops to $240 in mid-December and includes free WiFi. You can book many other destinations, including international vacations. It's free to join the SPG rewards program, and members can earn free nights with as few as 2,000 Starpoints. Some restrictions apply.