What are Carlson Friends and Family Rates?
Carlson Hotels offers employees’ friends and family members discounted rates for non-business leisure travel at properties around the world. For the past few years, the special rate code for relatives and friends of employees to get exclusive prices at Carlson properties (including Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inns & Suites and more) has been the same – CARLSONF – which you can easily add to your hotel search. You can book up to three rooms in one booking with the code, but you won’t earn points or miles with your stays.
This rate is stated as only to be used by friends or family members of employees and that the employee’s name and work location will be verified at check-in.
How much can I save with Carlson Friends and Family Rates?
For each of these Carlson brands, the global friends and family rate has been the same since 2010:
We checked Carlson for a one-night stay for two in Bedford, NH, on April 18th, 2017 and the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Manchester Airport came up at an estimated $163.50 including taxes and fees for the flexible non-member Best Available Rate or an estimated $147.15 all-in for the flexible Club Carlson member rate:
However, the Family and Friends Rate came up at $70, as stated in the chart above, totaling an estimated $76.30, which is $70.85 cheaper than the flexible member rate – saving you around 48%!
What else do I need to know about Carlson Friends and Family Rates?
If you’re lucky enough to have a relative or friend who works at one of the Carlson brands then the CARLSONF code can often save you a bundle on your stay. Just don’t forget that you’ll need the employee’s name and place of work when you check in.
While Carlson lets anyone book using the CARLSONF code on clubcarlson.com, it also clearly states that it’s only for use by friends and family members of employees.
As this rate is not eligible to earn Club Carlson points, you should always weigh up the monetary saving with any potential loss before booking.
Questions, corrections, ideas about this article? Catch us on Twitter @mightytravels
See how to save $190 on ANY airfare ticket with Mighty Travels Premium
. Plus get 95% off Business and First Class fares with Real-Time Mistake Fare Alerts
Start your 30 Day FREE TRIAL now.
Want free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit & VIP gifts on ANY luxury hotel stay? Get these free benefits when you book with luxury travel concierge
for the same price as the hotel’s own website. Use code MT19 for an extra 10% off
your first booking.
About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
This post has been tagged with: AIRPORT | Booking | Club Carlson | Earn | fees | Friends and Family Rate | Holidays Inn | hotel | hotel booking | Hotels | miles | offers | Park | Photo Review | points | Radisson | travel | Traveling | world
Don't miss - more topics from Mighty TravelsAAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asia Miles | Asiana Airlines | Avianca | Avios | Avis | Award Booking | Bank Bonuses | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Capital One | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | Checking Accounts/ Bank Bonuses | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Currency Arbitrage | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Expedia Coupons | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Fuel surcharges | Getaround | Google ITA Matrix | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Corporate Codes | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | Iberia | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Manufactured Spend | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mileage Plus | Mistake Fares | Mountain Gorillas | Norwegian | Online Shopping Mall Deals | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qantas | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Rapid Rewards | Ryanair | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | South African Airways | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |