Hi, my name is Trevor and I'm a hotel addict.
I honestly love everything about staying in a hotel and have logged over 1000 nights in the last 5 years.
There's only one thing I don't like and that's overpaying for a room. My ultimate travel hack and my number one secret to saving money while traveling is the Booking.com Genius Level reward program. It takes only two stays within two years to get to the first level and start saving 10% off hotels.
I have to be honest, I had no idea there were different Genius levels on Booking until I reached the top level and started saving HUGE!
How Many Genius Levels Are There on Booking.com?
There are two Genius levels on booking.com. Genius Level 1 gives you 10% off your hotel stay. Genius Level 2 gives you 15% off your hotel stay, plus FREE breakfast and FREE room upgrades on select hotels. (There are tons of Genius hotels and all the big brands take part in the program)
In order for a hotel to qualify for the Genius level program, the hotels must have a minimum guest review score of 7.5.
What is the Booking.com Genius Level rewards program?
The Booking.com Genius rewards program is based on the more stays you book, the more you are rewarded. The loyalty program gives big discounts of up to 15% on hotels and perks such as free breakfast and free room upgrades. Whenever I'm comparing accommodation pricing, no other hotel search engine can beat my Genius level 2 pricing.
Is there a Genius Level 3 on Booking.com?
There is no Genius Level 3 on Booking. There were rumors spreading across the internet of a Booking.com Genius level 3 but according to the official Booking.com website, there are only two levels.
Travel Off Path reached out to Booking.com and inquired if they were considering adding a level 3 and here is the repsonse we got.
How Do You Reach Genius Level One on Booking.com?
To unlock Genius Level One on Booking you must complete two stays within two years. Once achieved, it's a lifetime membership with no further requirements to maintain Genius Level One.
How Do You Reach Genius Level Two on Booking.com?
To unlock Genius Level Two on Booking you must complete 5 stays within two years. Once achieved, it's a lifetime membership with no further requirements to maintain Genius Level Two.
How Do You Reach Genius Level Three on Booking.com?
The Booking Genius Rewards program does not currently have a Genius Level 3. There are rumors that Booking.com may introduce a level 3 in the future.
Can You Still Get Hotel Points When You Book A Hotel On Booking.com?
Sometimes. If you collect points through a certain chain of hotels be sure to add your points number to your portfolio upon check in. This way you save money with your Genius Level Booking, earn rewards and you still might collect loyalty points with your favorite brand of hotel. Not all brands will allow it so be sure to check with the front desk upon check in. If you add your loyalty number you may still get perks such as free internet or upgrades on top of the Booking.com perks but not collect points on the stay. Each hotel chain/brand has different rules.
The Booking.com Genius Level reward program has saved us thousands of dollars on hotels over the last 5 years. Once you sign up for your account on Booking, ensure you are logged in when you book.
Start saving with Genius Rewards and unlock your 15% off by booking your hotel room!
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