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Qatar Airways has launched a promotion for travelers flying Qatar and stopping over in Doha. With the promotion, you can stay from as little as $23 per night in Doha. The promotion is valid for travel and stays through December 31, 2019.

Key Terms

  • The promotion is valid for bookings made by December 28, 2019
  • All travel and stays must be completed by December 31, 2019
  • Book a stopover hotel from as little as $23 per night
  • To take advantage of the promotion, your stopover in Doha must be for 12 hours or longer
  • The promotion is only available when stopping over in Qatar; not if your journey starts or ends in Doha
  • The promotion only applies to Qatar E-tickets starting with “157”
  • The promotion does not apply to codeshare flights
  • Maximum one hotel booking per E-ticket allowed
  • Maximum hotel occupancy is 2 adults and one child under 11 years old

Qatar has put together a helpful page with details including sample four- and five-star hotels that participate in the program. The sweet spot for the promotion seems to be splurging by spending the extra $5 USD to book one of the five-star options. It's also worth noting that you can also get discounted rates for multi-night stays if you plan to stay in Doha for more than one night. However, if you're planning to book an award ticket, any stop longer than 24 hours will likely require more points or miles.

Our Take

If you fancy Flying Qatar’s groundbreaking Qsuites, then this promotion could be very handy. Since many Doha connections involve long flights on both ends, this can be a great way to rest on solid ground or spend a few hours exploring a new city.

Opting to fly to Asia with Qatar is a great way to sample the Qsuites, especially as Qatar keeps adding them to U.S. destinations, most recently Boston and Philadelphia. Currently, Qatar operates Qsuite-equipped aircraft to eight U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington D.C., Dallas, and Philadelphia. That leaves Miami and Atlanta as the only two U.S. destinations that have a nice, but less spectacular standard business class.

Source: Qatar Airways 

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Comments

  • I’m pretty sure this does not apply to award tickets on Qatar airlines. We’re flying through there on Qatar airlines in August and when I called to ask about that, they indicated that award tickets were not eligible for that hotel special.

  • Now that’s a steal! 5 star hotel for $30

  • Just flew the Q suites into DOH….. it’s well worth it just to experience this product and Doha itself is pretty cool and worth a few days of exploration

  • worth the stop over if you can plan it in to the trip

  • $23 is a steal!!!

  • What a promotion!! I am going to use it twice this year!!

    • Quite a promotion for you in particular, if you are able to use it twice in a single year! Enjoy your $23 5-star experience!

  • Patrick B. says:

    There seem to be many restrictive conditions for this promotion, so i dont know how many people would be able to take advantage of it, but i’m sure those that do will be very thankful for it

  • Never been on Qatar but with their offers we must do it at some point whilst they remain in Oneworld!

    • Agreed. They have a great route network and the Doha new airport is quite nice. Highly recommend the Museum of Islamic Art (I think that’s the name) if you do stopover.

  • It would be nice to try the Suite but I don’t have an overwhelming need to fly them.
    I wonder why the promo. I do love when a country does this though. I agree that it’s a nice break and a chance to see something new.
    I lean more toward Iceland though.

  • Up till a decade ago, many airlines offered free complimentary hotel stays for intercontinental online connections.

  • Can you also claim, for example, Hyatt points on the stay?

    • That is a great question! I’m not sure whether the booking process would direct you through the Hyatt site with some sort of coupon code or whether you would have to book through a 3rd party travel portal and forfeit the chance to earn miles and elite benefits. I think the latter is more likely. Please let us know if you find out.

  • Shame this promotion isn’t available for award travel… We always love the opportunity to add a little junket like this to our trips and we’ve done so multiple times in the past using BA’s stopover feature, and have also built in a short stay to our Etihad itineraries as well, although in neither of those instances was any deal offered for our hotel.

  • Wassim Cornet says:

    I got an email about this this morning and it looks like a great offer! I’m a Skyteam fan but I *may* have to take up flying on Qatar at least once…

  • I was thinking of taking advantage of this promotion, however I am reading that award tickets do not qualify.

  • I was in Doha visiting friends a few years ago. Interesting city. I also remember enjoying the museum of Islamic art. The Islamic Cultural Center was also a unique experience. A deal like this is a great opportunity for those who can take advantage of it.

  • The Arts Traveler says:

    I do not fly airlines owned in whole or in part by Middle Eastern countries or take any flight that contains a Middle Eastern stop. The recent arrest of a British woman in the UEA for a Facebook comment was yet another signal to me to avoid these countries. I will just have to trust you on how great the flights are. I have a choice and I choose not. Thank you.

  • Looks like your ticket needs to be in QR ticket stock for this promo.

  • Nice offer.
    I hope there will be also next year.

  • Caroline Lupini says:

    If you stop in Doha, make sure to visit the Museum of Islamic Art! It’s by far my favorite thing about Doha.

  • Many thanks for the info. It looks incredible (23$) … I will share the info to all frequent flyers I know. It is a great opportunity

  • is the offer available for currently booked tickets?

  • Wow, almost seems too good to be true…

  • Singapore airlines sometimes have similar deals, to encourage to you to stay (and spend money) in their base countries. Great deals if, the deal works for you.

    Doha is an interesting place to explore (we did the free airport tour 2 years ago). There is a new art museum currently getting a lot of attention.

    Doha is my favourite Qatar lounge too.

  • It’s a great deal for folks who want to stop over and experience Doha.

  • I hope to try this stopover one day, thanks for the heads up!

  • I phoned the customer service today and they confirmed this offer is unavailable for award tickets. What a shame!

  • This seems like a good deal unless I am missing something.

  • Qatar looks boring. I mean, all I did in Dubai was rush from one air-conditioned building to another. How can Doha be different?

  • That is an amazing offer for anyone heading in that direction. Hopefully Qatar won’t leave oneworld any time soon.

  • Shame you aren’t likely to get elite credit or points for the international hotel chains…

  • This is really useful, a good way to explore another city en route to Asia.

  • The_Bouncer says:

    This looks like a decent offer.

  • Es Rourk says:

    I wonder if anyone has received this to date and could comment. $30 for a hotel at this location would be amazing. I do love great incentive programs.

  • DOha looks amazing!

  • It sounds like a great deal. It’s a shame so many QR fare classes don’t earn points on partner programs

  • Great promotion by Qatar! We flew Qatar last year and had a lengthy layover in Doha. Qatar offers free guided tours of the city, which was one of the highlights of our trip (from the US to Thailand). We definitely planned on flying Qatar again – the service was exceptional, even in economy where we were booked – and now we may still a night or two in Doha!

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