I paid for most of my honeymoon in 2014 with Chase UR and Citi ThankYou points. The UR points came from a Chase Ink Plus signup bonus and the ThankYou points were from a Thank You Premier sign up bonus. Somehow, I got a TON of value with the UR points with the hotel we picked.
I booked 4 nights at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort. 4 nights only cost 64,724 points even though the rooms were at least $250/night on the cheapest travel site I could find. I have no idea why the Chase booking portal gave me such a great rate. It was really weird because there were actually multiple booking options for that resort with one of the options matching the marriott.com price exactly and the other being the one I booked saving me hundreds of $$$ in points.
Now I always check the UR portal for all my travel bookings just in case. Usually it only works out for big savings on rental cars these days, not hotels as much. But sometimes you’ll find a deal on their portal.