Best Hotel Loyalty Program (2019)


Just about every hotel brand offers a loyalty program for guests, where frequent stays are rewarded with discounted or free nights and a host of other perks (upgrades, free WiFi, late checkout). With so many programs to choose from, how do you pick the right one to save big bucks on travel? 

  • Wyndham Rewards

    Wyndham Rewards

    The Wyndham Rewards program honors stays at some 8,000 participating hotels worldwide, including brands like Hawthorn Suites, Ramada, Howard Johnson and Super 8. Members can also choose to earn miles with partner airlines, including American and United, or on car rentals through Avis and Budget.
    Photo courtesy of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

  • Choice Privileges

    Choice Privileges

    Choice Hotels represents a wide range of budget and luxury brands–some 6,300 hotels around the world–allowing Choice Privileges members to earn points for budget hotel stays redeemable for free nights at higher end properties. Points can also be redeemed for airline miles, gift cards, magazine subscriptions or online shopping.
    Photo courtesy of Choice Hotels International

  • I Prefer Hotel Rewards

    I Prefer Hotel Rewards

    I Prefer Hotel Rewards members earn and redeem stays at more than 650 independent hotels across the United States and the world. Members also enjoy member rates, free WiFi, room upgrades, priority early checkin, late check-out and welcome amenities upon arrival, depending on availability and tier.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Hilton Honors

    Hilton Honors

    Hilton Honors points can be earned and redeemed at 4,600 hotels around the world, and members can earn both hotel points and airline miles during the same stay. Members also enjoy digital check-in and free WiFi, and there are no blackout dates when cashing in points for a room.
    Photo courtesy of 2019 Hilton

  • Stash Rewards

    Stash Rewards

    Members of Stash Hotel Rewards can earn and redeem points at nearly 200 boutique properties throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Many Stash-affiliated hotels are independently owned, and there are no blackout dates or category restrictions when redeeming Stash Points for free nights.
    Photo courtesy of Stash Rewards

  • Sonesta Travel Pass

    Sonesta Travel Pass

    Sonesta Travel Pass members earn 10 points per dollar spent on qualifying room rates, with free nights for as little as 15,000 points. Other benefits include discounts at locations booked direct worldwide, no blackout dates and free upgraded internet access.
    Photo courtesy of Sonesta

  • Radisson Rewards

    Radisson Rewards

    Radisson Rewards members earn 20 points per dollar spent on stays at more than 1,100 Radisson Hotel Group properties around thee globe. Points can be redeemed for free nights or airline miles.
    Photo courtesy of Radisson Hotels

  • Best Western Rewards

    Best Western Rewards

    Perfect for budget-minded or business travelers, Best Western Rewards lets members rack up points with stays at some 4,000 hotels around the world. Points never expire and can be used to redeem free nights (no blackout dates), airline miles, gift cards and travel experiences.
    Photo courtesy of Best Western

  • IHG Rewards Club

    IHG Rewards Club

    IHG's portfolio includes brands like Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites – some 4,900 properties at a variety of price points – making it one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programs. Members of the IHG Rewards Club get free WiFi and exclusive members-only rates for rooms booked directly.
    Photo courtesy of Intercontinental Hotels Group

  • Marriott Bonvoy

    Marriott Bonvoy

    Marriott Bonvoy loyalty members get benefits at more than 7,000 hotels representing over 30 brands worldwide. Perks include free in-room internet, exclusive member rates, user mobile key, no blackout dates and the chance to instantly redeem points for drinks, meals and spa experiences.
    Photo courtesy of Marriott Hotels

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Loyalty Program are as follows:

  1. Wyndham Rewards
  2. Choice Privileges
  3. I Prefer Hotel Rewards
  4. Hilton Honors
  5. Stash Rewards
  6. Sonesta Travel Pass
  7. Radisson Rewards
  8. Best Western Rewards
  9. IHG Rewards Club
  10. Marriott Bonvoy

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotel loyalty programs!

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