Best Hotel Loyalty Program (2020)

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? We asked a miles-and-points expert to nominate their favorites, and our readers voted for the winners.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Loyalty Program are as follows:
  1. Wyndham Rewards
  2. Choice Privileges
  3. I Prefer Rewards
  4. Accor Live Limitless
  5. Sonesta Travel Pass
  6. Radisson Rewards
  7. Hilton Honors
  8. IHG Rewards Club
  9. Marriott Bonvoy
  10. Omni Select Guest

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

  • 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 Rewards

    I Prefer Rewards

    I Prefer Rewards members earn and redeem stays at more than 700 independent hotels across the United States and the world, including many luxury destination resorts you may not realize have a loyalty program. 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. Points can also be redeemed for gift cards.
    Photo courtesy of Sonya Revell / Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Accor Live Limitless

    Accor Live Limitless

    The AccorHotels portfolio includes 3,000 hotels and more than two dozen brands, including Sofitel, Fairmont, Tribe and Ibis, in 110 different countries. Accor Live Limitless is particularly advantageous for frequent travelers to major cities across the United States and Europe. Besides hotel stays, members also earn points for expenditures like food, mini bar items and spa treatments.
    Photo courtesy of AccorHotels

  • 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 member rates, 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 the globe. Points can be redeemed for free nights (starting at 9,000 points), airline miles and gift cards.
    Photo courtesy of Radisson Hotels

  • 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 Hilton Hotels

  • 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

  • Omni Select Guest

    Omni Select Guest

    Omni Select Guest members enjoy express check-in and check-out, free WiFi and the chance to earn free nights at any of Omni's 50-plus luxurious properties. A free night can be earned with as few as 20 qualifying nights. Members are automatically enrolled in the Global Hotel Alliance Discovery loyalty program, recognized by over 500 hotels around the globe.
    Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts

Congratulations to all these winning hotel programs!

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