This page provides links to different hotel’s award charts – so you don’t have to spend too much time searching for them!
Compare the difference in points required between hotels, for nights in the same destination, to the trade-offs in the hotel’s location, elite benefits available, etc. Tripadvisor gives fairly accurate reviews of hotels (disregard the highest-ranked reviews and focus on the middle rankings). Then redeem the least amount of miles to get the most bang for your buck!
Don’t worry if you don’t have points in many programs because by reading Million Mile Secrets, you’re on the path towards accumulating lots of points in many different hotel programs!
1) Best Western Rewards:
Best Western Rewards – You’ll get more value out of your Best Western Rewards Points when you use them for hotels outside the US (especially Europe) such as the the Best Western Premier Vieux Port off the coast in France.
2) Choice Privileges:
Choice Privileges Reward Nights – Best value is for you to use Choice Points for hotels outside the US (especially Europe). Another option is to use Choice points for Preferred Hotel Group and Barcelo hotels.
3) Hilton HHonors
4) Hyatt Gold Passport:
Hyatt Gold Passport Reward Nights – Some truly spectacular redemption options include the Park Hyatt in Paris, Maldives, Buenois Aires, Tokyo, and Istanbul.
5) Marriott Rewards:
Marriott Rewards – Marriott offers PointSavers as well as the 5th night free if you redeem for 4 nights (a 20% discount).
6) IHG Rewards Club (formerly Priority Club):
IHG Rewards Club (formerly Priority Club Reward Nights) - Good redemption options include The Willard in Washington, DC, The Z Hotel in Miami, The Amstel in Amsterdam, Intercontinental Le Grande in Paris, and Intercontinental Thallaso in Bora Bora
7) Radisson (Club Carlson):
8) Starwood Preferred Guest:
9) Wyndham Rewards:
Wyndham Rewards Reward Nights – You can get a good value by converting Wyndham Rewards points into air miles (2.5 points for 1 air mile). Or you can use them for cheap hotels during times when hotels are sold out in the area (e.g. Superbowl, New Year’s Eve etc.)
Stay tuned – I will be writing posts on the best hotel redemptions and how to redeem hotel points for reward nights. Subscribe to Million Mile Secrets via e-mail or RSS to ensure that you get updates!