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This page links to hotel sign-up and award chart links for most of the major hotel reward programs. Hotel award charts will show you how many points are required for one night at each hotel.
Compare the difference in points required between hotels 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 value out of your hotel points!
For example, a Hilton category 6 hotel in Waikiki can cost 30,000 to 50,000 points per night, while a Starwood category 6 hotel in Waikiki costs 20,000 to 25,000 points per night. So think about which hotel brands you prefer and which points are easier for you to earn.