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Hotel Credit Cards - Reviews

With high rewards rates, large sign-up bonuses and valuable perks such as free room upgrades and complimentary meals, hotel cards can be an appealing proposition for brand loyalists and frequent travelers alike.

We've rated and reviewed hotel cards from a variety of hotel chains, looking at the value of sign-up bonuses, rewards rates and perks, as well as the flexibility of redemption and the size and breadth of the hotel chain. We aim to help you find a hotel card that not only lets you rack up free hotel nights, but lets you redeem those free nights for times and locations that fit your travel needs.

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

3.8 rating

The Hilton Honors Aspire card — though laden with great hotel perks — is probably too pricey for the average rewards cardholder.

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Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

4.3 rating

A good value for Hilton hotel fans, the Honors Ascend card makes it easy to quickly earn free night’s stays by offering a substantial introductory bonus and an ample point bonus on gas, restaurant, airfare and hotel purchases. (Terms apply)

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The World of Hyatt Credit Card review

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

4.3 rating

The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase offers an outstanding amount of value for frequent travelers: New cardholders are awarded ample points on a variety of travel purchases, including airfare and restaurant purchases.

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Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card

4.3 rating

One of our favorite travel cards, this premium hotel card was tailor made for fans of luxury hotel stays: for just $75 a year, it offers some of the generous rewards available on hotel stays and regular purchases as well as some the industry’s best bonuses.

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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

4.2 rating

For cardholders who prefer to stay at mid-tier hotels such as Country Inn and Suites or the Radisson, the Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card offers a fair amount of value, including a sizable sign-up and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases.

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IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card review

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

With a large sign-up bonus and other valuable rewards — including a free hotel night each year — the IHG Rewards Club Premier card is packed with value.

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Hilton Honors American Express Card review

Hilton Honors American Express Card

4.1 rating

The Hilton Honors card offers a generous number of bonus points on hotel and everyday purchases; but because Hilton’s Honors aren’t worth as much as the average credit card rewards point, cardholders need a larger number of points to purchase rewards-funded travel.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card review

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card makes it easy to rack up points with every trip by offering extra points on airfare, restaurant and car rental purchases as well as a generous bonus on Marriott hotel stays. This offer is no longer available on our site.

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Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard review

Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard

4 rating

This premium hotel card offers a generous rewards rate on Best Western purchases and a tiered sign-up bonus that amply rewards moderate to heavy spenders; however, cardholders need to travel often to make up for the card’s $59 annual fee.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card review

Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card

3.9 rating

Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated, the new Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card is a good value, offering two free night awards as an intro bonus along with many other benefits. 

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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express review

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

3.7 rating

The perk-heavy American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card offers one of the most flexible hotel rewards programs on the market, making it a great card for year-round travelers.

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Best Western Rewards MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards MasterCard

3.5 rating

The Best Western Rewards MasterCard offers frequent hotel guests a decent number of bonus points on hotel stays; but its modest sign-up bonus and skimpy rewards on non-hotel purchases limit its appeal.

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