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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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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express review

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

4.4 rating

This best-in-class hotel rewards card comes with great perks and offers a high rewards value, thanks to the versatility of Starpoints.

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Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card

4.3 rating

The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card has some nice features for frequent travelers, as well as some very valuable rewards for frequent guests of Club Carlson.

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Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card review

Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card

4.1 rating

The Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature card offers a lower annual fee and easier spending requirements than the Club Carlson Rewards Premier card, but comes with fewer benefits as well.

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Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card review

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card

4 rating

If you are a Hilton fan, the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card offers some terrific benefits that make up nicely for a relatively high annual fee.

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Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard

3.9 rating

With huge bonuses for loyal card members and an ample points bonus on Best Western hotel stays, the Best Western Rewards Premium card more than makes up for its annual fee.

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Fairmont Visa Signature card review

Fairmont Visa Signature card

3.9 rating

If you frequent Fairmont properties, you will absolutely love the perks of the Fairmont Visa Signature card, despite its relatively high annual fee and less-than-generous earning scheme.

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IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase review

IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase

3.7 rating

If the latest series of severe program devaluations has not affected your loyalty to the IHG hotels and resorts, you should consider this card for its excellent benefits and bonuses.

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The Hyatt credit card from Chase review

The Hyatt credit card from Chase

3.6 rating

Even though the Hyatt credit card’s earning scheme is not awe-inspiring, the sign-up and annual bonuses make this card more than worthwhile for Hyatt aficionados.

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Hilton Honors card from American Express review

Hilton Honors card from American Express

3.5 rating

The Hilton Honors card from American Express offers a sizable point-bonus on hotel stays and everyday purchases and includes enticing perks for Hilton guests, but the card’s outstanding rewards program isn’t quite as generous as it seems.

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Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card review

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card

3.5 rating

With the highest sign-up bonus in the card’s history, Marriott fans will find this card worth having, despite a high annual fee and a mediocre earning scheme.

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Hilton Honors Surpass card from American Express review

Hilton Honors Surpass card from American Express

3.3 rating

With an outsized sign-up bonus and excellent earning potential, this card is a good choice for a Hilton Honors loyalty program member.

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Best Western Rewards MasterCard review

Best Western Rewards MasterCard

3 rating

The Best Western Rewards MasterCard repays loyal hotel guests with a fair amount of savings, but you won’t get much value out of this hotel card unless you plan to take a lot of trips.

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