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.
Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: February 12, 2019
A good choice for cardholders who want an easy way to earn free travel, but don’t want to pay an annual fee, the Choice Privileges Visa Signature card offers a large enough sign-up bonus to fund several nights at a budget-friendly Choice hotel, such as Comfort Inn, and an above average rewards rate on regular purchases.
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
Last reviewed: June 12, 2019
For fans of Marriott hotels, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card is a reasonable option for earning extra Marriott points and qualifying for elite status without having to pay an annual fee, though the card’s rate for earning points is measly.
Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: March 26, 2019
Cardholders on the search for a more flexible rewards card may be able to make good use of Wyndham’s large network of budget hotels, though they’ll have to watch out for the short expiration date on rewards points.
Drury Gold Key Club credit card
Last reviewed: February 13, 2019
The Drury Gold Key Club card offers frequent Drury guests a generous point bonus on hotel stays, a decent APR and a good sign-up bonus in the card’s first year, but you may not get much use out of the card if you don’t travel relatively frequently.
IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card
Last reviewed: February 8, 2019
The IHG Rewards Club Traveler card is a decent card for IHG loyalists, but its lower annual fee doesn’t justify the lack of valuable perks.
Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card
Last reviewed: October 30, 2018
The Stash Hotel Rewards Visa card bolsters its rewards rate by allowing you to earn bonus points on dining, gas and outside hotel purchases, though the redemption options are limited to free nights at Stash’s small network of boutique hotels.
Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card
Last reviewed: February 13, 2019
Aside from its gigantic introductory bonus, the main appeal of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury card is luxury hotel perks. This offer is no longer available.
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card
Last reviewed: August 20, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards card boasts luxurious perks and an alluring sign-up bonus, but it carries a steep annual fee. This offer is no longer available.
Citi Hilton Honors Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: February 22, 2018
The Citi Hilton Honors card offers a large enough points bonus on hotel stays to please frequent guests at Hilton, but the card’s low points value and limits on redemption limit its appeal. This offer is no longer available.
Red Roof Inn RediCard+ Visa credit card
Last reviewed: November 27, 2018
The RediCard+ Visa credit card makes it relatively easy for frequent lodgers to earn free nights at the budget-friendly Red Roof Inn, but unlike many competitors, the card doesn’t offer much else. This offer is no longer available.
Fairmont Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: April 6, 2018
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. This offer is no longer available.