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Travel Credit Cards - Reviews

We've reviewed a variety of hotel, airline and general rewards cards to determine which cards offer the most worth. Our ratings consider not only the monetary value rewards and sign-up bonuses, but also the ease of the redemption and the total value of each card's features. Our goal is to help you find a well-rounded card that offers large earnings and lets you redeem those earnings for travel rewards and perks that are truly valuable.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve card review

Chase Sapphire Reserve card

4.6 rating

The price of admission for this luxury card from J.P. Morgan Chase is steep, but its large sign-up bonus and generous travel allowance more than make up for the card’s $450 annual fee.

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Hilton Honors Aspire card from American Express review

Hilton Honors Aspire card from American Express

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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American Express Gold Card review

American Express Gold Card

4.2 rating

The American Express Gold Card is very rewarding for travel, restaurant and supermarket purchases, and comes with a bevvy of luxury travel and dining perks to boot.

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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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British Airways Visa Signature Card review

British Airways Visa Signature Card

4.2 rating

One of the best airline cards on the market, this super charged premium card offers frequent transatlantic flyers an accessible sign-up bonus that amply rewards heavy spenders, a plentiful point bonus on airfare, valuable travel perks and generously priced rewards points that are worth more than twice the average credit card rewards point.

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AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard review

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

4.1 rating

The AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard is an excellent means for collecting bonus AAdvantage miles. It offers up a 60,000-mile bonus for simply paying the annual fee and making one qualifying purchase.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card review

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

4.1 rating

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card doesn’t have as much heft as most elite airline cards, but it does offer enough value to justify paying the higher fee.

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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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