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.
Fairmont Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: April 6, 2018
An ideal card for well-heeled travelers, this upscale hotel card makes it easy to snag a luxury vacation for free by offering two complimentary nights in the card’s first year and an additional free night every year you spend at least $12,000. This offer is no longer available.
IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase
Last reviewed: April 17, 2018
One of our favorite hotel cards on the market, this premier credit card caters to fans of Intercontinental hotels, such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, with an attractive spending bonus on everyday purchases, a large sign-up bonus and at least one free night’s hotel stay each year. This offer is no longer available.
Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card
Last reviewed: September 16, 2019
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.
Citi Hilton Honors Reserve card
Last reviewed: September 23, 2019
Our top pick for regular Hilton hotel guests, this premium hotel card offers an outstanding number of points for hotel and airline purchases, extra points for everyday purchases and a sign-up bonus that’s worth up to two free nights at a Hilton hotel. This offer is no longer available.
Virgin America Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: October 25, 2018
A great value for West Coast cardholders who live near major cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, the Virgin America Visa Signature card pairs generously priced rewards with a solid point bonus on airline purchases. This offer is no longer available.
Bank of the West Premier World Mastercard
Last reviewed: November 16, 2018
A good card for frequent travelers, the Bank of the West Premier World Mastercard offers a solid bonus on travel and restaurant purchases; but to avoid paying an annual fee, you need to have a Bank of the West checking account. This offer is no longer available.
Commerce Bank Miles credit card
Last reviewed: January 28, 2019
This basic credit card rewards cardholders for carrying a balance, but cardholders with lower scores may want to steer clear: Despite a low APR for cardholders with excellent scores, the Commerce Bank Miles card’s maximum APR is high. This offer is no longer available.
Fifth Third Preferred card
Last reviewed: February 22, 2019
An overpriced card with a handful of premium perks, the Fifth Third Preferred card rewards cardholders for paying a $79 annual fee with a mediocre points bonus and zero sign-up bonus. This offer is no longer available.
First National Bank Maximum Rewards Visa card
Last reviewed: November 16, 2017
A basic card with minimal perks, the Maximum Rewards Visa card from First National Bank offers just the bare minimum in rewards, but still charges a relatively high APR. This offer is no longer available.
The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
Last reviewed: February 13, 2019
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. This offer is no longer available.