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.
American Express® Gold Card
Last reviewed: July 26, 2021
The annual fee is pricey, but if you’re searching for the most rewarding card for food purchases, the American Express Gold Card may be your best option.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Last reviewed: July 29, 2021
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card offers a lot of value in its first year thanks its introductory bonus, but – if you’re not interested in luxury perks with Marriott hotels – you can find many rewards cards that offer better ongoing value.
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Last reviewed: July 2, 2021
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 $550 annual fee.
The Platinum Card® from American Express
Last reviewed: July 1, 2021
The $695 annual fee might set your head spinning, but the massive list of perks and benefits that comes with American Express’s top-of-the-line luxury card offers plenty of value.
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Last reviewed: July 29, 2021
Though Marriott rewards points are a bit inflated, the new Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is a good value, offering a generous intro bonus along with many other benefits.
Citi Premier® Card
Last reviewed: July 9, 2021
The Citi Premier card offers a generous travel rewards program, but its meager airline transfer options limit its appeal.
IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card
Last reviewed: August 3, 2021
With a large sign-up bonus and other valuable rewards — including a rewards night each year — the IHG Rewards Club Premier card is packed with value.
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card
Last reviewed: July 15, 2021
The Hilton Honors Aspire card — though laden with great hotel perks — is probably too pricey for the average rewards cardholder.
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AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard
Last reviewed: February 19, 2021
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.
Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: September 10, 2020
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. This offer is no longer available.
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