Top 10+ Hotel Credit Card Offers

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Below you will find hotel credit card offers sorted from best to worst based on an estimate of first year value.

Calculations

First year values are calculated as: estimated first year value minus estimated first year costs.  First year value includes signup bonus points, free nights, and statement credits.  First year costs include the first year annual fee and the opportunity cost of meeting minimum spend requirements.

Full details of how first year value is calculated can be found here: Credit card signup bonus estimation details.

Top 10+ Hotel Credit Card Offers

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Card / NotesBonus / Annual FeeFirst Year Value Estimate (with notes)
Chase Hyatt Visa Signature Chase Hyatt Visa Signature
Earning rate: 2X restaurants, airlines, car rentals. 3X Hyatt

Big spend bonus: Spend $50K in calendar year to get mid-tier Explorer status

Noteworthy Perks: Discoverist elite status; Free category 1-4 night every year upon renewal
40,000 points + 5K + $50 statement credit: 40,000 points after $2K spend in 3 months + 5,000 points for adding authorized user + $50 statement credit after your first purchase

$75 annual fee

Note: This card is believed to not be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

You may be able to get an offer including a $50 statement credit by creating a dummy booking on the Hyatt website and going to the final booking screen.

Recent better offer: 2 nights + 5K + $50 statement credit: 2 free nights after $2K spend in 3 months + 5,000 points for adding authorized user + $50 statement credit after your first purchase

FM Mini Review: Great card for signup bonus. May be worth keeping for annual free night. There are better choices of cards to use for spend.
$683
Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express
Earning rate: 2X Starwood and Marriott Properties

Big spend bonus: SPG Gold elite status with $30K annual spend

Noteworthy Perks: Transfer 20,000 points into miles and get a 5000 mile bonus.

Receive free premium internet at SPG properties, unlimited Boingo WiFi and Sheraton Club lounge access on qualified stays.
25K after $5K spend in first 3 months

Annual fee waived first year, then $95

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Recent better offer: 35K: 25K after $6K spend in 3 months, Additional 10K after additional $4K spend in first 6 months (Expired 11/1/17)

FM Mini Review: Extremely valuable points, but difficult to earn in large quantities except through signup bonus
$540
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Earning rate: 2X Starwood and Marriott Properties

Big spend bonus: SPG Gold elite status with $30K annual spend

Noteworthy Perks: Transfer 20,000 points into miles and get a 5000 mile bonus.

Receive free premium internet at SPG properties and unlimited Boingo Wifi.
25K after $3K spend in 3 months.

Annual fee waived first year, then $95

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Recent better offer: 35K after $5K spend expired 4/5/2017

FM Mini Review: Extremely valuable points, but difficult to earn in large quantities except through signup bonus
$515
Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
Earning rate: 5X IHG; 2X gas, grocery, and restaurants.

Noteworthy Perks:
-Annual free night e-certificate good at ANY IHG property;
-Automatic 10% point rebate;
-Platinum elite status.

See also: How to find the best IHG signup offer: 80K points plus $50
85K: 80K after $1K spend in 3 months + 5K for adding authorized user

Annual fee waived first year, then $49

Note: This card is believed to not be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

You may be able to find a better offer by logging into your IHG account and simulating the steps of a booking. (You do not need to complete a booking.)

Recent better offer: 85K: 80K after $1K spend in 3 months + 5K for adding authorized user + $50 statement credit after first purchase

FM Mini Review: This card easily pays for itself with annual free night usuable at any IHG property worldwide.
$460
Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express
The affiliate offer for this card has expired and it is currently unavailable through Frequent Miler. However, you may be targeted for a 125K offer. Click here for details.

Earning rate:
-12X Hilton spend;
-6X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations;
-3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus:
New benefit starting 1/18/18: Free weekend night after $15K spend in calendar year

Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend

Noteworthy Perks: Free Gold status. Diamond status w/ $40K spend.


Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees
125K: 100K after $3K spend in 3 months and 25K after additional $1k in first 6 months

$75 annual fee

Offer Expires: 1/17/18

Recent better offer: 100K after $3K spend in 3 months, plus 1 free weekend night on 1st anniversary (Expired 10/4/17)
$422
Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier
This is a link for the alternative 80K after $3K spend offer.

Earning rate: 2X airline, car rental, & restaurants. 5X Marriott.

Big spend bonus: 1 credit towards elite status for every $3,000 in purchases

Noteworthy Perks: 15 night credit towards elite status every year upon account anniversary. Free category 1-5 certificate each year upon renewal.
Up to 120K: 10 points per dollar on up to $12,000 in spend in the first year

$85 annual fee

Note: This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

You may be able to find a better offer by logging into your Marriott Rewards account and simulating the steps of a booking. (You do not need to complete a booking.)

Recent better offer: 107.5K: 100K after $5K spend in 3 months plus 7.5K for adding an authorized user and making a purchase
$419
Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Business Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Business
Earning rate: 2X airline, car rental, & restaurants. 5X Marriott. 2X office supply, internet, cable, phone.

Big spend bonus:
* 1 credit towards elite status for every $3,000 in purchases
* Automatic Gold status with $50K spend per account year.*

Noteworthy Perks: 15 night credit towards elite status every year upon account anniversary. Free category 1-5 certificate each year upon renewal.
80K after $3K spend in 3 months

$99 annual fee

Note: This card is NOT subject to Chase's 5/24 rule

Recent better offer: 100K after $5K spend. (Last reported 7/2016)
$409
Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express
Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Earning rate:
-7X Hilton spend;
-5X U.S. restaurants, US Supermarkets, and US gas stations;
-3X everywhere else.

Big spend bonus: Gold elite status with $20K calendar year spend

Noteworthy Perks: Free Silver status; Gold status with $20K spend.

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees
75K after $1K spend in 3 months

No annual fee

Offer Expires: 1/17/18

Recent better offer: 80K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 5/31/17)
$321
Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite
Earning rate: 2X airline, car rental, & restaurants. 5X Ritz & Marriott.

Big spend bonus: $10K spend per account year to keep Gold elite status; $75K spend per account year for Platinum elite status

Noteworthy Perks: 3 club level upgrades. Gold status, first year. $100 hotel credit for each 2 night or longer stay. Airport lounge access. $300 annual credit for airline incidentals. 10% annual points premium. $100 discount on multi-passenger ticket purchases.
2 Free Tier 1-4 night stays after $4K spend in first three months + 10K points for adding an authorized user.

$450 annual fee

Note: This card is believed to not be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Recent better offer: 3 Free Tier 1-4 nights after $5K spend in first three months + 10K points for adding an authorized user.
$304

(2 free nights estimated at $500. Airline fee credit estimated at 90% of face value)
Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard issued by First Bankcard Best Western Rewards Premium MasterCard issued by First Bankcard
Earning rate: 10X at Best Western properties; 1X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: 20K bonus points when you spend at least $5,000 during each 12 billing cycle period

Noteworthy Perks:
-10% off Flexible Rate Stays
-Platinum Elite Status (get a free welcome snack)
50K after $1K spend in 3 billing cycles

Annual fee waived first year, then $59
$266
Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card issued by Barclaycard Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card issued by Barclaycard
Earning rate: 5X at Choice Hotels and on purchases of Choice Hotels points or gift cards; 2X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Earn 8,000 annual bonus points after $10,000 in annual spend

Noteworthy Perks: Automatic Gold status
32K after $1K spend in 90 days

No annual fee

Recent better offer: 40K after $1K spend in 90 days (Expired 5/31/17)
$245
Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa issued by US Bank Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa issued by US Bank
Earning rate: 10X at CC hotels, 5X elsewhere.

Big spend bonus: Free night at any US property after $10K annual spend

Noteworthy Perks:
-Automatic Gold status.
-40K bonus per year.

See also: Club Carlson rocks our world... Again
85K: 50K after first purchase + 35K after $2.5K spend in 3 months

$60 annual fee

FM Mini Review: With the elimination of Bonus Award Nights, this card is still good, but it is no longer an amazing "must have".
$236
Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature issued by US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature issued by US Bank
Earning rate: 10X at CC hotels. 5X elsewhere.

Big spend bonus: Free night at any US property after $10K annual spend

Noteworthy Perks:
-Automatic Gold status.
-40K bonus per year.

See also: Club Carlson rocks our world... Again
85K: 50K after first purchase + 35K after $2.5K spend in 3 months

$75 annual fee

FM Mini Review: With the elimination of Bonus Award Nights, this card is still good, but it is no longer an amazing "must have".
$221
Wyndham Rewards Visa issued by Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Visa issued by Barclaycard
Earning rate: 5X Wyndham; 2X gas, utility & grocery; 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy Perks:
- 6,000 bonus points every account anniversary
- Platinum status
45K: 30K after first purchase plus 15K after $2,000 spend in 90 days

$75 annual fee

Wyndham charges a flat rate for free nights at all properties: 15,000 points per night. That's great for higher end properties, but poor value for cheap properties.
$194
Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature issued by US Bank Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature issued by US Bank
Earning rate: 6X at CC hotels. 3X elsewhere

Big spend bonus: Free night at any US property after $10K annual spend

Noteworthy Perks:
-Automatic Silver status.
-25K bonus per year.

See also: Club Carlson rocks our world... Again
60K after $1.5K spend in 3 months

$50 annual fee

FM Mini Review: With the elimination of Bonus Award Nights, this card is still good, but it is no longer an amazing "must have".
$150
Wyndham Rewards Visa issued by Barclaycard (no annual fee) Wyndham Rewards Visa issued by Barclaycard (no annual fee)
Earning rate: 3X Wyndham; 2X gas, utility & grocery; 1X everywhere else

Noteworthy Perks:
- Gold status
18K: 15K after first purchase, 3K additional after $1K spend in 90 days

No annual fee

Wyndham now charges a flat rate for free nights at all properties: 15,000 points per night. So, this signup bonus is good for 1 night.
$126
Citi® Expedia+ Credit Card Citi® Expedia+ Credit Card
Earning rate: 3X Expedia purchases.

Big spend bonus: One elite night towards Gold status for each $2.5K in spend each year

Noteworthy Perks: Free Expedia+ Silver status
15K after $1K spend in 3 months

No annual fee
$84
Citi® Expedia®+ Voyager Card Citi® Expedia®+ Voyager Card
Earning rate: 4X Expedia purchases.

Big spend bonus: 5K anniversary bonus with $10K annual spend.

Noteworthy Perks: $100 annual air travel fee credit.

Expedia+ Gold status
25K after $2K spend in 3 months

$95 annual fee
$37

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for putting this – and the airline one – together. It’s really helpful for my next AOR since I’ve been away from it for a while. Will definitely support you. Thanks.

  2. The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve application page at https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/credit-card-details/citi.action?ID=hilton-hhonors-reserve-card does not have the usual language limiting the 2 weekend night bonus to prior card holders. However, that language does appear on the application page for the Citi Hilton HHonors card (75k points): “not available if you have had a Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Visa Signature® Card account that was opened or closed in the past 24 months” Does anyone know if they really are honoring the 2 weekend night bonus to prior HHonors Reserve card holders who opened or closed it within 24 or 18 months?

    • Unfortunately, if you click on the link at the bottom of that offer page “2 Additional Information”, you’ll get to a page that includes the terms:

      Weekend Night Certificates offer is not available if you have had a Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card account that was opened or closed in the past 24 months.

  3. After signing into to my Marriott rewards account, I received a targeted banner for the Marriott business version of the card for 100,000 Marriott points after $5k in spend over the first 3 months. Haven’t seen this offer posted anywhere else yet and thought I would give others a heads up.

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