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)
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.
35K: 25K after $3K spend in 3 months. Limited Time Offer: Extra 10K after additional $2K spend in 6 months.

Annual fee waived first year, then $95

Offer Expires: 4/5/2017

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Recent better offer: 35K after $3K spend expired 3/30/2016

FM Mini Review: Extremely valuable points, but difficult to earn in large quantities except through signup bonus
$682
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.
35K: 25K after $5K spend in 3 months. Limited Time Offer: Extra 10K after additional $3K spend in 6 months.

Annual fee waived first year, then $95

Offer Expires: 4/5/2017


Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

Recent better offer: 35K after $5K spend expired 3/30/2016

FM Mini Review: Extremely valuable points, but difficult to earn in large quantities except through signup bonus
$654
Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier
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.
107.5K: 100K after $5K spend in 3 months plus 7.5K for adding an authorized user and making a purchase


$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: None
$576
Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express
Earning rate:
-12X Hilton spend;
-6X U.S. restaurants, grocery, and gas stations;
-3X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend

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

Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees
100K after $3K spend in 3 months + one free weekend night after first anniversary

$75 annual fee

Offer Expires: 5/31/17

Recent better offer: None. This is the best public offer we've ever seen.
$496

(Free weekend night valued at $225)
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: Platinum elite status; Free category 1-4 night every year upon renewal
2 nights + 5K: 2 free nights after $2K spend in 3 months + 5,000 points for adding authorized user

$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.

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.
$484

(2 free nights estimated at $500)
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card
Earning rate: 10X Hilton, 5X airline & car rental, 3X elsewhere.

Big spend bonus: Diamond elite status with $40K calendar year spend; free weekend night with $10K spend per cardmember year

Noteworthy Perks: Free Gold status
2 Free Nights: 2 Weekend Nights after 2.5K spend in 4 months

$95 annual fee

Recent better offer: 2 Free Nights + $100: 2 Weekend Nights after 2.5K spend in 4 months + $100 statement credit after $100 spend at Hilton in 6 months.
$460

(2 free nights estimated at $500, Statement credit estimated at 50% face value)
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 may be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule. There are mixed data points.

Recent better offer: 100K after $5K spend. (Last reported 7/2016)
$375
Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
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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
65K: 60K 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: 75K after $2K spend. (Last reported 7/2016)

FM Mini Review: This card easily pays for itself with annual free night usuable at any IHG property worldwide.
$326
Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express
Earning rate:
-7X Hilton spend;
-5X U.S. restaurants, grocery, and 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
80K after $2K spend in 3 months

No annual fee

Offer Expires: 5/31/17

Recent better offer: None
$302
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.
$298

(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
$261
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card
Earning rate: 6X at Hilton hotels, 3X grocery, drugstores, gas. 2X everywhere else.

Noteworthy Perks: Free Silver status
75K after $2K spend in 3 months

No annual fee

Recent better offer: None. 75K after $2K spend is the best recent offer
$256
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".
$213
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".
$198
Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card issued by Barclaycard Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card issued by Barclaycard
Earning rate: 5X at Choice Hotels; 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
$198
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 now charges a flat rate for free nights at all properties: 15,000 points per night. So, this signup bonus is good for 2 nights.
$173
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

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".
$135
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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