Best Hotel Rewards Programs - US News Travel

Discussion created by pingreeman on Jul 6, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2016 by pingreeman

I'm not sure if another MRI member has found and posted this article, but it is one of the most comprehensive comparisons of the major hotel loyalty programs I have seen. So I thought it worth sharing again - just in case: Best Hotel Rewards Programs | U.S. News Travel


The comparisons used the following factors:

  • Ease of Earning Free Night (45 percent weight)
  • Additional Benefits (25 percent weight)
  • Geographic Coverage (15 percent weight)
  • Number of Hotels in Network (10 percent weight)
  • Property Diversity (5 percent weight)


Top 10 for quick review:

1Marriott Rewards4.5-stars(4.72)
2Wyndham Rewards4.0-stars(4.22)
3 -TieBest Western Rewards4.0-stars(4.09)
3 -TieClub Carlson4.0-stars(4.09)
5IHG Rewards Club4.0-stars(4.04)
6Leaders Club4.0-stars(3.93)
7La Quinta Returns4.0-stars(3.88)
8Starwood Preferred Guest4.0-stars(3.86)
9Hilton HHonors4.0-stars(3.78)
10Hyatt Gold Passport3.5-stars(3.68)