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18 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 5/5/2021 Benji Stawski
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Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information.

Keeping track of the latest hotel bonuses is difficult — especially if you’re one of the many travelers juggling elite status at a handful of brands. However, these promos can be the best way to boost your account balances and unlock awards quickly. This guide covers all current promotions across the major hotel chains, so bookmark this page for regularly updated offers, links and other information about your favorite hotel chains. We’ll also dive in a bit about which offer will get you the most bang for your buck.

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The following promotions focus entirely on bonus points or gift cards and exclude regular offers like AAA/AARP member discounts. The list doesn’t include offers on cobranded hotel credit cards, but you can check out the following links for additional details on these cards and currently available welcome bonuses:

Best Western

Best Western is currently offering two promotions. Firstly, you can get 2,000 bonus points per stay, which works out especially well if you’re booking shorter stays. TPG values Best Western Rewards at 0.6 cents each, making 2000 bonus points worth about $12. That certainly won’t get you a free night, but it could be helpful if you need to top up your account ahead of a redemption.

Plus, you can get a $25 Best Western gift card for each night you complete in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean, up to four nights. If you complete five nights, you’ll also earn double points on all of your nights.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Best Western Rewards 2,000 Points Promotion

Earn 2,000 points on your next stay. Check to see if you’re targeted for this offer here.

June 30, 2021 Jan. 1 – June 30, 2021
Spring $25 Gift Card and Double Points

Get a $25 Best Western gift card for each night you stay at a U.S., Canada or Caribbean property (limit four gift cards).

Also, earn double points on all nights after your fifth qualifying night

May 9, 2021 Feb. 15 – May 9, 2021

Related: Guide to Best Western Rewards

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges currently offers several promotions. First off, you can earn a minimum of 8,000 bonus points when you stay three times through May 23, 2021. You’ll also earn 2,000 bonus points for staying at a Cambria hotel during this promotion.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay more, earn more Stay 3 times, earn 8,000 points

Stay 5 times, earn 15,000 points

Stay 8 times, earn 25,000 points

Stay 1 time at a Cambria hotel, earn 2,000 points

N/A March 29 through May 23, 2021
Free 4 All promotion Get 40% off, $200 in resort coupons and more

Get 60,000 bonus points on stays over $500

N/A, but must book by May 25, 2021 Complete stay by Dec. 22, 2021

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Hilton Honors

Hilton’s running a promotion wherein if you book and stay by Sept. 6, 2021, you’ll earn double bonus points on stays of one or two nights and three times the bonus points on stays of three nights or longer. If you think you’ll have a Hilton stay coming up and even if you don’t – it doesn’t hurt to register for this promotion. You’ll need to book via Hilton with a code for the 2X Points Package.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
More Nights, More Points Earn double bonus points on stays of one or two nights and three times the bonus points on stays of three nights or longer Sep. 6, 2021 May 3 – Sept. 6, 2021

2X Points Package

Receive double Honors points each night of your stay N/A N/A

Related: Choosing the best Hilton credit card for you

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club currently offers members 2x bonus points on your second stay and 3x bonus points on subsequent stays. Plus, eligible cobranded cardholders have the opportunity to earn even more bonus points. Guests must complete qualified stays by Aug. 16, 2021. Registration is required before booking for the stay to qualify. The previous IHG Stay Longer and Save promotion is still ongoing as well, offering up to 20% back on stays of three nights or longer.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay Longer and Save Save up to 20% N/A N/A
3x Bonus Points Earn 2x bonus points on your second stay and 3x bonus points on subsequent stays.

U.S. Chase IHG cardmembers will also earn 3,000 bonus points on their second stay and 3,000 bonus points on their third stay when using their IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card to book and stay.

Aug. 16, 2021 May 5 – Aug. 16, 2021

Related: Here’s what IHG is doing for its members in 2021

Marriott

Marriott is currently offering one promotion that can be lucrative for those hitting the road this year.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Marriott-Hertz promotion Save on Hertz bookings and earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. No registration required Through Dec. 31, 2021

Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

World of Hyatt

Hyatt has several ongoing promotions for travel through the summer. This is great news if you’re hoping to save or earn more points on 2021 travel. Hyatt members usually earn 5X points on normal charges, while elite members earn additional points bonuses. But during the Bonus Journey promotion, members will earn at least 2,000 extra points for every two qualifying nights and a Free Night Award after ten qualifying nights.

If you pay for your stay with the World of Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll continue to earn 4X points before factoring in any elite bonuses. Plus, you’ll earn an extra 500 points per two nights under the Bonus Journeys promotions. Make sure to check our guide to earning Hyatt points on stays, promotions and credit cards.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Bonus Journeys Earn 2,000 bonus World of Hyatt points for every two qualifying nights. If you have a World of Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll earn an extra 500 points per two nights.

Plus, earn a Free Night Award valid at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel after earning ten qualifying nights during the promo period.

May 15, 2021 March 1 – June 15, 2021
Member Private Sale  Get 30% or more off room rates as well as a 20% discount on dining and complimentary daily breakfast on qualifying stays (two nights or more at participating Hyatt hotels across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa) N/A, but must book by May 10, 2021 June 1 – Sept. 26, 2021
Work from Hyatt Special Offer For every Work from Hyatt package of 5+ nights completed between May 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021, you’ll receive a complimentary Office for the Day award to use by September 12, 2021. No registration required May 1 – June 30, 2021
Targeted bonus American Airlines miles offer Earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles per eligible night Targeted April 15 – July 31, 2021
1,000 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New Earn 1,000 bonus points when you stay at one of Hyatt’s new hotels. No registration required Varies among the 36 participating locations
Just for Members Save up to 15% on standard or premium stays at participating hotels. No registration required Subject to availability
Hyatt Night In VIP perks for staycations or weekend escapes, including extended check-in/check-out times, discounts on amenities and additional rooms, plus upgrades based on availability Special offer code NIGHTIN Stays must be booked and completed with participating hotels by Sept. 12, 2021
Dine Local Earn 3x points on dine-in, take-out and delivery at participating Hyatt restaurants. No registration required June 15, 2021

Related: Your complete guide to the World of Hyatt program

Wyndham Rewards

You can currently earn enough points for a free night when you stay at least three consecutive nights. Specifically, when you book directly by May 28 and complete your qualified stay by May 31, 2021, you’ll earn as follows:

  • 1-night stay: Get 1,000 bonus points
  • 2-night stay: Get 3,000 bonus points
  • 3+ night stay: Get 7,500 bonus points

However, you must register for this deal before your first stay. And you can only earn one bonus per stay. So, for a 3-night stay, you’d earn 7,500 bonus points.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay 3 Nights and Earn a Free Night

Stay one night, get 1,000 bonus points

Stay two consecutive nights, get 3,000 bonus points

Stay three or more consecutive nights, get 7,500 bonus points

May 31, 2021 By May 31, 2021

Additional reporting contributed by Ariana Arghandewal and Katherine Fan.

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