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Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2016 – 2017

Hotel Loyalty CardsIt is hard to say that there is one best rewards program that suits the needs of every traveler. Each rewards program targets different preferred lodging styles, travel habits and goals. Some programs offer greater flexibility and prioritize earning points for free nights while others emphasize special members-only privileges, such as free Wi-Fi access or minibar credits. However we have a ranking of best hotel rewards programs for 2016 - 2017.

U.S. News identified 18 of the most prominent hotel loyalty programs and evaluated them using a methodology that weighs factors such as member benefits, the average number of paid nights required to earn a free stay and the ease of earning and using rewards.

1. Wyndham Rewards

2 Tie. Choice Privileges

2 Tie. Marriott Rewards

4. Best Western Rewards

5. La Quinta Returns

6. Club Carlson

7. Hyatt Gold Passport

8. Hilton HHonors

9. IHG Rewards Club

10. Leaders Club

11. Starwood Preferred Guest

12. Stash Hotel Rewards

13. Kimpton Karma Rewards

14. Omni Select Guest

15. iPrefer

16. Le Club AccorHotels

17. Fairmont President's Club

18. Loews YouFirst

Click here to discover the pros and cons of each hotel rewards program.

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