The 10 Best Hotel Credit Cards in 2015


Hotels are the best; well, they should be the best. When you are spending money to stay somewhere other than your home, you should get something phenomenal. When we travel, my husband and I have a rule; the hotel in which we stay must be nicer than our house. It is absolutely ridiculous to think that we would pay to stay somewhere not as luxurious as our home when we travel, and we don’t see how anyone could view that any differently. For that reason, it’s sometimes hard to find a hotel in some places since they’re not big cities and don’t have as much to offer. But there is one thing that is for certain, hotels that offer their own credit cards are some of the best. Nothing is more beneficial than spending money that will pay you back in hotel rewards, signing up for a card that offers free nights as a reward for staying there and spending money there and getting back a little bit of what you put into a hotel or location. We love the concept, and we are just not afraid to tell you why we are so happy to share with you some of the best hotel credit cards on the market in 2015.

Chase Hyatt

Hyatt is always nice, and the rewards are, too. When you use this card to make $1000 worth of purchases in the first three months you have the card, you will receive 2 free nights at a Hyatt hotel. You will also get 3 points for every dollar you spend on the hotel property, 2 for every car rental, restaurant and airline reservation you make and you will also get a point for every dollar you spend at other locations. These are nice points and nice bonuses.

Chase Marriott Rewards Card

All you have to do to earn 50,000 bonus points is spend $1000 in the first three months of having this card. These points are worth many free nights in Marriott hotels, which is always a nice bonus. Additionally, you will get 5 points per dollar spent at all Marriott properties, 2 points at every restaurant, car rental agency or airline and you will get a point for every dollar you spend on all other purchases using this great card.

Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature

The nice thing about this hotel credit card is that 30,000 bonus points are yours automatically after you make your first purchase or simply transfer a balance from another card. When you make purchases at Wyndham properties you will get a staggering 5 points for every dollar you spend. Additionally, you will also get 2 points for every other purchase you make, which is always nice.

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature

For every dollar you spend at a Carlson hotel, you will get 10 points. When you spend elsewhere, you will get an impressive 5 points for every purchase. It’s a nice addition to your already nice bonuses. And the bonuses you get with this card are exceptional. You will get a staggering 50,000 points for simply using the card one time, and you will then get another 35,000 points when you spend $2,500 in the first three months you have the card. This worth 9 free nights.

Fairmont Visa Signature

How does two free nights in any Fairmont in addition to free breakfast for two sound? You can have that free of charge just for making $1000 worth of purchases using your card in the first three months that you have this card. Additionally, you’ll earn 5 points for every dollar you spend at a Fairmont location and 2 points on every car rental, airline purchase and public transit purchase. For all other purchases you make, you will earn 1 point for every dollar you spend.

Starwood Preferred Guest AmEx

When you stay at any Starwood property you will earn 5 points for every dollar spent. When you use the card anywhere else in the world, you will still earn 1 point for every dollar you spend. These points can be redeemed for free upgrades, for free rooms and for many other things. Additionally, you will get 10,000 free points just for signing up and making one purchase with the card.

Chase IHG Rewards Club Select Visa

All you have to do is spend $1000 to earn 60,000 points over the course of three months. That’s a lot of points that will earn you some really great free nights in these hotels, and that’s not really something you can deny. Additionally, you will also receive a lot of bonus points when you stay at any IHG property; 5 for every $1 you spend, to be exact. You will also earn 2 points on every dollar at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores in addition to 1 point for all other purchases.

Citi Hilton Honors Reserve

What we really love about this card is the fact that you get 10 points per dollar spent at Hilton properties and 5 for every car rental and airline on top of 3 points for every other purchase you make. This is good stuff; and you also get a really nice sign up bonus. When you spend $2500 in the first four months you have this card, you get two free nights in any hotel in the Hilton family, and that includes the nicest, most high-end category 7 hotels that tend to cost a lot more.

Hilton HHonors Surpass Card by AmEx

This American Express card is worth having. For every dollar you spend at a Hilton location, you will earn a staggering 12 points. That’s in addition to the 6 points you’ll earn at every restaurant, gas station and grocery store, and the 3 points you will earn on every other purchase you make. You will also earn 60,000 bonus points when you use this card in the first 3 months to spend $3,000. You get 40,000 of those points when you make just one purchase and the rest when you spend the $3k.

Choice Privilege Visa Signature card

When you stay at a Choice Privilege location, which includes anything from Comfort Inn to Clarion, you will earn as many as 15 points on your purchases. You will also earn 5 points for every gift card you purchase for a hotel in this category and 2 points for every other purchase you make. You will also earn 8,000 bonus points when you open the card and buy something and you will earn another 24,000 points when you spend one night at a Choice property.

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