20 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available.

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:

  • Which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for you?
  • Hilton Amex current offers
  • World of Hyatt Credit Card current offer
  • IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card current offer

Best Western

Best Western has several promotions ending this month. The most lucrative is 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.

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.

Dec. 31, 2020 July 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2020

Earn Aeroplan miles

Earn 500 Aeroplan miles when you stay at any Best Western hotel. Register here.

Before Dec. 31, 2020 Before Dec. 31, 2020

Related: Guide to Best Western Rewards

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges is also running a promotion for bonus points on all-inclusive stays. Choice isn’t known for having the fanciest hotels, but you can get rooms at hotels in its portfolio for under 8,000 points a night. You could also use those points for a stay at a nicer property, such as the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City (20,000 points per night).

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
AMResort Free, Free, Free promotion

Spend $500 or more, earn up to 50,000 bonus points. Plus, receive extra perks, which vary by resort:

  • Save up to 40% on your stay
  • $200 in resort coupons
  • Children stay for free at Dreams, Now, Reflect and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas properties
  • $50 spa credit at adults-only resorts
Book by Feb. 24, 2021 Stays taking place before Dec. 22, 2021

Hilton Honors

Hilton’s Double Rewards promotion is one of my favorite hotel promotions because it’s so easy to earn Hilton Honors points. This time, the promotion is a little different. You’ll earn double points and elite night credits on stays through the end of the year. If you think you’ll have a Hilton stay coming up later this summer – and even if you don’t – it doesn’t hurt to register for this promotion.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Hilton Double Rewards Earn double Hilton Honors points and elite night credits. Register here. N/A Sept. 8 – Dec. 31, 2020

Earn up to 7,500 Hilton Honors bonus points

Earn 2,500 Hilton Honors points after your first stay and 5,000 after the second. Register here. Passed Dec. 31, 2020

Related: Choosing the best Hilton credit card for you

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club currently has just one promotion, offering 10% back on stays through Dec. 31, 2020. Hopefully, the new year brings back IHG’s activity-based bonus point promotions.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay Longer and Save Save at least 10%. Sept. 30, 2020 Before Dec. 31, 2020

Related: IHG Rewards Club guide

Marriott

Marriott is currently three bonus point promotions, with the most lucrative one being a targeted offer. The offer varies by member, but TPG staff members have gotten offers as high as 22,500 bonus points after two paid nights. If you’re hitting the road this year, the Marriott-Hertz promotion can also be pretty lucrative.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Targeted Marriott promotion Marriott is offering a targeted bonus for stays through Feb. 28, 2021. The number of points varies. Head to the “promotions” tab of your Marriott account for details. N/A Feb. 28, 2021
2K Every Day Earn 2,000 Bonvoy points per night on Courtyard Marriott stays in the U.S., Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. No registration required. Use promo code 53M. Through Dec. 31, 2020
Marriott-Hertz promotion Save on Hertz bookings and earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. No registration required. Use CDP# 154080, PC# 204918 to book. Through Mar. 31, 2020

Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards’ 5K for every stay promo offers 5,000 bonus points through Dec. 31, 2020. While Radisson free nights range from 9,000-70,000 points per night, you can use 5,000 points for a Points + Cash award at a Category 1-3 hotel.

Best of all, this promotion applies to paid, award and Points + Cash bookings. So if you book a Category 3 Points + Cash award, you’ll essentially get the points portion back.

Promotion Details Book-by date Dates of stay
5K for every stay Earn 5,000 bonus points per stay. Includes paid, award and Points + Cash bookings. Dec. 31, 2020 July 1 – Dec. 31, 2020

Related: Your complete guide to earning Radisson Rewards points

Rocketmiles

This is perhaps the easiest way to earn 5,000 points or miles, as long as you remember to book your next hotel stay through Rocketmiles instead of your preferred chain.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Daydream promotion

5,000 bonus miles or points on your first booking anytime in 2020.

Existing Rockemiles members will earn 1,000 miles or points on every booking through 2020, valid on stays into 2021.

Dec. 31, 2020 Before Dec. 31, 2020

World of Hyatt

Hyatt has extended several of its ongoing promotions through February 2021 and beyond. 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. During the Bonus Journey promotion, members will earn at least 15X.

If you pay for your stay with The World of Hyatt Credit Card, you’ll continue to earn 4X points, bringing your return up to a whopping 19x points per dollar spent before factoring in any elite bonuses. Make sure to check our guide to earning Hyatt points on stays, promotions and credit cards. Through Jan. 4, 2021, you can also get a discount of 15-25% on award stays, which is a solid offer that saved me about 15,000 points on a recent trip to Turkey.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Dream Away and Get Away Save up to 20 percent on reservations at select hotels; World of Hyatt members can save up to 22 percent on stays. Dec. 6, 2020 Nov. 11, 2020 – April 4, 2021
Bonus Journeys Earn 3x points on paid stays at all Hyatt locations worldwide. World of Hyatt Credit Card holders (and those with the old Hyatt credit card) can earn 4x points on resort stays up to 75,000 points. Jan. 15, 2021 Oct. 1, 2020, – Feb. 28, 2021
Hyatt Miraval BOGO sale Book one night using points, get a free night. Use code: “WOH_Miraval_BOGO” at checkout. Dec. 31, 2020 July 15 – Dec. 31, 2020
Bonus resort credit for Miraval stays Earn a bonus $75 resort credit for each person in your party for paid stays. Use code: 2020_WOH_Miraval_Bonus Dec. 31, 2020 July 15 – Dec. 31, 2020
Rebate on award stays Hyatt members who book award nights will get 15% of their points back. World of Hyatt Credit Cardholders will get a 25% rebate. Members can register here; Hyatt cardholder can register here Dec. 1, 2020 Stay by Jan. 4, 2021
500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New Earn 500 bonus points when you stay at one of Hyatt’s 36 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
Free parking Free parking on award stays for all members. Globalist members get free parking on paid stays. No registration required Feb. 28, 2021
Dine Local Earn 3x points on dine-in, take-out and delivery at participating Hyatt restaurants. No registration required Feb. 28, 2021

Related: Amazing new World of Hyatt promo will offer up to 25.5x points on paid stays and more

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