22 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 one promotion that has been extended to 2021. With it, you’ll 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.

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

Related: Guide to Best Western Rewards

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges is running two promotions. With the first, you’ll get double points on stays — up to 30,000 total. With the second, you can earn 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
Double points Earn 2x Choice Privileges points — up to 30,000 points. Feb. 28, 2021 Jan. 18 – Feb. 28, 2021
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 running an unlimited points promotion wherein if you book and stay by May 2, 2021, you’ll earn 2,000 points for every stay. Additionally, you’ll earn 5,000 points for every five nights. 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
Unlimited points Earn 2,000 points for every stay + 5,000 points for every five nights. May 2, 2021 Jan. 1 – May 2, 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

The first major promotion of 2021 is here for IHG Rewards Club members: Earn 2,000 bonus points for every two nights or more, for a possible maximum bonus of 70,000 points. While this bonus is worth just $10 in cash, these points qualify toward elite status as well, increasing the value of the promotion.

Travelers will accrue bonus points based on the total number of nights stayed. For example, a guest would earn 2,000 IHG points whether they complete a single two-night stay, or two one-night stays during the promotion period. Likewise, if a traveler who complete a three-night stay followed by a one-night stay will earn 4,000 bonus points.

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The fine-print conditions include :

  • You must book a qualifying rate with a total spend of $30 per night or more
  • You can only participate in one IHG Rewards Club promotion at a time unless allowed explicitly by IHG
  • The maximum number of bonus points you can earn through this promotion is 70,000 points
  • Only one room per member per night may earn bonus points
  • It may take four to six weeks after checkout for bonus points to be credited to your account

Guests must complete qualified stays between Jan. 20 and March 31, 2021. Registration is required before booking in order for the stay to qualify.

Related:

  • Here’s what IHG is doing for its members in 2021
  • The best ways to redeem IHG points

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
Bonus Points for Stays Earn 2,000 elite-qualifying points per two nights stayed during the promotional period Must register here before booking Jan. 20 to March 31, 2021
Stay Longer and Save Save up to 20% N/A N/A

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, 2021
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 March 31, 2021

Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

Omni hotels

Omni is stepping things up this year with a solid promotion: 20% off and 4x award night credits through Mar. 31, 2021. Considering 20 award night credits equals a free night at any Omni, this promotion is pretty generous.

The catch? This promotion is for Omni Gold members only. Members with Platinum or Black status do not qualify for this offer. To take advantage of this promotion, check your email for a registration link. If you don’t qualify for the 4x award night credit portion, you can still get 20% off at select properties, regardless of your status level.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Omni Select promotion Omni Gold member get 20% off, plus 4x award night credits N/A Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2021

Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards’ latest promotions allow you to get 20% of your points back when you redeem for award nights or 15% back on prepaid cards. With the 20% back offer, you can get a portion of your points back, but note that it doesn’t apply to Points + Cash awards.

If you’d rather redeem your points for a gift card rather than a free night, you can also do so now and get 15% of your points back.

Promotion Details Book-by date Dates of stay
20% of your points back on travel Get 20% of your points back when you redeem for award nights and airline miles. Jan. 20, 2021 Jan. 11 – April 18, 2021
15% of your points back on shopping Get 15% of your points back when you redeem them for prepaid cards or gift cards. Jan. 20, 2021 N/A

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 Rocketmiles booking.

March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021

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.

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
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 Jan. 15, 2021 Stay by Feb. 28, 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
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
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

*This promotion is closed to new registrants. However, if you registered before Dec. 6, 2020, you can still take advantage on stays through April 4, 2021.

Additional reporting contributed by Katherine Fan.

Featured photo by Zach Griff / The Points Guy

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