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3 Best Hotel Credit Cards

Comfy beds, someone to clean up after you and an overpriced hamburger in bed. What's not to like? Here are our top three hotel rewards cards to help you earn those hotel perks.

Looking for something else? Jump below the fold for some additional options. If you disagree with our assessment, we'd love to hear from you. Shoot us an e-mail. Change our mind and be handsomely rewarded with some TPJ swag that will make your life more complete.

Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card


  • $75 Annual Fee
  • Earn 12X points for charges with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • Earn 6X points for charges at eligible U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Earn 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.
  • Terms Apply

IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card


  • $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49
  • Enjoy a Free Night after each account anniversary year at over 5,200 hotels worldwide
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card


  • $85 Annual Fee
  • Enjoy 1 Free Night Stay at a Category 1-5 hotel every year after your account anniversary date!
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent at participating Marriott Rewards & SPG hotels
  • 2 points per $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airlines, at car rental agencies & restaurants. 
  • 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Terms Apply

Additional Hotel Credit Cards

Does anyone remember Chingy? No...okay...we'll keep that reference to ourselves...at the Holiday Inn. Here are some more hotel credit cards!

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card


  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. 
  • Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • Terms Apply


 

Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature Card


  • $75 Annual Fee
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases for participating hotel stays at Wyndham timeshare properties
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on eligible gas, utility and grocery store purchases 
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on purchases everywhere else
  • Terms Apply

Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard


  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, $59 after that
  • 10 points for using your Best Western Rewards® Premium MasterCard® on Best Western Stays
  • 2 points per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Terms Apply

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card


  • $75 Annual Fee
  • 10 Gold Points per $1 at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide
  • 5 Gold Points per $1 everywhere else
  • Terms Apply

Drury Gold Key Club Credit Card


  • $0 Annual Fee
  • Earn 5 points per $1 when using your Drury Gold Key Club Visa at Drury Hotel Properties
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else VISA® is accepted
  • Terms Apply

Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card


  • $0 Annual Fee
  • Earn 5 Points Per $1 charged at eligible Choice Privileges locations 
  • Earn 2 Points Per $1 Spent for every $1 spent on purchases anywhere else
  • Earn 8,000 Anniversary Bonus Points every year you spend $10,000 or more on purchases with your card by your account anniversary date
  • Terms Apply


Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card


  • $450 Annual Fee
  • Earn 5 points per dollar on eligible Ritz Carlton and SPG hotel stays
  • Earn 2 points per dollar on restaurants and travel purchases
  • Earn 1 point per dollar on everything else
  • Terms Apply