The 12 best Wyndham hotels in the world
It may not be the flashiest brand out there, but if you haven’t looked at Wyndham lately, you may be missing out.
The company, which includes a mix of brands heavy in the budget and mid-range segments like La Quinta and Ramada, has expanded its luxury footprint lately. Newer brands like the luxury-focused Registry Collection and the Wyndham Alltra all-inclusive chain offer high-end getaways in several destinations across North and South America, as well as Europe.
But there are other lesser-known gems like Wyndham Grand and Dolce, and you can even deploy Wyndham Rewards points on Caesars Entertainment hotels like the Nobu Hotel Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. It’s worth checking these properties out and finding ways to earn enough Wyndham Rewards points to use on your next getaway to one of them. A Wyndham Rewards credit card is a good way to start, as you can bank these points before you even check into your first hotel.
Here are a few of the best Wyndham hotels around the world for when you’re ready to book.
The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach entices guests with its Gulf of Mexico views, spacious sundeck and on-site amenities. The resort features beach access, an expansive outdoor pool and whirlpool spa, and a spacious fitness center offering cardio with water views. For those craving beach time, use of two beach chairs and an umbrella are included with each stay.
Ocean Hai, the resort’s Asian fusion restaurant that also serves up fresh Gulf seafood, is open for all three meals of the day. Dock’s Pool Bar & Grill is a more relaxed venue with bar fare like chicken wings and flatbread pizza served alfresco near the pool.
Rooms and suites at the Wyndham Grand offer marina or waterfront views, and most come with balconies or terraces. Families are welcome and should aim to book rooms with bunk beds for the kids (or children-at-heart).
Rates at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach start at $392 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
Enjoy proximity to Disney World amid the Mediterranean vibes of the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. The resort’s meeting and event spaces mean the property is just as much of a draw for business travelers as it is for families in town to head to Disney or Universal. This translates to the on-site dining scene, which ranges from Tesoro Cove’s buffet for casual meals to the higher-end Deep Blu Seafood Grille & Sushi. The laid-back Back Bay Bar & Grille, which also fields live music, is available as well.
Guest rooms and suites are simple and spotless. Some come with lake views, while more family-friendly options include bunk beds. For parents needing a little rejuvenation from a full day at Disney, the Wyndham Grand’s Blue Harmony Spa offers a variety of treatments like deep-tissue massages and facials.
Rates at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek start at $420 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
For nature lovers, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort’s location is hard to beat. The resort sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the rainforest of El Yunque National Forest. If a beach day or a rainforest hike isn’t enough, the resort also features two golf courses, a tennis court and even a casino.
Given its location, guest rooms and suites all come with views of the ocean or rainforest. But the biggest splurge of your stay might be at Mandara Spa, featuring a wide range of Balinese-inspired treatments.
Rates at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Gold & Beach Resort start at $418 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
Nobu Hotel’s Las Vegas outpost might be a little more rambunctious than others in the refined chain. This is Sin City, after all. But make no mistake: This is still a very serene way to experience Las Vegas. Plus, the Japanese aesthetic is a welcome, calming contrast to all the Roman flair within the surrounding Caesars Palace complex.
The spa-style bathroom in each Nobu guest room and suite is the focal point of this hotel-within-a-hotel. The deep sink, wooden accents and walk-in rain shower make primping a pleasurable affair. If you’re craving a more traditional spa experience, you're welcome to book a treatment at the sprawling Qua Baths & Spa, which also serves the greater Caesars Palace resort.
There’s obviously a Nobu restaurant within the Nobu Hotel, and in fact, it’s the largest Nobu in the world. Go big or go home. It is Vegas, after all.
Rates at the Nobu Hotel Las Vegas at Caesars Palace start at $389 per night. Full points rewards are limited, though rates start at 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night. Most award nights require cash and points redemptions beginning at 6,000 points per night.
Sometimes, you just need to take a vacation where you can get some uninterrupted rest and relaxation without worrying about children (your own or otherwise). Costa Blu Beach Resort meets that need with an inviting, adults-only atmosphere amid the beaches of Belize. Splurge on sea-view suites for added romance.
The resort features snorkeling and diving at the neighboring Mexico Rocks marine reserve and Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and guests can even use kayaks and paddleboards for free.
On-site food and beverage options range from the upscale Blu Restaurant, serving Caribbean and international flavors under a thatched roof by the beach, to the more casual Blu Beach Bar, which is the place for frozen cocktails. An added bonus to the latter is its swim-up bar within the Costa Blue swimming pool.
Rates at Costa Blu Beach Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham start at $154 or 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
It’s hard to find a more picturesque resort in the Wyndham network than the Dolce by Wyndham CampoReal Lisboa. The rolling hills and pristine condition of the hotel exude serenity. This is also a golfer’s paradise thanks to the Donald Steel-designed golf course on-site.
Rooms are luxuriously appointed with comfortable bedding and feature golf course or courtyard views. They also come with balconies for some private outdoor space.
If golf isn’t your cup of tea, fear not: The hotel also has its own equestrian center, a heated indoor pool and an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi. The Dolce has a host of vineyard partners as a result of its location in Portugal's wine country, too, meaning the hotel can arrange tours and tastings. Some of those include AdegaMãe and Quinta dos Loridos in the Óbidos wine region.
Rates at the Dolce by Wyndham CampoReal Lisboa start at 104 euros ($110) or 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
Checking into the Bristol Panama feels more like experiencing a beloved boutique hotel in a European capital than a towering hotel in one of Latin America’s largest cities.
Rooms here are luxurious, with cream-colored bedding and Egyptian cotton linens, as well as high ceilings and decor sourced from Panamanian artists. Enjoy city vistas from soundproofed windows before retreating to your spa-inspired bathroom bedecked in marble and outfitted with stand-alone bathtubs and walk-in showers.
Indulge in Panamanian and global fare at the street market-inspired Salsipuedes, or just unwind on the 25th-floor Spa at Bristol Panama. Begin with a welcome cocktail, unwind with a facial and round out your visit with a few minutes in the steam room or under the massage jets of a Vichy shower.
Rates at the Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel start at $142 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
This family-friendly resort may appeal to all ages, but it’s also a push forward in Wyndham’s quest to offer more of a luxury experience to its network of hotels and loyalty members. These sandy shores, a little removed from tourist-heavy Cancun, Mexico, make this resort an important outpost in that high-end mission.
The all-suite accommodations range from junior suites to more spacious options with private terraces and hot tubs. Guests are treated to welcome margaritas, Bulgari bath products and fresh fruit served poolside while they soak in the sun. There’s even a kids club to keep little ones busy with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities.
You certainly won’t go hungry here, either. While the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun includes all-day surf and turf at El Faro Grill and upscale Mexican cuisine at the dinner-only Flor de Canela, consider splurging on a chef-in-suite experience, where the resort’s private chef will come and cook a personalized feast for you and your travel companions in the comfort of your own accommodation.
Rates at the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a Registry Collection Hotel start at $534 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
There’s a time for over-the-top opulence, and the Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake might be just that moment should you find yourself in Hanoi, Vietnam, as its Versailles-inspired public spaces and dripping-with-gold rooms are a feast for the eyes.
This deluxe property features a rooftop pool that is the epitome of places to go to pose and make social media followers jealous. If sunbathing from a roof doesn’t do it for you, the guest rooms at the Dolce surely will.
Wyndham may not typically be associated with ultra-luxury, but this Hanoi hotel delivers. The gold-plated, stand-alone bathtubs found in many rooms are certainly conversation starters (and photo-ops). Some rooms also come with balconies with skyline views.
For those looking to get out and explore, Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake sits next to Giang Vo Lake and is only a four-minute drive to the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum.
Rates at the Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake start at 2,732,000 dong ($116) or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
Wyndham’s new Alltra brand is a push into the higher-end spectrum of all-inclusive resorts. The hotel sits astride a sandy expanse of beach, and rooms have sea views (splurge on suites for added amenities like direct beach access or a private balcony with a hot tub).
The Cancun resort’s Aura Spa is a great way to unwind with a massage after a few days at the beach, while the more than 10 restaurants across the property will satisfy any craving. Casa de Rosa serves up Mexican flavors, and Viaggio specializes in scrumptious Italian staples. Nightlife lovers even have a place here, as live music keeps the crowd lively at Kaa Bar & Lounge.
Rates at the Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort start at $352 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
It doesn’t have to be either-or when deciding what to do during a stay at Viva Wyndham Azteca - All-Inclusive Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The property features everything from physical to cultural activities, with a dash of relaxation thrown in.
Guests can take advantage of the property's golf course, sprawling beach, pool with Caribbean views and an assortment of activities for travelers of all ages (a kids club will keep the little ones busy). The resort’s beach is well stocked with beach chairs, so there’s no need to race out at sunrise to stake your claim on a prized lounger.
Viva Wyndham Azteca is only an eight-minute walk to the Playa del Carmen Archeological Site, but with so much to do on-site (think: tennis, beach volleyball, kayaking and cycling, among other pursuits), you may find it hard to leave the resort. You'll also have access to the Renova Spa at Viva Wyndham Azteca’s sister resort, Hotel Riu Playacar, should you crave an extra dose of relaxation during your stay.
Guest rooms and suites at the Wyndham property range from spaces with garden views to larger accommodations that face the ocean. The simple, clean design makes this a comfortable way to experience an all-inclusive vacation in Mexico.
Rates at Viva Wyndham Azteca - All-Inclusive Resort start at $273 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.
Not every trip to New York City requires visiting tourist magnets like Times Square. For those who have graduated beyond hitting all the major attractions, The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham is a strong Wyndham contender. The hotel’s apartment-style accommodations are clean and spacious. They serve as an excellent place to retire to after a day spent enjoying all the top shops and fabulous restaurants in nearby midtown and the Upper East Side.
The art deco building that houses the hotel is a handsome standout within the surrounding neighborhood, which includes the United Nations headquarters. Ophelia, the hotel’s rooftop cocktail bar, is a lovely venue to kick back with a beverage and soak in the Manhattan skyline.
Rates at The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham start at $224 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.