16 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

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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:

Best Western

Best Western is currently offering a promotion where you can get a $20 Best Western gift card for each night you complete in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean, up to five nights.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
$20 Gift Card Rewards Rush Promotion

Get a $20 Best Western gift card each night you stay at a U.S., Canada or Caribbean property (limit five gift cards).

Sept. 6, 2021 May 17 – Sept. 6, 2021


Related: Guide to Best Western Rewards

Choice Privileges

Unfortunately, Choice Privileges isn’t currently offering any promotions. But, we’ll update this page when there is a new one.

Related: The best hotel credit cards

Hilton Honors

Hilton’s running a promotion wherein if you book and stay by Sept. 6, 2021, you’ll earn double bonus points on stays of one or two nights and three times the bonus points on stays of three nights or longer. 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
More Nights, More Points Earn double bonus points on stays of one or two nights and three times the bonus points on stays of three nights or longer Sep. 6, 2021 May 3 – Sept. 6, 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

IHG Rewards currently offers members 2x bonus points on their second stay and 3x bonus points on subsequent stays. Plus, eligible cobranded cardholders have the opportunity to earn even more bonus points. Guests must complete qualified stays by Aug. 16, 2021. Registration is required before booking for the stay to qualify. 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.

Plus, IHG is offering 4x bonus points for stays at Avid brand hotels.

If you’re new to IHG Rewards, there’s a promotion for U.S. and U.K. residents who join the program between June 1 and July 31, 2021. These new members can enroll in a special promotion at this link. After enrolling, new members can complete two qualified stays between June 1 and Sep. 6, 2021, to receive a reward night redeemable for up to 40,000 points. The reward night will be deposited two to six weeks after completing two qualifying stays and is valid for 120 days from when IHG deposits it.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay Longer and Save Save up to 20% N/A N/A
3x Bonus Points Earn 2x bonus points on your second stay and 3x bonus points on subsequent stays.

U.S. Chase IHG cardmembers will also earn 3,000 bonus points on their second stay and 3,000 bonus points on their third stay when using their IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card to book and stay.

Aug. 16, 2021 May 5 – Aug. 16, 2021
New member offer Join IHG Rewards between June 1 and July 31, 2021, and complete two qualified stays between June 1 and Sep 6, 2021, to receive a reward night redeemable for up to 40,000 points July 31, 2021 June 1 – Sep. 6, 2021
4X points at avid hotels Earn 4x bonus points on every night you stay at an
avid hotel
Nov. 30, 2021 Aug. 2 – Nov. 30, 2021


Related: Here’s what IHG is doing for its members in 2021

Marriott

Marriott is currently offering one promotion that can be lucrative for those hitting the road this year.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Marriott-Hertz promotion Save on Hertz bookings and earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. No registration required Through Dec. 31, 2021


Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

World of Hyatt

Hyatt has several ongoing promotions for travel through the summer. This is great news if you’re hoping to save or earn more points on 2021 travel.

Make sure to also check our guide to earning Hyatt points on stays, promotions and credit cards.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Targeted bonus American Airlines miles offer Earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles per eligible night Targeted April 15 – July 31, 2021
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
25% back on award redemptions Holders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card get a 25% rebate on points redeemed at Hyatt’s independent collection brands: JdV by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Aug. 20, 2021 June 15 – Sept. 15, 2021
Bonus Journeys Earn 3x bonus points on all stays of two or more qualifying nights Sept. 15, 2021 July 20 – Sept. 15, 2021
Choose Your Adventure, Choose Your Offer Enjoying a free night with qualifying stays or 10 to 25% off more at more than 850 participating Hyatt hotels worldwide.

Offer not valid at Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Residence Club, Miraval, MGM, UrCove and Small Luxury Hotels of the World locations.

N/A, but must book by July 31, 2021 Sept. 30, 2021
500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New Earn 500 bonus points when you stay at one of Hyatt’s new hotels. No registration required Varies among the 41 participating locations
Just for Members Save up to 15% on standard or premium stays at participating hotels. No registration required Subject to availability

Related: Your complete guide to the World of Hyatt program

Wyndham Rewards

You can currently earn enough points for a free night when you stay at least two consecutive nights.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay Two Nights, Earn a Free Night Register, then book and stay two or more consecutive nights to get 6,500 bonus points Sept. 2, 2021 June 1 – Sept. 6, 2021

Additional reporting by Ariana Arghandewal.

Featured photo courtesy of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel Miami.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
  • Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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