The Best Credit Cards with Sign-up Bonuses for Hotel Stays

By Jason Steele. Last updated 29 October 2018. 0 comments

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Many travel rewards enthusiasts look to credit cards to earn free flights, and airline loyalty programs are happy to reward their most loyal patrons. But what about hotel stays? 

At the same time, there are many hotel credit cards that offer as much value as the airline cards, or more. Furthermore, these cards often come with excellent sign-up bonuses in the form of reward nights that are both valuable and easy to redeem.

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

The Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card offers new cardholders 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the card within your first 3 months of card membership. This card also awards 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points for each dollar spent with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio, 6X points for each dollar spent at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations, and 3X points for all other eligible purchases on your card. If you spend $40,000 on eligible purchases in a calendar year you earn Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year. This card also provides another bonus of a Weekend Night Reward if you spend at least $15,000 on purchases on your card in a calendar year. The annual fee is $95. Terms apply. See rates and fees.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card today!

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

IHG represents the world's largest hotel company with over 5,000 hotels worldwide. Their IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card offers a big bonus of 80,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months of account opening for new cardholders. (Reward redemption starts at 10,000 points.) Earn 10 points per dollar when you stay at an IHG hotel, 2 points per dollar spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Additional benefits include a free night worldwide each year of cardmembership, and platinum elite status which comes with its own set of benefits like free internet, priority check in, and complimentary upgrades. The annual fee is $89.

The World of Hyatt Credit Card

The Hyatt credit card offers new cardholders 60,000 bonus points — 40,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of opening the account and an additional 20,000 bonus points after spending a total of $6,000 in purchases within 6 months of opening the account. Considering that award nights start at 5,000 points this is an exceptional offer. The card awards up to 9x points for Hyatt purchases, 2x points per dollar at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, on local transit and commuting, and on fitness club and gym memberships, and 1 point for all other purchases. Each year you'll receive a free night at any category 1-4 property and as long as you're a cardmember. Cardholders also enjoy Discoverist status in the World of Hyatt, which include benefits like free internet, late check out, and more. There is a $95 annual fee for this card.

The information related to The World of Hyatt Credit Card and the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card from Chase has been collected by Wise Bread and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer or provider of this product or service.

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