The Best Credit Cards with Free Hotel Status Upgrades

By Jason Steele. Last updated 6 April 2020. 0 comments

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Do you like to be treated like a VIP when you check into a hotel? These are the guests who have a special priority line for check-in, and are offered perks like room upgrades, late checkouts, and even free breakfast and internet. Normally these perks are reserved for hotel's most frequent guests, but anyone can enjoy these benefits if they hold the right credit card.

In fact, one of the primary benefits of holding a hotel credit card is all the perks you will receive when you stay at a property within that chain. So here are the best credit cards that can help you upgrade your hotel status. (See also: Breakdown of Benefits and Value of Hotel Rewards Programs)

The World Of Hyatt Credit Card

The World Of Hyatt Credit Card grants all cardholders Discoverist status in The World of Hyatt program, which features preferred room upgrades, complimentary internet access, expedited check-in service, and a 2:00 pm late check-out upon request. Cardholders earn up to 9 points per dollar spent at Hyatt hotels and resorts, two points per dollar spent at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, on local transit and commuting, and on fitness club and gym memberships. One point is earned for each dollar spent elsewhere. Finally, get one free night each year after your cardmember anniversary.

New cardholders can earn up to 50,000 bonus points — earn 25,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, and an additional 25,000 bonus points after you spend $6,000 total on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening. There is a $95 annual fee for this card.

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card offers all cardholders Platinum Elite status in the IHG Rewards program, which covers Intercontinental hotels, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and several other brands. This status level features free Internet, priority check-in, room upgrades, and more. The credit card offers 25 points total per dollar when you stay at an eligible IHG hotel, 2 points for purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and one point on all other purchases. Additionally, get a free night each year of card membership at over 5,400 hotels worldwide. New cardholders can earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. The annual fee is $89.

Info about the The World Of Hyatt Credit Card and the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card has been collected independently by Wise Bread. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

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