Top 3 Hotel Point Earning Credit Cards

Author: BestCashCow Editorial Board on November 5, 2013

Hotel credit cards can be effective ways to rack up points for your next great trip to some island getaway, or to be sure you don't get stuck staying in your in-laws basement for a week the next time you need to visit them.   But, they may not always be the best card for you.   You should use BestCashCow's credit card maximizer tool to review the best travel rewards cards for your spend profile.   You should also check out BestCashCow's list of the top travel rewards credit cards for spend and our list of the top 10 travel rewards credit card sign-up bonuses.

Here are three hotel credit cards we have always liked.

The Fairmont Rewards Visa Signature® Credit Card From Chase (Discontinued in 2017)

The Fairmont rewards credit card ranks highly on our list of leading hotel credit cards because it offers an outstanding card member sign up bonus and access to the exclusive Fairmont® brand which includes The Savoy in London, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, and some of the nicest hotels in Canada and Hawaii.  

Key features are as follows:

The Hyatt Credit Card from Chase

The Hyatt credit card accumulates Hyatt Gold Passport Points which we rank as the most valuable loyalty points in the entire travel industry.  A night in even the most luxurious category 7 Park Hyatt hotels is still only 30,000 points, even after the January 2014 point devaluation.   In 2020, Hyatt is moving to a variable redemption system where category 7 redemptions will vary between 35,000 points a night during peak periods and 25,000 points a night during off-peak periods.

Key features are as follows:

Radisson Rewards Rewards Visa Signature Card® from US Bank®

Radisson Rewards is the new new name for the Club Carlson card.   These points are redeemable at Radisson Blu, Country Inn and Suites, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels worldwide. 

Key features are as follows:

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