Top 3 Hotel Point Earning Credit Cards

The Fairmont Rewards® Visa Signature® Credit Card From Chase®

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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:

  • New Cardmember bonus: Receive 2 free nights at any Fairmont hotel worldwide when you spend $3,000 in your first three months of card membership.  Eligibility is limited to those who have not received the same award in the prior 24 months.
  • Receive one free night at any Fairmont hotel worldwide when you spend $12,000 annually.
  • Earn 5 points for every dollar charged at Fairmont properties and 2 points for every dollar charged at restaurants, car rental agencies and on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline. 
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • $95 annual fee
  • Terms and Restrictions apply.

The Hyatt® Credit Card from Chase®

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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.  

Key features are as follows:

  • New Cardmember bonus: Receive 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide when you spend $1,000 in your first three months of card membership.  These nights can be used at any Hyatt hotel including the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome or the Andaz Maui at Wailea.  Also receive a $50 statement credit after your first purchase, and 5,000 Hyatt points when you add another cardholder to your account.
  • Receive one free night at any category 1 through 4 hotel each year, awarded on your cardmember anniversary.  Chase will also give you 5,000 Hyatt points for keeping the card each year if you call to tell them that you are cancelling the card because of the annual fee.
  • Earn 3 points for every dollar charged at Hyatt properties and 2 points for every dollar charged at restaurants, car rental agencies and on airline tickets purchased directly from the airline.  
  • No foreign transaction fees; Smart chip with Signature Technology allows you to use your card for chip based purchases in Europe.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $75 annually.
  • Terms and Restrictions apply.

Club Carlson® Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card® from US Bank®

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Club Carlson Gold Points are redeemable at Radisson Blu, Country Inn and Suites, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels worldwide.    

Key features are as follows:

  • New Cardmember bonus: Receive 50,000 Club Carlson Gold points immediately after signing up for the card, plus another 35,000 Club Carlson Gold points when you spend $2,500 in your first 3 months of card membership. Receive an additional 40,000 Club Carlson Gold points, awarded each year on your cardmember anniversary.
  • Earn 5 points for every dollar charged on the card.
  • 70,000 Club Carlson Gold Points can be redeeemed for a night at the May Fair in London, at one of three outstanding Radisson Blu properties in Paris, or at The Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago.  Alternatively, 9,000 Club Carlson points can be redeemed for a night at the Park Inn by Radisson Orlando where your sign up bonus gives you more than 9 free nights! 
  • Receive automatic Gold Elite Status.
  • $75 annual fee.
  • Learn more and apply today.

 

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