Best Hotel Credit Card Offers

by James Andrew Scott

Best Hotel Cards

TripBadger recommends adding at least one hotel credit card to your portfolio.  Our top two cards essentially pay for themselves; the annual fee (waived the first year on the Marriott cards) is often more than offset by the value of the free night’s stay you receive every year.  All of our featured cards offer one or more free nights upon account approval.  Each card also provides you with special status or benefits at the hotels: with the Marriott Rewards Premier Card and Marriott Rewards Card, you will receive Silver Elite status; the Hyatt Card provides Gold Passport Platinum status.

1.  Marriott Rewards® Premier

It offers a free night’s stay upon account approval and 50,000 points with $1,000 in spending within the first 3 months. All together this is enough for up to 7 free nights (category 1 hotels).  Receive more than enough Elite Night credits for Silver Elite Status.  You will also receive a free night’s stay every year thereafter.  No blackout dates.  $85 annual fee (waived first year).  Apply here: Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card


2.  Hyatt Credit Card

Two award nights redeemable at any Hyatt® hotel worldwide, including 5 star hotels and world-class resorts (which could be worth over $1,000 depending on the hotel), after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months.  Even greater rewards for current Platinum and Diamond members.  A free night’s stay every year.  $75 annual fee.  Apply here: Hyatt Credit Card


3. Marriott Rewards Card

Two free nights (Category 1-4) after account opening and 30,000 points with $1,000 in spending within the first 3 months.  All together this is enough for up to 6 free nights (category 1 hotels).   Receive  enough Elite Night credits for Silver Elite Status.  No blackout dates.  Low $45 annual fee (waived first year).

Apply here: Marriott Rewards® Credit Card