You should get a Hilton credit card, rather than a Marriott credit card, but not just any will do. Out of all the Marriott and Hilton credit cards, the best offer is the Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card because it gives a bonus of 150,000 points to new cardholders who spend $4,000 in the first 3 months, $250 in credits annually for incidental charges from airlines, and $250 annually for eligible Hilton Resorts purchases. Plus, signing up will get you a free weekend night at a Hilton property. You’ll also get complimentary Diamond Status in the Hilton Honors loyalty program, which gives your 5th night free when you book with rewards points, free breakfast, executive lounge access, and more. The annual fee is $450.
Between these 2 massive hotel brands, there are 8 co-branded credit cards available: 4 for each hotel, and 5 total for consumers. They’re all for good credit or better, but not all of them have the hefty annual fee of the Hilton Aspire Credit Card, and all offer different levels of hotel perks. Each brand has a card with no annual fee, too.
The Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card is the best of the Marriott cards because its sign-up bonus of 3 Free Nights after spending $3,000 in 3 months. Plus, you get a free night after each account anniversary. You’ll also get Silver Elite status in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, which comes with late check-out, extra point-earning potential, and more. The annual fee is only $95.
If you’re not keen on paying for your hotel loyalty, the Hilton Honors American Express card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold card are these hotel brands’ no-annual-fee options. Each gives complimentary Silver-level status in the corresponding loyalty program, and both give good signup bonuses and points-earning potential. The Hilton Honors Amex Card comes with the famed 5th Award Night Free perk, too.
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