With those guidelines in mind, WalletHub’s editors compared hundreds of credit cards with hotel rewards in search of the best hotel credit cards for different types of travelers. Here are their selections:
2018’s Best Hotel Credit Cards – Editors’ Picks
|Best For...||Card Name||Editor’s Rating||Annual Fee||Min. Credit Required|
|Biggest Bonus||Chase Sapphire Reserve℠||4.4 / 5||$450||Excellent|
|Club Carlson Crew||Club Carlson℠ Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Credit Card||N/A||$75||Good|
|IHG Groupies||IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card||4.1 / 5||None 1st yr, $49 after||Good|
|SPG Loyalists||Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express||4.0 / 5||None 1st yr, $95 after||Good|
|Pick Your Pillow – Any Hotel||Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®||5.0 / 5||None 1st yr, $89 after||Excellent|
|Business Travelers||Club Carlson Business Rewards Credit Card||N/A||$60||Good|
If you would like to learn more about these offers and some other great ways to earn free nights, check out Wallethub's complete review of the year’s best hotel credit cards.
Pro Tip: Don’t commit to a specific hotel chain unless you spend (or can spend) at least 20 nights there per year. Otherwise, a credit card offering more-flexible rewards will probably help you save more. For one thing, you’ll be able to hunt around for the best prices rather than having to book directly with your hotel of choice.