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Points

As a Best Western Rewards member, you can accrue points by staying with Best Western and by using your Best Western Rewards MasterCard or by converting your Diners Club Rewards to Best Western Rewards points. Points can be redeemed for free nights, airline miles and a variety of other rewards.

Earning Points

You can earn points by staying at any Best Western property, flying with Best Western's airline partners or using a Best Western Rewards MasterCard to make everyday purchases. You'll receive 10 points for every dollar spent on a room at any participating Best Western property. You may only earn points on rooms where you pay a qualifying rate, which means you must book your reservation directly through Best Western; bookings with third-party websites and some discounted rates are not eligible for reward accrual. If you hold a Best Western Rewards MasterCard, you can earn up to 20 points per dollar spent at Best Western properties and two points for every dollar spent on other purchases. Additionally, you can earn exclusive bonus points if you link your partner accounts (like AAA and AARP) with your Best Western Rewards membership. You can also earn points by flying with Best Western's airline partners like American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. If you prefer to earn airline rewards instead of hotel points, note that mileage conversions vary by airline. If you haven't accrued enough points to cover the cost of a night's stay, you can purchase up to 20,000 points per transaction (or a minimum of 1,000 points for $10).

Using Points

You can use the Best Western Rewards points you've earned to cover the cost of your hotel room. The number of points needed to redeem a free night ranges from 8,000 to 36,000, depending on the location and type of Best Western property you choose. Below are the number of points needed for one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations:

Destination No. of hotels Cost of room in points
Honolulu 1 32,000
Paris 57 12,000 - 32,000
Orlando 9 16,000 - 36,000
New Orleans 8 20,000 - 28,000
Miami 8 20,000 - 28,000
Cancun 0 N/A
San Juan, PR 0 N/A
Los Angeles 22 20,000 - 36,000
Punta Cana 0 N/A
Vancouver 3 28,000 - 36,000
New York City 14 20,000 - 28,000
Las Vegas 6 20,000 - 36,000
Chicago 6 12,000 - 32,000
San Francisco 5 16,000 - 32,000
Charlotte 5 16,000
Washington, D.C. 7 20,000
Houston 12 16,000
Toronto 2 20,000
Boston 2 28,000 - 32,000
Atlanta 3 16,000 - 20,000

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 6, 2018. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date. Only hotels with room availability that sit within a 15-mile radius of each destination are reflected in the above chart.

The Best Western Rewards program also allows you to redeem points for frequent flyer miles with the program's airline partners. Plus, you can use points to purchase gift cards for dining establishments, retail outlets, entertainment providers, rental cars and gas. Points can also be used to make charitable donations. And as of June 2018, you can cash in points for golf outings, theme park tickets and more through the members-only Experiences by Best Western Rewards program.

Honolulu 1 32,000
Paris 80 16,000 - 36,000
Orlando 10 12,000 - 16,000
New Orleans 9 16,000 - 28,000
Miami 14 12,000 - 24,000
Cancun 0 N/A
San Juan, PR 1 20,000
Los Angeles 40 16,000 - 36,000
Punta Cana 0 N/A
Vancouver 5 20,000
New York City 29 12,000 - 36,000
Las Vegas 5 16,000 - 20,000
Chicago 7 20,000 - 28,000
San Francisco 19 20,000 - 36,000
Charlotte 6 12,000 - 16,000
Washington, D.C.  16 16,000
Houston 24 12,000 - 28,000
Toronto 9 12,000 - 24,000
Boston 11 20,000 - 36,000
Atlanta 10 12,000

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