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Overview

Best Western Rewards
The Best Western Rewards program is geared toward budget-minded business and family travelers. Best Western Rewards members can earn and redeem points at 4,200 Best Western hotels in 100-plus countries, including the United States and Canada. Members can also earn points by using Best Western partner services (which range from car rentals to flower delivery) and by making everyday purchases using a Best Western Rewards MasterCard or by converting Diners Club Rewards to Best Western Rewards points. These points can be put toward future stays at Best Western hotels. As of June 2018, members can also redeem points for members-only experiences (such as a walking tour of Quebec and an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon) through the Experiences by Best Western Rewards program. And because Best Western is affiliated with airlines like Southwest AirlinesAmerican Airlines and Alaska Airlines, members can redeem points for miles.

Pros & Cons

  • Points never expire
  • Offers 4,200 participating hotels worldwide
  • Best Western Rewards points can be redeemed for free nights, airline miles, gift cards and more
  • You cannot earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay
  • Free nights at Best Western Premier hotels typically require a large number of points
  • Few higher-end properties
4.22

Overall

Scorecard

  • Property Diversity
    4.0
  • Geographic Coverage
    3.5
  • Ease of Earning Free Night
    4.5
  • Additional Benefits
    4.0
  • No. of Hotels
    > 4,000

Rankings

Best Western Rewards is ranked No. 5 in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs. U.S. News evaluated 16 loyalty programs associated with major hotel brands across several indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank rewards.

Best Western Rewards is ranked as:

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.

Points Do Not Expire

Can Earn Points On:

  • Credit Card
  • Air Travel
  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On:

  • Booking Hotels
  • Air Travel
See details about how to earn and use points

Membership Levels

The Best Western Rewards program is divided into five levels: Blue, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Select.

See details about how membership works

The Fine Print

  • If you join the program after an eligible stay, you can retroactively request points so long as your enrollment occurred within 30 days of your stay.
  • The number of points needed to get a free night varies by property, time of year and location.
  • You can combine your points with those earned by other members to redeem rewards faster, but both members must share the same place of residence.
  • Points do not cover additional fees.

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