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Overview

Choice Privileges
The Choice Privileges program from Choice Hotels caters to families and business travelers who prefer to travel the world on a budget. There are more than 5,500 hotels participating in the program, with properties throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Central and South America, Canada and the Caribbean. Choice Privileges members can earn points that can be used toward free stays at Choice Hotels brands like Cambria hotels & suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites and Econo Lodge, among others. You can also cash in your rewards at  participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties. If you have the Choice Privileges Visa Signature credit card, you can earn Choice Privileges points for every dollar spent on hotel stays and everyday purchases.

Pros & Cons

  • More than 5,500 participating hotels
  • Stays at budget hotels can earn you free nights at higher-end properties
  • Members can now book a free night with points 100 days prior to arrival
  • Choice Privileges points expire after 18 months of account inactivity
  • Non-elite members cannot book reward nights at a Preferred property in their home country more than 30 days before arrival (or 60 days for international destinations)
  • Points needed for reward nights vary greatly by hotel
4.26

Overall

Scorecard

  • Property Diversity
    4.0
  • Geographic Coverage
    5.0
  • Ease of Earning Free Night
    4.0
  • Additional Benefits
    4.0
  • No. of Hotels
    > 4,000

Rankings

Choice Privileges is ranked No. 4 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.

Choice Privileges is ranked as:

Points

Choice Privileges rewards you with points every time you stay in a Choice brand hotel or vacation rental, make a purchase with the Choice Privileges Visa Signature credit card or shop at a Choice Privileges partner retailer. You can exchange those points for future stays in Choice Hotels and select Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand properties, or for airline miles, cruise vacations, Amtrak tickets, gift cards and more.

Points Can 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 Choice Privileges program is divided into four tiers: Member, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.

See details about how membership works

The Fine Print

  • You can earn points for up to four rooms per night in one hotel if all rooms are reserved in your name and include your member number.
  • The number of points earned with airline partners varies by carrier.
  • For each stay, you must choose whether you want to earn Choice Privilege points, airline miles or Amtrak Guest Rewards. You cannot earn all three in one stay.
  • Accrued points cannot be transferred to a different account or combined with another member's points.

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