I Prefer Hotel Rewards

#15 in Best Hotel Rewards Programs

Overview

The I Prefer Hotel Rewards program caters to business and leisure travelers who enjoy staying at independent hotels and resorts when visiting popular cities across the United States, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and more destinations around the globe. Members of the I Prefer program can earn and redeem points in more than 700 Preferred Hotels & Resorts across 85 countries. By frequenting I Prefer's properties, members can rack up points that can be used for free night stays and exclusive benefits. Beyond accumulating rewards points, members can achieve higher status to gain extra perks like room upgrades, late checkout times and complimentary welcome amenities.

Pros & Cons

  • Contains the world's largest independent hotel network

  • Upon enrolling, members receive Insider benefits, including complimentary internet access, early check-in and late checkout

  • Can earn points for other charges at select properties, such as spa treatments, dining at hotel restaurants, gift shop purchases and more

  • Limited ways to redeem accumulated points

  • Not all participating hotels accept I Prefer reward certificates for dining, spa services and other charges

  • Maintaining Elite membership status requires earning a large number of points each year

Rankings

I Prefer Hotel Rewards is ranked No. 15 in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs. U.S. News evaluated 15 loyalty programs associated with major hotel brands across several indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank rewards.

I Prefer Hotel Rewards is ranked as:

2.30

Scorecard

  • 5.0Property Diversity »
  • 3.5Geographic Coverage »
  • 1.0Ease of Earning Free Night »
  • 3.0Additional Benefits »
  • 500 - 999No. of Hotels »

Points

Members of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program can earn and use points at more than 700 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts. There are hundreds of properties in the United StatesCanada and Mexico – along with scores of other properties across EuropeCentral and South AmericaAfricaAsiathe Pacific, the Caribbean and the Middle East – that honor I Prefer points. Points can be redeemed for reward certificates that can be used for nightly stays, and some participating I Prefer properties allow points to be applied to spa, dining and other services.

  • Points Can Expire

Can Earn Points On:

  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On:

  • Booking Hotels

Membership Levels

The I Prefer program is divided into two membership tiers: Insider and Elite.

See details about how membership works

The Fine Print

  • -All I Prefer Points and status benefits will expire after 24 months of inactivity.
    -In order to apply I Prefer points toward a hotel stay, a reward certificate (available upon logging in to IPrefer.com and clicking on "redeem reward") must be applied. Reward certificates are available in $25, $50, $100, $250 and $500 increments and are awarded based on points accumulated.
    -Reward certificates may be transferred to another I Prefer member upon request.
    -Members will receive I Prefer points seven days after completing a qualifying reservation.
    -Perks and services that are afforded to members may vary by property, regardless of membership status.
    All I Prefer Points and status benefits will expire after 24 months of inactivity.
  • To apply I Prefer points toward a hotel stay, a reward certificate (available upon logging in to preferredhotels.com and clicking on "redeem reward") must be applied. Reward certificates are available in $25, $50, $100, $250 and $500 increments and are awarded based on points accumulated.
  • Reward certificates may be transferred to another I Prefer member upon request.
  • Members will receive I Prefer points seven days after completing a qualifying reservation.
  • Perks and services that are afforded to members may vary by property, regardless of membership status.

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