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Overview

La Quinta Returns
The La Quinta Inns & Suites loyalty program, La Quinta Returns, is best suited for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers, offering perks like express check-in and mobile checkout. La Quinta properties can be found in major American cities, including New York CityMiami and San Diego, and – much to road-trippers' delight – along many major U.S. highways. La Quinta's portfolio includes more than 870 properties across the U.S.Canada and Mexico and has a strong presence in Texas (where the company is headquartered). As a La Quinta Returns member, you'll collect points for all nights spent at any hotel within La Quinta's network. Those points can be redeemed for stays at any La Quinta property, as well as at the luxury hotels and resorts the hotel chain is partnered with, including the Omni San Diego Hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Plus, La Quinta's alliance with a handful of air carriers, including Southwest AirlinesAmerican Airlines and Alaska Airlines, allows members to convert loyalty points to frequent flyer miles or earn miles instead of La Quinta Returns points. La Quinta Returns members can also apply points to magazine subscriptions or gift certificates for retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Note: La Quinta Returns became part of Wyndham Rewards (the loyalty program for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts) on April 3, 2019. All former members of the La Quinta Returns program were automatically enrolled in Wyndham Rewards when La Quinta Returns officially ended.

Pros & Cons

  • Points can be converted to frequent flyer miles
  • Earn points at budget hotels to use at higher-end properties
  • Use points at various outlets like retailers through the Redeem Away! program
  • To earn points at participating hotels, you must stay at a La Quinta Inn or La Quinta Inn & Suites property
  • Limited number of luxury hotels available where you can use points
3.89

Overall

Scorecard

  • Property Diversity
    4.0
  • Geographic Coverage
    2.5
  • Ease of Earning Free Night
    5.0
  • Additional Benefits
    3.0
  • No. of Hotels
    500 - 999

Rankings

La Quinta Returns is ranked No. 8 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.

La Quinta Returns is ranked as:

Points

La Quinta rewards you with La Quinta Returns points for every night spent at a hotel within the La Quinta Inn and La Quinta Inn & Suites network. La Quinta Returns points can be redeemed at properties within the La Quinta network; they can also be used for free nights at any of the partnering luxury hotels and resorts across the world in countries like the U.S.AustraliaItaly and Spain. Or, you can choose to convert hotel loyalty points into frequent flyer miles if you present your La Quinta Returns member number and your frequent flyer program membership number at check-in. U.S.-issued Visa cardholders can also redeem La Quinta points on everyday purchases by enrolling in the Redeem Away! program, including those made at qualifying restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, coffee shops and more. 

Points Can Expire

Can Earn Points On:

  • Credit Card
  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On:

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

Membership Levels

The La Quinta Returns program is separated into three membership levels: Silver, Gold and Elite. The program also includes a special military tier for active and retired veterans.

See details about how membership works

The Fine Print

  • Blackout dates may apply at certain properties.
  • If your account remains without stay activity for 18 consecutive months, the account may be closed and all points will be forfeited.
  • Only one program member can accumulate points for his or her membership account per booking; points may not be awarded until 72 hours after checkout.
  • Members may not collect points for more than three rooms per stay reserved on the same La Quinta Returns membership number.
  • Members are prohibited from grouping points into a collective account, and points are nontransferable.

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