#15 in Best Hotel Rewards Programs
Le Club AccorHotels rewards you with points every time you stay at a participating property, including those within the Sofitel, Fairmont and MGallery by Sofitel brands, plus several other brands. You can also earn points through the purchase of goods and services, including dining and spa treatments at participating Accor properties, as well as with Accor's partners. You can use your points for future hotel stays, car and rail travel, airline tickets, luxury experiences and other purchases.
You will earn points based on how much you spend on every eligible stay (full-priced rooms booked with the hotel directly online or with the hotel's reservation center), as well as on dining and other services at any participating property within Accor's extensive network. How much you earn depends on your membership status and the hotel brand in which you choose to stay. As a Classic Le Club AccorHotels member, you will earn 25 points for every 10 euros (about $12) spent at Sofitel, Fairmont, Pullman, Swissôtel, Raffles, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel, Novotel, Suite Novotel and Mercure properties. You'll receive 12.5 points for every 10 euros spent at a Mama Shelter, ibis or ibis styles hotel; 10 points per 10 euros spent at Adagio; and five points per 10 euros spent at Adagio Access hotels. Once you reach Silver, Gold or Platinum status, you'll earn more points per stay. If you use a currency other than the euro, you will accrue points based on the exchange rate in relation to the euro at the time of checkout. You can also earn points for participating in surveys or for hotel, airline or car rental reservations made with affiliated program partners, including Club Med, Iberia and Europcar.
For every 2,000 points you collect, you can obtain a 40 euro hotel reward voucher that can be used to offset the cost of a stay at a participating Accor hotel. The number of points needed to cover a free night varies by brand. You may also use points to cover dining and spa expenses during your hotel stay (at participating properties). You can use points to purchase a Priority Pass airport lounge membership as well. 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|
|Paris||193||2,000 - 184,000|
|Miami||1||6,000 - 14,000|
|San Juan, PR||0||N/A|
|Los Angeles||3||10,000 - 44,000|
|Vancouver||3||18,000 - 28,000|
|New York City||4||10,000 - 142,000|
|Chicago||3||14,000 - 26,000|
|San Francisco||2||8,000 - 48,000|
|Washington, D.C.||2||8,000 - 32,000|
|Toronto||3||8,000 - 28,000|
|Boston||1||22,000 - 28,000|
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 points you earn with Le Club AccorHotels can also be converted to airline miles for use on Accor's airline partners, such as Delta Air Lines and Air France. You must have a minimum of 4,000 points to be able to transfer points to miles; the points-to-miles conversion rate varies by airline. You may also redeem points for elite experiences, such as VIP treatment at sporting events, concerts and more. Additionally, once you have accumulated 2,000 points, you can redeem a Le Club AccorHotels rewards partner voucher, equivalent to 20 euros, which you can apply toward services with Europcar. You can also convert your points and redeem them with other partners, including Deutsche Bahn rail, Letestu gourmet food boxes and HuaZhu hotels in China, among others. You may also opt to donate your points to charity.
You Might Also Like
Hilton Honors ...
The Hilton Honors program is most advantageous for business and luxury travelers who frequently fly to and stay in major cities in the United States, Europe and Asia. Hilton Honors members can redeem points at more than 5,300 hotels and resorts across 14 different brands in more than 100 countries and territories. And because Hilton has a partnership with the United MileagePlus program (as well as more than 40 other airline and rail partners), you can cash in points for miles. Points can also be used to purchase tickets to concerts and sporting events, gift cards, cruise certificates and items sold on Amazon and Hilton Honors' shopping portal. Additionally, you can earn points for everyday purchases with the Hilton Honors credit cards from American Express.
Leaders Club ...
Leaders Club, the membership program for The Leading Hotels of the World, is most beneficial for leisure travelers – particularly those who prefer to stay in independent properties with luxe digs that reflect their surroundings. There are 400-plus luxury LHW properties across the globe, with numerous locations in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and more. Though an annual membership fee is required to participate, program members will earn points for stays, which can be redeemed for free nights. You'll also have access to member benefits like daily complimentary breakfast for two, at least one annual prearrival upgrade, free internet access and access to exclusive rates and experiences.
Marriott Bonvoy ...
The Marriott Bonvoy program accommodates both business and leisure travelers who visit major cities in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. As a program member, you will earn rewards points when you stay with one of 29 affiliated brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and more. You can earn additional points by making purchases with one of American Express' Marriott-affiliated credit cards or the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card from Chase Visa. In addition to hotel stays and room upgrades, you can redeem points for retail gift cards, cruise vacations, rental cars and unique experiences, such as concerts and sporting events. Plus, Marriott Bonvoy points can be used to pay for TSA Precheck applications, airport lounge access and flights through more than 40 airline rewards programs like United MileagePlus and Delta SkyMiles.