#12 in Best Hotel Rewards Programs
Pros & Cons
You must fill out a form to request to redeem free nights and cannot book free nights immediately
You can only earn points by staying at Sonesta hotels
If you don't present your Sonesta Travel Pass Member ID number when you book, you will not earn rewards points
Ease of Earning Free Night4.0
No. of Hotels< 100
Sonesta Travel Pass is ranked No. 12 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.
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Sonesta Travel Pass members can earn and redeem points at 72 participating Sonesta properties worldwide. The majority of Sonesta's properties are located in the U.S., with hotels primarily situated along the West Coast and East Coast, and in the South and Midwest. There are also Sonesta hotels and resorts on St. Maarten and in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. Points can solely be earned by staying at Sonesta properties. To earn a free night, you must accrue at least 15,000 points. However, the minimum amount of points needed for a free night varies by hotel.
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Sonesta Travel Pass is divided into three membership tiers: Member, Preferred and Elite.See details about how membership works
The Fine Print
- Sonesta Travel Pass points expire after 18 months of account inactivity.
- Qualified stay credits will be added to your account within a week of your checkout date.
- Members cannot earn points on free nights, wholesale rates, group rates or bookings made through third-party websites and tour operators.
- You can transfer your free night awards to immediate family members, including a spouse, parent, child or sibling.
- Perks and services that are afforded to members may vary by property, regardless of membership status.
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