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The Wyndham Rewards program awards points that can be redeemed for free hotel stays, airline tickets, retail purchases, tours and activities, car rentals and gift cards. You can earn points every time you stay at a participating Wyndham Hotels & Resorts property. You'll also have the option to collect points through the company's partners and on everyday purchases made with your Wyndham Rewards Visa Card or Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature Card.

Earn Points

As a member of the Wyndham Rewards program, you will accrue points through qualified stays (rooms booked directly through Wyndham) at hotels within Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' extensive network. All hotels in the Wyndham portfolio award 10 points for every dollar spent toward room costs or 1,000 points per stay, whichever is higher. You can also choose to earn various airline miles or points (in lieu of Wyndham Rewards points), the number of which varies depending on the carrier. You can earn between 100 and 500 points through qualified car rentals (full-priced rentals made directly through partner car companies Avis and Budget). Points can also be earned by using your Wyndham Rewards Visa credit card to pay for hotel stays and everyday purchases. Should you need additional rewards points, you can purchase them at WyndhamHotels.com.

Using Points

Wyndham Rewards points can be used for free hotel, vacation home and condo stays at participating Wyndham Hotels & Resorts properties. The number of points needed to cover a free night's stay (known as a go free award) ranges from 7,500 to 30,000 points, a new stipulation to the program that was rolled out in 2019. Previously, a free night's stay cost a standard 15,000 points per night at any Wyndham property.

You can also use a combination of 1,500, 3,000 or 6,000 points and cash to book a discounted room rate (known as a go fast award). Additionally, when you redeem points for a free night, you'll receive a discount on or coupon for a local experience in the destination you're staying. Below are the number of points required to redeem one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in several popular destinations:

Destination No. of hotels Cost of room in points
Honolulu 0 N/A
Paris 0 N/A
Orlando 32 7,500 - 15,000
New Orleans 16 7,500 - 15,000
Miami 9 15,000 - 30,000
Cancun 2 7,500
San Juan, PR 2 15,000 - 30,000
Los Angeles 39 15,000 - 30,000
Punta Cana 0 N/A
Vancouver 10 15,000
New York City 32 15,000 - 30,000
Las Vegas 15 7,500 - 15,000
Chicago 5 15,000 - 30,000
San Francisco 18 15,000
Charlotte 23 7,500 - 15,000
Washington, D.C.  17 15,000
Houston 24 7,500 - 15,000
Toronto 5 15,000
Boston 4 15,000 - 30,000
Atlanta 33 7,500 - 15,000

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 12, 2019. 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.

You can also use Wyndham Rewards points on airline tickets, gift cards and other merchandise. The program's partnership with various air carriers allows you to redeem accumulated points for miles as well. Because of its partnership with Caesars Entertainment's portfolio of hotels, Wyndham Rewards members can book stays at Caesars hotels via the Wyndham website and earn and redeem points at Caesars properties within the Caesars Rewards program. You may also opt to donate your points to participating charities.

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