List of Hotel Affinity Credit Cards
This hotel credit cards section is organized as follows. We first highlight our favorite credit cards for hotel stays, followed by a couple of frequent guest tips and articles. There will be links to popular frequent guest program after that.
For the longest time, Hyatt had no affinity card. But all that changed in 2010 when they teamed up with Chase to launch their card for their Hyatt Gold Passport members. Among the perks that will be valued is the automatic Platinum status that card members will get with this card. (See Review)
Another late comer to the affinity card scene. But among all hotel affinity cards, this one is arguably the most elite one with the most features like airport lounge access and $200 credits for airline incidental expense. Right now, there is a 70,000 bonus points promotion going on with this card. (See Review).
The new Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Reserve Card has set new ground in terms of doing away with foreign transaction fees, having CHIP and PIN technology, anniversary bonus weekend nights stay and a compelling sign up bonus. Hilton HHonors members will be pleased with this new offering.
The Starwood Preferred Guest is perhaps the most highly rated frequent guest program. People who stay at their hotels can truly understand this. But what makes the program stand out is that you can transfer points (mostly one for one) to over 30 airline partners! Or you can use your starpoints to book flights directly with Starwood's travel site. They even give you 5,000 bonus points to transfer points over to miles! The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is one of the best popular travel rewards card around.
The Citi® Hilton HHonorsTM Visa Signature® Card is one of the four available Hilton HHonors credit card (the other two being the Amex versions). But because Visa is more widely accepted, this is one of the more popular Hilton credit cards that will boost the points in your Hilton HHonors account. Best of all, unlike other hotel credit cards, this one has no annual fee.
Frequent Guest Affinity Card Articles
Which Marriott Credit Card should you get?
Though Marriott has its own affinity card, many other reward programs also offer Marriott checks, gift certificates or a nights' stay at the Marriott, thus diluting its' credit card "exclusivity". We take a look at what other credit cards are offering.