The amount of points you get from staying at a hotel depends on the room rate excluding taxes and other fees. For example, a base (non-elite) member of Marriott would earn 10 points per dollar on their room rate, so a $100 hotel rate would net them 1,000 points. Whereas a top tier Marriott Elite member would get 2,000 points from that same stay (15x points plus 500 points as a welcome amenity).
Base Status Tier 2 Tier 3 Top Status Marriott 10x 12x 12.5x 15x +500 points Hilton 10x 11.5x 12.5x + 1,000 points 15x + 1,000 points IHG 10x 11x + 300 points 15x + 500 points 20x +500 points Hyatt 5x 5.5x 6x 6.5x Wyndham 10x or 1,000 points (whichever is higher) 10x or 1,000 points (whichever is higher) 10x or 1,000 points (whichever is higher) 10x or 1,000 points (whichever is higher)
Welcome Amenity: Many hotels offer a welcome amenity (i.e. choice of points, drink, or breakfast). This chart assumes that you take the points. For IHG, the points offered to you depend on the properties, so that is the overall average for each level. For Hilton, Gold Members get 1,000 points at Hilton, Doubletree, Curio, Conrad, Tapestry, and Waldorf Astoria. For Marriott, members earn half the welcome bonus at Aloft, Element or Fourpoints hotels.
Credit Card Status: Many credit cards give you status in hotels. If you see an N/A, that means the credit card gives you status higher than that (i.e. IHG gives you Platinum Elite/Tier 3 status).
Earn Rate Compared with Points Valuation
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Marriott has two valuations, one for hotel stays (around .73 cents per point) and one for airline points transfers (1.1 cents per point). If you prefer airline points over Marriott points, adjust the points valuation on the chart below.