Best Western Rewards Guest Loyalty Program

Best Western Rewards is Best Western’s award-winning guest loyalty program that rewards loyal travelers. Members can earn points or airline miles for staying at Best Western hotels worldwide. They can also qualify for three Elite tier levels with generous bonus point offerings, as well as many other opportunities to earn points through special promotions.

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Network Size

Geographic Coverage:

Number of Countries: 100+

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Size of Network:

Number of Hotels: 400 +

Brand Diversity

Brand Portfolio:

Number of Brands: 3

  • Best Western
  • Best Western Plus
  • Best Western Premier

Earning Points at Hotels

Base Points

Earn points or airline miles.

Earn Rate: 10 points per $1 USD¹ or 1 airline mile² per $1 USD


¹ Points are earned on room rate only
² Varies by airline partner

Elite Bonus Points

Reach elite status and automatically receive extra Bonus Points on all the Base Points earned.

Earn Rate:

Bonus Points
Gold Elite
Platinum Elite
Diamond Elite


Plus, Platinum and Diamond Elite members can also select a welcome gift² of 250 bonus points.


²Applicable for hotels in U.S. and Canada only

Promotion Bonus Points

Earn bonus points for various hotel promotions at participating properties throughout the year

Earn Rate: Varies by promotion

Meeting Planner Bonus Points

Earn bonus points for events planned at any of the hotels

Earn Rate: As per regular program, no additional bonus points available

Refer a Friend Bonus Points

Not Available!

Purchase Points

A few points short? Buying points is the easy way to get the reward you want

Point Price: 1,000 Points = $10 USD

(20,000 point maximum purchase per year)

Earning Points at Partners

Credit Card Partners

Earn bonus points for spend on a Club Carlson credit card

Best Western Rewards Mastercard ($0 annual fee)
At hotels: 15 points per $1 USD
Everywhere else: 1 points per $1 USD

Point Exchange Partners

Transfer points from financial partners to Best Western Rewards® points

Earn Rate: Varies by Partner

American Express: 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 1,000 Best Western Rewards® Points

Diner’s Club: 1,250 ClubRewards® points= 3,300 Best Western Rewards® Points

Other Partners

Earn bonus points for spend at various program partners

Earn Rate: Varies by partner

Partner Type
Bonus Points
Car Rental
Online Shopping


¹ You do not earn hotel points for airline flights. You can choose to earn airline miles instead of hotel points.

Reward Choice

Hotel Rewards

Redeem points for the hotel stays

Hotel Reward Types
Standard Rooms
Premium Rooms
Room Upgrades
Points + Cash Room Rewards
On Property Hotel Rewards


Rewards Chart:
Standard Room Rewards

Hotel Tier
Points Required

Partner Rewards

Redeem points for rewards from a variety of partners

Reward Types
Gift Cards
Airline/Rail Point Transfer
Travel Certificates/Packages
Point Transfer/Gifting

Reward Flexibility & Attainability

Spend Required For Free Room Night

In order to compare programs to measure how quickly a member can redeem points for a free night reward, we look at the spend required for a free night.

Minimum Spend¹: $800 hotel spend
(by Base Member for base level hotel reward)

Average Spend¹: $1,740 hotel spend
(by Platinum Elite Member for average level hotel reward)


¹Does not include promotional or partner bonus points earned

Hotel Rewards Rules

The terms and conditions for the hotel rewards:

No Blackout Dates
No Capacity Controls
No Additional Fees on Hotel Rewards (ie. Taxes, Booking Fee, Change/Cancellation Fee, Resort Fee)
5th Night Free on Hotel Rewards
Discounted Rewards
Pool Points With Family Members for Rewards

Point Expiry

Points do not expire.

Elite Tier Requirements

Membership Levels

Earn elite status based when you stay at Hilton Worldwide properties.

Elite Tier
Gold Elite
10 nights or 10,000 points
Platinum Elite
15 nights or 15,000 points
Diamond Elite
30 nights or 30,000 points

Membership Rules

The terms and conditions for achieving elite status

Earn lifetime elite status
Points rollover to count toward following year’s status
Reward nights count towards elite status

Elite Tier Benefits

Base Member

  • Earn points
  • Redeem points

Gold Member

  • Base Member Benefits + 10% elite bonus
  • Earn Gold Status Points toward exclusive offers

Platinum Member

  • Gold Elite Benefits + 15% elite bonus
  • Best Available Room¹
  • Welcome Bonus (snack and beverage or bonus points)

Diamond Member

  • Platinum Elite Benefits + 30% elite bonus

¹Subject to Availability

Average Value per Point

Average Value Per Point

$0.007 per point


Room rate / # points required for a free night (determined by an average across a representative sample of hotel rewards).

Average Program Value


  • Base Member: 7.0%
  • Highest Elite Member: 9.1%
    (Diamond Elite Member)
  • Credit Card²: 10.5%
    (Incremental Earn Rate)


²Assumes bonus points earned on hotel spend only. As such, incremental value is likely to be higher.


Average Earn Rate *Average Value per Point

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