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U.S. News Rates Hotel Rewards Programs

U.S. News & World Report has named the Marriott Rewards program as number one in its hotel rewards ratings, awarding it a high 4.92 out 5 points. Wyndham Rewards comes in second at 4.74 and Choice Privileges rounds out the top three at 4.53. Each in this trio has over 4,000 hotels in its network.

There isn't one hotel loyalty program that's ideal for every traveler. Some programs offer greater flexibility and prioritize earning points for free nights, while others emphasize special members-only privileges, such as free Wi-Fi access or minibar credits. To help you choose the best rewards program for you U.S. News identified 17 of the most prominent hotel loyalty programs and evaluated them using a methodology that weighs factors like member benefits, the average number of paid nights required to earn a free stay and how easy it is to earn and use rewards. Our approach places emphasis on the ease of earning points and redeeming free nights for basic members. Before enrolling in a program, check out which ones cemented a place on our list of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2017-18, and find the program that best fits your needs.

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