Best Hotel Credit Cards – Summer 2012

Hotel Credit Cards are an ideal choice for those frequent travelers that often stay in hotel chains across the United States. Some hotel chains offer great rewards for using their hotel credit card when staying in their establishment and when reserving rooms for overnight stays. There are a few hotel credit cards to choose from with various bonuses and they are listed below to pick the right card for you.

Editor’s Note: Our current recommendations for travel rewards credit cards can be found here.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is an excellent hotel credit card for everyone. This credit card lets you earn points called Starpoints for every dollar that you spend and double Starpoints at any of the participating Starwood properties.

American Express is currently offering a bonus for new members of up to 25,000 bonus points – enough for up to SIX free nights in a category 1 or 2 hotel. You can earn 10,000 points after first purchase and an added 15,000 bonus points after you spend 15,000 within the first six months of your card membership.

Starwood Preferred Review

Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Another great hotel credit card is the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card. This credit card allows the cardholder to earn five points for every dollar spent at Marriott locations and one point everywhere else. Upon approval of this hotel credit card, you will be awarded a free night stay. There is no annual fee for this credit card for the first year and $85 after the first 12 months.

Marriott Rewards Visa Signature Card Review

Wyndham Rewards MasterCard

Wyndham Rewards MasterCard has many benefits to offer and many hotel chains in participation. This hotel credit card earns 13 points per dollar spent when staying in one of the nine participating hotel chains and 2 points for every other purchase made with the card.

By making your first purchase with this credit card, you will earn an immediate 6,000 bonus points and that is just enough for a free overnight stay! There is no annual fee and an introductory APR of 0% for the first year. After the first 12 months the platinum plus card will go to 9.9% and the preferred account will be 15.99%.