Treat yourself

Live the suite life with these cards. Redeem free nights at some of the most luxurious hotels in the world like the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua or the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

Looking to jet set with a buddy? Check out the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card — gain access to the Visa Infinite Discount Air portal to get $100 off 2 or more domestic roundtrip flights. 

The Hyatt card gives you a free anniversary night at a Category 1-4 hotel (easily $200-$450 in value). $75 for $450? Yes please. For other cards, you get 5% back on what you spend. Here, you're getting 600% back on your spend.

Would you rather 5 nights somewhere normal instead of 2 nights somewhere exotic? The SPG card gives you points, so you can pick what you want.

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The Ritz-Carlton Rewards

The basics:

  • $450 annual fee
  • Sign up bonus: 2 complimentary nights at a Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel, after $4,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • $300 annual travel credit to use for baggage fees, seat upgrades, and airport lounges
  • Earn 5 points per $1 at Ritz-Carlton and SPG hotels
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on airlines, car rentals, and restaurants

What we like:

  • Save $100 on 2 airline tickets booked via Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit Portal using the Ritz-Carlton card
  • Priority Pass Select membership (airport lounge access), with unlimited guests
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Automatic gold status at Marriott hotels the first year
  • Free upgrades to the Ritz-Carlton Club Level 3 times per year on paid stay of up to 7 nights
  • No foreign transaction fees
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Hyatt Credit Card

The basics:

  • $75 annual fee
  • Sign up bonus: 2 free nights at Hyatt hotels, after $2,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent at Hyatt properties
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and car rental agencies

What we like:

  • 1 free night every year
  • No foreign transaction fees
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Starwood Preferred Guest Card

The basics:

  • $95 annual fee, waived the first year
  • Sign up bonus: 35,000 Starpoints
  • Earn 5 Starpoints per $1 spent at SPG hotels
  • Earn 2 Starpoints per $1 spent at Marriott Rewards hotels
  • Redeem Starpoints for free nights at SPG hotels

What we like:

  • Transfer Starpoints to Marriott Rewards for 1:5 points
  • 30 transfer airline partners
  • Free in-room premium internet
  • No foreign transaction fees

You can view credit card offers by hovering over the “Credit Cards” menu and then viewing hotel cards “Hotel Credit Cards."


Keepers: Worth the annual fee

If you frequent Marriott, Hyatt, or IHG hotels often, it makes sense to get the respective card to earn more points. The free annual night at any of these properties outweigh the relatively low annual fees.

The sign up bonus can be redeemed for 2-7 nights, depending on the hotel category you choose. Think 1 week in China or 2 nights in New York City. 

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Marriott Rewards Premier Card

The basics:

  • $85 annual fee
  • Sign up bonus: 80,000 bonus points, after $3,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent at Marriott and SPG hotels
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants, car rental agencies, and on airline tickets purchased directly for them airline

What we like:

  • 1 free anniversary night every year
  • Guaranteed Silver Elite status
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Marriott Rewards points are redeemable for vacation packages
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Hyatt Credit Card

The basics:

  • $75 annual fee
  • Sign up bonus: 2 free nights at Hyatt hotels, after $2,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent at Hyatt properties
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and car rental agencies

What we like:

  • 1 free night every year
  • No foreign transaction fees
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IHG Rewards Club Select Card

The basics:

  • $49 annual fee, waived the first year
  • Sign up bonus: 60,000 bonus points, after $1,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • Earn 5 points per $1 when you stay at IHG hotels
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
  • 1 free anniversary night every year 

What we like:

  • No category limit on the anniversary free night
  • Platinum Elite status at IHG hotels
  • No foreign transaction fees

You can view credit card offers by hovering over the “Credit Cards” menu and then viewing hotel cards “Hotel Credit Cards."


Earn points faster

Frequent hotels? Cards perfect for the avid weekender or consultant that travels.

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Marriott Rewards Premier Card

The basics:

  • $85 annual fee
  • Sign up bonus: 80,000 bonus points, after $3,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent at Marriott and SPG hotels
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants, car rental agencies, and on airline tickets purchased directly for them airline

What we like:

  • 1 free anniversary night every year
  • Guaranteed Silver Elite status
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Marriott Rewards points are redeemable for vacation packages
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Starwood Preferred Guest Card

The basics:

  • $95 annual fee, waived the first year
  • Sign up bonus: 35,000 Starpoints
  • Earn 5 Starpoints per $1 spent at SPG hotels
  • Earn 2 Starpoints per $1 spent at Marriott Rewards hotels
  • Redeem Starpoints for free nights at SPG hotels

What we like:

  • Transfer Starpoints to Marriott Rewards for 1:5 points
  • 30 transfer airline partners
  • Free in-room premium internet
  • No foreign transaction fees
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IHG Rewards Club Select Card

The basics:

  • $49 annual fee, waived the first year
  • Sign up bonus: 60,000 bonus points, after $1,000 in spend within the first 3 months
  • Earn 5 points per $1 when you stay at IHG hotels
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
  • 1 free anniversary night every year 

What we like:

  • No category limit on the anniversary free night
  • Platinum Elite status at IHG hotels
  • No foreign transaction fees

You can view credit card offers by hovering over the “Credit Cards” menu and then viewing hotel cards “Hotel Credit Cards."