Best Western: How to Status Match

Best Western is a global budget-friendly hotel chain that has a status match program. In the U.S., typically stay at a Best Western whenever I take road trips because I know exactly what to expect, and the nightly rate is usually $100 or less.

If you’re looking for something more high-end, Best Western has a Premier collection which features high-end properties.

Best Western Status Match

Why would anyone want to status match at Best Western? Having status at Best Western means that you are eligible for free suite upgrades, when available. Suites usually have a living room area, some have may have a kitchenette, and a separate bedroom area.

Best Western Elite Benefits:

  • Bonus points for every stay 

  • Welcome gift at check-in

  • Best available room upgrade

  • Early check-in and check-out

Credit Cards that Offer Hotel Status

By having the right hotel credit card, you can request a complimentary elite status match to Best Western. Learn more about hotel card offers at the end of the post.

The Chase IHG Premier gives you complimentary IHG Platinum status that matches to Best Western Diamond status.

Get complimentary Marriott Gold status and match to Best Western Diamond Select with the Amex Platinum and Amex SPG Luxury cards.

Get complimentary Hilton Gold status and match to Best Western Diamond status with the Amex Platinum and the Amex Hilton Ascend cards.

The Amex Hilton Aspire card gives you complimentary Hilton Diamond status that matches to Best Western Diamond status.

How to Request a Best Western Status Match

  1. Have elite status at any other hotel loyalty program

  2. Sign up for a Best Western account

  3. Fill out the Best Western Status Match form here: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/best-western-rewards/status-match.html

  4. You’ll need to submit the current monthly statement or proof of elite status of the competing hotel with the form

  5. Email or snail mail the completed form to Best Western

    • Email: StatusMatch@bestwestern.com

    • Snail mail: Attn: Awards Dept., PO Box 42007, Phoenix, AZ 85080

    • Fax: (623) 780-6880

Best Western Rewards Program

Here’s a rundown of what each tier of the Best Western Rewards program gets you. Points never expire for all the tiers, and there are no blackout dates.

Blue (Default status)

  • Bonus points for eligible stay: 10 points per dollar

  • Points never expire

  • No blackout dates

  • Exclusive reservation line

  • Free night redemptions count towards Elite Status

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Gold (Earned after 10 nights, 7 qualifying stays, or 10,000 points)

  • Everything in the Blue tier

  • 10% Bonus points for eligible stay

  • Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival

  • Room upgrade, subject to availability

Platinum (Earned after 15 nights, 10 qualifying stays, or 15,000 points)

  • Everything in the Blue and Gold tier

  • 15% Bonus points for eligible stay

  • Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival

  • Room upgrade, subject to availability

Diamond (Earned after 30 nights, 20 qualifying stays, or 30,000 points)

  • Everything in the Blue and Gold tier

  • 30% Bonus points for eligible stay

  • Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival

  • Room upgrade, subject to availability

Diamond Select (Earned after 50 nights, 40 qualifying stays, or 50,000 points)

  • Everything in the Blue and Gold tier

  • 50% Bonus points for eligible stay

  • Choice of thank you gift or points upon arrival

  • Room upgrade, subject to availability



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