6 Things the Best Western Rewards Program Gets Right

Rachel SmithFeb 8, 2019

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When you think of Best Western, you probably think of an affordable, comfortable hotel option.

The chain's full profile includes hotels geared toward business travelers, and a rewards program for loyal guests with five tier levels and loads of perks.

Here are six things gets right.

All Best Western Rewards members can request early check-in and late checkout. Though this benefit is subject to availability, this type of perk is often reserved for elite status holders in hotel loyalty programs. This flexibility is great for both the occasional and the frequent traveler.

Best Western Rewards allows room upgrades with its first elite tier level, Gold. To earn Gold status, members can either complete seven qualifying stays or stay 10 total nights, earn 10,000 points from eligible stays or get the .

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By comparison, to receive a room upgrade, requires 40 nights in a calendar year, requires 40 nights and requires 25 nights to receive a room upgrade.

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Like other hotel companies, Best Western offers two rewards credit cards that will let you automatically obtain status. The Best Western Rewards credit card gives cardholders automatic Gold status and the Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard gives cardholders automatic Platinum status.

Best Western Rewards points never expire, and there are no blackout dates so you can use them whenever you want.

Points can be used for travel, gift cards and at certain merchants. You’ll get the most value by using points for reward nights.

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Have status with another hotel group? Best Western will match at all levels, including its highest level, the Best Western Rewards Diamond Select. To receive the status match, submit the .

The Best Western site has a . Specific hotels will have double, triple or even quadruple points-earned offers with a stay. While each offer varies and has its own requirements, this can be a way to quickly earn points to use toward a future rewards stay.

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