NerdWallet reviewed about 15 co-branded hotel cards. The cards we reviewed include products issued by NerdWallet partners and nonpartners.
When choosing our best hotel card, we took into account rewards earning rates (including both points earned per dollar spent and the average value per point), how much spending qualified for elevated rewards (beyond hotel spending), sign-up bonuses, annual and other fees, and cardholder perks such as free nights, early check-in/late check-out and elite status.
Cards' NerdWallet star ratings alone do not determine awards. Here's how our credit cards team distinguishes between star ratings and award selections:
NerdWallet gets credit card information from partner issuers through automated data feeds. Information about cards from nonpartner issuers is verified on the issuers’ websites.