How to Get the Most Out of Redeeming Hotels.com Rewards
Hotels.com offers a loyalty program that lets you earn rewards when booking hotels. Learn ways to get the most out of redeeming your Hotels.com rewards.
Updated May 4, 2023.
As a frequent traveler, it's important to fully understand and utilize the rewards programs offered to you to make the most out of your money. To save money with Hotels.com, you can rely on its unique loyalty program that rewards you with a free night's stay for every 10 completed nights you book with them.
Redeeming Hotels.com Rewards
To access your Hotels.com rewards, see how many travel stamps you have accumulated, or find out your current number of free nights, navigate to the Hotels.com website and log in. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app and log in there.
From the main page, select your name in the top right corner and scroll to "Your rewards activity":
In the new window, you'll be able to view your accumulated free nights, as well as your progress through the additional rewards tiers:
If you have a free reward you want to redeem with your next hotel reservation, you can do so directly at checkout. Simply find the hotel you wish to stay at, proceed to checkout, and select the option for paying with your rewards.
Keep in mind that you'll still be liable for fees and taxes, as well as any overage costs if your stay is worth more than the value of your reward.
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Maximizing Hotels.com Rewards
As you're rewarded with a free night's stay to the average value of your previous 10 stays, you need to redeem your rewards wisely to maximize their value. When booking your free night stay, remember that you won't be able to claim any remainder if your hotel is cheaper than the reward value. To get the most out of the free night, try these tactics:
- Choose hotel stays that are more expensive, even if you need to pay the difference
- Use your rewards to get longer stays at no extra price
- Book hotels during peak travel seasons when prices are higher to get a cheaper stay overall
To accumulate more rewards, earn your free stays faster, offer to book stays for family and friends, or use the mobile app for bonus points. As your stamps increase, so do your rewards—just remember to keep an eye on rewards expiration dates, book early, and keep an eye out for combo deals.
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