Instant Hotel Rewards

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You may qualify for free perks at your hotel without knowing it.

Most hotel chains offer free membership in their loyalty programs. The typical rewards are airlien miles or points you can redeem for free travel later.

But what about the perks you can take advantage of right away, such as free beverages or newspapers? Here's a rundown of these perks you can use right away. We've only included hotel loyalty programs that offer these instant, tangible benefits.

AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN

Includes America's Best Value Inn.

Program Name Value Club.

What You Get Exclusively
Free room upgrade, if a room is available.
15 percent off future stays.
Free travel insurance travel insurance offering up to $200 in baggage protection and up to $2,000 emergency medical and dental. (Coverage is for the length of the stay from the morning of your arrival through the end of the day of your departure, and it's only available if you make your reservation online.)

CHOICE HOTELS

Includes Cambria Suites, Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, MainStay Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, and Suburban Extended Hotel (but not including Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn).

Program Name Choice Privileges.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Late checkout until 2 p.m.
Reservations hotline that's for members only.

FAIRMONT

Includes Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Program Name President's Club.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Reservations hotline that's for members only.
Free high-speed Internet access in your room.
Free shoe shining.
Free health club access (some of Fairmont's hotels charge for this).
Access to fitness rooms and fitness equipment.
10 percent off hotel spa treatments and products.
15 percent off at the gift store.
Opportunity to buy a kit containing $30 worth of Aveda travel products for only $9. The amenity kit includes a dental kit, purifying gel cleanser, a lotion, a shave kit, a hair gel, an energizing body cleanser, and hairspray in carry-on friendly one-ounce sizes.

HILTON

Includes Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Scandic, and the Waldorf Astoria Collection.

Program Name HHonors.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Reservations hotline that's for members only.
Late checkout until 2 p.m.
Free newspaper daily.
Double room at the price of a single. (Some hotels charge higher rates for rooms with double occupancy than rooms with single occupancy. If you're a member of this program, you pay the lower, single occupancy rate even if you share the room with another person.)

HYATT

Includes Grand Hyatt, Hawthorn Suites, Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites, Park Hyatt, and Regency Hyatt.

Program Name Gold Passport.

What You Get Exclusively
You can obtain your room as early as 9 a.m. on your day of arrival by calling 800/243-2546.
Reservations hotline that's for members only.
F
ree USA Today daily.
At some properties, coffee is delivered to the room of members on request.
$250 check cashing privilege per stay.
Personalized online profile of your account, which allows you to select your preferences, such as bed type and rough proximity of your floor to the ground floor.

INTERCONTINENTAL

Includes Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, and Staybridge Suites.

Program Name Priority Club.

What You Get Exclusively
Reservations hotline that's for members only.
Late checkout until 2 p.m.
Weekday newspaper delivered to door (either USA Today or a local paper).

LA QUINTA

Includes Baymont Inns & Suites, La Quinta Inns, and Woodfield Suites.

Program Name Returns.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Reservations hotline that's for members only.
Late checkout until 2 p.m.
You can access your account with La Quinta online.

MARRIOTT

Includes Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, and TownePlace Suites.

Program Name Rewards.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Newsletter with members-only specials.
You can create an electronic profile that records your various preferences, such as bed type and pillow type. Whenever you revisit this hotel chain, the front staff will attempt to accommodate your preferences.
You can specify the newspaper you prefer, such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, or a local paper. Regular guests receive a newspaper, too, but members of the rewards program can personalize which paper they receive.

OMNI

Includes Omni hotels.

Program Name Select Guest Program.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Reservations hotline that's for members only.
Free high-speed Internet access in your room.
Evening housekeeping with turndown.
Morning beverage service to your room.
Two drinks per guest and you can choose how it is delivered: Ask them to knock, bring it into your room, and set it up on a tray; knock and leave it; or just leave it outside your door.
Choice of newspaper delivered to your door.
You can create a record of your various preferences, such as bed type and pillow type. Whenever you revisit this hotel chain, the front staff will attempt to accommodate your preferences.

RED ROOF INN

Includes Red Roof Inn

Program Name RediCard.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
A reservations website that's for members only.
Newsletters to keep you updated on special offers and benefits.
Five free outbound fax pages per stay (at U.S. hotels only).
Fre
e USA Today weekdays.
An option to pay your bill with a personal check.

SOFITEL

Includes Sofitel

Program Name Privelege Loyaly.

What You Get Exclusively
Welcome drink at hotel bar, such as wine or champagne.
Welcome gift, such as chocolates, flowers, a bathrobe, or an invitation to a free spa treatment.
Outside of the U.S. in hotels where the rooms are small and only have small full-size beds, Privilege clients can receive a room with a larger bed for two persons.

WYNDHAM RESORTS

Includes Viva Wyndham Resorts, Wyndham Garden Hotels, Wyndham Hotels, Wyndham Resorts, and Wyndham Historic Hotels.

Program Name ByRequest.

What You Get Exclusively
Express check-in.
Late checkout until 2 p.m.
All local and long distance calls within the 48 contiguous states are free at Wyndham Resorts properties in the U.S.
You can create an electronic profile that notes your various preferences, such as choice of welcome snack and beverage.
Personalized welcome notes.
Free high-speed Internet access in your room.
Privileges for free photocopying and faxing.

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