How much are Best Western points worth? The answer: about 0.7 cents (CAD) per point on average. This means that 1,000 Best Western points is roughly equal to about $7 in value. This is the easiest value you can obtain with little to no research when booking award stays at Best Western brand hotels.
Here's the breakdown of our valuations for Best Western points based on redemption:
|Redemption option||Redemption value in cents|
|Free nights at Best Western hotels||0.6 - 0.8|
|Best Western travel rewards card||0.66|
|Amazon gift cards||0.41|
|Best Western prepaid Mastercards||0.41|
Free night redemptions: 0.7 cents per point.
The best value you can obtain from Best Western Points will come from redeeming them for free nights at Best Western brand hotels. This should easily give you an average value of around 0.7 cents each without too much effort.
As with most hotel programs, the ability to get a lower or higher value is always present. It's not hard to get more value than 0.7 cents, but it will usually take a little bit of back and forth action along with some minor comparing.
As an example, I searched for award availability in Vancouver, BC and ran the calculations for the first 10 hotels.
Best Western Plus Sands gave the lowest value of 0.54 cents per point while Best Western Plus Vancouver Airport Hotel offered the best value of 0.73 cents per point.
The average of all 10 hotels came out to be 0.66 cents per point which is within our range of value for Best Western Points.
Since Best Western does not have an award chart, you will not know how much your points are worth until you start booking your stays. If you want to get the best value out of your points, you'll need to compare the costs in cash and cost in points for each place you're willing to stay at.
Best Western travel card: 0.66 cents per point.
Best Western points can be redeemed for a travel card starting at 1,500 points for $10 in value which gives your points a value of 0.66 cents per point. These cards can be used to pay for charges made at Best Western brand hotels.
Since these cards can be used towards stays at Best Western hotels, it pretty much puts a floor value on Best Western points at 0.66 cents each. So if any free night redemption gives you less than that, you can just redeem your points for a Best Western travel card instead.
|Card value (CAD)||Cost in points|
Point transfers to airlines: 0.24 cents to 0.4 cents per point.
Best Western Points can be transferred to 12 airline partners including Aeroplan, Alaska Airlines, and British Airways. The transfer ratio depends on the program, but most transfers are 5,000 Best Western Points for 1,000 airline miles.
This isn't the best use of Best Western Points, but it can be useful if you need to top off one of your frequent flyer accounts and don't mind sparing a few points.
List of Best Western transfer partners
Charitable Donations: 0.4 cents per point.
Best Western Points can be donated to several charities through the Best Western Redemption Mall. Each 500-point block of Best Western Points redeemed will be worth a US$2 donate to the selected charity which will give your points a value of USD 0.4 cents each.
Gift cards and prepaid Mastercards: 0.41 cents per point.
Best Western Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards and Best Western Mastercards which will give your points a value of 0.41 cents each. Redemptions start at 12,000 points for a CAD$50 gift card or Mastercard. The Mastercard is basically a prepaid card that can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted.
Points can also be applied towards U.K. gift cards via the rewards portal on bestwestern.co.uk.
Global Free Room Nights Voucher: 0.7 cents per point.
Best Western Rewards Points can be redeemed for Global Free Room Night Vouchers at a 1:1 ratio. This voucher allows you to enjoy a free room night at any Best Western hotel in Asia, Australia, Europe, Central America, North America and South America.
You can redeem your points for this voucher in 12 different increments ranging from 5,000- to 70,000-point vouchers. When using this vouchers, you'll want to call the hotel in advance to ensure availability.
Advance hotel reservations are required to use Global Free Room Night Vouchers.
Convert Best Western points to dollars
Use the Best Western Points Value Calculator to determine the dollar value of your points when redeemed for hotels, gift cards, and more. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average.
|Free nights at Best Western brand hotels||$0 - $0|
|Best Western travel rewards||$0|
|Charitable donations (USD)||US$0|
|Gift cards and prepaid Mastercards||$0|
Credit cards that earn Best Western points
The easiest way to earn Best Western points outside of staying at Best Western brand hotels is by using the Best Western Mastercard. There is one credit card available to Canadian residents.
|Credit Card||Benefits||Annual Fee|
Best Western Travelers
How much are Best Western points worth?
Best Western Canada Rewards points are worth 0.7 cents each on average meaning that 10,000 points is equal to about CA$70.
How many points do you need for a free room at Best Western?
You can use your points to redeem a room at Best Western for as low as 8,000 points per night.
How do you earn Best Western Reward points?
Best Western Reward Points can be earned from staying at Best Western hotels, using Best Western credit cards, and spending with their partners.
Can you use Best Western Points to book car rentals?
No. Best Western Points can not be used to book car rentals.