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What's The Value of Choice Hotels Points?

Discover the value of your Choice Hotels points and the best ways to redeem them with this comprehensive guide. Plus, calculate your points average value!
Last Updated: 01-19-2024
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Choice Hotel points can be redeemed for free nights, gift cards, and charitable donations. They can also be transferred to a handful of airline partners. You will get the best value when redeeming them for free nights at Choice brand hotels.

Choice Hotels points value

How much are Choice Hotels Points worth? The answer: 0.7 cents each when redeemed for free nights at Choice brand hotels. This means that 10,000 points are roughly equal to CA$70.

Here's the breakdown of our valuations for Choice Hotels points based on redemption:

Redemption option Redemption value in cents
Free nights at Choice brand hotels 0.7
Charitable donations 0.5
Gift cards 0.31

How to calculate the value of Choice Hotel points

You can calculate the value of Choice Hotels points by dividing the cash cost of your hotel stay by the amount of points required to book it.

Choice Points Value = Cash Cost of Redemption ÷ Points Required To Book.

Use our Choice Hotel points or pay cash calculator to easily calculate the value of any Choice Privileges redemption.

Redeeming Choice Hotel points for the best value

If you have a Canadian Choice Privileges account, your redemption options are limited to free nights, gift cards, and transfer to airline partners. Redeeming points for free nights will give you the best value while all other redemptions will give you significantly lower value.

Redeeming Choice points for free nights

The best value from redeeming your Choice Hotel Points will come from using them for free nights at Choice brand hotels. This gives you around an average value of 0.7 cents per point, but you can get more or less in value depending on the property.

Points can be used at the following Choice brand hotels:

  • Ascend Hotel Collection
  • Cambria Hotels
  • Comfort
  • Sleep Inn
  • Clarion Hotels
  • MainStay Suites
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
  • WoodSpring Suites
  • Econo Lodge
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Quality Inn

Like most rewards programs now-a-days, Choice does not have an award chart. This means you will not know how much your points are worth until you start looking at hotels and running the numbers.

For example, the Hotel Royal William, Ascend Hotel Collection can cost as much as $130 per night after sales tax is factored in. This hotel normally costs 16,000 points on most days which means you'll get about 0.8 cents in value which is pretty good for Choice Points.

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It's not too hard to find a redemption that gives you around 0.7 cents per point, but you'll want to run the calculations as some hotels can give you low value. Generally, you'll want to compare the cash price versus the point prices for all properties in a given area if you're really looking to maximize your rewards with Choice.

Gift cards

Choice Hotel points can be redeemed for gift cards starting at 8,000 points for a CA$25 gift card. This will give your points a value of 0.31 cents each.

Gift card amount Redemption cost
$25 8,000 points
$50 16,000 points
$100 32,000 points

Charitable donations

Choice Hotel points can be redeemed for charitable donations starting at 1,000 points for a $5 donation. This gives your points a value of 0.5 cents each.

Choice point transfers to partners

Choice Hotel Points earned with Choice Rewards Canada can be transferred to a handful of partners. This can be done through the Rewards Exchange option after you've linked a partner to your Choice Privileges account.

The transfer ratio will vary depending on the partner, but more than half of the partners transfer at a 5:1 ratio meaning 5,000 Choice Points will give you 1,000 miles/points with partner programs.

If you need to top off a frequent flyer account or you're trying to empty your Choice Privileges Points balance, this is solid option.

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Calculator: Convert Choice points to dollars

Use the Choice Points Value Calculator to determine the value of points earned with Choice Rewards Canada. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average.

Choice Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to calculate the dollar value.
Points
Redemption option Average dollar value
Redeeming points for free nights $0
Charitable donations $0
Gift cards $0

Calculator: Use Choice Hotels points or pay cash?

Use our Choice Hotels points or cash calculator to determine the cash value of a redemption based on the cost in cash versus the cost in points. This tool is useful when trying to decide whether to use cash or points towards a redemption.

Cost of Redemption In Cash
Enter how much the redemption would cost you if you paid cash.
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Cost of Redemption In Choice Hotels Points
Enter how much the redemption would cost you in Choice Hotels points along with any taxes, fees, or additional cash cost you would have to pay.
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Taxes/Fees
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Redemption Value
This is how much your Choice Hotels points are worth based on the values entered above.
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FAQ

How much are Choice Hotel points worth?

Points earned with Choice Rewards Canada are worth 0.7 cents each when redeemed for free nights. This means 10,000 points are worth about CA$70.

How many Choice Points do you need for a free night?

A free night at Choice starts at 8,000 points per day.

How many points do you get per stay at Choice hotels?

All members earn 10 points per US$1 as a base rate. Additional points can be earned per $1 spent based on Choice Privileges elite status.

Do Choice Points expire?

Yes. Choice Points will expire if there is no qualifying activity at least once every 18 months. You can stay active by earning and redeeming points.

How many transfer partners does Choice have?

Choice Points can be transferred to 9 partners including Air Canada Aeroplan, United MileagePlus, and Qantas Frequent Flyer.

How many Choice Points equals 1 airline mile?

The transfer ratios will vary by airline partner, but the most common ratio is 5 Choice Points for 1 airline mile.