Choice Hotel Points earned with Choice Rewards Canada will have the best value when redeemed for free nights at Choice brand hotels. Outside of that, your only other redemption options are gift cards and transferring points to Choice's travel partners.
What is the value of Choice Hotel points?
The Point Calculator values points earned with Choice Rewards Canada at 0.7 cents each meaning that 10,000 points is roughly equal to CA$70. Points can also be used for gift cards and be transferred to Choice's travel partners.
|Redemption option||Redemption value in cents|
|Free nights at Choice brand hotels||0.7|
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
- 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.
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 & donations
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.
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You can also redeem Choice Hotel points for charitable donations starting at 1,000 points for a $5 donation. This gives your points a value of 0.5 cents each.
Choice Hotels Transfer 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.
List of Choice Rewards Canada transfer partners
How To Transfer Choice Points
You can transfer Choice Points directly to the following programs instantly using their rewards portal:
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Aeromexico Airlines Club Premier
- Amtrak Guest Rewards
- United Airlines MileagePlus
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
In order to transfer Choice Privileges Points to these partner, you'll need to make sure that your profile is set to earn Choice Privileges Points under Manage Loyalty Programs.
You can transfer Choice Points by following these steps:
- Go to the Choice Rewards Exchange Portal.
- Click Transfer Now.
- Log into your Choice Privileges Account.
- Select the program you want to transfer points to.
- Select how many points you want to transfer.
- Confirm the transfer.
Transferring To Other Partners
Do note that you cannot use the Choice Hotels exchange portal to transfer points to the following programs:
- Czech Airlines OK Plus
- Spirit Airlines FREE Spirit
- Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer
For these programs, you will need to call Choice Customer Service in your region. Transferring points to these programs will take 2-6 weeks.
Choice points transfer calculator
Use the Point Conversion Calculator to calculate the transfer of Choice Hotel points to airline miles with Choice's travel partners.
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.
|Redemption option||Average dollar value|
|Redeeming points for free nights||$0|
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 $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.