Best Western Points Calculators

Best Western Calculators for earning, transferring, and calculating the cash value of Best Western Rewards Points based on redemption.

Program Details

Best Western is an American hospitality company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. They are one of the top 10 biggest hotel chains in the world with 4,190+ locations.

Best Western Brands

Best Western has 13 different brands that you can earn and redeem Best Western Rewards at. Those brands are:

  • Best Western
  • Best Western Plus
  • Best Western Premier
  • Vīb
  • GLō
  • Executive Residency by Best Western
  • BW Signature Collection
  • BW Premier Collection
  • Sadie
  • Aiden by Best Western
  • SureStay
  • SureStay Plus
  • SureStay Collection

Best Western is also the parent company of WorldHotels.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

The best value of Best Western Points will come from redeeming them for free nights at Best Western brand hotels. This gives you about an average of 0.4p per point. Overall, you can redeem Best Western Points towards:

  • Free Nights at Best Western hotels
  • Airline & Partner Rewards
  • Gift Cards
  • Global Free Room Nights Voucher
  • Best Western Travel Card
  • Transfers To Airline Partners

Best Western Points Value Calculator

Use the Best Western Points Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of your Best Western Points based on redemption options. Average values (denoted by '~') are based on how much The Point Calculator values that redemption after doing some testing and number crunching. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.

Best Western Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of points to see the average cash value.
Points
GBP (£)
Free Night Awards
~0.4p
0
Best Western Travel Awards
0.38p | 1,300pts - £5
£0
Gift Cards
0.25p
£0
Charity - Shelter
0.29p
£0
USD ($)
Best Western Travel Awards
0.5 cents | 2,000pts - US$10
US$0
Charitable Donation Awards
0.4 cents | 500pts - US$2
US$0
Amazon and BW Gift Cards
0.31 cents | 16,000pts - US$50
US$0

Redeem For Free Nights

The best value you can obtain from Best Western Points will be from redeeming them for free nights at Best Western brand hotels or using them towards Best Western Travel Awards. Either method will give you around an average value of around 0.4p. As with most hotel programs, the ability to get a lower or higher value is always present. If you find a redemption that is giving less than 0.38p, you'll want to divert your attention towards the Best Western Travel Awards which will always give you 0.38p. No reason to redeem your points for a lower value than that for free night bookings.

best western transfer partners
You can transfer points to several airline partners at a rate of 5:1 for most partners.

Gift Cards

Best Western Points can be redeemed for more than 50 gift cards through the Best Western Digital Select Gift Card option via bestwestern.co.uk. Redeeming your points through this portal will give your points a value of 0.25p per point. Redemptions start at 20,000 points for a £50 gift card.

Best Western Redemptions - Gift Cards
Denomination Points Needed
£50 20,000 Points
£100 40,000 Points
£200 80,000 Points

Points can also be applied towards U.S. and Canada Amazon gift cards and Best Western Mastercards via the rewards portal on bestwestern.com.

Global Free Room Nights Voucher

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.

Best Western Travel Card

Best Western Rewards Points can be turned into Best Western Travel Cards which will give your points 0.38p in value. Travel Cards are usable at Best Western locations worldwide for any eligible service managed or operated by a Best Western hotel. Redemptions start at 1,300 points for a £5 Best Western Travel Card.

Best Western Travel Card
Value Points Needed
£5 1,300 Points
£10 2,600 Points
£16 4,200 Points
£25 6,500 Points
£32 8,400 Points
£50 13,000 Points
£100 26,000 Points

Best Western Points can be donated to charities. You can donate to Shelter via bestwestern.co.uk which starts at 1,700 points for a £5 donation. You can also donate to several other charities via bestwestern.com starting at 500 points for a US$2 donation.

Transfer Partners

Best Western has 10 transfer partners that allows you to top off your favorite frequent flyer programs. Do note that these transfer partners are available through bestwestern.com and not bestwestern.co.uk. You can log into the main Best Western website with your same credentials. You'll find the option to transfer points under in the Best Western Redemption Mall.

Best Western Transfer Partners

Best Western Points can be transferred to 10 airline partners. Those partners are:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Canada
  • Alitalia Air
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Iberia
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Vueling

The transfer ratio for 8 of these 10 partners are 5:1 meaning every 5,000 Best Western Points will give you 1,000 airline miles. Alitalia Air MilleMiglia program is 6:1 which requires 6,000 Best Western Points for 1,000 miles with their program and Southwest's program is 5:1.2 which means transferring 5,000 Best Western Points will give you 1,200 Rapid Reawrds Points.

How To Transfer Best Western Points

Best Western makes it easy to transfer your Best Western Points into frequent flyer miles with your favorite airlines.

  1. Head over to the Best Western website.
  2. Click Log-In and log into your Best Western Account.
  3. Once logged in, click on My Account and go to Redeem Points.
  4. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page and click on Airline Rewards.
  5. Find the airline you want to transfer points to, select a quantity, and hit Add To Cart.
  6. Once done, click on Checkout.
  7. Review the order summary and hit Submit.

How fast your points post will depend on the program. If you're looking for an immediate transfer, Best Western may not be the best option.

Best Western Point Transfer Calculator

Use the Best Western Points Transfer Calculator to calculate the transfer of Best Western Points to their 10 airline partners. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.

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Earning Rewards

Best Western Rewards Points are primarily earned booking stays at Best Western and spending with their partners.

Earning Best Western Points On Stays

Staying at Best Western hotels will be the easiest way to build your Best Western Rewards Points if you're based in Australia. You can earn up to 10 base points per US$1 spent and up to an additional 50% on top of that based on your elite status with Best Western. When earning points in non-U.S. Dollars, it will be converted to such before calculating total points.

Best Western Base Points

Best Western members earn 10 points per US$1 spent on the base price of the hotel. This will be the cost before taxes and fees are added. So if you stay at a Best Western hotel and the cost is US$225 before taxes, you would earn a total of 2,250 points for the stay. This is calculate by multiplying the base hotel cost (converting to USD if needed) by the base earning rate of 10 points per US$1 spent ($225 x 10).

Best Western Elite Status Points

Best Western has five tiers in their rewards programs. Earning elite status with their program is based on the number of nights, stays, or base points you earn in a calendar year. Best Western elite status comes with many benefits, but for this we will be looking specifically at the bonus points you will earn based on your tier in the program.

Calculate Best Western Points On Stays

The Best Western Points Calculator will calculate how many points you can earn on stays based on spend, elite status, and whether or not you use a Best Western credit card to pay. Remember that you will not earn base points on taxes and fees.

Best Western Spend

Enter the base cost of the hotel in U.S. dollars.
Base Spend

Best Western Points Value

Enter how much you value Best Western Points. The Point Calculator values them at USD 0.5 cents each, but you may value them at a higher or lower rate. This field is used to calculate the cash value of the points you earned.
Point Value

Best Western Credit Card

There are no Best Western credit cards for those based in Australia.

Best Western Brand

All Best Western Brands earn at a base rate of 10 Best Western Points per US $1 spent, so there's no need to select a specific brand.

Best Western Points Earned

The table below lists the amount of points you'll earn and the cash value of those points based on what you entered in the sections above.
Blue Member
10 Base Points
0 Points 0 Cash Value
Gold Elite
10% Bonus
0 Points 0 Cash Value
Platinum Elite
15% Bonus
0 Points 0 Cash Value
Diamond Elite
30% Bonus
0 Points 0 Cash Value
Diamond Select Elite
50% Bonus
0 Points 0 Cash Value

Best Western Travel Partners

In addition to booking hotels, you can also earn Best Western Points renting cars. You can get the full list of partners on the Best Western - Earn Rewards page. Do note that many partners are U.S. and Canada based.

Best Western Car Partners

You can earn Best Western Points booking rentals with several car partners. You will either earn points per $1 spent or earn points per rental. You will also typically receive a discount off the base rate.

Car Partner Book/Earn
Alamo Book via Best Western Car Partners Link
Avis Book via avis.com and use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: K850800
Budget Book via budget.com and use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number: U187000
Enterprise Book via Best Western Car Partners Link
National Book via Best Western Car Partners Link
SIXT Book via SIXT-Best Western Link

Earn Airline Miles

If you don't have any interest in earning Best Western Points, you can opt in to earn airline miles instead. You can earn airline miles with the following airlines:

You can select the airline that you want to earn points for when you sign up for a free account via bestwestern.co.uk or you can change your earning preferences when logged into your Best Western account. Being logged in will also list how many miles you'll earn on each qualifying stay with each partner airline.

Best Western Elite Status

Best Western has 5 status levels which are Blue, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Select. They offer three different ways to qualify for any given tier of elite status in their rewards program. Those three ways are:

  1. Nights spent at Best Western during the calendar year
  2. Qualifying stays at Best Western during the calendar year
  3. Base Points earned at Best Western during the calendar year

Each tier will require you to meet at least one of the three requirements specified to be granted the benefits that comes with that tier. Once you obtain Best Western Elite status, you will retain that status and the perks of that status for the remainder of the year. Whichever status you end the calendar year with will also be given to you the entire next year. You'll need to re-qualify for status every year.

best western elite status benefits
You'll receive most of the perks when you hit Gold Status. From there, you'll be earning bonus points.

Best Western Blue

Signing up for a Best Western Rewards account will automatically give make you a blue member in the program. Surprisingly, this will grant you most of the benefits offered by Best Western. Signing up for an account is free, so I highly recommend doing so before booking a stay.

Once you sign up, you'll be given the following benefits:

  • Ability To Earn/Redeem Points
  • Points Never Expire
  • No Blackout Dates
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Best Western Gold

Best Western Gold elite status is the second tier in the Best Western Rewards Program. In order to earn Gold, you will need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • 10 Nights
  • 7 Stays
  • 10,000 Base Points

Best Western Gold status comes with:

  • 10% Bonus Points
    • You'll earn the base of 10 points along with an additional 1 point for a total of 11 points per US$1 spent.
  • Choice of ThankYou Gift or Points Upon Arrival
  • Room Upgrade
  • The Benefits of Best Western Blue

Best Western Platinum

Best Western Platinum is the third tier in the Best Western Rewards Program. You can obtain the power of Platinum after you meet one of the following requirements:

  • 15 Nights
  • 10 Stays
  • 15,000 Base Points

Best Western Platinum status comes with:

  • 15% Bonus Points
    • You'll earn the base of 10 points along with an additional 1.5 points for a total of 11.5 points per US$1 spent.
  • The Benefits of Best Western Gold

Best Western Diamond

Fourth in line is Best Western Diamond. Diamond is obtained after meeting one of the following requirements:

  • 30 Nights
  • 20 Stays
  • 30,000 Base Points

Best Western Diamond status comes with:

  • 30% Bonus Points
    • You'll earn the base of 10 points along with an additional 3 points for a total of 13 points per US$1 spent.
  • The Benefits of Best Western Platinum

Best Western Diamond Select

The highest status you can obtain in the Best Western Rewards program is Best Western Diamond Select. This status can be obtained after meeting one of the following requirements:

  • 50 Nights
  • 40 Stays
  • 50,000 Base Points

Best Western Diamond Select status comes with:

  • 50% Bonus Points
    • You'll earn the base of 10 points along with an additional 5 points for a total of 15 points per US$1 spent.
  • The Benefits of Best Western Diamond

Best Western and Cash Back Portals

Want to earn additional cash back on top of your Best Western Rewards Points? Of course you do! Cash back portals allow you to double and triple dip on rewards and is the best way to maximize your earnings when shopping online. All cash back portals pretty much work the same.

  • Start at the cash back portal's website
  • Find your store and click Shop to start a new session
  • You'll be dropped off on that store's home page to shop as normal
  • Once you checkout, the cash back site will be notified
  • Cash back will be credited to your account
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Since cash back portals drop you off on the retailers site, you'll still be booking direct. So if you were to book a hotel through a portal you would earn:

  • Rewards from the cash back portal.
  • Rewards from the credit card you're using (if it offers rewards).
  • Best Western Rewards Points from the stay.

I highly recommend using cash back portals no matter if you're booking travel or just generally shopping online. You can easily earn hundreds of dollars per year depending on how often you travel or shop.

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I've earned a lot over the past few years using portals like Rakuten.

Listed below are some of the top cash back portals in the United Kingdom. You can sign up for any of the programs below through The Point Calculator to help out the site and earn yourself some additional cash back after your first time using them.

There's no portal that's always better than another since the cash back (or other rewards) rate that you can earn changes from time to time. Anytime you're shopping online, I recommend scanning across each portal to find out who's offering the best cash back.

Best Western FAQ

How many Best Western Points can I earn on hotel stays?

You will earn 10 base points per US$1 spent at Best Western hotels. You can also earn up to 5 additional points based on your elite status. This gives you up to a total of 15 points per US$1 spent.

What is the value of Best Western points?

The Point Calculator values Best Western Points at an average of USD 0.5 to 0.7 cents when used for free nights.

Can you transfer Best Western Points?

Yes. You can transfer Best Western Points to 10 airline programs.

How do you earn Best Western elite status?

Best Western elite status can be earned with nights, qualifying stays, or base points earned during the calendar year. They have a 5-tier rewards program which consists of Blue, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Select.

Can you earn Best Western Points on car rentals?

Yes. You can earn points renting with Avis, Budget, and several other car rental agencies.

Does Best Western offer military benefits?

Yes. U.S. and Canada military members receive complimentary Gold status and discounts on bookings.


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