Best Western Points Value

Best Western Points are worth around 0.5 cents per point for free nights. Get the list of redemptions and calculate the cash value.
Updated 2020-11-13 By Robert Flowers III

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 0.5 cents 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

This page will cover the cash value you can obtain from these redemptions as well as provide details on each.

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
Free Night Awards
~0.5 Cents
~$0
Best Western Travel Awards
0.5 cents | 2,000pts - $10
$0
Charitable Donation Awards
0.4 cents | 500pts - $2
$0
Amazon and BW Gift Cards
0.31 cents | 16,000pts - $50
$0

These are the average cash values for Best Western Points when used for free nights based on a value of 0.5 cents per point:

Best Western Points Average Value - Free Nights
Best Western Points Cash Value
10,000 Points US $50
20,000 Points US $100
30,000 Points US $150
50,000 Points US $250
100,000 Points US $500

Redeem For Free Nights

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 0.5 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 higher to get significantly more value than 0.5 cents, but it will usually take a little bit of back and forth action along with some minor comparing, but the opportunity is out there.

Listed below is the cost in points and cost in cash for the first few hotels that pop up for Phoneix, Arizona.

best western phoenix arizona cost in cash
Cost in cash.
best western phoenix arizona cost in cash
Cost in BW Points.

Listed below is the breakdown of the value you can obtain from these hotels. Do note that Best Western does not include taxes/fees in the value they show on the search results page. The cash cost listed below is the total with taxes/fees added.

Best Western Points Value - Pheonix Hotels
Hotel Points Needed Cash Cost Point Value
SureStay Phoenix Downtown 20,000 $125 0.625 Cents
BW Airport Inn 28,000 $147 0.525 Cents
SureStay Phoenix Airport 16,000 $99 0.618 Cents
InnSuites Phoenix Hotel & Suites 36,000 $228 0.633 Cents

All of these hotels offer 0.5-0.6 cents in value which about the norm for Best Western redemptions.

As previously stated, it's possible to get less or more value. Here's a Best Western hotel near Columbus, Ohio that offers a low value of 0.43 cents per Best Western Point after taxes/fees are factored in.

B.R. Guest Zanesville Ohio
This hotel costs $86 after taxes/fees which will give you a redemption value of 0.43 cents.

And here's another hotel in Ohio that offers a high redemption of 1.13 cents per Best Western Point after taxes/fees are factored in.

Lakewood Inn Hebron Ohio
This is $113 after taxes which will give you a great value of 1.13 cents per point.

When it comes to trying to get the best value out of your Best Western Points, it's going to require you to compare the costs in cash and cost in points. The search results will allow you to calculate enough of a rough estimate to let you know if it will be worth your points. Taxes typically add about 0.1 cent in additional value, but it really depend on where you're staying at as taxes can have a range of values.

If you need a handy online calculator, you can use the Points & Miles Cash Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of points based on the cost in cash and cost in points.

If you just want to scan over the prices, you can use the table below. It lists the minimum per night price you're looking for based on the cost in points and a 0.5 cent cash value.

Cost in Points Min Cash Price To Aim For
Based on 0.5 cents in value
10,000 Points $50 Per Night
12,000 Points $60 Per Night
16,000 Points $80 Per Night
20,000 Points $100 Per Night
24,000 Points $120 Per Night
28,000 Points $140 Per Night
32,000 Points $160 Per Night
36,000 Points $180 Per Night
56,000 Points $280 Per Night

The point values seem random, but these are the most common point values seen when dealing with Best Western redemptions. You'll find that most Best Western Hotels hover around the 12,000 to 24,000 points range. Hotels that cost 36,000 points or more are usually in high traffic/popular areas.

miami beach 56000 point hotel
This Miami Beach hotel costs a whopping 56,000 points per night.

Other Redemptions

All redemptions outside of free night awards will fall within the Best Western Redemption Mall. This portal allows you to use your points for:

  • 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 transfer partners
Specify how many blocks of 5,000 points you want to transfer to airline partners.

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 $2 donate to the selected charity which will give your points a value of 0.4 cents each. This is around the average value you'll get for most Best Western Redemptions outside of using them for free nights.

Gift Cards

Best Western Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards and Best Western Mastercards which will give your points a value of 0.31 cents each. Redemptions start at 16,000 points for a $50 gift card or Mastercard. The Mastercard is basically a prepaid card that can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted.

Best Western Redemptions - Amazon/Mastercard
Denomination Points Needed
$50 16,000 Points
$100 32,000 Points
$200 64,000 Points

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 global free nights voucher
Turn your points into free night vouchers and use them globally for free nights at Best Western hotels.

Best Western Travel Card

Best Western Rewards Points can be turned into Best Western Travel Cards. Travel Cards are usable at Best Western locations worldwide for any eligible service managed or operated by a Best Western hotel. You'll get a Best Western Points value of 0.41 to 0.45 cents each depending on the redemption. Best Western offers both virtual and physical travel cards in U.S. and Canada versions. If you go this route, the gift cards marked with "(Elite Offer)" will give you the best value for your points.

best western travel card
Be sure to keep your eye for Elite Offers as they will give you more bang for your point.

Summary

You should be able to easily squeeze out an average value of 0.5 cents per Best Western Point when redeeming your points for free nights. Transferring your Best Western Points to your favorite frequent flyer program is also a solid redemption option if you need to top off your account or you just prefer to earn airline miles. Other redemptions will give around a value of 0.4 cents per point which isn't too much lower than the average value. Overall, the Best Western Rewards Program has a good amount of redemptions and offers a great return on your spend.

FAQ

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.

What the best value I can get out of my Best Western points?

The average value hovers around 0.5 cents, but it's possible to get as high as one cent per point with some redemptions.

Can you use Best Western Points to book car rentals?

No. Best Western Points can not be used to book car rentals.

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