Best Western points can be redeemed for free nights, gift cards, and towards charitable donations. You can also transfer Best Western points to handful of partners.
You will get the best value when redeeming points for free nights at Best Western brand hotels.
Best Western points value
Based on our valuations, Best Western points are worth 0.5 cents each on average when redeemed for free nights at Best Western brand hotels. This means that 10,000 points is equal to about $50 in hotel value.
Here's our breakdown on Best Western points value:
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|Charitable donation awards
|Amazon and BW gift cards
How to calculate the value of Best Western points
You can calculate the value of Best Western points by dividing the cash cost of your redemption by the amount of points required to book it.
Best Western Points Value = Cash Cost of Redemption ÷ Points Required To Book.
Use our Best Western points or pay cash calculator to easily calculate the value of any Best Western redemption.
Redeeming Best Western points for the best value
Best Western points will have the best value when redeemed towards free nights at Best Western hotels or when redeeming points for free room night vouchers. Other redemptions will give your points lower value.
Redeem points 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.
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.
You can use our Use Points or Pay Cash Calculator to calculate the value of Best Western points for any stay.
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. 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 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.
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.
Transferring points to airline partners
Best Western Points can be transferred to 9 airline partners, mostly at a 5:1 ratio. This means that every 5,000 Best Western Points you transfer will earn you 1,000 airline miles.
This isn't the best use of Best Western Points as you'll get only about 0.2 to 0.4 cents in value per point, 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.
Calculator: 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.
Best Western Points Value Calculator
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|Charitable donation awards
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Calculator: Use Best Western points or pay cash?
Use our Best Western 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 for any redemption.
Finding the best card for Best Western
The best travel rewards card for Best Western will be either a co-branded Best Western credit card or a Capital One travel card.
Best Western credit cards
Best Western offers two co-branded credit cards that can earn you points on everyday purchases, but if you're looking to maximize your points, you'll want to consider the Best Western Rewards® Premium Mastercard®. It earns a whopping 10X points on Best Western purchases and offers exclusive benefits including bonus points annually and discounts on bookings.
Capital One Travel credit cards
Capital One Venture miles and Spark miles can be redeemed at a value of 1 cent for any travel charged to an eligible Capital One credit card. Not only does this include Best Western stays, but stays at other hotel brands, airfare, car rentals, parking, tolls, and much more.
If you're really looking for maximum flexibility, Capital One is the route to go. Here are the credit cards that offer:
How much are Best Western points worth?
Based on our valuations, Best Western points are worth 0.5 cents per point on average when redeemed for free nights at Best Western brand hotels.
How much are 1,000 Best Western points worth?
Based on our valuations, 1,000 Best Western points are worth $5.
How much are 2,000 Best Western points worth?
Based on our valuations, 2,000 Best Western points are worth $10.
How much are 4,000 Best Western points worth?
Based on our valuations, 4,000 Best Western points are worth $20.
How much are 6,000 Best Western points worth?
Based on our valuations, 6,000 Best Western points are worth $30.
How much are 10,000 Best Western points worth?
Based on our valuations, 10,000 Best Western points are worth $50.