Calculate Best Western Points On Stays

Best Western Points Calculator to calculate points earned on stays based on spend, elite status, and if you use a Best Western credit card to pay.
Updated 2020-10-06 By Robert Flowers III

The Best Western Points Calculator will calculate how many Best Western Points you can earn staying at Best Western hotels based on your spend, elite status, and whether or not you use a Best Western credit card to pay. This page also breaks down everything you need to know on how Best Western Points are calculated which covers base points, elite status points, and credit card points.

Best Western Points Calculator For Stays

Use the Best Western Points Calculator to 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 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

If you plan on using a Best Western credit card, select which card you plan on using. Remember that certain cards may grant elite status. If so, the calculator will not show the earnings for any status that is less than what the card offers.

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

How To Earn Points On Stays

Best Western Rewards Points are primarily earned booking paid hotel stays at Best Western brand hotels. Before you can earn points on your stays, you'll need to sign up for an account. You'll also need to make sure you're booking direct and booking stays at Best Western brand hotels.

Sign Up For A Best Western Account

In order to earn Best Western Rewards Points, you will need a Best Western Rewards account. As with most loyalty programs, signing up is easy.

  1. Head to BestWestern.com.
  2. Click Best Western Rewards at the top of the page.
  3. You will see the option to Join For Free in the center of the page.
  4. Enter your personal information which includes name, email, and address.
  5. Click Join.

Once you've created your account, be sure to keep track of the email address you used for the account as well as your membership number. You will need these when signing in and booking stays at Best Western hotels.

Book Direct With Best Western

In order to earn Best Western Rewards Points, you will need to book your hotel stays directly though Best Western. This means booking through the Best Western website or over the phone. Bookings through third party sites and online travel agencies (OTAs) will generally not earn you points. This includes sites like Expedia, Orbitz, and Hotels.com. If you have elite status with Best Western, your benefits will usually not be honored when booking through a third party.

Best Western Brand Hotels

You will earn Best Western Rewards Points when you book paid stays at Best Western brand hotels. Best Western has 13 brands:

  • 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

All of these brands are bookable through BestWestern.com.

How Points Are Calculated

Best Western Rewards members will earn points on all paid stays at Best Western brand hotels. Points earned consists of base points, elite points, and points earned using Best Western credit cards.

Best Western Base Points

Best Western members earn 10 points per $1 spent on the base price of the hotel. This will be the cost before taxes and fees are added.

Earn points on the base rate.

So if you stay at a Best Western hotel and the cost is $225 before taxes, you would earn a total of 2,250 points for the stay. This is calculate by multiplying the base hotel cost by the base earning rate of 10 points per $1 spent ($225 x 10). Below are a few more examples of earning points on the base rate:

How To Calculate Base Points
Best Western
Cost Per Night Nights Stayed Points Earned
$100 3 Nights
= ($100 * 10) * 3
3,000 Points
$192 5 Nights
= ($192 * 10) * 5
9,600 Points
$250 7 Nights
= ($250 * 10) * 7
17,500 Points

As per the usual with most hotels, you will only earn points on paid stays. Nights booked with Best Western Rewards Points will not earn you points.

Best Western Elite 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.

Best Western Elite Status Requirements
Per calendar year
Blue Member Signing Up No Bonus
Gold Elite 10 Nights, 7 Stays, or 10,000 Points 10% Bonus
Platinum Elite 15 Nights, 10 Stays, or 15,000 Points 15% Bonus
Diamond Elite 30 Nights, 20 Stays, or 30,000 Points 30% Bonus
Diamond Select Elite 50 Nights, 40 Stays, or 50,000 Points 50% Bonus

Points earned from obtaining Best Western elite status will stack on top of the base points earned for the stay. So if you're a Best Western Gold Elite member and earned 2,000 points on a stay, you would earn an additional 10% bonus which would be 200 points for a total of 2,200.

Let's say you earned 4,000 points on a Best Western stay. Depending on your elite status, you would earn a certain amount of bonus points on top of that:

Best Western Elite Points
Base Points: 4,000
Elite Tier Elite Points Points Earned
Blue Member
No Bonus
0 Elite 4,000 Points
Gold Elite
10% Bonus
400 Elite
4,000 * 0.10
4,400 Points
Platinum Elite
15% Bonus
600 Elite
4,000 * 0.15
4,600 Points
Diamond Elite
30% Bonus
1,200 Elite
4,000 * 0.30
5,200 Points
Diamond Select Elite
50% Bonus
2,000 Elite
4,000 * 0.50
6,000 Points

As you move through the tiers in Best Western's loyalty program, you will start to earn more points per $1 spent. This is one of the main benefits of obtaining elite status with hotels (as well as airlines, car rental agencies, etc). Since you will be earning more points, you'll be able to obtain points for free nights (and other rewards) faster.

Best Western Credit Card Points

On top of your base points and elite status points, you can earn even more with Best Western Points earned from credit card spend. Best Western offers a handful of credit cards that can earn you between 3 and 10 points per $1 spent at Best Western brand hotels.

When using a Best Western credit card to pay for your stay, you will earn Best Western Points on the entire cost of the stay including taxes/fees. Points earned with credit cards will usually not post to your account immediately, but instead post to your account when the statement period ends. Points earned may also lag behind one statement (depends on the bank/program) so be sure to note that.

Best Western Credit Card Points
Points earned per $1 spent
Total Hotel Cost BW Premium Mastercard
Earns 10x at BW
$200 2,000 Points
$350 3,500 Points
$475 4,750 Points

If you frequently stay at Best Western Hotels, I consider using the Best Western Credit Card Point Calculators to find out how many points you could earn and whether or not the card is worth picking up.

Summary

When you combine base earnings, elite status points, and Best Western credit cards, you have the capability to earn a great deal of points on your Best Western stays. This gives you the ability to earn free nights relatively fast depending on how often you stay at Best Western brand hotels.

If you're trying to maximize your Best Western Points, I recommend using Best Western credit cards. You can use the Best Western Credit Card Point Calculators to calculate total points and the cash value of each card based on spend, elite status, card benefits, and annual fees. You can compare the results against any cards featured on the site including top travel cards and co-branded credit cards from other hotel chains.

FAQ

How many points do you earn per stay at Best Western brand hotels?

All Best Western members earn a base of 10 points per $1 spent. Additional points can be earned with Best Western elite status and Best Western credit cards.

What's the most Best Western Points you can earn per $1 spent a Best Western Hotels?

Promotions aside, you can earn up to 25 points which includes 10 base points, up to 5 points with Diamond Select elite status, and 10 points with the Best Western Premium Mastercard.

Is signing up for Best Western Rewards free?

Yes. There is no cost to signing up for a Best Western Rewards account.

Is the Best Western Premium Mastercard worth it?

If you want to maximize your Best Western Points, the Best Western Premium Mastercard is worth it.

What's the highest status you can obtain with Best Western?

Best Western Diamond Select is the highest status you can obtain. It can be reached with 50 nights, 40 stays, or 50,000 base points during the calendar year.

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