How Are Choice Hotel Points Calculated & How Many Can You Earn?

Points Earned Per Stay
As a Choice Privileges Rewards member, you can earn up to 20 Choice Hotel Points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels. Learn how and calculate the earnings.
Last Updated 2022-05-11 By R.Flowers III

Choice Privileges members can earn anywhere between 10 and 20 Choice Hotel points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels. This includes 10 base points, up to 5 elite status points, and 5 Choice credit card points.

How are Choice points calculated on stays?

When staying at Choice brand hotels, you will earn anywhere between 10 points and 20 points per $1 spent based on elite status and whether or not you use a Choice credit card to pay for your stay.

Method Points Earned Per $1 Spent
Base points 10
Elite status 1 - 5
Choice credit cards 5

Base points

Choice Privileges members will earn 10 points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels. This is the base amount of points that all members will receive.

The base hotel cost is the value shown in your search results as it shows the per night cost before fees and taxes are added. That is the value you'll multiply by 10 in order to calculate how many points you'll earn per night on your stay.

For example, if your hotel has a base cost of $276 per night, you would earn 2,760 points per night. If the base cost is $104 per night, you would earn a total of 1,040 points per night.

Elite status points

In addition to earning points at the base rate, Choice Privileges members will also be able to earn a certain percentage of bonus points based on Choice Privileges elite status.

Elite status with Choice is based on the number of nights you spend at Choice hotels during the calendar year. As you spend more nights, you'll move up in status and be rewarded various perks and benefits in which one of the several benefits are bonus points.

Level Bonus Points Earned
Member No Bonus 0
Gold 10% Bonus 1
Platinum 25% Bonus 2.5
Diamond 50% Bonus 5

Bonus points are based on the base earning rate. For example, if you have Choice Privileges Gold status, you will earn a 10% bonus on the base rate which is an additional 1 point per $1 spent for a total of 11 points..

So if the base cost of the hotel was $276 per night, you would earn a total of 3,036 Choice points per night.

Choice credit card points

If you want to maximize the amount of Choice Hotel points earned per stay, you'll want to consider the Choice Privileges Visa Card. It earns 5 Choice points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels.

So if you were to use the card to pay for a hotel that costs $276 per night, you would earn an additional 1,380 points on top of your base earnings and any points you earn from elite status.

Do note that when you use the Choice Privileges Visa Card to pay for your stay, you'll earn points on the cost of your entire stay—taxes and fees included.

Credit Card Points Per $1 Spent
Choice Privileges Visa Card 5

Calculate Choice points per stay

Use the Choice Point Calculator to estimate how many Choice Hotel points you can earn per stay based on spend, status, and Choice credit cards.

Choice Hotel Cost
Enter the cost of your Choice stay in U.S. dollars. Remember that you will not earn base points or elite status points on taxes and fees.
Base Cost
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Taxes/Fees
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Choice Credit Card
If you plan on using the Choice Privileges Visa Card, you can select it from the list. It offers complimentary elite status, so updating this field may change the Choice Privileges Elite Status field.
Choice Hotel Brand
All Choice Hotel brands earn at a base rate of 10 Choice points per US $1 spent, so there's no need to select a specific brand.
Choice Elite Status
If you have elite status, you can select it from the list. This can earn you up to a 50% bonus on the base rate.
Choice Points Earned
This is the estimated amount of Choice Hotel points you would earn.
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Choice Hotel Points

FAQ

How many points do you get per stay at Choice hotels?

Choice Privileges members can earn up to 20 points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels. That's 10 base points, up to 5 points based on elite status, and 5 Choice credit card points.

Is signing up for a Choice Privileges account free?

Yes. There is no cost associated with signing up for a Choice Privileges account.

Is the Choice Privileges Visa Card worth it?

If you want to maximize your earnings with Choice, the Choice Privileges Visa Card is well worth it.

What's the highest elite status I can shortcut to with Choice?

You can earn complimentary Choice Privileges Gold with the Choice Privileges Visa Card. You can also status match if you have elite status with other hotel loyalty programs.