How Are Hyatt Points Calculated & How Many Can You Earn?

Points Earned Per Stay
Use this calculator to calculate Hyatt points earned per dollar on stays based on base points, elite status points, and Hyatt credit card points.
Last Updated 2022-09-07 By R.Flowers III

World of Hyatt members can earn anywhere from 5 to 10.5 Hyatt Points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels. This includes base points, points from elite status, and Hyatt credit card points.

How are Hyatt points calculated on stays?

When staying at Hyatt brand hotels and most partner hotels, you'll be able to earn anywhere from 5 to 10.5 points per $1 spent based on your World of Hyatt elite status level and whether or not you use a Hyatt card to pay for your stay.

Method Points Earned Per $1 Spent
Base points 5
Elite status 0.5 - 1.5
Hyatt credit cards 4

Base points

World of Hyatt members earn 5 Hyatt points per $1 spent on the base rate at participating hotels. So a hotel that costs you $152 per night would earn you 760 Hyatt Points per night.

Base points are not earned on the taxes and fees portion of your bill.

Elite status points

You can earn elite status with Hyatt by staying at Hyatt brand hotels during the calendar year. You can qualify for elite status with Hyatt based on either nights or base points earned.

For example, you can earn Hyatt Discoverist status by staying 10 nights at Hyatt properties during the calendar year or you can earn Hyatt Discoverist status by earning 25,000 base points during the calendar year.

Based on your status within the World of Hyatt program, you'll earn a certain percentage of bonus points per $1 spent which is based on the base rate. The table below breaks down the Hyatt Elite Status requirements.

Level Bonus Points Earned
Member No Bonus 0
Discoverist 10% 0.5
Explorist 20% 1
Globalist 30% 1.5

Bonus points earned from Hyatt Elite status are in addition to the points that you earn at the base rate. So if the base cost of your stay costs $152 and you're a Hyatt Explorist, you'll earn 760 base points plus an additional 152 points from the 20% bonus for a total of 912 Hyatt points.

Hyatt credit card points

Using Hyatt credit cards to pay for you stay will earn you 4 additional Hyatt Points per $1 spent. Unlike base points and elite status points, Hyatt credit cards will earn you points on the full cost of the stay including taxes and fees.

Taxes aside, a $152 stay as a Hyatt Explorist using a Hyatt credit card to pay for the stay will earn you 760 base points, 152 elite status points, and 608 credit card points for a total of 1,520 points.

Since taxes and fees are included, you'll actually earn slightly more than that due to earning points on the taxes and fees using a Hyatt credit card.

Here are the credit cards you can use to earn 4X Hyatt's points on your stays:

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For Hyatt Travelers
  • Intro Bonus: Up to 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 4X points at Hyatt hotels
  • Earn 2X points at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Receive an annual free night award good for a stay at a Category 1 to Category 4 Hyatt hotel or resort
  • Complimentary Hyatt Discoverist status
  • Receive 5 Qualifying Nights towards Hyatt Elite status each year
  • Receive 2 additional Qualifying Nights towards status for every $5,000 you spend on the card
$95
Best For Hyatt Business Travelers
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 4X points at Hyatt hotels
  • Earn 2X points on your top three spend categories each quarter through 12/31/23, then your top two categories
  • Earn 2X points on fitness club and gym memberships
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Get up to $100 in Hyatt statement credits spending at Hyatt properties
  • Complimentary Hyatt Discoverist status
  • Receive 5 Qualifying Nights towards status for every $10,000 you spend on the card
  • After spending $50,000 on the card, get 10% of your redeemed points back for the remainder of the calendar year
$199

Calculate Hyatt points per stay

Use the Hyatt Point Calculator to estimate how many Hyatt Points you can earn per dollar spent on stays based on hotel cost, status, and Hyatt credit cards.

Hyatt Hotel Cost
Enter the cost of your Hyatt stay in U.S. dollars. Remember that you will not earn base points or elite status points on taxes and fees.
Base Cost
$
Taxes/Fees
$
Hyatt Credit Card
If you plan on using a World of Hyatt credit card to pay, you can select it from the list. Hyatt credit cards offer complimentary elite status, so updating this field may change the World of Hyatt Elite Status field.
Hyatt Brand
All Hyatt Brands earn at a base rate of 5 Hyatt Points per US $1 spent, so there's no need to select a specific brand.
World of Hyatt Elite Status
If you have elite status, you can select it from the list. This can earn you up to a 30% bonus on the base rate.
Hyatt Points Earned
This is the estimated amount of Hyatt Points you would earn.
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Hyatt Points

Other ways to earn Hyatt points

Outside of using Hyatt's own co-branded credit cards, the only other way to earn lots of Hyatt points is using Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can be transferred to the World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. This means 1,000 Chase Points can be converted to 1,000 Hyatt Points.

Chase offers three Ultimate Rewards credit cards that feature great categories for frequent travelers as well as a fantastic business card for anyone looking to earn flexible travel rewards on their business expenses.

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For High Value & Travel Benefits
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 10X points on hotels and car rentals booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 5X points on flights booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on travel worldwide and dining at restaurants
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • $300 statement credit for travel purchases charged to the card each anniversary year
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
  • Up to $100 towards a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS application fee
  • 50% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
$550
Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 5X points on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on dining, online grocery purchases, and on select streaming services
  • Earn 2X points on other travel purchases
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • $50 credit every cardmember anniversary good towards hotel stays booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 10% bonus points based on how much you spend the prior cardmember year
$95
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 100k Bonus Points
  • Earn 3X points on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
$95

FAQ

How many Hyatt Points do you earn staying at Hyatt hotels?

You will earn 5 base Hyatt Points per $1 spent at Hyatt. You can also earn bonus points based on your elite status tier.

Where can I earn Hyatt Points staying at?

You can earn Hyatt Points at all 13 Hyatt brand hotels, MGM Resorts, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) properties.

Can I earn Hyatt Points booking through a travel portal such as Expedia or Agoda.com?

No. You must book your hotel directly with Hyatt in order to earn Hyatt Points.

Does it cost money to sign up for the World of Hyatt program?

No. The World of Hyatt program is free to join.

What are Hyatt base points?

Hyatt base points are the 5 points you earn per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels and partner hotels. Base points do not include elite status tier points or Hyatt credit card points.

How many bonus points can you earn with World of Hyatt elite status?

Elite status can earn you between 0.5 and 1.5 bonus Hyatt Points per $1 spent.

What purchases will earn 4x Hyatt Points with the World of Hyatt credit card?

Purchases made at Hyatt brand hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties. This includes room rate as well as on property purchases such as room service, spa, and restaurants on the property that are owned by or affiliated with Hyatt.

What's the most Hyatt Points you can earn per $1 spent at Hyatt brand and partner hotels?

You can earn up to 10.5 Hyatt Points per $1 spent as a Hyatt Globalist using the World of Hyatt credit card to pay for your hotel stay.

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