The best value of Wyndham Points come from redeeming them at Wyndham Vacation Club and Caesars Entertainment properties which will give you 1 cent or higher per point. Overall, Wyndham Points can be redeemed for:
- Free Nights at Wyndham Properties
- Free Nights at Caesars Entertainment Properties
- Free Nights at with several other destination brands
- Gift Cards
- Tours & Activities
- Marathon MakeItCount Program
This page will cover the cash value you can obtain from these options when you redeem your Wyndham Points.
Wyndham Points Value Calculator
Use the Wyndham Points Value Calculator to calculate the average cash value of your Wyndham Points based on different redemptions. You can enter any amount of points in the field below.
Listed below is the average cash value of various denominations of Wyndham Points based on the redemption value of 0.6 cent per point at standard Wyndham properties.
|Wyndham Points||Cash Value|
Redeem For Free Nights
The best value you can obtain from Wyndham Points will be when you use them for free nights at various properties. Wyndham's standard brands will give you around 0.6 cents per point on average (typically when using Points + Cash) while redeeming your points for free nights at Caesars Entertainment and Wyndham Vacation Club properties will give you significantly more value with easy redemptions in the 1 to 1.5 cents area. You can also redeem points at several other destination brands which includes Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Cottages.com, and Landal Greenparks.
Standard Wyndham Redemptions
Redeeming your points at Wyndham's standard brands will give you around 0.6 cents per point on average. Wyndham's standard hotel brands include:
- Wyndham Grand
- Dolce Hotels and Resorts
- Esplendor Boutique Hotels
- Trademark Collection
- La Quinta Inns & Suites
- Wyndham Garden
- Microtel Inn & Suites
- Days Inn
- Super 8
- Howard Johnson
- Hawthorn Suites
Wyndham's reward redemptions are split up into two types called 'Go Free' and 'Go Fast'. Go Free awards are when you redeem your Wyndham Points to cover the entire cost of the room and Go Fast awards are when you use a mixture of points and cash (but mostly cash). There's three different redemption levels for Wyndham free nights as shown in the table below.
|go free Costs||go fast Costs|
|7,500 Points||1,500 Points + Cash|
|15,000 Points||3,000 Points + Cash|
|30,000 Points||6,000 Points + Cash|
When searching for Wyndham hotels, there's no real way to find out if a hotel has great value without running calculations. The costs in cash and the cost in points are all over the place and there's no real structure to the rewards system. For Wyndham you actually have to go through each result and do the math.
Here's the cash price (not including taxes and fees) of several Wyndham properties around the Columbus, Ohio area.
Pretty fair prices. Now let's look at the redemption rates for using Wyndham Points and using Wyndham Points plus cash.
Now let's break down the cash value of these redemptions based on Go Free and Go Fast redemptions
|Hotel||Go Free||Go Fast|
|Travelodge by Wyndham Grove||0.49 Cents||0.75 Cents|
|Days Inn by Wyndham Grove||0.86 Cents||N/A|
|Baymont Inn & Suites Columbus||0.34 Cents||0.5 Cents|
|La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbus West||0.59 Cents||0.89 Cents|
There's a few good redemption values in here, mostly on the Go Fast side. Checking various other cities yielding the same results with Go Fast offering a little bit more value on average than the Go Free redemptions.
Wyndham does have it's own small handful of sweet spots though. They can be hard to find, but they're out there mixed in with the standard redemption. One fine example is Wyndham properties in the Orlando, Florida area. Properties around Universal and Disney are typically more expensive. Here's the cost per night in cash for mid-May.
And here's the Go Free and Go Fast costs rates for those same hotels.
And lastly, here's the table to break down the point values you can obtain from these three hotel redemptions.
|Hotel||Go Free||Go Fast|
|Wyndham Garden Buena Vista||1.3 Cents||N/A|
|Wyndham Lake Buena Visa||0.76 Cents||1.1 Cents|
|Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek||0.77 Cents||0.48 Cents|
The Wyndham Garden Lake Buena offers some exceptional value with the Go Free award. Most of these redemptions are pretty good with the exception of the Go Fast award for Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek in which you're only getting a $28.90 off the base rate for a whopping 6,000 points.
As you can see, Wyndham's standard properties will require you to do some back and forth work to find great value.
Wyndham Points can be redeemed for free nights at Caesars Entertainment properties starting at 15,000 points per night. These are best booked through the www.wyndhamhotels.com/caesars-entertainment page, but you can also search for them using the standard search in which they will appear along side Wyndham's other brands.
Caesars Entertainment properties can easily give your Wyndham Points a value of 1 cent per point without too much effort, but you can also easily get 0.2 cents in value if you book on day in which the hotel stay is extremely cheap. For example, here's a look at the cost in cash and cost in points to stay at Harrah's Las Vegas at the time of writing this.
With this booking, you could accidentally end up paying 15,000 points for a hotel that costs $35 per night.
Caesar's standard room rates hover in the upper $100's to lower $200's most of the time, so you'll end up with an easy 1 cent or more in value. Just be sure to keep your eyes open for promotional pricing which is pretty common with some of their properties.
Also note that Wyndham Points cannot be used to pay the per-night resort fees that Caesars Entertainment properties charge. This has no bearing on the point value though since it's not included in the price listed on the search results page.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Redeeming your Wyndham Points at Wyndham Vacation Resort properties will give you around 1 cent in value. These properties consist of the following destination brands:
- Club Wyndham
- Shell Vacations Club
- Margaritaville Vacation Club
When searching on the Wyndham site, these hotels will show up in the search results as normal. You can use the brand filter option to limit the list to just showing the Wyndham Vacation Resorts brand.
It doesn't require much effort to get good value out of these hotels. The hard part is actually finding award availability for this brand, especially in the more popular locations such as Hawaii and Las Vegas.
Even if you get slightly under 1 cent in value booking a Wyndham Vacation Resorts property, it's usually still a lot better than your standard properties since you'll have access to extra conveniences that comes with these condo-like resorts.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
You can use your Wyndham Points towards vacation rentals via wyndhamvacationrentals.com. These consists of unique homes and condo-style resorts across the globe that are great for those looking to enjoy the luxuries of a home when away from home. This is also a great option for group vacations.
You need to contact Wyndham directly in order to redeem your points for Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
Wyndham Points can be used to book properties at unique cottages in the UK, Ireland, France, and Italy with Cottages.com. You'll need to call in to book these properties using your points.
Wyndham Points can be redeem at Landal GreenParks properties. These consist of bungalow parks in the heart of nature located in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, and Hungary. You'll need to call in to book these properties using your points.
Wyndham offers several other redemption options outside of booking free nights. Points can be used for gift cards, merchandise, tours & activities, and fuel discounts. You can also donate points to charity or use them towards owner maintenance fees. All of these redemptions will typically give you lower value than the 0.6 cents average that free nights at Wyndham properties offer.
Wyndham Points can be redeemed for gift cards with over 100 different retailers for 0.33 to 0.37 cents in value. The higher the denomination, the more value you'll get out of your Wyndham Points. The denominations offered for each retailer will vary, but most are in your standard $25, $50, and $100 denominations. The table below lists the value you'll get out of these redemptions.
The only gift card that does not fall in line with the redemptions above is the Restaurant.com gift card which offers 1.13 Cents in value due to costing 2,200 points for a $25 gift card.
Air & Car
Wyndham Points can be redeemed for flights and car rentals through the Wyndham Rewards Travel portal. Flights offer around 0.48 cents per point on average while cars look to be around 0.21 cents per point. While the flights could be something worth looking at, I advise to steer clear of the rental car redemptions as it offers some of the lowest value you can obtain using Wyndham Points.
You can use your Wyndham Points to purchase merchandise which includes brand name items ranging from coffee makers and handbags to chairs and Apple products. The value of your points will vary depending on what you're going for. When testing various items, I got an average value of around 0.2 cents per point. That's not to say that there aren't some hidden gems buried in the many items available.
Tours & Activities
Wyndham Points can be used to book various tours and activities around the world. This includes live entertainment, outdoor adventures, treasure hunts, and more. The value you get out of these type of redemptions will vary.
Marathon Make It Count
You can use redeem your Wyndham Points through the Marathon MakeItCount program to receive fuel discounts, eGift cards and more. When you sign up, you'll save 10 CentsOff per gallon during the first month and at least 5 CentsOff every gallon after that. You'll also earn Wyndham Points on fuel and select store items at participating Marathon gas stations.
Wyndham owners can apply Wyndham Points to cover payment of maintenance fees, RCI exchange fees and more. Redemptions start at 10,000 points for a $50 credit for:
- Club Wyndham Plus Assessment Fees
- Worldmark by Wyndham Dues, for TravelShare Members
- RCI Domestic or International Exchange Fee - Club Wyndham
- RCI Domestic or International Exchange Fee - WorldMark by Wyndham
- Shell Vacation Club Maintenance Fees
- Vacation Sidekick Annual Dues ($59.95 credit)
Wyndham Points can be donated to more than 10 different charities starting at 500 points. This is the lowest redemption value available for Wyndham Points.
Transfer Wyndham Points To Partners
Wyndham Points can be transferred to over 10 different rewards programs. Most transfers are at a 5:1 ratio with you being able to transfer 6,000 Wyndham Points for 1,200 miles/points in partner programs. This can be a great way to top off your favorite rewards account and is a solid option if you don't plan on using your Wyndham Points to book hotels. You can calculate the transfer of Wyndham Points to partners using the Wyndham Transfer Partners Calculator which also details how to transfer your points.
Wyndham Points are best used at Caesars Entertainment and Wyndham Vacation Resort properties, but you can also obtain some solid value out of Wyndham's standard brands with a little bit of effort.
How much are Wyndham Points worth?
Wyndham Points are worth 0.6 cents on average at Wyndham's standard hotel brands but can be worth 1 cent or more at Wyndham Vacation Resorts and Caesars Entertainment properties.
How many Wyndham Points are needed for a free night?
A free night at a Wyndham Hotel will cost you either 7,500, 15,000, or 30,000 Wyndham Points.
What are go free and go fast Award nights at Wyndham?
Redemptions made using all Wyndham Points are go free Awards while redemptions made using Wyndham Points plus cash are go fast Awards.
What is the best redemption to get the most value out of your Wyndham Points?
The best value comes from redeeming your points at Wyndham Vacation Resort properties which are Club Wyndham, Worldmark, Shell Vacations Club, and Margaritaville Vacation Club properties.
Can I redeem my Wyndham Points for gift cards?
Yes. Redeeming your points for gift cards will give you between 0.33 and 0.37 cents in value based on the denomination.
Can I transfer points to Wyndham Rewards?
Yes. You can use transfer points from Caesars Entertainment and Capital One Spark & Venture Rewards directly to your Wyndham Rewards account.
Can I use Wyndham Points to pay maintenance fees?
Yes. You can redeem 10,000 Wyndham Points for a $50 credit towards maintenance fees, assessement fees, domestic/international exchange fees, and other annual dues.