Best AMEX card for hotels?

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Best AMEX card for hotels?

Postby bikermike » Tue May 27, 2008 11:10 pm

I know American Express offers a few credit cards for hotels. I never got any but what do you all think is the best one they got for hotels? I don't think I would want any of them because they all seem to be for high class type places which I never stay at. Too bad there isn't a card out there for Motel 6 or something I know we all would use that one! ;)


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Postby jhudson » Thu May 29, 2008 2:19 am

For work I used to have the Starwood Card from Amex. Good stuff. But like you when I'm traveling outside of business, hence I'm paying out of pocket, I never stay at those types of places. I'm too big of a cheap skate :ppp

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Postby Z06Biker » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:16 pm

Sorry to drag this from the grave. Just stumbled across this and was wondering if this is still the case, or if the Amex Hilton (or even Chase Hyatt or Marriott cards) have upped the ante.

I just noticed in my most recent statement that all Amex business cards (with OPEN savings) will no longer qualify for Marriott-chain discounts. (or Microsoft purchases)
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Postby djrez4 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:35 pm

SPG points are still top of the charts. No other chain transfers as well as SPG points.

Hilton just devalued their points immensely. Other chains did as well, but not as much.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:36 pm

Just stick with an Amex product that collects MR points. That way you are not locked in to a particular brand. Use the points as you see fit for the hotel you want.

That's what i would do.
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Postby Z06Biker » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:38 pm

True. I mean I have the biz platinum card as well as the SPG (personal), so theoretically I get the best of both worlds. Only thing is, 1 starwood point = 3 MR points. Crazy!
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:53 pm

I didn't know the conversion rates are so high.
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Postby rockyrock » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:16 am

Amex Platinum is great if you like staying at high-end B&B, Fine hotels & resorts, etc. Usually get a third or fourth night free plus some credit at the restaurant or bar. It also offers Gold status for SPG which could lead to free upgrades, comp breakfast, etc.

Practically every hotel chain out there has its own CC (or two) and they reserve the best benefits for them. It promotes a financially driven brand loyalty.

If Motel 6 is your speed then Amex is not your card. Get yourself a CSP and book through the UR site to get a 20% bonus.

Good luck!
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Postby Z06Biker » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:00 pm

That's true! And for the OP -- besides Motel 6, Barclays offers a Best Western card, too!

I also hear the Priority Club Visa sig from Chase isn't bad either...
AMEX: PRG Gold, Business Simply Cash, Business Costco, BCE.
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Postby djrez4 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:38 pm

There's also a Choice Hotels card, if that's your thing.
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