The Wyndham Rewards family goes far beyond the Wyndham hotels of the same name. With 19 different brands under the Wyndham umbrella, there are accommodations in all service levels and price ranges.
Points are earned at all levels and there are only three redemption levels for a free night. There are no complicated rewards tables here, which also makes it ideal for the occasional traveler, and compared to other hotel loyalty programs, Wyndham Rewards is one of the easiest.
Redeem Wyndham Rewards Points
Unsurprisingly, Free Nights are the number one attraction for Wyndham Rewards redemptions. The program is extremely simple, with only three levels of redemption fees that customers can follow. At each level, customers can choose between a “Go Free” reward (with points to cover the full cost of the room) or a “Go Free” redemption (with fewer points when paying in cash).
Go Free rewards require 7,500, 15,000, or 30,000 points per night, depending on the hotel category. Almost all Wyndham hotels are first or second tier, with just 296 of the 9,000 hotels currently costing 30,000 points per night. This is what sets Wyndham apart from other programs, which are often difficult.
Go Fast rewards only charge 20% of the required points plus an additional cash payment. For this reason, members with 1,500, 3,000, or 6,000 points per night can reduce their total costs. However, the cash charge varies by room rate and may not be a significant discount on busy days.
Reservations for each reward night can be easily made online or through the Wyndham Rewards app.
Other Redeem Options
If your package does not include free nights, Wyndham Rewards offers other redemption options. Before you redeem your points, though, do quick math – you rarely get as much value as booking a free night, so it only makes sense if your points expire.
Some redemption options include booking tours and activities through Wyndham’s partnership with Viator, redeeming points for gift cards at retail stores and restaurants, or purchasing merchandise. Every time you change the cash equivalent, you can expect exchange rates of around 0.3 cents per point, which is significantly lower than most hotel nights.