Which Credit Card to Pay Hotel Stays at Each Chain and Non-Chain Hotel

I don't spend much time in hotels (here's a breakdown of where I'm sleeping as I travel 365 days this year), but I've been looking at booking some upcoming hotel stays. I carry several co-branded credit cards, but as I've crunched the numbers, my Citi Prestige® Card has come out as a better option for paying the hotel stay in almost all cases.

That's especially true if I'm looking at a four night hotel stay, since the Citi Prestige® Card offers the fourth night free on paid hotel stays, which is an ~25% rebate (more if you're doing it right.

At What Hotels Can You Get the Fourth Night Free with Your Prestige and Other Questions Answered

I've written about the Citi Prestige® Card's benefit that gives you the fourth night free on hotel stays that you pay with your card: How to Save More than 25% Off Hotel Stays with Citi Prestige's Fourth Night Free Benefit.

Citi Prestige vs. AAdvantage Executive: Better Card?

Last month Citi improved the offer on the Citi Prestige® Card, which comes with 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open, a $250 Air Travel Credit per calendar year, access to the American Airlines Admirals Clubs and Priority Pass lounges, 3x points per dollar on air travel and hotels, and a $450 annual fee.

The Citi Prestige® Card competes at the top of the market wi

Citi Prestige vs. AAdvantage Executive: Better Card?

Last month Citi improved the offer on the Citi Prestige® Card, which comes with 50,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open, a $250 Air Travel Credit per calendar year, access to the American Airlines Admirals Clubs and Priority Pass lounges, 3x points per dollar on air travel and hotels, and a $450 annual fee.

The Citi Prestige® Card competes at the top of the market wi

Complete Guide to Citi Prestige Lounge Access

Right now the Citi Prestige® Card comes with 40,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $4,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.

Beyond the sign up bonus, the card competes with the American Express Platinum card by offering a host of travel benefits like:

$250 in airfare or airline fee credits per calendar year
$100 credit for applying for Global Entry
3x points on Airlines and Hotels, 2x on Dining and Entertainment
American Airlines lounge access until July 23, 2017
Priority Pass Select Lounge Access

It is these two lounge accesses