Compare Club Carlson vs. Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel Rewards Programs

What’s the difference between Club Carlson Hotel Rewards Program and Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel Rewards Program? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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Club Carlson
8.0 / 10 - Very good
#4 in Hotel Rewards Programs
Starwood Preferred Guest
9.1 / 10 - Exellent
#2 in Hotel Rewards Programs
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Key Facts
  • Award Night Stays
  • Airline Miles
  • In-Hotel Express Awards
  • Purchase Points
  • Gift Cards & Prepaid Cards
  • Convert Points to Miles
  • Purchase or Combine Points
  • Earn Points with Meetings
  • Free Nights
  • Points + Cash
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.0 / 10 - Very good
8/10
Company Profile
10/10
Earned Points
4/10
Redeeming Points
10/10
Upgrades
8/10
Amenities
8/10
Reservations
9.1 / 10 - Exellent
10/10
Company Profile
8/10
Earned Points
10/10
Redeeming Points
10/10
Upgrades
10/10
Amenities
5/10
Reservations
Final Verdict

Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel Rewards Program has a higher overall rating than Club Carlson Hotel Rewards Program. Starwood Preferred Guest scores better than Club Carlson across: Company Profile, Redeeming Points, and Amenities. However, Club Carlson scores better on Earned Points, and Reservations. Both companies score similarly on Upgrades.