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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
#6 in Hotel Rewards Programs
Starwood Preferred Guest
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
#3 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
8.6 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Company Profile
8/10
Earned Points
7/10
Redeeming Points
9/10
Upgrades
10/10
Amenities
8/10
Reservations

Customer Reviews

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10.0 / 10 - Excellent
100%
5 stars
0%
4 stars
0%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
0%
1 stars

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 Upgrades. Both companies score similarly on Reservations.


Latest Reviews

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Rick E
Fullerton, California

1/2/2017
Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel Rewards Program review
I don't purchase too many frivolous things on my AMEX, but all business expenses and other expenses go on it and I am very happy with Starwood and the points that I redeem. I have stayed at several good hotels and a few great ones as well including the W hotel in NYC downtown. Those took a lot of points but might as well use them.