Compare IHG Rewards Club vs. Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel Rewards Programs

What’s the difference between IHG Rewards Club Hotel Rewards Program and Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel Rewards Program? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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IHG Rewards Club
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
#3 in Hotel Rewards Programs
Starwood Preferred Guest
9.1 / 10 - Exellent
#2 in Hotel Rewards Programs
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Key Facts
  • No Blackout Dates
  • Combine Points with Cash
  • Redeem with as little as 10,000 Points
  • Experience Ultimate Flexibility
  • Redeem Free Nights
  • Convert Points to Miles
  • Purchase or Combine Points
  • Earn Points with Meetings
  • Free Nights
  • Points + Cash
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
8/10
Company Profile
7/10
Earned Points
8/10
Redeeming Points
10/10
Upgrades
9/10
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
Customer Reviews
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10.0 / 10 - Exellent
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Final Verdict

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

Latest Reviews

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Rick E
1/3/2017
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.