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The Ultimate Sonesta Travel Pass Program Guide

Named “Best Hotel Rewards Program” by the U.S. News and World Report 2019-2020, Sonesta Travel pass is the guest rewards program from Sonesta Hotels, Resorts, and Cruises. Make each stay rewarding and earn free nights in as few as 15,000 rewards points, along with great perks, privileges, and exclusive opportunities not available to just anyone.

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How to Earn Sonesta Travel Pass Points

Members spending money directly with Sonesta to book hotel stays at properties across the United States and in more than six countries earn points in the Travel Pass program.

For every dollar, a member spends at participating Sonesta properties, ten points are credited to their account. Additional point-earning can be found when you combine spending with the power of the Sonesta World Mastercard® – every $1 spent with the card earns a single point, and cardholders get 2x points per $1 on eligible airfare, car rentals, and dining purchases. Best of all, cardholders get 3x points per $1 spent on all eligible Sonesta purchases, which means that Travel Pass members can score up to 13x points (3x points for using your card, and 10x for spending on a qualified room rate) just for booking a room directly with Sonesta using their co-branded Mastercard® credit card.

Sonesta Travel Pass members can book with the Member Rate and enjoy a minimum of 5% off at all locations worldwide. Members can book rooms without worrying about blackout dates, and receive complimentary upgraded internet access during every stay, as an exclusive member offer just for signing up. Additionally, Sonesta will happily match your status with any other hotel loyalty program to sweeten the deal for you. Points never expire.

What Are Sonesta Travel Pass Points Worth?

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How to Redeem Sonesta Travel Pass Points

Points earned through the Sonesta Travel Pass loyalty program and from the Sonesta World Mastercard® can be redeemed for a free night. The lowest tier for redemption begins at 15,000 points per free hotel stay, and there are nine tiers; at the highest level, your free night can cost 90,000 points!

To redeem points for a free hotel stay, you can either redeem online by logging into your membership account and then completing Sonesta’s online redemption request form, or by calling 1-855-622-2160.

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Sonesta Travel Pass Membership Tiers

Upon enrollment, you’ll begin your membership at the Member level. The preferred level requires six (6) qualifying nights in a calendar year. Elite level requires twelve (12) qualifying nights in a calendar year.

Member Status

Enrolling at the basic Member level grants you the following:

  • Reward points to earn free nights
  • Complimentary upgraded Wi-Fi
  • 5% off across Sonesta locations worldwide
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Customized room preferences
  • Exclusive member-only offers
  • Assistance from Member Champion during the stay

Preferred Status

Achieve Preferred status by completing six or more visits in a calendar year and enjoy all of the perks associated with the basic level, along with:

  • An exclusive priority reservations line
  • Guaranteed room type (bed type)
  • Early check-in/late check-out

Elite Status

Unlock Elite hotel rewards program status by completing 12 or more stays in a calendar year and enjoy all of the above perks, in addition to priority self-parking

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