Best Wyndham 7,500-Point Hotels
When Wyndham Rewards had a single tier award “chart”, I was very much into the program. Sure, there aren’t a ton of great properties in their portfolio, but you could find some gems. But then they devalued. Sure, you could get two nights for the price of one, if you could find the gems among the Wyndham 7,500-point hotels. But many of the best properties doubled in cost to 30,000 points. Overnight.
This hurt. Everything used to be 15,000 points per night, the standard award price for a few years. I tried to find some gems post-devaluation, but there wasn’t a lot to work with. These changes really impacted the value of the program, in my opinion. I mean, when there is a La Quinta in Fresno on the 30,000-point list, I should have really given up hope, no?
The other side of the coin is that there are plenty of properties now available for half of what they originally cost, just 7,500 points per night. This is good news if you’re looking to stay at the Days Inn in Blythe, California. But what’s 7,500 points when you can pay $47 cash?
But I still decided to take another look and see if there are any good Wyndham 7,500-point properties in the portfolio.
Is There Nothing Good Left In The Lowest Tier?
I thought there would be at least some decent properties available, but after skimming the entire list of Wyndham 7,500-point properties, I didn’t come up with all that many great names. Out of hundreds, just 15 or so piqued my interest. Maybe I’m just not familiar with some of the locations to know that a property might be a good value. But after reviewing many promising ones going for just $40-60 per night cash, it is hard to make this assumption.
Here are some of the best international Wyndham 7,500-point hotels I found:
- Ramada by Wyndham Nazereth, Israel
- Ramada Encore by Wyndham Kyiv
- Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Tunis
- Ramada Encore by Wyndham Tbilisi
- Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al-Ghubrah
- Wyndham Garden Astana
- Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Chengdu
- Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Huayu Chongqing
- Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Kaidiv Chuzhou
- Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Riverside Hangzhou
- Ramada by Wyndham Ulaanbaatar Citycenter
- Ramada by Wyndham Jeju City Hall
- Ramada Manila Central
- La Quinta Cancun (not on the beach)
- Ramada by Wyndham Tikal Isla de Flores
This is just by a general search of the list, not from experience. I went looking for options with good rates, decent locations, and good quality. There are a number of out of the way hotels in Europe that might provide good value, too. You might be surprised the Ramada is generally a much nicer brand outside the U.S.
Most of these hotel go for $80-120 per night, depending on the season. Sure, that’s not outsized value. But it’s better than 1 cent per point, which is fine for Wyndham points. The only one that provides incredible value is the Ramada Nazereth. If you have a reason to be in that part of Israel, it’s a bargain. Availability is poor, but it often goes for over $250 cash per night.
There may be some other good finds in out of the way places. I skipped over many that were in cities that I had never heard of. There were also a handful of promising options that are unavailable through the end of the calendar, currently, so I left them off as well.
I honestly expected to find a few more that provide a decent value. There may be some more decent value hotels in China, as there are many in this country in this tier. For many, however, when I clicked through compared rates, I would find that you could stay for $45-65 cash. This isn’t worth using points, in my opinion.
Are There Decent Domestic Wyndham 7,500-Point Hotels?
I started compiling a list, but honestly, it all comes down to circumstances. Whether or not the La Quinta in Tampa near Busch Gardens provides any utility is really up to you. There are many hotels in the 7,500-point tier stateside. They are just all Super 8, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Travelodge, and the occasional La Quinta. You won’t find any of the nicer brands.
But…depending on your circumstances, it might be worth checking before you travel. You might find a decent deal. There were some properties that I found that were going for $80-90 per night, and this is in the acceptable range for burning Wyndham points. I try to get 1 cent per point. If I get much more, great.
The upside to domestic Wyndham 7,500-point hotels is that there are lots of options, off the beaten path. The downside is that you can expect a solid 2-star stay.
It seems Wyndham did a great job of nerfing the best value hotels in their program while simultaneously not providing any meaningful value on the other end. If there were properties bookable for 7,500 points and going for $70-90 cash in areas where other chain options cost much more in either points or cash, I would probably drop Wyndham points for a cheap stay, even if it is a Days Inn or Super 8. But I really didn’t see anything of quite that value on the list.
Check out the list of Wyndham hotels for yourself. You can filter by brand and points required. I’d love it if someone can prove me wrong!