Which Hotels Can I Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards To?

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Chase Ultimate Rewards can be transferred at a ratio of 1:1 in 1,000 point increments to IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards, and World of Hyatt. Typically the only hotel transfer we favor with Ultimate Rewards is World of Hyatt; however, significant value can be had from the other transfer options, particularly if you are a few points short of your dream redemptions.

How Long Does it Take for a Transfer to Complete?

These are the typical transfer times from Ultimate Rewards to each program:

  • World of Hyatt – Instant
  • IHG Rewards Club – 1 Day
  • Marriott Rewards – 2 Days

Programs & Transfer Ratio

The transfer ratio, minimum transfer, and increments to each hotel program are identical at a ratio of 1:1, with a minimum of 1,000 points in 1,000-point increments

Which Cards Can I Transfer From?

Not all Ultimate Rewards cards are created equally; only three currently available Ultimate Rewards earning cards allow you to transfer Ultimate Rewards to airline and hotel transfers. These are:

One thing to remember is that you can combine your Ultimate Rewards points. So if you have multiple cards, including some that do not allow transfers such as the Chase Freedom® or the Chase Freedom Unlimited®, you should combine them with one of these three cards as it instantly adds value to your rewards.

Don't Forget

Chase Ultimate Rewards are some of the best reward points for travel, with the Sapphire Preferred being our choice for the best beginner travel rewards credit card. Just remember if you are planning on applying for any of these cards, you need to understand the rules of credit card applications, so you don’t fall foul of any of the major pitfalls like Chase’s 5/24 rule.

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Comments

  • Hyatt is the only one worth it for me right now.

  • I agree 100%, the only worthwhile transfer of points to a hotel is World of Hyatt.

  • I generally prefer Hyatt for UR transfers as a previous poster said. But, the flexibility of UR is great all around.

    • Agreed. The flexibility of UR makes it great to book from whatever participating hotel you choose. Also great to use as a backup option if first hotel selection is unavailable

  • Hyatt points are so much more valuable than the other hotel chains…

  • B1BomberVB says:

    I wish Chase would wise up to changing the rate on IHG & Marriott cards as well as transfers to 1:2 or 2.5! They seem to know it halfway, because an IHG & Marriott Visa earns 5 pp$ on spending at those hotel chains, while Hyatt earns 3 pp$.
    As it stands now, Chase thinks it’s dealing with noobies who think that a point is a point is a mile . . .

  • Hyatt trumps all!!!

  • I mean in general for UR – Hyatt is the only way to go

  • I’ve transferred to Hyatt a few times.

    I have 67k United miles I may use as a one way somewhere or add UR points to get to 100K plus to do a round trip.

  • Slightly different topic, but I was just able to get a $60 credit on my annual fee for Sapphire Preferred. This makes this card that much more valuable.

  • Marriott would be a complete waste of good points for minimal value

  • Hyatt used to be the most valuable hotel transfer among the different hotel transfer options for UR, but with the degradation of the World of Hyatt program, it’s becoming less and less attractive.

  • Hyatt is definitely the first choice transfer, I wish Hyatt had more locations to choose from.

  • I suppose Hyatt is the way to go as far as hotel transfers. Otherwise, you’re better off getting the hotel card of your preferred chain when they offer a high bonus (as I just did with the Chase IHG card for 100,000 IHG points).

  • Hyatt is the best transfer partner. Hopefully they don’t ruin it for us.

  • Hyatt is the only one but i usually just use the points on the portal.

  • There is no comparison. If you are looking for a hotel night redemption transfer, Hyatt is the way to go. Recently we went to Santiago. 8000 points per night at a Hyatt or 25000 point for an IHG hotel. We got three nights at a great hotel for the price of the points of one IHG night.

  • I think some people are missing the point of flexibility. There’s a lot of value in being able to transfer points to top off your account for that extra award night.

    I’ve transferred a few thousand points here and there to ihg and marriot to get the free nights I needed. I agree that I wouldn’t transfer 30k points out to ihg for a free night, but when transferring 2k points saves you $250 on a night, that has much more value to me.

  • Jacqueline parsons says:

    Hyatt all the way for me if I were to go with this offer!

  • Don’t choose Marriott, definetly go for Hyatt.

  • Bertrand Say says:

    Yes its true one point is not worth the same to different point programs even though chase wants to make us think it is.

  • Yes, Hyatt is the best.

  • I just wish I could take advantage of these payment cards, unfortunately they are not available in every country. 🙁

  • Hyatt really is the best bang for your buck

  • Guess I’ll join the chorus: unless I was short perhaps a few thousand points from a specific award with IHG or Marriott, the only hotel program that it makes sense to transfer UR points to is Hyatt.

  • That’s a horrible ratio to transfer to IHG

  • I find it better to find the best hotel deal, and, if you don’t have enough points, pay cash. From my experience anyway, hotels aren’t a really good use of Ultimate Rewards points.

  • jason picker says:

    Seems to me that Hyatt is the best offer here.

  • You are right about Hyatt really being the value play here

  • Wow…gotcha ya, if I’m going to transfer points, transfer to Hyatt. But if I need to top off it’s not that bad for IHG or Marriott. Is it really better to buy hotel miles when there’s a bonus than transfer though? Or does it depend on the promo for buying the hotel miles? I still have an aversion to buying miles or points. I just figure, like money, if I do not have enough then I do not have enough and need to wait and save or pick something where I have enough points for it.

  • Dana Johnson says:

    I’m newer to points and trying to get more strategic in my use of my UR points. Do any of you have a calculator that you use to determine the points value compared to the value of points earned by paying? What is confusing to me is when I see UR valued at about 2 -2.2 cents and a hotel at 1.5 -1.9 cents. When I transfer points to a hotel do you consider it a good deal when the point value is below UR and above Hotel rate or only a good deal when the value is above the UR rate?

    • Dana, the calculator, lives in your head and only your head. How you redeem and if that redemption is a good value is dependent on your goals and what you’d otherwise be willing to pay in cash.

      If anyone ever tells you that an Ultimate Reward point is worth precisely XYZ, please stop listening to them. Value is subjective to how you’d redeem them — don’t ever lose sight of that.

      The reason an Ultimate Rewards point would be worth more than a Hyatt point, for example, is that there is value associated with Ultimate Rewards that you lose when you transfer it to Hyatt — it is no longer flexible.

      Ultimate Rewards can be transferred to airline/hotel partners and can also be used to book travel directly through the Chase Ultimate REwards Travel Portal (more here: https://awardwallet.com/blog/19-different-ways-to-redeem-ultimate-rewards/).

      I hope this helps explain things a bit better. Remember, the value of a point is the threshold of which you’d otherwise be willing to pay cash. If you have 10,000 points and the redemption you want is $50, you’re getting $.005 per point in value. But if the redemption is $5,000 you’re getting $.50 per point in value. The question is: Would you ever really pay $5,000 for that redemption? If the answer is no, then you need to figure out what that threshold would be — once you have that, you know how YOU value that point or mile.

      I hope this clears things up a bit.

  • Chase Canada, can you offer something like this to Canadians?

  • Hyatt hotels seem to make most sense for hotel transfer. Especially if going to use at high end properties. I was denied my second chase UR card. Not sure why maybe 5/24

  • Henry Jones says:

    Hyatt definitely is the best option. Though after getting burned by various devaluations, I’m inclined to hold back any transfers until I can redeem the points/miles immediately for an upcoming trip.

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