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You can now match your status and transfer points between Wyndham Rewards and La Quinta Returns. The move follows on from the purchase of the La Quinta Hotels by Wyndham and is the start of the integration of both programs.

Wyndham to La Quinta Status Match and points transfer
Wyndham to La Quinta Status Match and points transfer

Status Matching

If you are a La Quinta member you need to visit the Wyndham status match page and enter your details. La Quinta status crosses over as follows:

  • La Quinta Returns Gold matches to Wyndham Rewards Gold
  • La Quinta Returns Military Rewards Gold matches to Wyndham Rewards Gold
  • La Quinta Returns Elite matches to Wyndham Rewards Platinum
  • La Quinta Military Rewards Elite matches to Wyndham Rewards Platinum

Notably, you cannot match to the top tier, Wyndham Rewards Diamond.

If you are a Wyndham Rewards member, you need to visit the La Quinta status match page and enter your details. Wyndham Rewards status crosses over as follows:

  • Wyndham Rewards Gold matches to La Quinta Returns Gold
  • Wyndham Rewards Platinum matches to La Quinta Returns Elite
  • Wyndham Rewards Diamond matches to La Quinta Returns Elite

Point Transfers

You can transfer points between both programs at a ratio of 1:1. There is no single page to transfer points, instead, you will have to visit separate pages to transfer Wyndham points to La Quinta, and to transfer La Quinta points to Wyndham.

Which Way To Transfer

Which way you transfer your points will ultimately depend on the type of redemption you want, as well as the destination. One of the big benefits of the Wyndham program is that all award nights are 15,000 points at every property. So if you have a stockpile of La Quinta points and want to take advantage of a redemption at a high-end Wyndham property you would move points from La Quinta to Wyndham. If on the other hand, you want to redeem for a night at a cheaper La Quinta property (6,000 to 24,000 points) then you can transfer your Wyndham points to La Quinta.

If you have points in both accounts, it is best to leave them be, and only make a transfer for a specific redemption. Since in the long run, you may lose the ability to transfer both ways, or the ratios could deteriorate as the integration continues.

Our Take

While it is sad to see a Rewards Program come to an end, it does not necessarily mean that it is all negative, since Wyndham Rewards is still a pretty solid loyalty program. Programs can successfully combine as we have seen recently with Marriott and SPG, with the new program taking the stronger points of both, and making what could be a better-combined program.

Status Match and Points Transfers From Wyndahm Rewards To La Quinta Returns
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Comments

  • I didn’t have a membership in the La Quinta program so I can’t take advantage of transferring points but it is always nice to have more options for redemptions. Although La Quinta does not have many international destinations, all my experiences with them have been positive. AmericInns here in the midwest were recently bought by Wyndham and are also part of the rewards program. Often these are great hotels in which to spend the night before early morning flights.

  • nice to get rid of La Quinta points that I never use

  • Had 2K in LQ points that I transferred over. They are much more valuable to me as Wyndham points, so I am pleased.

  • La Quinta seems to fit well with the other hotel brands in the Wyndham portfolio. The status match and ability to transfer points between programs should allow members more choices and greater flexibility when making hotel reservations.

  • I have moved the points from La Quinta to Whyndham and the expiration date of both programmes has been extended.
    Very good this!

  • Jacqueline says:

    Great news, I’ve been sitting on a pile of Last quinta points for a while so at last somewhere to offload.

  • Great article, I have many thousand la quinta points to use up somewhere else.

  • bulstrode says:

    I always was satisfied with LaQuinta hotels when I stayed with them. I think they were pretty good. Less players you have on the market = less competition.

  • Which point – Wyndham or LaQuinta – do you value more?

  • Michaelj1 says:

    I have always found decent value at La Quinta Inns and Wyndham has good quality hotels with good service folks.

  • charles j says:

    Thanks. Transferring to La Quinta for the ‘cheaper’ rooms is right up my alley.

  • Bill from Maine says:

    I had 7K orphan LQ points that were received doing various contests with them over the years that I transferred over to Wyndham Rewards. Doing this gave me over 45K WR points, enough for 3 nights.
    The important thing to keep in mind here is never miss an opportunity to earn points, no matter what the total is and especially if they’re free. In today’s merger crazy world, those LQ points just became a whole lot more valuable for me.

  • Thank you for this information, I prefer Wyndam Hotels.

  • Transferred mine over but, as had to do in 1,000 increments, I ended up with orphan points in another program. Wish these programs would just transfer the total amount of points but I guess they count on that slippage as it is to their benefit. Although I am happy they are letting us combine!

  • ditto on the good idea of getting rid of scrap la quinta points.

  • I haven’t ever stayed a La Quinta. Are they nice?
    I’m building points with Wyndham. If I wanted to stay at a La Quinta, could I set up an account and transfer?

  • I wonder what will happen with Wyndham program after the merger. I used to add certain amount of points to my LaQuinta account thank to twitter activities similar to those of Marriott. It helped me to finance 1 night from almost every of my stays with them.

  • LQ properties are low end in our area, will be nice to move points over

  • I’ve made a few redemptions through La Quinta and it was decent value (they’ve devalued a bit since). Curious how the Wyndham transition will take shape.

  • A few years ago my husband’s company transferred him to AZ from FL and during the move we stayed in a couple of LQ’s and found their rooms to be comfortable, clean, and just fine for our purposes. Nice to be able to move the LQ’s points earned then over to Wyndham now.

  • The_Bouncer says:

    I’m trying to transfer, but can’t find the option on the LQ site.

  • Had 3K points in LQ earned from social media over the past several months.

    Moved them all to Wyndham!

  • It will be good when the programs fully merge. I think the consolidation in industry is good, even though it reduces competition a little there are still enough chains to stop any monopoly situation occurring.

  • Any idea when they will fully integrate?

  • @The_Bouncer says: “I’m trying to transfer, but can’t find the option on the LQ site.”

    Doesn’t the article provide the direct link, under its “Point Transfers” section, right above?

  • Got la quinta points taking son and friends to various tennis tournaments and stayed since they allowed dogs. Glad to combine them. Thanks.

  • La Quinta was a frequent place to stay in the past, but not any longer. Now that I am retired I am using Wyndham points instead. The transfer option without cost is very useful.

  • Bruce D LaBrecque says:

    The Laquintas I’ve been using in my recent trips have been 8000 point hotels. Since Wyndham’s have only 15000 point hotels there are more value in the Laquinta points. Some Wyndham properties may be more upscale so that is a consideration. As long as the Laquinta property fits your needs it seems more beneficial to use points as Laquinta points.

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