As of October 2019, Sonesta Travel Pass points are worth approximately $0.006 USD each. This means 1,000 Sonesta Travel Pass points are worth about $6.00 USD, and 50,000 points are worth about $300.00.
This makes Sonesta Travel Pass points equivalent in value to Best Western, Hilton, or Radisson points, but less valuable than Accor, Hyatt, or Marriott points.
Since guests earn 10 points for each dollar spent at Sonesta hotels, , this means you get an effective rebate of 6.0% — in the form of Sonesta Travel Pass points — on spending with Sonesta. This rebate percentage is similar to those for those for Hilton and IHG and slightly trails Hyatt and Marriott.
Elite status does not convey any bonuses in terms of an accelerated points-earning rate. This lack of bonus puts Sonesta well behind most other hotel loyalty programs for elite status earnings bonuses, which usually award significant points-earning rate bonuses to their elite members, often in the range of 50% to 100% for top-tier elites.
The co-branded Bank of America Sonesta World Mastercard, with a $75 annual fee, earns 3 points per dollar spent at Sonesta properties. It also earns 2 points per dollar spent on airfare, car rental, and dining as well as 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
This works out to an effective rebate of 1.8% at Sonesta, 1.2% airfare/car rental/dining, and 0.6% on all other purchases. As a result, this makes their credit card one of the worst co-branded hotel credit cards of any major hotel loyalty program for either co-branded spending or for general spending .
Learn and Calculate More
- Don’t want to do the math? Find out how much your accumulated Sonesta Travel Pass points are worth with our Points Value Calculator.
- Curious about the value of points and miles of other airline, hotel, or credit card programs? Then take a look at our article on Point Values for Travel and Credit Card Rewards Programs.