Nearly anywhere you go, you've got a choice of hotel chains, and each offers to reward your loyalty. How long does it really take to earn a free night's stay? Comparison site NerdWallet ranks the inns in order.
Even with an apples-to-apples comparison of the number of nights needed for a free stay and the general value of sticking with chain, which NerdWallet provides, it's hard for any mere mortal to keep track of which hotel conglomerate controls which brands. Luckily, the chart provides that too — though we wish the whole chart could be just a smidge bigger.
Here's the whole chart. Click the link to see it at NerdWallet's site, where you can also right-click and view the image in its own tab for the largest possible view.
Got a rewards card benefit not mentioned in the chart? Share it in the comments, so we might know what to do the next time we're called to a family event in a town we've never heard of.
Hotel Rewards Cheat Sheet [NerdWallet]