Availability: All Wyndham brands: Baymont Inn, Days Inn, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, Wingate, Wyndham, Wyndham Grand Collection, Wyndham Garden Hotels, and Tryp.
Earning Formula: Earn 10 points per in-hotel dollar spent at all except Hawthorn Suites. Earn five points per dollar at Hawthorn Suites. Points expire within 12 months of not earning or spending points.
Alternate Airline Earning Formula: At most Wyndham brands, earn two miles per in-hotel dollar spent on Air Canada, Alaska, American, Amtrak, Hawaiian, United, and several foreign lines, and 600 points per stay on Southwest.
Redeeming Formula: Award-stay points are based on point "prices" that vary by location, season, and expected occupancy, mostly in the 5,500–30,000 point range.
Generosity: Stay eight to 25 nights (average 17) to earn one award night at a comparable hotel.
Airline Transfer: Wyndham points can be transferred to Air Canada, American, Delta, or United.
Membership Benefits: Entry-level benefits are minimal. The first substantial benefit, at Gold (which requires 20,000 points), is a free night, up to three times per year.
Credit Card: Wyndham Rewards Visa (Barclays) offers 15 points per dollar on qualifying hotel charges and two points per dollar on everything else.