Best Wyndham Properties To Use 15,000 Points For A Free Night

This post was originally made on May 11th, 2018. We are reposting and also including some data from our friends from Pointimize (prepared by AwardTravel). I’ve kept the old information below (that starts from ‘all inclusive properties’). Keep in mind a lot of that will be out of date, I’ll make changes as relevant. A couple of notes about the pointimize data:

  • 1. Search volume of Wyndham is much less than other hotel chains. Though we’ve excluded properties which have been searched less than 5 times, the prices of small samples could still be biased, more or less.
  • We use median value instead of average. So if users mostly make searches of a certain time (ex. weekend rather than weekdays, or summer than winter), the result could well reflect the peak season prices. This is particularly true here for the Caesars properties and Wyndham resorts/vacation properties.

Below are some ideas on what you might want to use your Wyndham Rewards points for. Booking the room which would cost you the most in cash is very rarely the best option, I always choose my hotels last. Pick the destination/activity first and then flights and then hotels, but this should give you some idea of what type of value you can get out of these Wyndham points. You can view other similar posts:

Best Use Based On Cash Rates

Top Caesars Entertainment Hotels

All Inclusive Properties

Wyndham has it’s own all inclusive brand called Viva Resorts, it’s possible to redeem 15,000 points for these properties which entitles you to two adults per room. You can see what’s included for each property with this handy chart.

At the moment there are six all inclusive properties that are available in the Dominican Republic, Mexico & The Bahamas. Personally all inclusive resorts aren’t my thing, but I know some of you will love them so here they are:

Dominican Republic


  • Viva Wyndham Maya: 4/5 stars, #90 of 199 Hotels in Playa del Carmen.  Price range: $192 – $592
  • Viva Wyndham Azteca: 4/5 stars, #65 of 199 Hotels in Playa del Carmen. Price range: $211 – $621

The Bahamas

US News Travel

US News Travel have listed the 21 best Wyndham properties on this page, I’ve removed properties that are no longer under the Wyndham umbrella. I don’t really think a lot of these properties are good value, but again here it is anyway. They are as follows:

  1. Reunion Resort, a Wyndham Grand Resort: 4.5/5 stars and #10 out of 56 speciality lodging in Kissimmee
  2. The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4.5/5 stars and #2 out of 101 hotels in Colorado Springs. ‎Price range: $207 – $353
  3. Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek: 4.5/5 stars and #62 of 327 Hotels in Orlando. Price range: $172 – $374
  4. Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center: 4.5/5 star and #3 of 22 Hotels in Glen Allen. Price range: $142 – $224
  5. TRYP By Wyndham Times Square South: 4.5/5 stars and #113 of 464 Hotels in New York City. Price range:$305 – $655
  6. The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4.5/5 stars and #2 of 49 Hotels in Galveston. Price range: $176 – $461
  7. Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort: 4.5/5 stars and #4 of 6 Hotels in Poipu
    Price range: $410 – $981.
  8. The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4/5 stars and #26 of 59 Hotels in Charleston. Price range: $307 – $607.
  9. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa: 4/5 stars and #40 of 129 Hotels in Tucson. ‎Price range: $150 – $328
  10. Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel: 4/5 stars and #7 of 49 hotels in Galveston. ‎Price range: $203 – $518
  11. Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel: 4/5 stars and #3 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa. ‎Price range: $152 – $301
  12. Wyndham New Yorker Hotel:  4/5 stars and #256 of 464 Hotels in New York City.
    Price range: $260 – $556
  13. Rio Mar Beach Resort, A Wyndham Grand Resort: 3.5/5 stars and #3 of 5 Hotels in Rio Grande. Price range: $235 – $550.
  14. The Wyndham Midtown 45: 3.5/5 stars and #355 of 464 Hotels in New York City. Price range: $278 – $568
  15. The Abraham Lincoln, A Wyndham Hotel: 3.5/5 stars and #4 of 8 Hotels in Reading. Price range not listed.
  16. Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center: 4/5 stars and #1 of 1 Hotels in Florham Park. Price range: $156 – $380.

Previous Tier 9 Properties

Below is an incomplete list of properties that used to cost 50,000 points and now cost only 15,000 points. This list was gathered by and his Hotel Hustle tool.

  • Days Hotel Seoul Myeongdong 4/5 stars and #99 out of 409 hotels in Seoul. Price range: $126 – $244
  • Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach 4.5/5 stars and #32 of 205 hotels in Miami beach. ‎Price range: $327 – $735

Previous Tier 8 Properties

Below is an incomplete list of properties that used to cost 30,000 points and now cost only 15,000. This list was gathered by and his Hotel Hustle tool.

  • Days Inn Santa Monica/Los Angeles
  • Dream South Beach
  • Hotel Galvez & Spa A Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Inn Ocean City Oceanfront
  • Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel – Ocean City Oceanfront
  • Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square
  • Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Ramada Couran Cove Island Resort
  • Ramada Hotel and Suites Kranjska Gora
  • Ramada La Palma au Lac Locarno
  • Ramada New York/Eastside
  • Ramada Plaza Basel Conference Center
  • Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Ramada Plaza Huizhou East
  • Ramada Seoul Jongno
  • Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
  • Ramada Solothurn
  • Ramada Staten Island
  • Reunion Resort a Wyndham Grand Resort
  • Super 8 West Yellowstone
  • The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Viva Wyndham Maya
  • Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown
  • Wyndham Apollo Hotel Amsterdam
  • Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
  • Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman
  • Wyndham Garden Chinatown
  • Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach
  • Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View
  • Wyndham Garden Manhattan Chelsea West
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
  • Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent
  • Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
  • Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Colorful Yunnan Kunming
  • Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou
  • Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
  • Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
  • Wyndham Midtown 45
  • Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter
  • Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
  • Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
  • Wyndham Surfers Paradise
  • Days Inn and Suites Key Islamorada
  • Days Inn Hotel New York City-Broadway
  • Days Inn London Hyde Park
  • Days Inn Oceanfront
  • Dream Downtown
  • Dream New York
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai, JBR
  • Howard Johnson Hi-Tech Plaza Chengdu
  • Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
  • Howard Johnson Resort Sanya Bay
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kenedy
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pleasanton
  • Night Hotel New York
  • Night Hotel Times Square
  • Ramada Calgary Downtown
  • Ramada Downtown Dubai
  • Ramada Encore Seoul Dongdaemun
  • Ramada Olds
  • Ramada Paris Tour Eiffel
  • Ramada Plaza Izmir
  • Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites
  • Ramada Resort Kranjska Gora
  • Super 8 Brooklyn / Park Slope Hotel
  • The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Travelodge by the Bay
  • Viva Wyndham Azteca – An All-Inclusive Resort
  • Wingate by Wyndham Calgary South
  • Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
  • Wyndham Garden Clearwater Beach
  • Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
  • Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
  • Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center
  • Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel and Suites
  • Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
  • Wyndham San Diego Bayside
  • Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

Previous 5-7 Properties

There are a bunch of properties that were previously tier 5-7 which will now cost less. I’m not going to link them all, but you can view this spreadsheet collected by and his hotel hustle tool.

Readers Suggestions

I’d like to crowd source this list some what, have you stayed at any Wyndham properties in the past that you’d consider exceptional? Have you booked any that you think you’ll get great value of? If so let me know in the comments and I’ll add them here as well as their rating, # hotel in location and also their price range (all based on Tripadvisor information).

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Abey (@guest_666415)
November 1, 2018 15:13

Thanks for this post!

Avi (@guest_657722)
October 15, 2018 14:28

FYI, TRYP New York City Times Square South is now easier to book with points. It used to require booking over the phone, and a 2-night minimum (30k points), but now it can be booked online for stays as short as 1 night (15k points). I just booked a single night, a $400 value.

beat2def (@guest_609323)
June 27, 2018 18:35

Any great resorts to go skiing?

jake (@guest_638318)
September 3, 2018 14:25

I would also recommend 1 bedroom Bali Hai Villas in Kauai, very nice property and location.

PJ (@guest_595052)
May 15, 2018 17:24

I just used 30k for two nights at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. It’s great because I booked a suite online. The property is like a series of condos on a golf course right near fantastic wineries and downtown Napa. I had my own parking spot and a big cottage with a fireplace and full kitchen, all for 15k a night. If you are looking for a great redemption and want to visit Napa I think this is a excellent option.

coolmuke (@guest_600318)
May 29, 2018 16:43

Trying to book all-inclusive resort in mexico. It shows availability when i select two adults but it goes away when i add two child(age 2 and 4). Tried calling but It didnt help. Any workaround?

beccarandy (@guest_606585)
June 17, 2018 22:10

I have recently discovered this with ALL the all inclusives. I have messaged them and plan to call tomorrow. It seems to be because they are no longer considering the Queen standard rooms “standard”. Only KING rooms are considered standard and available for points. The Wyndham in Grand Cayman has been like this for at least a year and it seems that the others have joined in. We have been saving points for a few years to do a family trip but it won’t be possible if this is all true. This is very VERY frustrating and will end my relationship with Wyndham as these are the properties at which we are most interested in redeeming our points. Did you ever discover if they will change this?

john (@guest_617537)
July 16, 2018 14:04

Did you call – any update?

beccarandy (@guest_617569)
July 16, 2018 15:13

I did call. And it was a nightmare. I was transferred to no less than 6 people over the course of two hours because “that’s not my department” but no one seemed to know who’s “department” it was. The way they structure their program is different from every other hotel program that I know. I finally asked to be transferred back to wyndham rewards to speak to a high level supervisor. Apparently there are brands in their program that are allowed to control how reward points are used. Wyndham Rewards can’t neccessarily override these decisions. Viva Wyndham is one of these brands. Recently they decided to start charging for children (different amounts at each resort) and they also blocked all queen rooms. According to the supervisor who I spoke with (who seemed fairly knowledgeable) Wyndham Rewards can call and “ask” for the rewards member to be switched to a queen room because they want to bring two children but it’s not necessarily a guarantee. She didnt know if this would be a permenent change, but I imagine it will be. She recommended this: 1) Book a king room 2) email the hotel and ask to be switched to a standard queen room as they were all being blocked and I have 2 children 3) give them a week to respond 4) if they don’t respond call wyndham rewards and ask for a supervisor who will call the hotel and see if the transfer to a queen room can be done.
After this conversation I don’t have a lot of hope that I will be able to use my rewards points at these all inclusive for queen rooms in the long term future. Obviously, they are blocking them off to avoid having 4 people in a room on points and I’m not sure how much pull a rewards representative will have when they call. I guess it remains to be seen. Good Luck and report back if you have success! We are not ready to book for another 6 months.

Will Ryan
Will Ryan (@guest_593782)
May 12, 2018 10:49

Santa Monica at the Pier is where I use all of my points. Love that hotel and it’s often over $300/night (it is tonight). Making points worth $0.02+.

caymangal (@guest_592424)
May 9, 2018 15:40

Wyndham Reef Resort – Cayman Islands

Great value.

Ryan (@guest_592125)
May 8, 2018 21:59

Second suggestion, the Alexander in Indianapolis Indiana. It is a Dolce property, rates number 9 of 197 in Indianapolis. Random date was $319 and it is a very nice unique property. Well worth 15k and deserves a mention too.

Ryan (@guest_592114)
May 8, 2018 21:41

I have repeatedly gotten great value at the Wyndham Grand Riverfront in Chicago. I did quick search for a Tuesday through Thursday stay in mid June, 12-14th I think it was and the rate was $447 a night for example.

I did a four day stay there a year ago and got a great huge corner room on the second from the top floor and it’s in a good location too. At the time it saved me right around $1250 at the time. Seems to be at a 4.5 on trip advisor. I’d agree, 4-5 would be my rating too.

Kristin (@guest_591968)
May 8, 2018 14:52

There is great value to be had using Wyndham points through the site. It’s 15,000 points per bedroom. You can easily filter by the number of bedrooms. I am planning a 5 night stay at a cabin in the Smokey Mountains in the summer of ’19. I am hoping the Moondancer cabin will be available once I get dates finalized. One of the benefits is that many of the cabins/condos available accommodate more than 4 in a 1 bedroom which offers incredible value for my family of 5. There is also incredible value to be found to Colorado and the Florida panhandle. Yes, locations are limited but if you can make one of them work; it can be a great deal.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis (@guest_591946)
May 8, 2018 14:06

I almost always use my points at the Wyndham Santa Monica. The rooms are not special, but the location is incredible. It’s literally right next to the Pier. There’s also a parking garage across the street where you can park overnight at for significantly cheaper than the valet on-site. When I booked 3 nights there, with taxes it would have been over $1000 if I had paid cash. Never had an availability issue with booking there either.