The real cost of free nights

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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.

Full story: Hotel Rewards Cheat Sheet Shows the Real Cost of Free Night – Lifehacker