Nordic Choice Hotels reward nights in Scandinavia are one of the best deals available with Choice Privileges points. There are about 180 hotels in Clarion, Clarion Collection, Quality, Comfort and Ascend Collection hotel brands in Denmark, Norway and Sweden available for reward nights through Choice Privileges.
But you can only earn points for paid stays at these hotels through Nordic Choice Club, a separate hotel loyalty program from Choice Privileges.
This week I had my first Nordic Choice Club points redemption hotel stay for Comfort Inn Vesterbro in Copenhagen. One night cost 10,000 Nordic Choice Club points. This same hotel is priced at 20,000 points through Choice Privileges.
The points difference for a reward night between Choice Privileges and Nordic Choice Club at the same Nordic Choice Hotel is something to be aware of so you can leverage the best value.
I also stayed at Skt. Petri Hotel Copenhagen using 20,000 Choice Privileges for a reward night. That same hotel is priced at 30,000 points in Nordic Choice Club.
Both of these hotel stays were a fantastic discount for outrageously priced hotel rooms.
Skt. Petri Hotel Copenhagen
- June 11 $802
- June 12 $669
I expected to see a packed hotel at Skt. Petri with a business conference since the hotel rates were about double the typical $300-$350 nightly rate. Comfort Inn Vesterbro was far more crowded during our hotel stay than Skt. Petri.
10,000 Nordic Choice Club points bought a $302 hotel room night in at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro.
Where Nordic Choice Club points are better deal than Choice Privileges
Nordic Choice Club has seven hotel reward categories from 7,500 points to 40,000 points per night.
Generally speaking, most hotels in the Nordic Choice chain are a better deal using Choice Privileges points for reward nights, especially at higher end hotels.
Hotel reward category list of Nordic Choice Club bonus points needed for a reward night at Nordic Choice Hotels.
The points difference is huge at some hotels.
Earning Nordic Choice Club points
You earn 1 Nordic Choice point per Norwegian or Swedish krona or 10 points per Euro for paid stays in Nordic Choice Hotels. You can also earn 750 Nordic Choice Club points per stay for Choice Hotels paid stays elsewhere in the world.
The main thing to know is you do not earn Choice Privileges points for paid stays at Nordic Choice Hotels, so use the opportunity to accumulate Nordic Choice Club points.
Collecting points in both Choice Privileges and Nordic Choice Club can be beneficial to leverage better redemption value at some hotels with Nordic Choice Club points.