Did you know that you could be pocketing extra Qantas Points on both hotel stays and Airbnbs booked through Qantas Hotels?

With up to 9 Qantas Points per dollar spent on offer during select promotions, booking accommodation could be yet another way to supercharge your points balance.

And if you’d rather book direct, many hotel chains also offer the opportunity to earn Qantas Points in lieu of hotel-specific reward points.

This guide will help you understand Qantas Hotels and the best ways to take advantage of the points on offers. For details on the latest promotions, visit our separate Qantas Hotels Offers page.

What is Qantas Hotels?

Qantas Hotels is another branch of the airline’s business, offering members a portal to book accommodation while being able to earn and redeem Qantas Points on purchases.

The usual earn rate is 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on rooms and packages through the website. Other expenses payable to the hotel won’t earn points.

Qantas Hotels main booking screen
Qantas Hotels cleverly covers both traditional hotels and Airbnb listings

Bookings through Qantas Luxury Hotels, a specialised subset of luxurious properties and packages, earns a standard rate of 6 points per $1 spent. In comparison, Luxury Escapes only earns 1 point per $1 spent.

Bookings through Airbnb will only earn 1 point per $1 spent. Alternative options for Airbnb include earning 3 British Airways Avios for every USD/EUR/GBP spent, or 1 Delta SkyMile per USD spent.

How do I earn Qantas Points with Qantas Hotels?

  1. Head to the Qantas Hotels homepage
  2. Ensure the ‘Hotels’ button is checked, not the ‘Airbnb’ button
  3. Enter the required details and click ‘Find your hotel’
  4. Compare your hotel options on the next page.
Qantas Hotels compare different options
Look under the price to see the number of points you could earn.

Points Club members will earn a 25% bonus on Qantas Hotel bookings (excluding packages and Airbnb), while Points Club Plus members have a 50% bonus instead.

How do I earn Qantas Points with Airbnb?

  1. Head to the Qantas Hotels homepage
  2. Ensure the ‘Airbnb’ button is checked, not the ‘Hotels’ button
  3. Enter the required details and click ‘Search Airbnb’
  4. Fill in your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number and last name on the next page, then click ‘Continue to Airbnb’
  5. You will be transferred to the Airbnb website, where you can search for properties and make a booking as usual.
  6. Your Qantas Points will be awarded at least 8 weeks after checking out from the property.
Qantas Hotels ensure membership number is included for Airbnb
This step is very important; miss it, and you will not earn Qantas Points on the booking.

Can my business earn points with Qantas Hotels?

Yes, Qantas Business Rewards members also have the opportunity to earn an extra 1 points per $1 spent on stays, on top of the standard earn rate.

Just enter your business ABN in the relevant field during Step 2 of booking the room. Those Business Rewards points will be awarded within 9 weeks of the stay.

See how many points are earned
A $185 room rate could earn at least 740 Qantas Points for your business.

How do I earn Qantas Points through hotel loyalty programs?

Quite a few major hotel chains have the option of earning Qantas Points through its loyalty program. When you have status perks with a particular program, you’ll often need to book directly with them in order to use the perks, rather than go through a third-party booking agent like Qantas.

In some cases, you’ll earn Qantas Points in lieu of the usual hotel loyalty points. In others, you may be able to earn hotel reward points as usual and transfer them to Qantas Points at a later stage (such as with Accor Live Limitless and Hilton Honors).

Summary of Qantas Points-earning opportunities with hotel loyalty programs

Hotel rewards programQantas Points rateHow to earn Qantas PointsPoints earned on a $1,000 booking overseas
Accor Live Limitless (ALL)1 ALL point = 1 Qantas PointVisit the transfer page when logged in to your ALL account.

Minimum 2,000 ALL Points converts to 2,000 Qantas Points.
Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through Accor: Approx. 1,525 ALL points (25 points per 10 EUR for base members)

Depends on currency, status level and hotel chain. Based on AUD/EUR exchange rate at time of writing. ALL Points can convert to Qantas Points
Choice PrivilegesEarn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent in Australia, or 600 Qantas Points per stay overseas.

Transfer 20,000 Choice Privileges points into 8,000 Qantas Points
Login to your Choice Privileges account and select 'Qantas Frequent Flyer' as your preferred points option.

For transferring existing Choice Privileges points to Qantas, see here.
Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through Choice: 600 Qantas Points when you opt-in
Hilton HonorsTransfer 10,000 Hilton Honors Points to 1,500 Qantas PointsLogin to your Hilton Honors account and select 'Qantas' under 'Preferred travel partners'.

See here to convert Hilton Honors points to Qantas.
Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through Hilton: Approx. 7,000 Hilton Honors points (10 points per $1 USD for base members)

Depends on currency, status level and hotel chain. Based on AUD/USD exchange rate at time of writing. Hilton Honors points can convert to Qantas Points
IHG Rewards ClubEarn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent in Australia, or 600 to 1,000 Qantas Points per stay overseas.

Transfer 10,000 IHG Rewards points to 2,000 Qantas Points.
Login to your IHG Rewards Club account and select 'Preferences'. Enter your Qantas membership details.

For transferring existing IHG Rewards points to Qantas, see here.
Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through IHG: 600-1,000 Qantas Points depending on chain, when you opt-in
Marriott BonvoyEarn up to 2 Qantas Points per $1 USD spent at Marriott properties.

Transfer from 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to 1,000 Qantas Points.
Login to your Marriott Bonvoy account and sselect 'Profile'.elect 'Profile'. Under 'Earning Preferences', choose Qantas.

For transferring existing Marriott Bonvoy points to Qantas, see here.
Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through Marriott: Approx. 1,400 Qantas Points when you opt-in (up to 2 points per $1 USD)

Depends on currency, status level and hotel chain. Based on AUD/USD exchange rate at time of writing.
Radisson RewardsTransfer from 2,000 Radisson Rewards points to 200 Qantas Points.Login to Radisson Rewards and go to this page to redeem your points.Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through Radisson: Approx. 14,000 Radisson Rewards points (20 points per $1 USD for base members)

Depends on currency, status level and hotel chain. Based on AUD/USD exchange rate at time of writing.
World of HyattEarn 1,000 Qantas Points on stays in Australia. Earn 600 Qantas Points on stays overseas.

Transfer from 5,000 Hyatt points to 2,000 Qantas Points.
Login to your World of Hyatt account and choose to earn Qantas Points in your settings.

For transferring existing Hyatt points to Qantas, see here.
Book through Qantas Hotels: 3,000 Qantas Points

Book through Hyatt: 600 Qantas Points when you opt-in

In most cases, you should also verbally confirm your intention to earn Qantas Points on the stay when checking-in at the hotel. Qantas Points usually take up to 6 weeks to credit after the eligible stay.

The table above assumes a standard Qantas Hotels earning rate of 3 points per $1 spent, which is the minimum amount. During promotions, this rate could be increased.

How do I earn Qantas Points directly with partner hotels?

Some hotels will offer Qantas Points directly to you when you book with them, as they may not have a loyalty program of their own. One example is TFE Hotels which operates chains such as Travelodge and Adina Apartment Hotels across Australia and New Zealand.

But in order to earn those points, you must provide your Qantas Frequent Flyer number at the time of booking or check-in to be eligible, plus book published rates online or at the hotel desk.

  • Swiss-Belhotels: 3 Qantas Points per $1 AUD spent in Australia. 1 Qantas Point per $1 USD spent overseas.
  • TFE Hotels: 3 Qantas Points per $1 AUD spent in Australia. 1,000 Qantas Points per qualifying stay within New Zealand.

How do I redeem Qantas Points for hotel bookings?

If you have at least 5,000 Qantas Points sitting in your account, you could use them to help pay off your hotel room. But we generally don’t recommend doing that if possible, as you won’t get much value out of them.

1. Points + Pay

Points + Pay enables you to use your Qantas Points to offset some (or all) of the cash cost of a hotel room. You will normally get about 0.6 cents per point worth of value, which is quite low.

We value Qantas Points to be roughly 1.9 cents each. Using 8,000 Qantas Points could get $48 off your hotel room, but it could also be used to book a short Qantas flight worth $200-$300. You do the maths.

Points + Pay booking example
Points + Pay can be enabled in the third step of booking the room.

2. Classic Hotel Reward

Classic Hotel Rewards offer a slightly better deal, but it’s still not great. With this option, a limited number of Australian properties and rooms are available to book for a fixed number of points.

Take this $432/night QT Executive King Room, which can also be nabbed for 59,000 Qantas Points. That’s still a pretty poor 0.73 cents per point.

Qantas Hotels Classic Hotel Rewards booking page
Qantas Classic Hotel Rewards still isn’t a great value option. It also doesn’t earn additional Qantas Points for the booking.

Consider that 59,500 Qantas Points would be enough for a return trip between Perth and Melbourne, one-way in Business Class and one-way in Economy! An itinerary like that could easily cost upwards of $2,000, giving you more than 3 cents per point.

Qantas Boeing 787 Business Class overview - Point Hacks
Book a $400 hotel room or a $2,000 Business Class seat for a similar number of points.

How do I contact Qantas Hotels?

A list of contacts can be found here. The service is managed by Hooroo, which also manages Jetstar hotel bookings.

The following live options are available from 8:30am to 5:30pm AEST/AEDT, every day.

  • Live Chat
  • Call them on 1300 738 206, or +61 2 8059 0182 from overseas

If your enquiry less urgent, you can also email them through this webform or try self-manage your booking online.

Summing Up

Qantas Hotels is a useful portal for earning Qantas Points whenever you need to book your accommodation.

For Airbnb, prices won’t be any higher than usual as you still book directly through them after validating your Qantas membership details.

Hotels prices do fluctuate more, so do shop around before booking. If a really great rate is available elsewhere, we usually advise you go for the cash savings rather than paying more to earn points.

Also note that if you have hotel loyalty status (e.g. Hilton Diamond, IHG Rewards Platinum Elite), most chains will not allow you to use benefits or accrue loyalty points if you book through third parties such as Qantas Hotels.

If that affects you, it might be better booking directly with the hotel chain to ensure you don’t miss out on status benefits. In many cases, you will still be able to opt-in to earning Qantas Points that way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Qantas Points for hotels?

Yes, provided you have at least 5,000 Qantas Points in your balance.

Is it worth using Qantas Points for hotels?

Generally no. The value from your Qantas Points tends to be poor.

Which hotels earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points?

Many boutique hotels and bigger chains are bookable through Qantas. Search the website to find out more. In addition, many hotel reward programs allow direct-earn of Qantas Points if you enable it in your profile.

Can I pay Airbnb with Qantas Points?

No, it’s not possible to spend Qantas Points on Airbnb bookings. However, you can earn 1 Qantas Points per $1 spent instead.

Guide to earning Qantas Points with Qantas Hotels and Airbnb was last modified: July 14th, 2020 by Brandon Loo