Conde Naste Traveler recently came out with it's best hotel rewards program. Here's that link.
I'm curious how many of you use these programs, and if so, do they affect your selection of hotels when traveling? Or do you just stay at the cheapest place you can and try to collect points (which are free)?
I have to admit loyalty to the Marriott brand. You'll find Marriott properties almost anywhere. I have an allergy to feathers and sleeping in a down bed anywhere will ruin my sinuses for days, so Marriott is always sure to provide me with a feather free room, something that is a genuine plus for me. That said, price does matter as well.