Earning Tip – How to earn Aeroplan Miles at Hotels around the World!

Have you ever stayed at a hotel and it wasn’t until after check-out you realized that the hotel was an Aeroplan Partner and you could have earned miles for your stay?  Having over 75 hotel brands as Aeroplan Partners, it can be hard to remember which hotels you can earn Aeroplan Miles with and how exactly to do it.

We wanted to share with you the different ways in which you can easily earn Aeroplan Miles with our over 75 hotel brands.

1. Show your Aeroplan Card at check-in

When you check-in, show your Aeroplan Card and ask to earn Aeroplan Miles. 
This is the fastest and easiest way to earn Aeroplan Miles with many of our hotel partners.  Our hotel partner chart tells you which hotel lets you earn miles by simply showing your card at check-in.  Some of those hotels brands include; Delta Hotels and Resorts, Choice Hotels International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Coast Hotels & Resorts and Radisson.

Tip: Enter your Aeroplan Number at the time of booking. This way your Aeroplan Number will be on file at the time of check-in.

2. Sign up for the option to earn miles through your hotel loyalty program membership
By becoming a member of one of our hotel partner’s loyalty program, you are able to select “Aeroplan” as your earning preference and automatically earn Aeroplan Miles each time you stay! Simply look for the “earning miles”, “airline rewards” or “auto-convert” option in program information, choose Aeroplan as your earning preference and enter your Aeroplan Number and you won’t have to ask again!

Hotel programs such as Hilton HHonors, Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club Rewards, Fairmont President’s Club, Delta Privilege, Club Carlson and Best Western Rewards, all give you the option to automatically earn Aeroplan Miles.
To see the complete list of hotel brands & programs who are partners with Aeroplan and which ones allow you to sign-up to automatically earn Aeroplan Miles, click here.

Good to know: Some hotel programs require that you reach a minimum point balance before they are transferred into Aeroplan Miles.



3. Convert your hotel points into Aeroplan Miles in one lump sum.

If you’re only a few miles short for a reward flight, you have the option to quickly and easily convert your hotel loyalty program points into Aeroplan Miles!  Hotel brands such as Starwood Preferred Guest, Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Club Carlson allow you to transfer your points into Aeroplan Miles in one lump sum!

To see the complete list of hotel brands which allow you to redeem your hotel points into Aeroplan Miles, click here.

Did you have any other questions or great tips on how to earn miles with our hotel partners? Let us know!

26 Responses to “Earning Tip – How to earn Aeroplan Miles at Hotels around the World!”

  1. Richard December 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Last week I stayed in coast hotel in whistler, BC for 2 days. I totally forgot to show my card when checked in. So can I still have chance to collect point?

    • Aeroplan December 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      Hi Richard,
      Thanks for reaching out to us about this. You will need to follow up with the hotel directly at the following phone number: 1-800-716-6199. Please be sure to have a copy of the hotel receipt as proof of stay when you call.
      Have a great day,

  2. Linda November 17, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    1) Does shopping in the aeroplan online store add points in my account?

    2) How can I get credit for recent hotel stays?

    • Aeroplan November 28, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      Hi Linda,
      Thank you for your questions. Yes, you can earn 1 Aeroplan Mile for every dollar spent while shopping through our eStore. You must login to your Aeroplan.com Account prior to making purchases in order for them to be eligible. Note that miles can take up to 30 days to be credited to your Aeroplan Account.
      With regards to claiming Aeroplan Miles earned from a recent stay with one of our many hotel partners, you would need to contact the hotel directly and be sure to have your receipt handy.
      Hope that helps!

  3. Tricia September 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Hello! This website is fantastic for information! Thank you!
    My question is this:
    If I want to use my Aeroplan points to book a hotel, you need to really have a list of hotels where you can use Aeroplan points!
    For example, a year ago we stayed at the Westin at Beaver Creek Colorado, near Vail. We found this hotel only because of a search to find the town called “Avon”. If you didn’t know to enter “Avon” when trying to use your points for a hotel booking, you would never know that this hotel exists.
    Now we’re trying to find a hotel near Salt Lake City skiing or perhaps near Jacksons Hole, Wyoming for skiing. But we don’t know a hotel that we can book!
    Is there a complete list of hotels (with a map of where these hotels exist?) where you can USE your Aeroplan points and book online through Aeroplan? I wish you could see this list when making a booking!

    Another odd thing: You can fly with Aeroplan points from Toronto to Aspen (Colorado).
    However, if you try to book a flight (and pay for your flight) on AirCanada.ca, you can’t fly from Toronto to Aspen.
    Please reply to this comment & email me at misscross2000@yahoo.com so I know the answer is posted? Thank you kindly!

  4. Elaine September 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    HYATT hotels are not on the chart. but they are mentioned on the website.. Are they a partner or not? and if so how does it work?

    • Aeroplan September 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

      Hi Elaine,
      Hyatt is no longer an Aeroplan Partner.
      Thank you,

  5. Chris September 3, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    I deliberately chose to stay at a partner hotel, the Heathrow Windsor Marriott, to get the points. The extra hotel charges for internet (6 pounds for 30 minutes) and phone (30 pounds for a 10 minute local call) were exhorbitant. Later this month I was going to stay again for a week but changed that plan. Need to be careful with Aeroplan “recommendations.”

  6. Arden Jenkins August 22, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Looks good to me. Print needs to be darker on this website. Air miles keep climbing to get anywhere with the time to book so far in advance to take advantage of air miles when itis convenient. This makes it hard to use points when your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to plan way ahead. No real answer for this one I guess.

  7. Robert August 18, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I got on this back in about 2000 and I have racked up a ton of miles over the years. I finally gave up on them years ago and switched to sky team points. Areoplan is the worst loyalty program on the planet. I travel all over the world, and one thing maybe air Canada should keep in mind is that there are a lot of other airlines out there! Take some lessons from KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates and others! North American airlines are all the worst flights! I cash in my points all the time for products and sell them on eBay! Try to use the rewards, joke!

  8. Craig August 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Just downloaded the new iPhone app – great!!
    Just wanted to check when upgrades in membership levels take effect?
    I know I have tripped over into the next level based on what I see but I’ve had no update from the system, are “upgrades” only passed out on an annual basis or is there some “system delay” built in.
    Just wondering.

  9. Josh August 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm #


    I have been an aeroplan member for a number of months and have still not received a membership card… We live in Australia but my wife is from BC and we fly home every year. We gave had to claim our miles, retrospectively, through the website. I have applied for a ‘replacement card, do no avail. Does aeroplan send cards to international members? Could we get our cards sent to our address in Canada?


  10. Ben August 9, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Recently Air Canada stopped booking flights to Cuba. Now if you want to travel there, you have to go through Air Canada Vacations. Why is that? Also why can I not earn Aeroplan miles when I travel to Cuba or redeem my miles for traveling there? Is this Air Canada’s doing or the Cuban government?