Southwest Airlines is offering up to 10,000 points per night on some hotel stays when you book through their new portal SouthwestHotels, which is a partnership with bookings.com. The maximum 10K bonus is rare and you’ll have to dig around to find hotels that qualify, likely very expensive ones. But you’ll also see 8K and 6K a night bonus points on less pricey hotels.
Here’s the only hotel I found that offers 10K a night. It costs $759.
Make sure you enter your Rapid Rewards number when making a reservation, so you can get your bonus points.
Keep in mind that when booking through third party websites, such as this one, you do not earn hotel points and also forfeit elite benefits in some chains such as Hilton.
Always compare rates before booking.
SouthwestHotels bonus points should count towards the Southwest Companion Pass, the same way that portal points do. SouthwestHotels could be a great option to get extra points since credit card sign up bonuses usually leave you a few thousand points short of the 110K required for the Companion Pass.