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Sonesta World Mastercard® review

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Annual Fee
Interest Rate: Purchases
18.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
Interest Rate: Purchases
18.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
18.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
18.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)
1 - 3 points
1 - 3 points
Signup Bonus
60000 points (after spending $1,000)
Signup Bonus
60000 points (after spending $1,000)

Informr score
The Sonesta World Mastercard® currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

Sonesta World Mastercard® is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Sonesta World Mastercard®* is a fantastic way for frequent travelers to enter into the Sonesta brand of hotels and discover all that it has to offer. The card has a $0 Introductory Annual Fee for the first year. After that there is a low annual fee of $75. It also offers up to 95,000 Sonesta Tra...

- Toni Perkins-Southam, Dia Adams, Forbes

With its points redeemable only at the 300 or so Sonesta properties around the world, the Sonesta World Mastercard obviously has limited appeal, especially if none of those hotels or resorts is located where you would like to visit. If you’re a Sonesta regular, though, you should be able to earn mor...

- Lance Cothern, Investopedia

If you’re a Sonesta regular or if you frequently travel to South America, the Sonesta World Mastercard® could be worth considering. You get to earn accelerated points on travel and dining purchases — and a generous signup bonus, which you can redeem for Sonesta stays at hotels in the US and abroad.

- Kliment Dukovski, Finder


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 18.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)

 This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 18.24% ‐ 28.24% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Cash Advance Interest Rate 21.24% ‐ 30.24% (Variable)

 This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $75.00

Waived on the first year.

Balance Transfer Fee 3%

Cash Advance Fee 3%
Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00

Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus 60000 points after spending $1,000
  • On purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 5,000 points after adding an authorized user within the first 90 days of account opening.
All Purchases 1 point per $1 spent
Restaurants 2 points per $1 spent
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels 3 points per $1 spent

On eligible Sonesta purchases

Travel 2 points per $1 spent

On eligible airfare and car rental purchases

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details

Earn 30,000 bonus points at your Account Anniversary if you spend at least $7,500 on purchases every year

Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance No
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance No
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores Yes
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Additional Benefits
  • Immediate upgrade to Sonesta Travel Pass Elite Member Status upon card approval
  • 15% discount on Sonesta dining and resort amenities
  • Overdraft Protection
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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