Frequently Asked Questions
Updated January 4, 2021
Local travel restrictions may impact your trip, including requirements that hotels accept essential travelers only and guests comply with self-quarantine guidelines. Be sure to check the specific restrictions for your destination before traveling or contact the hotel directly with questions.
HEALTH & SAFETY
In light of COVID-19, what steps is Wyndham Hotels & Resorts taking to help protect guests?
In the U.S. and Canada, we’ve launched our Count on Us℠ initiative to put safety first with elevated cleanliness standards, an expanded relationship with Ecolab for EPA-approved disinfectants, and more.
We have also provided the thousands of independently owned and operated franchised hotels in our network and our managed and owned properties worldwide with helpful guidelines and safety information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing how to identify COVID-19 symptoms and mitigate its transmission. In addition, we’ve made training available to support our franchisees and our managed and owned hotels in achieving the highest standards of cleanliness.
While our hotels are implementing new health and safety protocols, we cannot guarantee that you won’t be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit. Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk at any hotel where team members and guests are present.
Are masks or face coverings required at individual hotels?
Yes, effective August 10, 2020, our U.S. and Canada hotels require that guests and all other individuals entering the hotel wear a mask or face covering when in indoor public areas (including the lobby, elevators, guestroom hallways, meeting and event spaces, restaurant, bar, and fitness center) and additionally as required by applicable law. Guests are required to provide their own mask or face covering. Some guests may be exempt from this mandate, including, but not limited to, guests with medical conditions, guests consuming food or beverages in restaurants, guests smoking in designated smoking areas, guests engaged in vigorous physical exercise or using indoor swimming facilities, and children under the age of 2.
What measures are individual hotels taking to enhance cleanliness standards?
Throughout your stay, you’ll observe more frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas like lobbies and elevators, as well as enhanced social distancing measures in public spaces. Plus, over the coming weeks, you’ll be offered disinfecting wipes with your key card at check-in and complimentary travel-size hand sanitizer for each room at our U.S. and Canada hotels. Both are subject to product availability.
What are Ecolab EPA-approved disinfectants and what does Wyndham’s expanded relationship with Ecolab mean for guests?
Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention technologies and services, and through its science-based approach, it helps enable hotels to consistently achieve the highest cleaning standards. Through the expansion of our relationship with Ecolab, we will require use of its EPA-approved disinfectants in guest rooms and public spaces at all U.S. and Canada hotels.
Are there any travel restrictions I should be aware of during this time?
For the most up-to-date information, please consult travel advisories and information made available by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of State. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and adapt our policies accordingly. To reach out to any of the above organizations, please use the contact numbers below:
Will individual hotels be implementing new safety protocols?
Yes, due to the current situation with COVID-19, our hotels are implementing new processes to help protect the safety of guests and team members. This may result in a change in certain services and amenities that are normally available at our hotels. Those traveling to hotels located in areas that are allowing only “essential travelers” are required to comply with all guidelines and restrictions and may be required to provide identification establishing that they are “essential travelers.”
We kindly ask all guests to refrain from traveling if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and to advise hotel management immediately if they begin to experience any symptoms while on property. In public areas of the hotel, all hotel guests in the U.S. and Canada are required to wear a mask or face covering when in indoor public areas, and we ask that you maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other guests.
Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns about a specific hotel?
Please contact the hotel directly. Telephone numbers can be found on each hotel’s detail page and in booking confirmation messages.
Can I cancel or change my reservation without a penalty?
- For direct bookings made on or after June 6, 2020, with stays after June 30, 2020, please check the “Additional Rate Details” link on the Rooms & Rates page or “Cancellation & Rate Details” link on the Booking page for applicable terms and/or exclusions. While many rates have flexible cancellation policies, there are some rates which are non-cancellable.
- For direct bookings made before June 6, 2020, for stays after June 30, 2020, all of our properties are required to accommodate non-cancellable rate reservation changes if the request is received at least 48 hours prior to arrival and the same number of room nights or more are booked for a future stay.
- Guests who are prohibited from traveling to their booked hotel under applicable law will have their cancellation or change penalties waived on direct bookings.
- If your reservation was made as part of a group booking—such as a conference, meeting, or event—the cancellation policies outlined above do not apply. If you have a group reservation, please review the terms and conditions for the booking and/or contact the group planner for more information.
What if I made my reservation through a travel agent or online booking platform?
For bookings made by a travel agent or online booking platform, guests are advised to contact the agent or booking platform directly.
WYNDHAM REWARDS POINTS & MEMBERSHIP
What will happen to my Wyndham Rewards points that are set to expire?
We are pausing the expiration of any Wyndham Rewards points until June 30, 2021.
Was my Wyndham Rewards member level extended?
Yes. Any member’s member level that was otherwise set to expire on December 31, 2020, was extended to December 31, 2021.
Can I unlock new member levels faster in 2021?
Yes. We're offering members the ability to reach new member levels faster in 2021. For more information and to see whether this offer can help you reach the next member level in 2021, click here.
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