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The 15 Best Hotels in Bali To Book With Points [Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, IHG]

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Bali is home to dozens of points hotels, from budget-friendly Holiday Inns to ultra-luxury properties like the Six Senses and the St. Regis. And you can also stay on the cheap by paying cash rates. However, because the island is more affordable, you can also find some incredible deals staying at fabulous hotels for low points rates. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, with friends, or bringing the whole family, these are the best hotels in Bali to book with points.

How To Decide Where To Stay in Bali

Bali is a popular tourist destination, and the crowds, combined with poor road infrastructure, tropical downpours, and a lack of organized driving rules (and left-side driving), can make getting around the island take a while. Unless you want to spend most of your vacation sitting in traffic, deciding where to stay is key to maximizing your time there.

Seminyak has many luxury hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. Kuta is another popular beach town for tourists, known for its nightlife, budget hotels, and backpacker scene. Canggu is more up-and-coming and popular with wellness enthusiasts, while Ubud (in the island’s interior) is ideal for those who want to explore the cultural side of Bali or stay in the jungle.

Northern Bali is less busy and more wild, with beautiful natural wonders like black-sand beaches and waterfalls. Nusa Dua is quieter and has more luxury hotels, and Uluwatu‘s high cliffs feel secluded and calm. The 3 smaller islands off Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan, are ideal for travelers who want to skip the more crowded, touristy spots and get off the beaten path. Sanur‘s calm waters are excellent for families.

When deciding where to stay in Bali, make sure to compare cash and points rates to make sure you’re getting a solid-value deal.

The 5 Best Marriott Hotels in Bali

With nearly 30 hotels in Bali, travelers have many options for using their Marriott Bonvoy points on this Indonesian island. Opt for an affordable Sheraton, Aloft, or Fairfield stay, a splurge at the Ritz or St. Regis, or have a midrange lodging experience at a Courtyard, Le Méridien, or Westin.

1. W Bali – Seminyak

W Seminyak Bali bungalow
Chill at the W Bali – Seminyak. Image Credit: Daniel Ross

The W Bali – Seminyak is perfect for being near all the action but not directly in it. The guest rooms feature jungle and Balinese-inspired decor and sea views, while villas come with private pools. The breakfast buffet is magical, as you’ll munch on local cuisine, international staples, and fresh juice to the sound of crashing waves.

Daniel Ross, a senior content contributor for Upgraded Points, reviewed W Bali – Seminyak, touting the hotel’s sustainability practices: it offers electric mopeds for rental, feature zero-waste cocktails, and have an in-house green team to address sustainability initiatives. He also enjoyed the prime beachfront location, stunning lagoon-style pool, and the W Oasis, a serene Balinese garden space for guests.

Rates start at $345 or 44,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

2. St. Regis Bali Resort

St. Regis Bali
The St. Regis Bali is a luxurious beachy escape. Image Credit: Marriott

On the sweeping golden sands of Nusa Dua, the St. Regis Bali has many suites that open up directly to the beach or the pool, and villas feature luxuries like private pools, gazebos, and blooming Balinese tropical foliage. The hotel’s 30,000-square-foot Iridium Spa offers treatments using traditional Indonesian healing therapies and products, like compresses made from local herbs.

The hotel caters to families with children who can attend the stand-up paddling classes, have a “tiny” afternoon tea session, and visit the Children’s Learning Center, which offers cooking classes, animal yoga, and Indonesian music classes. Amenities like child-size bathrobes and a library card upon check-in to check out books from the mobile library are particularly unique and make this hotel a top family luxury property in Bali.

Rates start around $440 or 71,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

3. The Ritz Carlton, Bali

Ritz Carlton Bali pool
The Ritz Carlton, Bali, is a peaceful, family-friendly haven. Image Credit: Marriott

Ideal for a secluded getaway, the 313 suites and villas at The Ritz Carlton, Bali, feel elevated and private, set amid tropical foliage overlooking the peaceful Nusa Dua beach and sea. Even the entry-level suites come with luxurious soaking tubs and balconies (some are swim-up), and some of the villas have private pools, ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, so you can come on your own or bring the whole family.

The resort has 5 different restaurants, and if your suite or villa has a pool or pool access, you can also opt for one of those Instagrammable floating breakfasts. It’s also a family-friendly luxury hotel in Bali, complete with a children’s pool featuring colorful waterslides.

Rates start around 52,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or $260 per night.

4. The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali

The Laguna Bali Private Beach for Villas
The Laguna has private beach for villas. Image Credit: Greg Stone

Another sophisticated property in Nusa Dua, The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, has redesigned its rooms to reflect traditional Balinese wood and textiles for both a local and contemporary feel. The hotel, named for its 7 lagoon pools, has suites that open up to the stunning pools or have views of the resort’s tropical gardens. However, beware of travelers reserving pool chairs, according to Greg Stone, who reviewed The Laguna for Upgraded Points in 2019 (rooms have since been renovated).

For those who want to stay in shape during their travels, the hotel has a large, well-equipped fitness center, a spa, and its own tennis courts.

Room rates start at $220 or 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

5. Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection

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All of Amarterra’s villas have private pools. Image Credit: Marriott

For a more intimate, boutique-inspired stay, consider 1 of the 42 private villas at Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection. Each of the villas is fully decked out in traditional Balinese wood furnishings. Rooms also come with their own private pool and outdoor space with sun loungers, a gazebo, and an outdoor shower. Inside the villas, expect marble bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs, a workspace, and a sofa. And there’s still a large main pool if you want more space to splash around.

The property is perfect for honeymooners who want an escape — there’s only 1 restaurant on-site, so make sure you’re okay with Asian-fusion cuisine or plan to dine outside the resort.

Rates start at around $370 or 43,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

Hot Tip:

If you’re short on Marriott Bonvoy points, you can always opt for a Marriott Bonvoy co-branded card. Our personal favorite is the Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Credit Card because you get Gold Elite status. 4x points on dining and at U.S. supermarkets, and up to 18.5x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

The 4 Best Hyatt Hotels in Bali

Some of the best hotels to stay in Bali on points come from Hyatt, a hotel portfolio where your World of Hyatt points can take you far for an excellent value.

1. Grand Hyatt Bali

Grand Hyatt Bali
The Grand Hyatt Bali is a tropical haven. Image Credit: Hyatt

Walking along the open-air hall flanked by tropical gardens and lotus flower ponds to get to the reception is just the beginning of an exotic stay at the Grand Hyatt Bali. The massive, sprawling sanctuary features 636 guest rooms decked out in Balinese wood, local artwork and photographs, as well as villas that have private pools and leafy outdoor gardens.

The beachfront Nusa Dua property has 5 lagoon-style pools and 1 waterslide, as well as 11 restaurants for the ultimate dining variety — you’ll never have to leave, and you won’t want to, either.

Rates at this Category 2 property start at $128 or 6,500 World of Hyatt points per night.

2. Andaz Bali

Andaz Bali Sunrays Deluxe Lagoon Room
Some rooms at Andaz Bali have direct lagoon access. Image Credit: Hyatt

The Andaz Bali, in the quieter area of Sanur, is ideal for families with small kids, with a kids’ pool and Kemu Mai kids’ club. It also has a full activity menu for adults, including fitness activities and cultural workshops like yoga, Membatik fabric dying, coconut weaving, and water workouts. Bicycle use is also complimentary for guests.

Guest rooms and suites overlook the property’s lush gardens, pools, or the ocean, and some come with private pools, lagoon access, or giant soaking tubs.

Rates at this Category 5 property start around $300 or 23,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

3. Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud
The Alila Ubud’s pool is dreamy. Image Credit: Hyatt

For a jungle-inspired escape, stay at the Alila Ubud, which sits among the greenery of the Ayung River valley. Rooms sit on stilts overlooking the dense foliage, with massive window doors that open to balconies, encouraging an outdoor-indoor living vibe. Some rooms come with private pools, others with outdoor soaking tubs and showers.

Shared spaces include a picturesque mountainside pool amid the viridescent flora, and the spa’s jungle huts feature scrubs and body treatments that use local Balinese products such as kukui nut oils and ylang-ylang flower.

Rates at this Category 3 property start at $174 or 9,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

4. Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Uluwatu
Villas overlook the sea at the Alila Villas Uluwatu. Image Credit: Hyatt

The Alila Villas Uluwatu is perched on cliffs overlooking white sands and crashing waves on the Bukit Peninsula. The hotel offers cultural and culinary immersion in a sustainable manner, thanks to local music and dance entertainment, on-site organic gardens, and a focus on farm-to-table ingredients.

The spaces are chic, elegant, and contemporary, from the open-air, geometrically-designed dining areas to gorgeous private villas complete with private pools and cliffside cabanas.

Rates for the Category 8 hotel start around $700 or 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

Hot Tip:

Other Alila properties in Bali include the Alila Seminyak (Category 5 ) and Alila Manggis (Category 1), which is a particularly solid deal from just 3,500 points per night (from $190 in cash). Read the Upgraded Points review of the Alila Manggis, which author Ryan Smith is “dreaming” of returning to soon.

The 3 Best Hilton Hotels in Bali

Hilton’s portfolio in Bali is smaller than that of other major hotel brands, but there are still a few properties worth staying at if you’re sitting on a stash of Hilton Honors points.

1. Conrad Bali

Conrad Bali
Conrad Bali is dedicated to wellness and cultural offerings. Image Credit: Hilton

Conrad Bali sits on the sandy expanse of Nusa Dua. It is home to sleek and modern guest rooms that overlook the lagoon pools and blooming gardens, plus suites and villas with amenities like private pools and additional bedrooms. The resort’s Jiwa Wellness program includes a spa, fitness center, and a number of activities like yoga and cycling.

The resort is dedicated to helping guests experience the local culture through Balinese dance classes, flower-arranging sessions, full moon celebrations, and culinary workshops. The focus on cultural activities extends to all members of the family, with things like kite-making, arts and crafts, and dress-up for kids in the Kura Kura kids’ club.

Rates start at $162 or 51,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

2. Hilton Bali

Hilton Bali
The Hilton Bali is a family-friendly hotel in Nusa Dua. Image Credit: Hilton

Another resort in Nusa Dua, the Hilton Bali, sits on a cliff overlooking Sawangan Beach’s beautiful sands and foamy waves. The luminous, open guest rooms have views of the gardens, pool, or ocean, and each of the 19 villas has a private pool and outdoor gazebo area. Splash in 1 of the resort’s 4 pools, hang out at the sand lagoon, or have fun with the kids at the nearly 100-foot waterslide.

The hotel also has tennis courts, a spa, a sauna, 4 restaurants, and a kids’ club that’s home to a trampoline, playground, and climbing wall. Guests can partake in activities like Balinese cooking workshops, yoga, and water basketball.

Room rates start at $138 or 38,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

3. Umana Bali

Umana Villas
Umana’s villas overlook the sea from a perfect clifftop location. Image Credit: Hilton

Located on Bali’s most southern point on a cliff overlooking the ocean, Umana Bali is Hilton’s highest-end property in the region. It’s a villa-only resort where each casita has 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms. All villas come with private pools and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers and soaking tubs. If those private pools aren’t enough, guests can dive into the main infinity pool or into the waves at Melasti Beach, which sits below the resort.

The artfully designed kids’ club, which has a ball pit covered with a decorative hot air balloon and a giant tic-tac-toe game, entertains the little ones with bracelet making, kids’ yoga, and puppet shows. Adults can take on-site cooking classes and do wine, coffee, and arak tastings.

Room rates start at around $500 or 90,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Hot Tip:

If you want to earn more Hilton Honors points, consider one of the recently refreshed Hilton co-branded credit cards. The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card offers complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status and a Hilton credit of up to $200 annually, while the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card* offers complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status and 1 Free Night Reward every cardmember anniversary.

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The Best 3 IHG Hotels in Bali

IHG has a decent presence in Bali, with a few new IHG hotels reportedly opening in 2024: Holiday Inn Express Bali Sunset Road, opening August 30, 2024; Regent Bali Canggu, opening September 1, 2024; voco Bali Seminyak, opening September 30, 2024; and Kimpton Naranta Bali, opening December 31, 2024.

Some of the best budget hotels in Bali may be some of the brand’s affordable Holiday Inns, which are scattered throughout the island.

1. Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

Six Senses Uluwatu
Six Senses Uluwatu is a serene oasis. Image Credit: IHG

In line with the wellness-oriented Six Senses brand, Six Senses Uluwatu aims to increase relaxation and serenity for its guests by encouraging them to embrace the local culture and the surrounding landscape. Whether that be by lounging at 1 of the 3 pools (including a children’s pool), wandering through the organic gardens, taking a cooking class, indulging in Balinese healing rituals and spa treatments, or doing aerial yoga, you’ll return home feeling rejuvenated.

The hotel offers 28 sky suites, which feature ocean views and outdoor soaking tubs (and some with outdoor pools), and 76 pool villas, which come with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms and private pools.

Rates start at just under $600 or 126,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

2. InterContinental Bali

InterContinental Bali
The InterContinental Bali has 6 pools. Image Credit: IHG

One of 2 InterContinental properties in Bali (the other is Intercontinental Bali Sanur Resort, which was formerly a Fairmont but rebranded in 2022), InterContinental Bali refers to itself as a “Balinese Village,” so anyone hoping for a charming stay is in luck. The hotel, which is on Jimbaran Bay, features 6 pools, 5 restaurants, and perfectly landscaped tropical grounds.

The Spa Uluwatu is especially tranquil, set in a Japanese Bonsai garden, and the pools range from quaint Bali-style baths to large, beachfront family pools. Even the lowest-category rooms, the classic rooms, are rich with Indonesian character, featuring colorful textiles and art, Balinese wood, and outdoor space.

Rates start at $157 or 27,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

3. Holiday Inn Resort Bali Canggu

Family suite Holiday Inn Canguu
Holiday Inn Canguu is one of the best family hotels in Bali, with affordable family suites. Image Credit: IHG

Holiday Inn Resort Bali Canguu feels a bit more upscale than a traditional Holiday Inn. The resort features a rooftop infinity pool and bar. Perhaps better for families on a budget than backpackers, kids under 12 stay and eat for free, and the hotel has special activities geared toward children and families.

Rooms are basic but modern, and we love the family suite for families, which features bunk beds for the kids.

Rates start around $138 or 24,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

Hot Tip:

Many of the resorts on this list are so lovely you may not want to leave. But you should plan to explore Bali’s cultural and culinary offerings, as well as some of the top beaches in Bali.

Final Thoughts

Bali is a relatively affordable island, which makes it feasible to pay for your stay in cash without breaking the bank. However, the island is also budget-friendly when it comes to points, which opens up your options to save your cash for activities, dining, and beyond. With points and cash properties for all budgets, it’s easy to find the best hotel for you in Bali, regardless of whether you’re coming with family, alone, or for a romantic getaway.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the nicest part of Bali to stay?

The nicest part of Bali to stay in depends on what you want to do and how many times you’ve visited Bali. First-time visitors may want to be close to all the action in Seminyak, Ubud, or Kuta, wellness enthusiasts should head to Uluwatu, and many luxury hotels are in Nusa Dua. Families may prefer Sanur, and the north of the island is where you should stay to get off the beaten path.

How far in advance should you book hotels in Bali?

It’s best to book a hotel a couple to several months in advance when staying in Bali. You can start by comparing prices or points availability. Although some people may book last minute, it’s best to book at least a few months in advance if you want to make sure you get a good deal.

What are the best all-inclusive hotels in Bali?

Bali’s dining scene is fun to explore and relatively affordable, so there aren’t quite as many all-inclusive hotels in Bali, especially ones where you can pay with points. But, if you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort where you can use points, consider the Melía Sol Benoa Bali, where you can earn and redeem Melia points.

How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Bali?

Bali hotel rates vary, but staying in a hotel in Bali is generally affordable. On average, you can expect to spend around $100 to $200 per night, but fancy hotels can cost well into the hundreds or even thousands, while backpackers will find cheap spots as low as $40 per night. When it comes to points, options range from 5,000 points per night to over 100,000 points per night, depending on the brand and property.

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About Lori Zaino

Lori is an intrepid traveler who loves creating itineraries that exude “luxe on a budget.” She’s written for CNN, NBC, The Infatuation, and more, and loves to muse about points-fueled trips to Sri Lanka, Sicily, and Myanmar.

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