Marriott has a laundry list of benefits and perks associated with its loyalty program known as Marriott Bonvoy.
Indeed, one of the most useful benefits you can enjoy from Marriott Bonvoy is a free night certificate that allows you to stay in some of Marriott’s most luxurious hotels for free!
And with Marriott having one of the largest portfolios of brands in the world, you’ll have no problem getting phenomenal value from your free night certificates. You can even use them for select properties like JW Marriott or The Ritz-Carlton!
Let’s get into our favorite, high-value Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate redemptions in the U.S.!
Table of contents
- How To Get Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificates
- 4 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [85,000 Points]
- 9 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [40,000 to 50,000 Points]
- The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples (Florida)
- The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (Greensboro, Georgia)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach, Florida)
- The New York EDITION
- The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale (Arizona)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay (California)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (Dana Point, California)
- The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara (California)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Tucson, Arizona)
- 6 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [35,000 Points]
- 3 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [25,000 Points]
- Final Thoughts
Table of Contents
- How To Get Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificates
- 4 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [85,000 Points]
- 9 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [40,000 to 50,000 Points]
- 1. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples (Florida)
- 2. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (Greensboro, Georgia)
- 3. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach, Florida)
- 4. The New York EDITION
- 5. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale (Arizona)
- 6. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay (California)
- 7. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (Dana Point, California)
- 8. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara (California)
- 9. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Tucson, Arizona)
- 6 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [35,000 Points]
- 3 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [25,000 Points]
- Final Thoughts
How To Get Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificates
Before we dive into the list of jaw-dropping luxury hotels and resorts you can book, we need to slow down a bit and talk about the best ways you can get these free night certificates.
American Express Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
If you have a co-branded Marriott Bonvoy credit card from American Express like the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card or the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, you’ll get a free night certificate after each cardmember anniversary.
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- Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
- Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
- Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.
- Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
- Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass™ Select membership.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- Good to Excellent Credit Recommended (670-840)
- Annual Fee: $450
- Terms Apply. For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
And, in almost all situations, this certificate covers the room rate, as well as taxes and fees. Some properties charge a resort or destination fee on top of this, but this is usually priced at $50 or less.
If you hold the Marriott Bonvoy Business card or the Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card (no longer open to new applicants), you’ll receive a free night certificate valid for a redemption value of up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Meanwhile, the annual free night certificate with the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card is valid for a redemption value of up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
As a reminder, authorized users for personal cards and employees for business cards won’t receive their own free night certificate — only the primary cardmember will.
The free night certificate is deposited into your Marriott Bonvoy account 8 to 12 weeks after your cardmember anniversary.
So if your anniversary is on January 1st, expect it to deposit into your account sometime between the end of February and the middle of March.
In addition, you’ll receive an email notifying you that your certificate has been deposited into your account, as well as instructions on how to redeem it.
All you need to do to redeem these certificates is log into your online account and apply the e-certificate when prompted during the booking process — be sure to deselect redeeming points!
Free night certificates are valid for 1 year after they are issued.
Chase Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
Chase is the other issuer of Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, in addition to American Express.
Amex and Chase have totally different customer segments, though, as Amex is focused on the business card and ultra-premium consumer card market, while Chase is focused on the premium and mass-market consumer card demographics.
Chase offers 2 card options: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card. The Marriott Boundless card offers a free night certificate, while the Marriott Bold card does not.
Although Chase’s language says it may take up to 8 weeks after your account anniversary for the free night certificate to post, it usually is a bit faster than that.
The free night certificate functions exactly the same — it is valid for room rate, taxes, and fees at a property with a redemption price of up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Furthermore, there are 3 other cards, all of which are no longer for new applicants, that also earn free night certificates.
The Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Credit Card has a 25,000-point free night certificate, the Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Plus Business Credit Card has a 35,000-point free night certificate, and the Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Card has a 50,000-point free night certificate.
Same as the Amex Marriott Bonvoy card products, your Chase free night certificates are valid for 1 year after issuance.
Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Annual Choice Benefit
When you qualify for Marriott Bonvoy’s Titanium Elite status (which is one of its top tiers), you get what’s known as an annual choice benefit.
Marriott Bonvoy gives you several options to choose from, and you can pick 1 of the following:
- A $100 charity donation
- 40% off your favorite mattress
- The ability to gift Gold Elite status
- 1 Free Night Award (valid for up to 40,000 points)
- 5 Elite Night Credits
- 5 Suite Night Awards
In order to qualify for Titanium Elite status, you must earn 75 elite night credits in a calendar year.
New Member Paid Stay Promotions
Marriott routinely offers new Bonvoy members a handy promotion whereby you can earn a free night certificate, valid for up to 25,000 points, after completing 2 paid stays within a certain timeframe.
Remember, this promotion is valid for new Marriott Bonvoy members only and not for existing members.
These certificates are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance.
Marriott Bonvoy Travel Packages
Marriott Travel Packages, which are known to many by an alternate moniker of Marriott Hotel + Air Travel Packages, are one of the best deals around.
That’s because if you have a huge stash of Marriott Bonvoy points, you can convert them to receive a package of airline miles and a free 7-night hotel stay certificate.
The amount of airline miles and the maximum redemption value of the free nights is dependent on how many Marriott Bonvoy points you redeem.
The certificates issued here are a bit different in that you’d have to redeem a 7-night certificate for a continuous, weeklong stay at the same property. This means you can’t redeem a portion of it at 1 property and another portion of it at a different property.
For example, you can redeem 495,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a 7-night free certificate at a Category 7 property, plus 50,000 airline miles of your choice!
4 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [85,000 Points]
One of the newest types of free night certificates that Marriott has rolled out is the 85,000-point free night certificate.
Specifically, Marriott and Amex have collaborated to incorporate an 85,000-point free night certificate as part of the welcome offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card!
This top-tier certificate essentially covers every standard room reward imaginable, except for peak Category 8 stays, which cost 100,000 points per night.
So in this next section, we’ll walk you through our absolute favorite properties to use your 85,000-point free night certificate at.
Hot Tip: Marriott Bonvoy is removing its award chart as of early 2022, but after this time, it will allow free night certificates to be redeemed for up to 15,000 points beyond their standard value. For example, an 85,000-points certificate can be used for a 100,000-point stay as of early 2022.
1. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (Miami Beach, Florida)
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is arguably the best luxury Marriott resort in the fiercely competitive locality of Miami.
And that’s saying something because the Miami area is stacked with other big Marriott brands like Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, and JW Marriott.
This incredibly exclusive property has standard guest rooms with ocean views and a choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds. Other room amenities include smooth marble floors, a furnished balcony with sun loungers, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a sitting area with lounge chairs, a minibar, coffee and tea facilities, and 650 square feet of space.
The bathrooms feature the finest tiling, double vanities, a wall-mounted LED make-up mirror, a separate deep soak bathtub, a walk-in rain shower, bathrobes, slippers, and Remède bath amenities, a signature to St. Regis.
At all St. Regis properties, you’ll enjoy butler service, and specifically at this property, there are 2 signature restaurants, a wine vault and bar, plus a burger bar for your enjoyment.
You’ll also find a full spa, a fitness center, direct beach access, 2 outdoor pools with cabana rentals, and plenty of meeting space for those high-end events you might want to plan.
This property is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 8 spot, which means you can redeem 85,000-point certificates here any time except during peak dates.
Hot Tip: Interested in using your certificates outside of the U.S.? Check out our definitive guide of the best ways to use Marriott free night certificates in the world.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua (Hawaii)
Marriott Bonvoy has a surprisingly small collection of luxury properties in Hawaii — not to worry, though, because The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is the aspirational Marriott property in Hawaii if there ever was one.
This glorious property is a 2-minute walk from Kapalua Bay Beach and is much more secluded than its major competitors in Maui.
Each standard room is at least 440 square feet large with a furnished lanai and Hawaiian-inspired decor throughout. You’ll find the signature Ritz-Carlton king bed, exclusive linens, floor-to-ceiling windows, a large work desk, a minibar, a smart TV, plug-in tech accessories, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
The marble spa bathroom is outfitted with a separate, oversized soaking tub and walk-in rain shower, twin vanities, a lighted make-up mirror, bathrobes, and luxurious bath amenities.
There are 6 distinctive restaurants on the premises, including a club lounge! Other facilities include a lavish spa, an outdoor pool, a gym with personal trainers, and nearly 175,000 square feet of event space.
An off-peak or standard night can be yours at this Marriott Bonvoy Category 8 resort using an 85,000-point certificate; just remember that peak nights aren’t bookable using this certificate.
3. The St. Regis New York
The St. Regis New York is one of the finest and most historic establishments in the bustling metropolis.
With an enviable Midtown Manhattan location just off of the famous 5th Avenue and a 6-minute walk from Central Park, this property is a landmark by itself.
Each of the rooms boasts 12-foot ceilings, silk wall coverings, sitting areas, and signature St. Regis butler service. You’ll also find 1 king bed or 2 double beds, a Bose sound system, a flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, a large writing desk, and other custom furnishings.
The Italian marble bathroom screams luxury with double vanities, terry cloth bathrobes, and bath and body products by Remède.
2 dining options exist here, including a signature restaurant, Astor Court, and King Cole Bar (where the Bloody Mary was invented).
You’ll also find a high-tech fitness center, a luxury courtesy car for complimentary drop-offs within a 10-block radius, a beauty salon, and plenty of meeting space.
This Category 8 property can be booked using an 85,000-point free night certificate, provided you’re not staying on a peak date.
4. The St. Regis Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)
Our last U.S. redemption using the top-tier 85,000-point certificate is the oh-so-tasteful The St. Regis Deer Valley.
This high-end resort is just 1.4 miles from Park City and is adjacent to the Deer Valley ski area!
The warm guestrooms start 410 square feet large and each contains a king-sized pillow-top bed with Egyptian cotton linens, a work desk, a comfortable double lounge chair, a minibar, and coffee and tea facilities, as well as a flat-screen TV and valley or slopeside views.
The European-inspired marble bathroom consists of a glass-enclosed rain shower, a deep soaking bathtub, twin vanities, an embedded flat-screen TV in the mirror, bathrobes, slippers, and Remède amenities.
To recharge, choose between a prime-cut steakhouse, a French brasserie, a cocktail bar and lounge, or an alfresco cafe. You can also access 24-hour room service and a sundry store for your convenience.
This resort has ski-in/ski-out access, ski valets, ski butlers, a split-level infinity pool, an athletic club, a spa, and an abundance of meeting space to round out the property’s amenities.
As you can imagine, The St. Regis Deer Valley is top-notch Category 8 property, which means your 85,000-point certificate can be used for all but peak date stays here.
Hot Tip: For skiers and snowboarders, Deer Valley is covered by the Ikon Pass, while Park City is covered by the Epic Pass. For more details, check out the ultimate guide to season ski passes around the world.
9 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [40,000 to 50,000 Points]
There are plenty of fantastic ways to get outsized value with a free night certificate of up to 40,000 or 50,000 points in value.
You can book an off-peak night at a Category 7 property or a standard night at a Category 6 property with a 50,000-point certificate.
With a 40,000-point certificate, you can book an off-peak Category 6 night or a peak Category 5 night!
Let’s take a look at our best options.
1. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples (Florida)
The Ritz-Carlton has 2 properties in Naples — our particular favorite is the Category 7 golf property known as The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
This elegant, 5-star resort is 5 miles from Vanderbilt Beach and 6 miles from The Baker Museum.
One of the best golf getaways in the U.S., this property has standard rooms with a minimum of 470 square feet of space, a Juliet-style balcony, resort views, a flat-screen TV, a glorious king bed with luxury linens, a minibar, coffee and tea facilities, a desk, and a complimentary newspaper.
In the full marble bathroom, you’ll find a deep soaking tub, a separate shower, Asprey bath amenities, double vanities, bathrobes, slippers, and a lighted make-up mirror.
Indulge in an alfresco Latin American restaurant, a signature bistro, a cocktail lounge, or an espresso bar while you’re here.
More importantly, there are 2 18-hole golf courses designed by Greg Norman, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a gym, a spa, and an abundance of meeting space.
This Category 7 resort property can be booked using a 50,000-point certificate during off-peak dates, though standard and peak dates will be out of reach with these certificates.
Just to give you an idea of cash rates, however, standard rooms can sell out for $4,300 per night during the peak season! Off-peak and standard rates are $500 and $1,000 per night, respectively.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (Greensboro, Georgia)
One of Georgia’s finest waterfront luxury properties is The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, an elegant property just 5 miles from The Landing golf course and overlooking the gorgeous Lake Oconee.
Each of the standard 463-square feet large rooms has either resort or lake views, a private balcony with chairs and sliding French doors, and a choice of 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Beyond that, you’ll also find a flat-screen TV with premium channels, an oversized desk, coffee and tea machines, and an iPod dock.
The luxurious bathroom is trimmed with marble and features a bathtub, a separate rain shower, double sinks, bathrobes, slippers, Asprey products, and a lighted make-up mirror.
The property has 2 high-end restaurants, a casual poolside eatery, a cocktail bar with billiards and live music, a grab-and-go coffee shop, and more.
You find a combination of indoor and outdoor pools, a full spa with saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools, an indoor pool, and an expanded ladies’ lounge, plus a whopping 5 championship golf courses.
During the summer, you’ll also find kayaking, paddleboarding, and other watersports — during the winter, it’s all about ice skating and fireside s’mores. Consider hosting a retreat or corporate event here, too!
This Marriott Bonvoy Category 7 property is bookable during off-peak dates using a 50,000-point free night certificate.
If you paid to stay here, you’d spend $550 per night during off-peak dates, $1,100 during standard dates, and $2,500 during peak dates.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach, Florida)
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is one of the most envious properties in Florida’s Fernandina Beach area. Just 6 miles from the Amelia Island Museum of History and Amelia Island State Park, this property will certainly keep you busy during your stay.
The standard room is 410 square feet large and has partial ocean and coastline views. Choose between 1 king bed or 2 double beds — standard luxury furnishings include 400-thread count Frette linens, a sitting area with a lounge chair and floor-to-ceiling windows, a desk, a minibar, a set of coffee and tea facilities, and a flat-screen TV.
You’ll also find a marble bathroom with a shower-tub combination, double vanities, bathrobes, slippers, a lighted make-up mirror, and Asprey amenities.
In addition, there are 4 chic restaurants, a lobby cocktail bar, and a coffee shop for your enjoyment. Get your fitness or wellness on at the gym, indoor or outdoor pool, tennis court, 18-hole golf course, or directly on the beach. Lastly, there’s also event and meeting space.
This Category 7 property is bookable using a 50,000-points certificate only during off-peak dates.
Looking at cash rates, off-peak costs are around $600 per night, average rates are $1,000 per night, and peak rates hover around $2,600 per night.
4. The New York EDITION
One of the best luxury hotels in New York by Marriott is The New York EDITION, a sleek luxury hotel situated in an iconic skyscraper right in the thick of Midtown.
This property is across the street from Madison Square Park and an 11-minute walk from the Empire State Building.
Each cozy room starts anywhere from 264 square feet large and features city skyline views and either a king bed or a queen bed. You’ll also find a small work desk, a flat-screen TV, a fully-stocked minibar, and free high-speed Wi-Fi.
Additionally, the natural stone bathroom includes a walk-in rain shower, a lighted make-up mirror, robes, slippers, and Le Labo bath products.
There’s a signature, Michelin-starred restaurant as well as a cocktail lobby bar and lounge for your enjoyment.
Get a workout in at the gym or relax with a spa treatment there. Plus, you can host a meeting or corporate event here as well!
The New York EDITION is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 7 hotel, making it possible to redeem a 50,000-point certificate during off-peak dates here!
To book paid stays here, expect to spend anywhere from $600 to $1,450 per night, though the average is usually around $700 per night.
5. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale (Arizona)
The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale is a sprawling, 250-acre resort situated just 8 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and 6 miles from the Desert Botanical Garden.
Each standard room is at least 600 square feet large and has either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. You’ll find plush bedding, a furnished balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious sitting area with a couch and a dining table for 2, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, and coffee/tea facilities.
The marble bathroom is generously appointed — an oversized bathtub, a glass-enclosed shower, double vanities, a huge LED mirror, bathrobes, slippers, and a lighted make-up mirror round out the features here.
8 food and beverage outlets are dotted along the property grounds, including a Jean-Georges steakhouse and a southwestern restaurant with panoramic resort and valley views.
Other facilities include a 165-foot waterslide, 9 pools, a full spa, tennis courts, a kids’ club, a splash pad, a playground, a 27-hole golf course, a lake, a shopping boutique, and complimentary wine tastings.
So yes, this property is absolutely decked out with amenities! But luckily, it’s a Category 7 resort, meaning you can book an off-peak night using a 50,000-point free night certificate.
If you look at off-peak rates, you’ll see that it costs around $480 per night — average rates are $800 per night, and peak rates can go as high as $4,500 per night!
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay (California)
One of Marriott’s most elite golf and spa resorts is none other than The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.
Easily accessible via a 1-hour drive for those in the San Francisco Bay Area, this property is also just 3.5 miles from Half Moon Bay and 4 miles from Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park.
This awe-inspiring, bluff-side resort has standard rooms measuring 450 square feet large, and each of them has at least partial golf course and mountain views. You can choose a 1 king or 2 double bed arrangement, but you’ll always find 100% cotton linens, a Nespresso coffee machine, a work desk, a sitting area with a lounge chair, a flat-screen TV with Netflix and premium channels, and a minibar.
The elegant marble bathroom contains a huge, deep soaking bathtub, a separate rain shower, a lighted make-up mirror, bathrobes, and Asprey bath products.
There are 3 refined dining options, including an elegant seafood restaurant with a weekend brunch.
Pamper yourself at the serene spa, which boasts a co-ed whirlpool, a sauna, steam rooms, and an extensive treatment menu.
You’ll find 6 lighted tennis courts with complimentary amenities like court reservations and equipment, as well as 2 golf courses, an oceanfront lawn with fire pits, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and event space.
Looking at paid stays would give you a heart attack because peak rates can go as high as $5,800 per night! Alternatively, off-peak dates are around $900 per night, while standard rates are $1,000 per night.
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (Dana Point, California)
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is set atop a 150-foot oceanfront bluff and looks like a scene out of a movie! This Mediterranean-style property has views of the Pacific Ocean and is just 1 mile from the Monarch Beach Golf Links.
This property has rooms measuring at least 400 square feet large, with views of the courtyard, garden, or pool. You’ll find a plush king bed or 2 double beds and a thoughtfully-designed living space with a furnished personal balcony or patio, flat-screen TV, desk with entertainment connectivity for laptops, coffee machine, and minifridge.
In the full marble bathroom, you’ll notice a walk-in shower (in king guestrooms) or a shower-tub combination (in double bed guestrooms). Furthermore, there’s a double sink, a lighted make-up mirror, bathrobes, and Asprey amenities.
This property has a steakhouse, an outdoor lounge and bar with breathtaking ocean views, a Pan-Latin restaurant, a grab-and-go cafe, a poolside cafe, and an indoor cocktail lounge.
Lastly, you’ll find a spa with a sauna and steam rooms, tennis courts, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, a beach shuttle, and event space.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy property, which means if you ever find an off-peak night available, you can redeem your 50,000-point free night certificate to stay here!
During off-peak dates, paid stays are $700 nightly — average rates are around $1,000 per night, and high season rates can exceed $4,000!
8. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara (California)
One of the most aspirational points hotels on the West Coast is The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara — this property is less than a mile from Sandpiper Golf Course and 13 miles from downtown Santa Barbara.
Every standard room is at least 450 square feet large and has 1 king bed or 2 queen beds dressed with sumptuous Frette linens. You’ll find a private patio or balcony, plus a variety of luxury amenities like a sitting area, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a fireplace in select rooms, an in-room iPad, premium movie channels, a minibar, and a coffee machine.
The marble bathroom features a separate deep soaking tub and shower, a lighted make-up mirror, Asprey bath products, and bathrobes.
For food and beverage, there’s a prime steakhouse with panoramic views and a 12,000-bottle-deep wine collection, a Latin lobby bar and restaurant, a sushi bar, a cafe by Lavazza, and a poolside cocktail bar serving drinks and light bites.
The spa measures 42,000 square feet large and includes a pool, a redwood sauna, a eucalyptus steam room, fireside lounges, a rooftop terrace, and more. There are also 4 clay tennis courts, 3 zero-edged heated pools with cabana rentals, watersports, 2 natural beaches, and over 70,000 square feet of event space!
This Category 7 property can be yours for an off-peak night by redeeming a 50,000-points certificate!
Staying here during the off-peak season would cost $800 per night, while average and peak rates are around $1,200 per night and $1,600 per night, respectively.
9. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Tucson, Arizona)
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an off-the-beaten-path luxury resort close to Tuscon yet secluded in the mountains. This property offers classic Sonoran luxury to those looking for a peaceful retreat.
The basic room has ridge, garden, or city views and is furnished with a king bed with premium bedding. There’s unique Southwestern decor throughout the room, and you’ll find a spacious sitting area with a dining table for 2 and an armchair. Elsewhere, you’ll find plug-in high-tech accessories, a 4K TV with premium channels and Netflix, an iPod docking station, a desk, and a furnished balcony with sunset views.
The spa bathrooms have double sinks, a soaking bathtub, a separate rain shower, a water closet, bathrobes, and luxury Asprey bath essentials.
In total, you’ll notice 5 dining options here, ranging from a lobby lounge to a regionally-inspired American restaurant and a grab-and-go cafe.
Here, the property’s main amenities include 3 golf courses, 3 hotel swimming pools, a 235-foot waterslide, a holistic luxury spa, a kids’ club, a gym, and loads of event space.
This hidden gem is a Category 6 property, making it possible for those with 40,000-point certificates to book an off-peak night here. Alternatively, you can redeem a 50,000-point certificate for an off-peak or standard night.
Paid rates for off-peak, standard, and peak dates are usually around $400 per night, $900 per night, and $4,000 per night, respectively.
6 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [35,000 Points]
So, what if you have a 35,000-points certificate? These aren’t as valuable as 85,000-points or 50,000-points certificates, though it’s still easy to get fantastic value from these.
With a 35,000-points certificate, you can get a free night at a Category 5 property during a standard or off-peak date.
Let’s take a look at our favorites!
1. JW Marriott Miami (Florida)
The JW Marriott Miami is an incredibly popular hotel situated in the heart of Miami’s dynamic Brickell district. The hotel is less than 4 miles from South Beach and 6 miles from Ocean Drive.
Every standard room has 1 king bed or 2 double beds, plus a work desk, minifridge, set of coffee and tea facilities, flat-screen TV, sitting area with a lounge chair and ottoman, soundproof windows, and 400 square feet of real estate.
The bathroom includes a shower-tub combination, a bathrobe, a single vanity, a make-up mirror, and amenities by Aromatherapy Associates.
Savor 3 dining options, including an American breakfast spot, an international sports bar and cafe, and a classic British pub with specialty drinks and appetizers.
You’ll find a heated outdoor pool, a gym, a spa with a sauna, a business center, and plenty of meeting space!
This chic property is designated as a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 hotel, making it possible to book a standard or off-peak night using a 35,000-points certificate.
If you looked at paid stays, it could go as low as $300 per night or as high as $1,300 per night — on average, though, paid rates are around $400 per night.
2. JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa (Arizona)
The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa is an upmarket resort situated adjected to Tucson Mountain Park and is 12 miles from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Choose between 1 king or 2 queen beds in the standard rooms, plus a writing desk, a flat-screen TV, soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows, a sitting area with a lounge chair and ottoman, a minifridge, coffee and tea facilities, and 430 square feet of space — but the highlight is the balcony offering desert views.
There’s a marble bathroom with a soaking tub, a single vanity, bathrobes, and a separate and spacious shower.
Check out the sports bar or the signature grill — whatever your preference, there are 3 full-service spots, as well as a poolside restaurant, a cafe serving Starbucks, and a grab-and-go spot serving sandwiches and salads.
Get your golf game on on the 3 golf courses totaling 27 holes, the spa, the gym, the multi-level outdoor pool with a lazy river and waterslides, or access the business center and meeting rooms for your convenience.
You’ll find that this Category 5 resort can be booked during off-peak or standard dates using your 35,000-points free night certificate!
3. The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio (Texas)
One of San Antonio’s historic hotels in the heart of downtown is The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio.
This property is across from Travis Park, a 3-minute walk to the River Walk, and an 8-minute walk from the Alamo.
You’ll have a choice of 1 king bed or 2 queen beds — the renovated rooms boast blackout curtains, an oversized writing desk, a lounge chair, a minibar, 342 square feet of space, a coffee machine, a flat-screen TV with premium channels, and high ceilings.
Making your way to the marble bathroom, you’ll find a set-up consisting of a shower-tub combination, double vanities, bathrobes, slippers, a lighted make-up mirror, and luxury bath products.
As far as the food and beverage program goes, you’ll be able to choose from an American restaurant serving dishes crafted from local ingredients, a cocktail bar, a signature seafood restaurant, and a poolside cabana bar and grill.
On the property, check out the outdoor pool with private cabana rentals, fitness center, business center, and event space including a ballroom!
This boutique hotel is a Category 5 property where you can redeem a 35,000-point free night certificate for an off-peak or standard night.
4. JW Marriott Grand Rapids (Michigan)
The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is a fantastic property, whether you’re visiting for business or leisure.
Located in downtown Grand Rapids’ hotel district and connected to the DeVos Place Convention Center, this high-rise property is also a 4-minute walk from the local Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The standard rooms have either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, plus luxurious linens, breathtaking panoramic views, a flat-screen TV, a work desk, a minifridge, and a set of coffee and tea facilities.
There’s a marble bathroom outfitted with a shower-tub combination, a single vanity, bathrobes, a lighted make-up mirror, and a hairdryer.
2 full-service dining options exist for your consideration here, including a French bistro or a lively, lobby dinner restaurant with cosmopolitan vibes. There’s a coffee shop serving Starbucks, too.
The property’s facilities include a spa, 24/7 gym, indoor pool, hot tub, business center, and lots of meeting space.
The Category 5 luxury hotel can be yours (at least for a night) using a 35,000-point certificate on off-peak or standard dates.
5. JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek (Colorado)
The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is a trendy property just a short 3-minute walk from the nearest bus stop to downtown, as well as a mile from the Denver Botanic Gardens.
You can opt for 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, all of which are outfitted with refined, high-quality linens. The standard rooms feature Denver city views, a work desk, a daybed, a minifridge, soundproof windows, coffee and tea facilities, a flat-screen smart TV, and 403 square feet of space.
The marble spa-like bathrooms contain twin sinks, a separate bathtub and walk-in shower, bathrobes, a lighted make-up mirror, and posh toiletries.
Although Cherry Creek is the destination for foodies, this property does have a Central and South American kitchen and lounge serving cocktails and family-style entrees.
There’s also a gym, a fire pit, an outdoor patio, a business center, and event space.
This property falls under Marriott Bonvoy’s Category 5 label, which means you can redeem a 35,000-points certificate for a free night during off-peak or standard dates here.
6. JW Marriott Houston Downtown (Texas)
The very last property we’ll discuss for 35,000-points certificates is the JW Marriott Houston Downtown.
This 4-star property is located in a downtown skyscraper and is across the street from a METRORail station and 3 miles from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
All of the rooms have 1 king bed or 2 queen beds — the standard rooms are 280 square feet large with soundproof windows, hardwood floors, and premium bedding. There’s also a desk, a minifridge, coffee and tea machines, and a flat-screen TV with premium channels.
The bathroom has robes, slippers, double vanities, Aromatherapy Associates products, an in-room iPad, and a shower-tub combination.
You’ll find a chic restaurant and lounge at the top of the property, plus a gym, a spa, and lots of meeting/event space.
JW Marriott Houston Downtown is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 hotel, which means you can use your 35,000-point free night certificate to stay here during an off-peak or standard night.
3 Best Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Certificate Redemptions [25,000 Points]
In this very last section, we’ll examine the best ways to use the 25,000-point certificates you get by having the Marriott Premier card or by completing the new member paid stay promotion.
In general, a 25,000-point certificate is good for a night at a Category 4 property on an off-peak or standard date.
1. Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection (Fort Myers, Florida)
A delightful hotel in downtown Fort Myers is Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection. This AAA Four-Diamond gem is 16 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and overlooks the Caloosahatchee River.
All of the standard rooms have either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds with partial river views. In addition, you’ll find a work desk, a chaise lounge, a sitting area with a lounge chair, a flat-screen TV, at least 326 square feet of space, a minibar, and a wardrobe for storage.
Within the bathroom, there’s a walk-in rain shower, a single vanity, a make-up mirror, premium bath products, and a hairdryer.
There are 3 full-service restaurants, a coffee shop, a lobby cocktail bar, and a poolside bar. You’ll also find a sundeck, an outdoor pool, a gym, and event or meeting space.
This property, surprisingly, is a Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy property, which means you can book an off-peak or standard night’s stay with a 25,000-point certificate!
Average rates run around $410 per night with the low being $250 per night and the high being around $650 per night — a great value!
2. Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection (Carmel, Indiana)
Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection is a beloved boutique hotel in Carmel, located in central Indiana.
It’s located along Monon Trail, a popular walking and cycling path in the middle of an area with upscale eateries and shops — it’s also across the street from The Center for the Performing Arts.
The standard guestrooms contain 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, a sitting area with lounge chairs, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a minifridge, a minibar, and a set of Nespresso coffee and tea facilities.
The lavish bathrooms have a single vanity with a bright, backlit LED mirror, a walk-in marble rain shower, and upscale toiletries.
Dining options include an elegant French fine dining restaurant, a cabaret entertainment venue with live music and refined menus, and an American lobby lounge with a wood-burning fireplace.
Other amenities include a library, a gym, and meeting and event space.
The Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 hotel can be booked using a 25,000-point free night certificate during off-peak and standard nights.
Room rates can range from $210 per night on the low end to $880 per night on the high end! On average, though, cash rates are around $325 per night.
3. Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection (Kansas)
The very last hotel we’ll be discussing is the Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection, which is in Wichita, Kansas. It’s housed in a former banking building and is less than a mile from the C2 Performing Arts & Convention Center and the Museum of World Treasures.
Each contemporary guestroom has a king bed or 2 queen beds, plus a desk, a flat-screen TV, a lounge chair, a stocked minibar, and a set of coffee and tea facilities, as well as 425 square feet of personal space.
The bathrooms feature a well-lit single vanity, a marble-tiled walk-in shower, bathrobes, a lighted make-up mirror, and premium bath and body products.
Check out the popular Italian steakhouse or the Prohibition-Era speakeasy serving masterfully crafted beverages!
You’ll also find a 24/7 gym, as well as meeting and event space.
As you can probably predict, this is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 property, which means you can use 25,000-point certificates during off-peak and standard dates here.
Average room rates are $250 per night, while low season prices start at around $180 per night and high season rates can go as high as $520 per night.
Marriott Bonvoy’s free night certificates are increasingly flexible and easy to earn! This is especially true if you have any of Chase’s or Amex’s co-branded credit cards.
Overall, there are many ways to get free night certificates, but if you use these certificates at a number of select hotels in the U.S., you can get up to $1,000 in value!
Whether you’re planning a resort staycation or a city crawl, there’s bound to be good value that’s yours for the taking!
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