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Best Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 Hotels for Using Points

Best Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 Hotels for Using Points

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It’s time for a vacation and you want to use your Marriott Bonvoy™ points. Maybe you want to go to a more upscale property, but you don’t want to spend upscale points to get it.

Even with changes — up and down — to Marriott Bonvoy’s Category 1 through 8 properties, you can still book some nice rooms in Category 4, at only 25,000 points a night.

Marriott Bonvoy has 1,666 Category 4 hotels worldwide. We chose 20 hotels around the world that offer great value based on location, amenities and availability. We also show the cash rate for Bonvoy and non-Bonvoy members for a mid-March stay to compare. Finally, we link to five surprisingly good Category 3 and Category 2 hotel options.

United States

TownePlace Suites, Boynton Beach, Florida

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Boynton Beach probably isn’t the first area that comes to mind when you think of Southern Florida, but the TownePlace Suites Boynton Beach is a great option for a low-key vacation. You can easily fly into Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach and drive to this hotel — and the drive to the beach is even shorter. It comes with free breakfast, free high-speed Wi-Fi, kitchen access (in-room, for some rooms), a picnic/barbecue area, a fitness center and a pool. Rates at this hotel are usually between $226 and $234 a night for a studio with one king bed and a sofa bed.

Residence Inn Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, California

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If California is more your style, the Residence Inn Huntington Beach Fountain Valley is worth a look. It’s located six miles away from Huntington Beach Pier and less than 10 miles from Disneyland. You can relax on the beach or take the kids somewhere fun. Since this is an extended stay property, you’ll be able to save on dining out by making meals in your own kitchen. Rates at this hotel are between $235 and $242 per night for a 2-bedroom suite with a fireplace.

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Hawaii

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Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, this beachfront hotel is near popular destinations including Hulihe’e Palace, Kahaluu Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau National Park and Kilauea Volcano. There’s a spa and yoga studio, an outdoor pool with cabana and daybed rentals and a 24-hour fitness center. Enjoy seafood and sushi at on-site restaurant Honu’s on the Beach or play a round of golf at the nearby Kona Country Club, which boasts both ocean and mountain views. Rooms start at between $222 and $229 for two queen beds and a balcony.

Moxy NYC Downtown, New York

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This new hotel in the Financial District of the city offers keyless mobile entry and mobile check-in and check-out on the Marriott app. Hang out in Recreation, a co-working and play space that serves small plates and artisanal cocktails, or work out in the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center. One World Trade Center, the Oculus, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum are nearby, and other popular tourist destinations like the High Line and Empire State Building are only a few miles away. Rooms range from $228 to $234 a night.

Asia

The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou, China

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This hotel sits on the golf resort of Mission Hills, home to 10 18-hole championship courses. The Ritz-Carlton Spa includes a relaxation lounge, swimming pool, and fitness studio. Other attractions include Holiday Beach, the Temple of Five Lords and the Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve bird sanctuary. Rooms range from $130 to $133 a night for a deluxe king room with a golf course view.

Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa, Vietnam

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The southern coastal Vietnamese city of Nha Trang is known for its beaches and scuba diving — it even sits on a bay that’s been hailed among the world’s most beautiful. This hotel is known for its panoramic bay views and features Vietnam’s first dedicated cooking school. All rooms have sea views and balconies. The Altitude Rooftop Bar on the 28th floor offers a 270-degree view of the city, while an infinity pool offers a gorgeous view of Nha Trang Bay. Local attractions include the National Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang Cathedral and Tram Huong Tower, a symbol of the city and a good place to shop for local goods. A deluxe king room with an ocean view goes for between $123 and $129 a night.

Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, India

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This beachfront resort, the first Sheraton hotel brand in India, overlooks the Bay of Bengal in the southeast part of India. It sits on 10 acres covered with lush green well-manicured lawns and rooms that come with either garden or sea views. The Shine Spa for Sheraton™ offers luxurious treatments and a steam room, and there’s also a fitness center that offers free exercise classes and access to an outdoor infinity pool. Enjoy restaurants that specialize in local cuisine and barbecue, along with a pub. A king garden view room ranges from $146 to $150 a night.

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, Indonesia

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This luxury Indonesian resort, located in a traditional fisherman village known for its seafood restaurants, is a good base to explore Bali. The resort is next to Jimbaran Bay beach and near some of Bali’s best hidden beaches and most popular local attractions. Enjoy an array of water sports, including surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, body boarding and kayaking. The resort’s Bamboo Chic restaurant highlights seafood and local cuisine. Nearby attractions include the Pura Uluwatu Temple, the Bali Safari and Marine Park and the Kuta Art Market. A deluxe king room with lagoon access and a balcony costs between $101 and $106 a night.

Caribbean/Mexico

Courtyard Bridgetown, Barbados

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If you want to escape to the Caribbean, don’t look any further than this hotel. It is located across the street from gorgeous beaches and only an 11-minute walk to historic Bridgetown and a 14-minute walk to the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. Rates at this hotel are usually between $255 and $262 per night.

Courtyard Nassau Downtown/Junkanoo Beach, The Bahamas

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This hotel, which features rooms and suites with beach-inspired decor, is located in downtown Nassau, Bahamas, less than a mile away from popular Junkanoo Beach. Enjoy the sun at the resort-style pool with a picturesque view of the beach, or walk over to the pier to snorkel or swim with dolphins. Take a tour of John Watling’s rum distillery, go shopping at the Bahama Crafts Centre or play a round of golf at the Ocean Club. There are plenty of local restaurants in the area to sample. An island view king room goes for between $234 and $242 a night — and there’s also a $25 daily destination fee.

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center, Mexico

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This newly renovated beachfront property in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is only a quarter mile away from the shops and restaurants at downtown’s Malecon oceanside walkway. It has two free-form pools with swim-up bars, four restaurants, five bars, a gym, a spa and four tennis courts. Golfers will enjoy the Vista Vallarta Golf Courses, design by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. You’ll pay between $154 and $159 a night for a king bed, garden view room.

Le Méridien, Mexico City

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Located on Paseo de la Reforma, a main thoroughfare in Mexico City, is this all-suite hotel. There’s a gym and an indoor heated pool, along with a French restaurant on site. Visit places such as the Teatro San Rafael, the Teotihuacan pyramids or the National Museum of Anthropology. Or play golf at the Club Campestre de la Ciudad de Mexico. A suite with two double beds, a sofa bed and a city view will run you between $155 and $159 a night.

Europe

Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel, France

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This newly renovated space, only a few metro stops from the famed Arc de Triomphe, features rooms with well-lit workspaces, Wi-Fi, plush bedding and soundproof windows. There’s also club rooms and suites with access to the Club Lounge and its exclusive terrace. Dine on French cuisine at the La Brasserie Restaurant & Bar. Its location allows easy access to attractions like the Champs Elysées, the Jardin des Tuileries, and museums like the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. A deluxe room with a king, a queen or two twin beds ranges from between $331 and $340 a night.

Roomers Baden-Baden, Autograph Collection, Germany

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Staying here is a great option if you are looking for a taste of luxury at this world-renowned spa destination. It is the first luxury hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany, and was designed by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni. It features a spa, rooftop bar and pool with 360-degree views. Rates at the hotel hover around $250 per night.

AC Hotel Málaga Palacio, Spain

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The hotel, located on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, has great views of the local seaport Puerto de Málaga and an unbeatable location between the Málaga Cathedral and the Paseo del Parque. The restaurant menu is based on regional cuisine with a variety of dishes from all over the world. Local landmarks like the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro (two historic Moorish structures) and La Malagueta beach are all nearby. A standard room with one king or two twin beds costs between $162 and $168 a night.

Fresh Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels, Greece

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Located in the center of Greece’s capital, this hotel merges bold design in a traditional location. It showcases designer furniture by famous architects and designers, including Charles Eames, Philippe Starck, and Zaha Hadid. The rooftop has olive trees and stunning views of the nearby Acropolis. The Air Lounge Bar and Restaurant has become a see-and-be-seen place in the city. Nearby are Syntagma Square’s fountains, the City Hall on Kotzia Square and the Psyrri area’s mix of fine dining and bars. A superior room with balcony and twin beds runs $169 a night.

South America

Sheraton Libertador Hotel, Argentina

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Located in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, this hotel is close to the city’s financial and commercial districts. It’s also in the middle of shopping and theatres, such as the famous Teatro Colón. There’s a full-service business center, a spa and a state-of-the-art gym with an indoor pool, and you can dine in at the Libertador’s two restaurants. A king guest room costs $225 a night.

W Bogota, Colombia

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Located in the heart of the city’s Santa Barbara Business district in Bogota, Colombia, this hotel comes with vibrant décor, floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities including a coffee maker with tea and local Juan Valdez coffee, free bottled water, a 42-inch LCD Smart HDTV, an iHome docking station, high-speed Wi-Fi and the signature W bed. It has two restaurants and is home to the largest microbrewery in Colombia. Nearby is the Usaquén District,  home to numerous restaurants and bars and a collection of boutiques and shops. On Sunday, the local flea market sells artisanal arts and crafts and homemade Colombian sweets. Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota’s Old City, is eight miles away. A corner room with two queen beds and a city view will cost between $206 and $212 a night.

Aloft Lima Miraflores, Peru

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The first Aloft in Peru, this capital city hotel has rooms featuring high-tech and high-touch amenities and services, with floor-to-ceiling windows and free Wi-Fi. There’s a fitness center and splash pool; the in-house restaurant serves Peruvian cuisine, or you can check out grab-and-go food options 24/7 at Re:fuel. Visit nearby beaches in the Barranco district, the Larcomar shopping center or the El Malecon de Miraflores, a 2-mile strip of parks and gardens along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Rooms with two queen beds range from $123 to $126 a night.

Renaissance Santiago Hotel, Chile

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This hotel is located in the upscale community of Vitacura in Santiago, Chile, a short distance from downtown and the Patio Bellavista mall with stunning views of the Andes Mountains. Visit the pool, fitness center or the Elential Spa. Dine at one of three restaurants or have a cocktail at the lounge. Check out culture spots such as the Museum Historico Nacional, the Galeria de Arte Isabel Aninat or the Museo de la Moda. A king or two queen beds costs between $336 and $345 a night.

Category 3 hotels

Marriott Bonvoy has 2,038 Category 3 hotels worldwide. Below are five that offer great value for only 17,500 points a night.

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Las Vegas

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Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino, Domnican Republic

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Sheraton Parco de’ Medici Rome Hotel, Rome

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Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

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Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Category 2 hotels

Marriott has 1,323 hotels that cost 12,500 points a night. Even at this level, there are still some pretty good bargains to be had.

Courtyard Albuquerque, New Mexico

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AC Hotel Guadalajara, Mexico

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Sheraton Hacienda del Álamo Golf & Spa Resort, Spain

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Courtyard Siem Reap Resort, Cambodia

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Aloft Asuncion, Paraguay

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The rates and fees mentioned in this article are accurate as of the date of publishing.

Read How to Combine Cash and Points for Deals on Hotel Rooms and Best Hotel Credit Cards in 2019.


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