With over two dozen Marriott hotels in the Las Vegas area, it can be daunting to know where you’ll get the best value, location and amenities for your award stay. Here, organized by location, is a rundown of some great places to use your Bonvoy points in Las Vegas.
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Marriotts on the Las Vegas Strip (or close enough)
If you want to be close to the action of the Las Vegas Strip but are also looking for Bonvoy elite perks and a free night or two, you’ve got three Marriott properties to choose from.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection
“The Cosmo” is the cream of the crop for Marriott hotels in Las Vegas. Coming in at a Category 8, a free night will cost you 70,000 to 100,000 points (plus a resort fee). It is one of only a few Marriott hotels in Las Vegas that also has a casino, so if you want slot machines, table games and a sportsbook at a Marriott on the Strip, you’ll have to pony up for a stay at the Cosmo.
Beyond being a luxury resort, the Cosmopolitan’s other major advantage is its location. It’s the only Marriott-branded hotel actually on the Las Vegas Strip and is centrally located between Aria and Bellagio.
The Cosmo has all the amenities you’ll find in other top-end Las Vegas resorts including a variety of dining options, three swimming pools, a full spa, two fitness centers and tennis courts. If nightclubs are your scene, the Cosmo is also home to Marquee, a lounge-style club featuring food, drinks, music and bottle service.
Marriott’s Grand Chateau
If the Cosmo’s rates are a little too rich for your Bonvoy account, Marriott’s Grand Chateau is an excellent option for Bonvoy loyalists who want to stay close to the Strip. While not technically on the Strip, the Grand Chateau is a crosswalk away from the side entrance to the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, giving you easy access to a wide range of dining, gambling and entertainment options on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Grand Chateau is a Category 5 hotel, meaning an award night will cost 30,000 to 40,000 points.
This hotel is unique in that it is part of the Marriott Vacation Club and features one-, two- and three-bedroom villa-style rooms in addition to standard guest rooms. You’ll likely see a lot of families at this hotel regardless of the time of year.
Though dining options are limited, there is a lobby market with quick grab-and-go options and Starbucks coffee, in addition to the 5th Floor Pool Bar & Grill. The nearby Miracle Mile Shops has dozens of places to eat and drink.
While you won’t find a nightclub or casino, there are two pools, a fitness center and several activity and game areas for adults and kids alike.
If you’re a Bonvoy elite member, you may not get to take advantage of all your benefits at the Grand Chateau because of its Vacation Club association. But if you’re looking to earn or redeem Marriott points and want a prime location, the Grand Chateau can be a great option.
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
With a location walkable to both Bally’s and Flamingo, The Westin Las Vegas provides a third option for travelers wanting easy access to the Las Vegas Strip while burning some Bonvoy points for a cheap stay. As a Category 5 hotel, this Westin will run you 30,000 to 40,000 points per night (the same as the Grand Chateau).
With a rooftop pool (plus cabanas), two restaurants, a Starbucks and a fitness center, there’s plenty to like about the Westin other than its close-to-the-Strip position. The Westin is ideal for Bonvoy members who don’t want to splurge for the Cosmo and want to avoid the vacationing families at the Grand Chateau, but still desire a nice hotel with amenities within walking distance of Strip casinos.
Marriotts near the Las Vegas Convention Center
These hotels are your go-tos if you’re attending an event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, don’t mind a rideshare (or monorail) to get to the Strip or are in town for an event being held elsewhere and you will have a rental car.
Las Vegas Marriott and Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel (Category 5)
If you’re looking for an elevated experience away from the noise and chaos of the Strip, both the Las Vegas Marriott and Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel fit the bill. Each has a pool and fitness center, along with a Starbucks and easy access to the Las Vegas Monorail to get you to the Strip. The Las Vegas Marriott boasts two restaurants, whereas the Renaissance has only one.
An award night at either of these Category 5 hotels will run you 30,000 to 40,000 Bonvoy points. It is important to note that the Renaissance will tack on a resort fee to your stay, even if booked on points.
SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and Courtyard (Category 4)
In addition to the standard amenities (pool, fitness center, restaurant), they both also have complimentary breakfast each morning and suite-style rooms with more space than a standard guest room. The Residence Inn has fully equipped kitchens in the rooms as well.
Nerd tip: If you’re paying for your stay rather than using a free award booking (and especially if your work is reimbursing you), opt for the SpringHill Suites — you’ll earn the standard 10 Bonvoy points per dollar there, as opposed to the reduced 5 points per dollar earned at Residence Inns.
The Courtyard and the Residence Inn are closer to the Las Vegas Monorail station, while the SpringHill Suites is closer (right across the street) to an off-Strip casino, the Westgate.
Marriotts near Allegiant Stadium
If you’re looking to stay in the south area off the Strip, there are four Marriott options just west of Interstate 15 near Allegiant Stadium. They are all Category 4 hotels, which means a free night will cost you 20,000 to 30,000 points.
TownePlace Suites Las Vegas City Center
Across the highway behind Excalibur, you’ll find this all-suite hotel that offers free breakfast, free parking and kitchens in each room, in addition to the standard pool and fitness center. It’s also across the street from In-N-Out Burger and walkable to T-Mobile Arena or Allegiant Stadium if you’re in town for a sports event or concert. Among Marriotts near Allegiant Stadium, the TownePlace Suites Las Vegas City Center sits farther north than the following three hotels.
Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn (Las Vegas South)
Other Las Vegas Marriott options
Near the Strip
A few blocks east of the Strip you’ll find three additional Marriott properties.
The Residence Inn Las Vegas Hughes Center and the Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Convention Center are somewhat isolated. There’s not really a compelling reason to book an award stay at either Category 4 hotel unless you have business in the area. Also, do not let the Fairfield Inn’s name fool you: This hotel is significantly farther than any of the other Convention Center hotels already mentioned.
If you’re looking to use as few Bonvoy points as possible for a Las Vegas stay, meet the Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo, a Category 3 hotel that will run you only 15,000 to 20,000 points per night. It’s a few blocks east of the Strip, so you’ll need transportation to and from Vegas’ top attractions. Outside of cheap rates, there’s nothing to write home about at this hotel. But if all you want is a low-cost bed to sleep in each night, it will do the trick.
An alternative Las Vegas vacation
If you want to head to Las Vegas but don’t want the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, Marriott has two dark-horse options in the area.
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa: Northwest of the Strip near Summerlin, the JW Marriott Las Vegas is a luxury hotel with several dining options, a Tournament Players Club golf course, a spa and a pool complete with cabanas, a waterfall and grotto. Two major benefits for this property:
On-site casino: Head into the Rampart Casino for slots, table games, a sportsbook and more to scratch your gambling itch.
Free shuttle to the Strip: A nice amenity offered by the hotel will get you to and from the Strip (at the Fashion Show Mall) free of charge. Schedules vary by day, and capacity is limited.
The JW is a Category 5 hotel, meaning an award night will cost 30,000 to 40,000 points, but also comes with a daily resort fee.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa: At this Category 4 resort in nearby Henderson, you’ll find upscale amenities and views of Lake Las Vegas. Convenient to two golf courses, this Westin also has a spa, a two-level pool and several dining options. You can get this resort experience for just 20,000 to 30,000 points per night. Just be prepared to pay for a cab or rideshare to get to and from the airport, as well as the daily resort fee.
Using free night certificates
Category 5 properties: You’ll be able to redeem your 35,000-point free night certificates here during standard or off-peak times, and 50,000-point certificates would be good even during peak times.
Category 4 properties: 35,000-point certificates and 50,000-point certificates will be good here no matter what time of year. That said, using a 50,000-point night certificate for a Category 4 hotel is a suboptimal value. Also, if you have 25,000-point certificates being earned from discontinued Marriott cards, those certificates will get you a free room during standard and off-peak times.
Category 3 properties: While any certificate would be good at a Category 3 hotel, you can probably find better value for it elsewhere. Consider simply paying with points instead.
Eligible Category 3 hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo.
The bottom line
There are plenty of options for your Marriott Bonvoy award redemptions in Las Vegas. Start with your desired location, and then narrow your choices down from there based on category level and nightly award pricing. As a bonus, consider using your free night certificates at Category 5 and 4 hotels.
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