Every year, the Marriott Chase credit card gives a free night certificate at Marriott hotels up to 35,000 points (category 5 hotels), which is well worth the annual fee.
Plus, Marriott has regularly run promotions where you get a free night certificate up to 35,000 points (most recently for new accounts).
There are many great hotels available with this free night cert, including 22 Ritz-Carlton hotels and 13 St. Regis hotels. (I’ll share my list of those hotels). A free night at many of these hotels is a great deal.
So I’ll go through and share my top picks from around the world, I’ll share my list of Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis hotels bookable, and give a reminder about how to use the Map Of Marriott Hotels to find your own hotels available.
United States & Canada
- The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
- The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
- Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel
- The Westin Austin Downtown
- Hotel Adagio, San Francisco
- The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago
- The Robey, Chicago
- The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
- The Westin Philadelphia
- tons hotels in New York City
- many hotels in DC
- DO & CO Hotel Vienna
- Hotel Bristol, Vienna
- Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco
- Boscolo Exedra Nice, Autograph Collection
- Giardino Lago, Minusio-Locarno, a Member of Design Hotels, Switzerland
- Le Méridien Visconti Rome
- The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
- Myconian Kyma, a Member of Design Hotels
- Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
- The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
- many hotels in Stockholm
- JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
- The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
- St. Regis / Ritz Carlton Chengdu
- JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
- JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
- The St. Regis Bangkok
- either hotel in Langkawi
- The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore
Australia & Pacific
- The Westin Sydney
- The Westin Melbourne
- Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji
- The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius
- The Westin Cape Town ($160/nt)
- The St. Regis Cairo (coming soon)
- St. Regis / Ritz Carlton Doha
- The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan
- The St. Regis Mumbai
- JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
- W Santiago
- Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado, Peru
- Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru
Central America, Mexico, Caribbean
- Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection, Costa Rica
- CONDESA df, Mexico City, a Member of Design Hotels
All Ritz-Carlton Hotels Category 5 or under:
All St. Regis Hotels Category 5 or under:
One option is to look at the Complete Map Of Marriott Hotels and filter out any hotel above a category 5.
As you can see, that still leaves a ton of hotels in the US!
If you wanted to make the best use, you could filter to only show Marriott Category 5 Hotels in order to show only the best of what’s bookable to you.
You can of course do this all over the world, filtering as you need and based on the points and certificates you have. The screenshot above is simply my filtering to find hotels eligible for a Category 5 Free Night Certificate (up to 35,000 points).
Remember though, most of these hotels are 35,000 point hotels, but you can use your Free Night Certificate on hotels below category 5… But these are simply the most valuable of the eligible hotels I found.
If you have any high value hotels (cat 1-5) I’m leaving out, please let me know!