Save on Marriott award stays all around the world through Marriott PointSavers

Sep 11, 2019

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One of Marriott’s long-running promotions that’s continuing under Marriott’s new Bonvoy Rewards program is called PointSavers. This discount program lets members book select hotel properties for less than the standard award rate.

Unfortunately, the discounts aren’t great. On the high end of the award chart, you won’t save more than 5,000 points per night. Category 1 properties are discounted just 1,500 points — which is a decent 20% discount. However, a little savings can still go a long way, especially if you’re booking more than one or two nights and combining with a fifth-night-free award stay.

Category PointSavers
(Standard)
Standard Savings % Savings
1 6,000 7,500 1,500 20%
2 11,000 12,500 1,500 12%
3 16,000 17,500 1,500 9%
4 22,500 25,000 2,500 10%
5 32,500 35,000 2,500 7%
6 45,000 50,000 5,000 10%
7 55,000 60,000 5,000 8%
8 80,000 85,000 5,000 6%

The other thing to keep in mind is that properties are usually added one at a time and for date ranges that don’t match up with the other discounted hotels. And of course, be sure to compare cash rates before jumping on a PointSavers redemption. Scoring a 5,000-point discount on a Category 6 property when the paid rate is $150 per night (for example) isn’t much of a deal.

Also note that Marriott will implement peak and off-peak pricing starting on Sept. 14, and this will affect the amounts that you pay for PointSaver awards.

Here’s a round-up of some of the current offers that are available, though you can visit Marriott’s PointSavers page to view all properties that are currently discounted.

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

  • Dates: Oct. 20, 2019 through Aug. 8, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 60,000 points per night
  • PointSavers Rate: 55,000 points per night
Photo courtesy of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

This stunning Category 7 hotel was just recently added to PointSavers, giving travelers a chance to save 5,000 points per night at this luxury hotel in the heart of Athens, Greece. In the midst of millennia-old structures, this hotel is a relative newcomer having just opened in 1874 — but it has an incredibly classic look to its rooms, suites and lobby.

By combining the PointSavers discount with a fifth-night-free stay, you can stay five nights at this hotel for 220,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. And award availability is wide open — including in summer 2020, when this property will likely be priced at peak pricing (65,000 points per night as part of PointSavers or 70,000 points per night at Standard rates).

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel

  • Dates: Oct. 20, 2019 through Aug. 8, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 60,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 55,000 points per night
Photo courtesy of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Photo courtesy of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Near the Hotel Grande Bretagne — but one-third its size — is the Category 7 King George hotel. Striking distance from Athens destinations like the Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission, rooms at this boutique hotel start at €229 ($254) per night but can run over €1,273 ($1,412) per night. The PointSavers rate of 55,000 Marriott points per night (before peak pricing goes into effect on Sept. 14) equates to approximately $440 worth of points per night at TPG valuations. So, make sure to weigh your options for your dates.

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

  • Dates: Sept. 14-16, 20-23, 27-28, 30; Oct. 1, 3, 7-14, 16-17, 21-25, 27, 31; Nov. 1-2, 4-5, 8, 10, 13, 17, 21, 25, 30; Dec. 1-2, 6, 8-9, 11-13, 19-21, 24, 26; and select dates from January-August 2020
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night
Image courtesy of the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro.
Photo courtesy of the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Although this property isn’t listed on the Marriott PointSavers website, it’s showing up at a discount when you search award nights on the hotel’s website. Located on iconic Copacabana Beach, this ultra-luxurious JW Marriott already seems like a solid deal at 35,000 points per night — until you check cash prices and see that there’s a night available for just $143 per night. So, make sure to check cash prices for your dates to ensure you’re getting a good value from your points.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

  • Dates: Sept. 11-13, 29-30; Oct. 6-8, 12-13, 18-19, 23, 28, 31; Nov. 1-2, 6, 10-13, 24-30; Dec. 1-2, 11-12, 17-25, 29-30
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

Just south of Washington, D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River, the Gaylord National Resort is striking distance from the nation’s capital while also being a mini-destination in itself — complete with a Ferris wheel right outside the grand hotel.

Image courtesy of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
Photo courtesy of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

While the discount isn’t much, it could be worth picking discounted dates, especially for longer stays. Dates are pretty scattered, and — strangely — the discounts are available more on holiday periods than non-holiday periods. You can visit D.C. area over Thanksgiving:

Or there’s solid availability around the December holidays:

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport

  • Dates: Thursday-Sunday nights through Nov. 30
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

Good news if you need an overnight by the Toronto airport after a late arrival or before an early flight. The Four Points by Toronto airport was just added to PointSavers for stays through the end of November. While the discount isn’t huge, it’s nice to get a little bit off of a comfortable room by the airport:

Photo courtesy of Marriott

Marriott’s Legends Edge at Bay Point

  • Dates: Sept. 12-15, 18-19, 22, 26, 30; Oct. 1-3, 6-10, 14-17, 20-24, 26-30; Nov. 3-26, 30; Dec. 1-23, 28-30
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

This Marriott Vacation Club property in Panama City, Florida is still available for PointSavers for many dates through the end of the year. And this is no ordinary hotel room. You’ll be redeeming points for a “2-Bedroom Villa” complete with two king-sized beds and two pull-out sofa beds. Combining PointSavers with a fifth night free award, you can get a five-night stay for just 130,000 Marriott points. If you can get away this fall, almost every day in November is currently available — including Thanksgiving week:

New Orleans Marriott

  • Dates: Sept. 15, 22, 26-27, 30; Oct. 1, 6-10, 13-14, 23-24, 29-30; Nov. 3, 7, 12, 17-21, 24-28
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

The New Orleans Marriott is slightly discounted from 35,000 to 32,500 points per night. This hotel is right on Canal Street, making it pretty convenient to many of New Orleans’ attractions. While more dates are discounted than Marriott shows on its PointSaver page, the dates are spotty. The good news is that you can combine nights across the two price levels to build a longer stay.

Courtyard By Marriott Dallas Plano in Legacy Park

  • Dates: Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26; Nov. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
  • Standard Rate: 12,500 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 11,000 points per night

Marriott’s Timber Lodge

Image courtesy of Marriott's Timber Lodge.
Photo courtesy of Marriott’s Timber Lodge
  • Dates: most dates from Sept. 15 – Dec. 19
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

While the dates don’t stretch into ski season, you can get a fall getaway to this resort in Lake Tahoe for 5,000 points cheaper than the standard rates — or just 36,000 points per night if you do a fifth-night-free stay.

W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal

Image courtesy of W
Photo courtesy of W Costa Rica
  • Dates: Sept. 11-30 and Oct. 1-31
  • Standard Rate: 85,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 80,000 points per night

Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe

  • Dates: many dates from Sept. 15 – Dec. 19
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego

  • Dates: many dates from Sept. 15 – Dec. 19
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Fairway Villas at Seaview

  • Dates: Sept. 12, 15-16, 18, 20-30; Oct. 1-2, 6, 10, 13, 17-18, 20-21, 24, 37-31; Nov. 1, 3-5, 7-11, 14-30; and many dates from December 2019 through August 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

  • Dates: Sept. 12, 15-16, 18, 20-30; Oct. 1-2, 6, 10, 13, 17-18, 20-21, 24, 27-31 and dates from November 2019 to August 2020
  • Standard Rate: 12,500 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 11,000 points per night

Hilton Head Hotels

In addition to the properties above, there are a number of hotels in Hilton Head, S.C. on the PointSavers discount list:

Marriott’s Monarch at Sea Pines

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019 and Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Harbour Point

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019 and Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Heritage Club

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Harbour Club

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Grande Ocean

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019 and Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019 and Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s SurfWatch

  • Dates: Dec. 1-19, 2019 and Jan. 1 – Feb. 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Last-minute options

There are a number of hotels that are falling off of the list by the end of September. Here are the last-minute options in case they work for your travel plans:

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa (Florida)

  • Dates: Sept. 12-23, 25-30, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 60,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 55,000 points per night

If you’re looking to head down to South Florida this fall, you could do worse than the all-suite Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. Each suite is at least 750 square feet and comes with a full kitchen and pull-out sofa, making it a comfortable way to enjoy a beach vacation.

Image courtesy of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.
Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa

While the standard hotel night costs 60,000 points, you can drop the average down to 44,000 points per night for a five-night stay through PointSavers and fifth night free. Just note that there’s a $35 daily resort fee that’s still charged for those that redeem points.

Orlando World Center Marriott (Florida)

  • Dates: Sept. 13-21, 25-30
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night
Image courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott.
Photo courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott

Another Florida property on the PointSavers list is the Orlando World Center Marriott near the theme parks in Orlando. And once you get to the hotel, you don’t have to worry about transportation to the parks, as the hotel has a shuttle. The property boasts a “nightly laser light show,” a “challenging golf course,” cabanas and two 200-foot waterslides.

Normally 35,000 points per night, you’ll save 2,500 points per night on select dates in September.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld (Florida)

  • Dates: Sept. 11-17
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

Bridgewater Marriott (New Jersey)

  • Dates: Sept. 12-13, 15, 19, 22, 26-29
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

Courtyard By Marriott Basking Ridge (New Jersey)

  • Dates: Sept. 12-15, 19-20, 22, 26-27, 29
  • Standard Rate: 17,500 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 16,000 points per night

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort (Puerto Rico)

  • Dates: Sept. 11-30
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (Puerto Rico)

  • Dates: Sept. 15-19, 22-30
  • Standard Rate: 85,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 80,000 points per night

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center (Texas)

  • Dates: Sept. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

Stocking up on Marriott points

If your Marriott account balance isn’t high enough for these awards, remember that the program has the Points Advance functionality, allowing you to lock in a redemption when you’re short on points (just note this also changes on Sept. 14.) You can also use the Points + Cash award option to mix and match award nights and paid nights. And of course, there are many ways to earn additional Marriott points for these stays, including through Marriott’s cobranded credit cards. Here are the current options:

  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card : Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each free night award has a redemption value up to 50,000 bonus points, that’s a value of up to 150,000 total points) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, earn 10X total points on up to $2,500 in combined purchases at grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations within the first 6 months from account opening.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card: Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months.​ Plus, earn up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants within the first six months of card membership. Terms apply. 
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card: Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made within the first three months of card membership. Terms apply.

Featured photo courtesy of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

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With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
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Regular APR
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