Where in the USA can I use my free night certificate (up to 35k points)?

Document created by bejacob on Jan 23, 2019Last modified by bejacob on Mar 11, 2019
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With most of us earning a category free certificate each year with our Marriott credit card, it's important to know some places to redeem it.


In the past, many have lamented the fact that there weren't enough places to use our free night certificates (35k per night on a standard redemption) in desirable locations. Unlike the old program, there are many more options now that the free night certificate can be used for properties costing up to 35k points per night. There are almost 400 full-service properties in category 5 just in the USA alone. Popular destinations in Florida, California, Hawaii, and even NYC have options where certificates could be used. When "peak rates" are introduced, some of these locations may be out of reach, but with the changes to the program over the last year, there are far more locations where we'll be able use our free night certificates than ever before.


Here are the criteria used to create this list

  • Only luxury or premium brands are included – Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, W, JW Marriott, Marriott, Sheraton, MVC, Delta, Le Meridien, Westin, Autograph, Design, Renaissance, Tribute, and Gaylord (Sorry, no St. Regis or EDITION properties)
  • Located in the USA (I welcome others to make similar lists for other areas it they are so inclined)
  • Category 5 (35k per night on a "non-peak" redemption) as March 2019 update


There are certainly gaps across the country , however don't forget, this list doesn't include any of the hundreds of select service or long-term stay brands. Add those in and there ever more possibilities. Hopefully there are some interesting places where Insiders might put their certificates to good use.


Category 5 properties (35k points on a standard 'non-peak' redemption)



Elyton Hotel in Downtown Birmingham | Autograph Collection 

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook  |  Autograph Collection 

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa 

Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center 

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa at Point Clear, Autograph Collection



Anchorage Marriott Downtown 



Renaissance Phoenix Glendale

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West

The Camby Hotel in Phoenix | Autograph Collection 

Marriot's Canyone Villas 

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass - Phoenix

Sheraton Grand Phoenix

The Westin Phoenix Downtown

CopperWynd Scottsdale | Autograph Collection

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains 

Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town 

Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale

W Scottsdale 

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa - Scottsdale

Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes 

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa 



Anaheim Marriott 

Delta Hotels Anaheim Garden Grove

Anaheim Marriott Suites

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills | Design Hotels

Santa Ynez Marriott 

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport 

San Francisco Airport Marriott 

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa 

Sheraton Cerritos Hotel 

The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley 

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa 

Marriott Irvine Spectrum 

San Diego Marriott La Jolla 

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa | Autograph Collection 

Long Beach Marriott 

Renaissance Long Beach 

The Westin Long Beach 

Los Angeles Airport Marriott 

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel 

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles 

The Westin Los Angeles Airport

Westdrift Manhattan Beach | Autograph Collection

Hotel Nia, Menlo Park | Autograph Collection

The Westin San Francisco Airport 

Sheraton San Jose Hotel - Milpitas

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa 

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel 

Oakland Marriott City Center 

Hotel Paseo, Palm Desert | Autograph Collection

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I 

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II 

Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages 

Marriott's Shadow Ridge II - The Enclaves

Triada Palm Springs | Autograph Collection 

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel 

Avalon Hotel Bungalows Palm Springs | Design Hotels

The Riviera Palm Springs | A Tribute Portfolio Resort 

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel 

The Westin Pasadena

Sheraton Petaluma 

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa 

Sheraton Redding

The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento | Autograph Collection 

Sheraton Grand Sacramento

The Westin Sacramento

San Diego Marriott Del Mar 

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 

Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel 

San Jose Marriott 

The Westin San Jose 

Marriott San Mateo Hotel near SFO Airport

Santa Clara Marriott 

Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz | Autograph Collection 

Sheraton Sunnyvale

Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach

Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood

Ventura Beach Marriott 

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills



Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center 

Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park 

Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail

Boulder Marriott 

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Denver 

The Jacquard, Denver | Autograph Collection

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek 

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center 

Le Méridien Denver Downtown 

Sheraton Denver Downtown

The Westin Denver Downtown 

The Westin Denver International Airport

The Elizabeth Hotel, Fort Collins | Autograph Collection

The Westin Snowmass Resort 

Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas



Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa 



Marriott Marquis Washington, DC 

Washington Marriott at Metro Center 

Washington Marriott Georgetown 

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 

The Westin Georgetown

The Westin Washington DC City Center 



Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center 

Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel 

The Westin Cape Coral Resort

Bohemian Hotel Celebration | Autograph Collection 

Sheraton Sand Key Resort 

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables |Tribute Portfolio

Delta Hotels Daytona Beach Oceanfront

Fenway Hotel, Dunedin | Autograph Collection

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale | Tribute Portfolio

The Westin Fort Lauderdale

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa 

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 

JW Marriott Miami 

Miami Airport Marriott

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay 

Marriott's Villas at Doral 


Castle Hotel, Orlando | Autograph Collection 

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando 

Orlando World Center Marriott

Marriott's Grande Vista  

Marriott's Harbour Lake

Marriott Vacation Club Lakeshore Reserve  

Marriott's Ocean Pointe 

Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point 

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel 

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort 

Sheraton PGA Vacation Resort, Port St. Lucie

Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota | Autograph Collection

The Sarasota Modern | Tribute Portfolio

The Westin Sarasota 

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club 

Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina 

Hotel Duval, Tallahassee | Autograph Collection 

Epicurean Hotel, Tampa | Autograph Collection

Tampa Airport Marriott 

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 

Le Méridien Tampa 

West Palm Beach Marriott 



Glenn Hotel, Atlanta | Autograph Collection 

Twelve Downtown, Atlanta | Autograph Collection

Twelve Midtown, Atlanta | Autograph Collection  

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead 

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway 

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center 

Atlanta Marriott Marquis 

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown 

Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel  

The Whitley, Atlanta Buckhead | Luxury Collection

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 

Ellis Hotel, Atlanta | Tribute Portfolio

W Atlanta - Buckhead

W Atlanta - Midtown

W Atlanta – Downtown

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta 

The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta

The Westin Jekyll Island

Savannah Marriott Riverfront 

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa 

Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort Stone Mountain



Sheraton Princess Kaiulani 

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Sheraton Kauai Resort

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort 



Hotel Chicago Downtown | Autograph Collection 

Hotel EMC2, Chicago | Autograph Collection 

The Blackstone, Chicago | Autograph Collection

JW Marriott Chicago 

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC 

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 

Marriott Marquis Chicago 

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel 

The Robey, Chicago | Design Hotels

The Gwen, Chicago | Luxury Collection

Sheraton Grand Chicago 

Hotel Zachary, Chicago | Tribute Portfolio 

W Chicago – City Center 

W Chicago - Lakeshore 

The Westin Chicago River North 

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago  



JW Marriott Indianapolis

Le Méridien Indianapolis 

Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel - Jeffersonville



Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport | Autograph Collection 

The Current Iowa, Davenport | Autograph Collection



Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter - Covington

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Lexington 

Louisville Marriott Downtown

Louisville Marriott East  



Q&C HotelBar, New Orleans | Autograph Collection 

The Saint Hotel, New Orleans | Autograph Collection

New Orleans Marriott at Convention Center 

New Orleans Marriott 

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette 

Le Méridien New Orleans 

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 

W New Orleans - French Quarter 

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place 



The Westin Portland Harborview

Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks 



Annapolis Waterfront Hotel | Autograph Collection 

The Westin Annapolis

Delta Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards 

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace

Sheraton Inner Harbor 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 

The Westin Washington National Harbor



Boston Marriott Newton 

The Westin Waltham Boston



Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel 

Inn at Bay Harbor | Autograph Collection 

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit 

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport 

East Lansing Marriott at University Place 

JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest 



Sheraton Duluth 

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America 

Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis

Hotel Ivy, Minneapolis | Luxury Collection

W Minneapolis - The Foshay

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area 



The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City | Autograph Collection

Hotel Saint Louis | Autograph Collection

Marriott St. Louis Grand 

Magnolia Hotel, St. Louis | Tribute Portfolio

The Westin St. Louis



Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District



JW Marriott Las Vegas 

Las Vegas Marriott 

Marriott's Grand Chateau 

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 

The Westin Las Vegas

Renaissance Reno


New Hampshire

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside 


New Jersey

The Westin Jersey City Newport

The MC, Montclair | Autograph Collection

The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott 

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe 

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel - Weehawken


New Mexico

La Posada de Santa Fe | Tribute Portfolio 


New York

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

Sheraton Brooklyn New York 

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER 

The Westin Buffalo 

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

Sheraton LaGuardia East 

Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons 

New York Marriott Downtown 

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City

Renaissance New York Hotel 57 

Sheraton Tribeca New York 

The Maxwell New York City 

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester 


North Carolina

The Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill | Autograph Collection

Charlotte Marriott City Center 

Le Méridien Charlotte

The Westin Charlotte

The StateView Hotel, Raleigh | Autograph Collection 

Raleigh Marriott City Center 

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills



Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown

The Westin Cincinnati

Metropolitan at The 9, Cleveland | Autograph Collection

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland 

Hotel LeVeque, Columbus | Autograph Collection 

Marriott Columbus University Area 

Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph 



Ambassador Hotel, Oklahoma City | Autograph Collection 

Ambassador Hotel, Tulsa | Autograph Collection 



Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 



Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square 

Philadelphia Airport Marriott 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown

Le Méridien Philadelphia 

Philadelphia 201 Hotel - Philadelphia

The Westin Philadelphia 

The Oaklander Hotel, Pittsburgh | Autograph Collection

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center 

The Renaissance Pittsburgh

Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square

The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh  


Rhode Island

Providence Marriott Downtown

Renaissance Providence Downtown


South Carolina

Charleston Marriott

The Westin Poinsett, Greenville 

Hilton Head Marriott

The Westin Hilton Head Island

Myrtle Beach Marriott  



Chattanooga Marriott Downtown 

The Dwell Hotel, Chattanooga |Design Hotels 

The Westin Chattanooga

The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Nashville Airport Marriott  

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University 



Sheraton Arlington

Austin Marriott South 

Renaissance Austin

Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

The Westin Austin at The Domain

The Westin Austin Downtown

The Adolphus, Dallas | Autograph Collection 

Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

W Dallas - Victory

The Westin Dallas Downtown 

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Hotel, ICON Houston | Autograph Collection

JW Marriott Houston Downtown

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

Marriott Marquis Houston

Le Meridien Houston Downtown

The Westin Houston Downtown 

The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

The St. Anthony, San Antonio | Luxury Collection

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

The Westin at The Woodlands



Park City Marriott 

Salt Lake Marriott City Center 

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park 

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek 



Trader Duke's Hotel



Morrison House, Old Town Alexandria | Autograph Collection

The Alexandrian, Old Town Alexandria | Autograph Collection 

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport 

Crystal Gateway Marriott 

Key Bridge Marriott 

Renaissance Arlington Capital View 

Le Méridien Arlington

The Westin Arlington Gateway 

The Westin Crystal City 

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection

Marriott's Manor Club at Fords Colony 



The Westin Bellevue

Seattle Airport Marriott 

Sheraton Grand Seattle

The Historic Davenport, Spokane | Autograph Collection  



Hotel Northland, Green Bay | Autograph Collection

Milwaukee Marriott Downtown 

The Westin Milwaukee 


This list is not comprehensive. I've included as many category 5 properties from the luxury and premium brands as I could find. I hope I got most of them, but if not, remember this is just a guide to possible places to use certificates. If you include category 4 locations, that will add another 300+ properties to this list. Expanding the list to encompass ALL luxury or premium category hotel up to category 5 yields over 800 locations. That doesn't even cover the over 3,000 select service and longer stay brands. 


All in all, finding a use for the free night that comes with the Marriott branded credit cards should be much easier than in the past. 

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