2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2009 1:01 AM by jerrycoin RSS

Categories of Hotels for Awards

moanagirl Member
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Ok, I hate that Marriott changed the categories for their hotels, adding more categories than the "5" they had before. So now the free awards certificates they give you for a free night means you don't get to stay at the resorts anymore. They have been bumped up to just out of reach "6's"; now, the Holiday Inn-type hotels are the "top" of the categories, like Courtyard, Fairfield Inns...that really is cheesy of the company. We used to be able to stay in Palm Desert at the Desert SPrings Marriott, Renaissance Esmeralda..now reduced to Courtyards! Are there ANY NICE category 5 hotels/resorts out there anymore that we can stay at (California) that aren't the upscale Holiday Inns? Anyone know? THanks!

(For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Categories of Hotels for Awards
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    moana

     

    Absolutely, there are 28 Category 5 hotels/resorts in California to choose from. You can find them by creating a filter, here's how. 

     

    CREATE A FILTER

    After login, go to the home page of Marriott.com:

    • Click on 'More search options' (on the left hand side).
    • At Find a Hotel, scroll down to Hotel Reward Category, click on '5'.  The results list 293 hotels worldwide. 
    • To filter out those in California only, use FILTER YOUR SEARCH (on the lower left).  Click '+ State (USA Only)'
    • Then, click '+ A-D'. 
    • Click the box beside 'California' to select it. 
    • When the list refreshes, scroll down, click the 'View Per Page' down arrow and select '50'. 
    When the list refreshes, only the 28 Category 5 hotels in California will be there! If you want the view to include the locations plotted on a map, scroll back up and select 'Map' on the upper right.

     

    3 FOR 2 OFFER

    Recently, Marriott announced a 3 for 2 night Resort Redemption special*.  The closest Category 5 Resort to California listed among the hotels participating** is the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains: Consider combining the award you mentioned with MR points.  Post back and let us know your progress: 

     

    http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/p/phxno/phototour/phxno_phototour05_s.jpg http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/p/phxno/phototour/phxno_phototour01_s.jpg http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/p/phxno/phototour/phxno_phototour04_s.jpg 

     

    *  3 for 2 Special Offer

    **  Participating Resort Locations

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: Categories of Hotels for Awards
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    Interesting points!  Thanks.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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