4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2016 4:13 AM by brightlybob RSS

Free nights

onomary Silver
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Does anyone know if you can use a free night stay and cash or points to get a stay at a category 7 hotel?  Thanks.

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  • Re: Free nights
    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    Welcome to Insiders onomary.  I presume you are referring to a CAT 1-5 certificate and you wish to use points or cash at a CAT 7 property?  I do not believe you can do that as the certificate would only be good at a 1-5 property.

     

    Maybe other Insiders will have more information if they've had an success in doing this.

    (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: Free nights
    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    Nope. Free night at a hotel category 5 of lower. No way to use these certificates at category 6.

     

    Check out this list of hotels where such a certificate might be used. Re: Where can I use my category 1-5 certificate in the USA?

    (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: Free nights
      lindseyh Community Manager Marriott Associate Member
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      Thanks for this answer, bejacob! You're always so helpful.

       

      onomary, welcome to Marriott Rewards Insiders!

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  • Re: Free nights
    brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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    There are no means to upgrade a Cat 1-5 cert for any higher category property, not by offering to add points to it, nor cash, and no, Marriotts not interested in your mother either! It's an oft-asked question because whilst 2/3rds of all Marriotts properties are in Cats 1-5, they're not particularly in the kind of places you'd want to spend your leisure time, or the kind of hotels suitable for a romantic weekend break.

     

    bejacob's thread referred to above is a particularly good place to find more salubrious Cat1-5s, but alternatively a bit of imagination can turn those certs into a good weekend away, try looking for an interesting day out in an area, then look for a Cat1-5 Marriott within an hours drive, betcha you'll find something!

     

    That certificates a free weekend away, somewhere, so no reason to let it go to waste!

    (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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