3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2016 5:12 PM by lobsterdevil RSS

Cash + Points Rewards--Any Success?

vaboywnder Alumni Steward Platinum 21 Reviews
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When Marriott Rewards announced the new Cash + Points Rewards I was very excited.  Some other hotel chains have had this feature for a while.

 

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The concept is great but the problem I have experienced is there has been very few properties that are participating in the Cash + Points Rewards option.  I was hoping that all Marriott properties would be participating like they do for full night reward redemptions.

 

This week I finally found one property where the Cash + Points Rewards worked out for me.  I needed to book two rooms at a hotel for a weekday night in Northern Virginia.  On the weekends its very easy to find deals in the Northern Virginia area but on weekdays the rates are significantly higher.  I found the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church (Cat 4) offered the Cash + Points rewards which is a and one of my favorite properties in the area. The regular rate for that night would have been $224 a night (before taxes) but I was able to book each room for $60 a night plus 11,0000 points.  Definitely a good redemption value. 

 

I'm curious if other Insiders have have had good luck with Cash + Points Rewards?

(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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Falls Church, Virginia, USA Marriott Hotels & Resorts Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park
  • Re: Cash + Points Rewards--Any Success?
    shari514 Platinum
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    I have used the cash and points twice, once in Savannah at the Residence Inn and again at the Renaissance in Denver.  I have never had any issues and it think it works great!

    (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: Cash + Points Rewards--Any Success?
    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    Have had very good luck using cash and points option at properties where it has been offered.  Mind you not all do offer it as I think it is similar to using strictly points which as you know is based on room inventory. 

     

    It has saved me quite a few dollars as well as points for stays.

    (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: Cash + Points Rewards--Any Success?
    lobsterdevil Platinum
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    I used Cash + Points at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards recently (Category 6).  I was surprised that this was available when the Orioles were in town!  It was a breeze to walk to and from the baseball game and the hotel parking with in/out privs was actually cheaper than any of the lots near the stadium.  No upgrade but late checkout was not a problem!

    (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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