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Find impossibly blue water at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. (Photo: Marriott International)

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Ready to Redeem? These 20 Hotels Around the World Are Members’ Top Spots to Use Points

Trendy city scenes. Michelin-starred meals. Beachfront bliss. Whatever vacation vibes you’re craving, as a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can turn travel daydreams into reality at more than 7,000 hotels around the world. Once you’ve decided how you want to travel, the most fun decision may be deciding where to travel — and where to stay.

We’ve gathered Marriott Bonvoy members’ 20 favorite hotels around the globe for redeeming points (according to 2019 redemption data). Check out their picks, then dig deeper to discover even more beloved hotels across the globe.

As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.

20. London Marriott Hotel County Hall; London

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Within the historic County Hall building, this freshly renovated hotel sits along the East Bank, just across the Thames from Big Ben, next to the London Eye Ferris wheel.

Enjoy easy access to top attractions, an excellent breakfast, afternoon tea in the library with some of the best views in town, and the spacious fifth-floor gym and swimming pool.

19. Sheraton Sand Key Resort; Clearwater

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Soak up beachfront vibes at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, set along a private stretch of pearly-white shores on Florida’s Clearwater Beach.

There’s something here to suit every type of traveler, whether you want to bask alongside the Gulf of Mexico’s sparkling blue waters, take a dip in the outdoor pools, stroll through Sand Key Park’s nearby nature trails, or explore further afield at bustling Pier 60 and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

18. The Westin Denver International Airport; Denver

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Savvy can travelers streamline their Denver trip with a stay at this design-forward property, the only hotel connected to Denver International Airport’s Jeppesen Terminal. Still, the hotel has easy access to downtown Denver, Rocky Mountain skiing and more.

While here, you might swim laps in the heated indoor pool, catch a workout in the fitness center, or simply rest up in one of the hotel’s 484 guest rooms and 35 suites — many of the rooms’ wall-to-wall windows offer soothing mountain views.

17. Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; Kissimmee

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This enchanting property lies just minutes from Disney’s bustling theme parks, but also feels a world away, thanks, in part, to its soaring atriums showcasing Florida’s diverse landscapes — from the historic streets of St. Augustine to the vibrant colors of Key West.

Take the kids to play in the property’s Cypress Springs Water Park, or escape to the South Beach Pool and whirlpool spa. When hunger strikes, try fresh seafood at MOOR, Cuban small plates at Socio or watch the big game at Wreckers Sports Bar.

16. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Nashville

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The country music capital of Nashville is at your fingertips with a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, located in the heart of Music City. Still, you’d be forgiven for wanting to hang out at the sprawling property to better enjoy SoundWaves, the resort’s upscale water experience. You cal splash around on indoor water slides, a lazy river, outdoor wave pool and an indoor/outdoor, adults-only area. Even when the weather cools, two acres of the attraction are housed inside the resort.

At day’s end, stroll the grounds and gardens, admire the rushing waterfalls and then dine at one of the Gaylord’s Mexican, Italian and Japanese restaurants.

15. Orlando World Center Marriott; Orlando

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Whether you’re craving time to relax or taking the theme parks by storm, Orlando World Center Marriott offers the chance to do it all. The property is just minutes from Disney’s theme parks and perfect for those with kids: Book a family-friendly suite for extra space, and let the kids swim in one of the outdoor pools or zip around one of two 200-foot waterslides.

If you’d prefer quiet time, hit the greens on the 18-hole golf course, burn off steam at the gym, book a spa treatment or simply unwind in a poolside cabana before dining at one of the resort’s restaurants.

14. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach; Oahu

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Although it’s located in a bustling shopping district and comprises 552 ocean-view residences, including 246 luxury suites, guests say The Ritz-Carlton feels intimate thanks to gracious staff who infuse “aloha spirit” into every gesture.

Sun-struck balconies, separate pools for families and adults and in-room kitchenettes and laundry make stays here exceptional.

13. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino; Oranjestad, Aruba

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Feel your worries wash away at this idyllic retreat, which is smartly divided into an adults-only zone and a family-friendly zone.

Try the Chocolate Embrace treatment at the Okeanos Spa, place bets at the 24-hour casino and refuel at one of 10 restaurants serving everything from steaks to wood-fired pizzas. Spend the rest of your night at BLUE, grooving to the DJ while expert mixologists create signature drinks especially for you.

12. Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; Oahu

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Majestic Diamond Head rises behind this beachfront resort located steps away from the beach and an easy walk to plentiful shopping. Guests enjoy spacious rooms with views of either Diamond Head Crater, the ocean or Waikiki’s city lights.

As the sun sets, visit Moana Terrace for a poolside mai tai and nightly Hawaiian cultural entertainment.

11. JW Marriott Essex House New York; New York City

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This art deco jewel has been a signature Manhattan luxury hotel since 1931. A 2017 renovation polished everything about the space, from its gleaming marble and chandelier-lined lobby to its serene PRIMP Spa.

Located across the street from Central Park South and a few blocks from nine subway lines, Essex House is the ideal base for visiting Lincoln Center, the MoMA, Rockefeller Center and more.

10. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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In addition to exceptional accommodations and personalized service, a world of outdoor activities lies within reach at this beachfront hotel. Book a family excursion to explore local natural wonders, take tennis lessons from a pro, or head to the Golf Club to tee off on the greens.

But don’t leave without a visit to the Swiss Spa for a luxe body treatment, like the La Prairie Signature Caviar Massage, where skilled therapists use caviar to lift and firm up your skin. Go ahead and splurge. You’re worth it.

9. Sheraton Grand Seattle; Seattle

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Guests return to this property year after year for its prime location downtown, an easy walk from Pike Place Market, the waterfront and Seattle Art Museum. The Space Needle is a quick monorail ride away.

This Sheraton gleams after its recent multimillion-dollar renovation and boasts a top-floor fitness center and pool that offer inspiring views on clear days.

8. The Westin Tokyo; Tokyo

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This property offers serenity and quiet in the midst of Tokyo’s bustle through a traditional Japanese garden and its location near a tranquil residential area. Still, the city’s major sights are accessible via an easy stroll down a covered walkway leading to Ebisu Station.

The hotel awes guests with its design, from sweeping stone pillars in its lobby and spacious, elegantly furnished rooms to eight restaurants, including The Terrace, whose buffet of delicate confections draws Instagram devotees snapping enviable photos.

7. Walt Disney World Swan; Orlando

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This sweeping, swan-topped, coral-and-aqua confection, designed with whimsy by postmodern architect Michael Graves, casts a Magic Kingdom spell.

Perks include Camp Dolphin for kids, five vast swimming pools — including one with waterfalls, and access to Extra Magic Hours at Disney parks. The Swan lies within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

6. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel; New York City

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As one of the largest hotels in Manhattan, this 1,719-room Sheraton exudes Midtown energy.

Located just blocks from Central Park, Times Square and the Theater District, this hotel welcomes small pets for a small fee and features a fitness center with street views and Hudson Market for tasty sandwiches.

5. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort; Marco Island

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With two private 18-hole golf courses, balconies off each room, the Tiki Tribe camp for kids, and adults-only fun offered at Paradise by Sirene, this resort takes customized unwinding seriously.

Enjoy two expansive pools, watersport rentals, a daily schedule of activities, a full-service spa and a sprawling, white sand beach location.

4. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection; Las Vegas

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The Cosmopolitan embodies Vegas’s more-is-more aesthetic with a posh, ground-level, 100,000-square-foot casino; dozens of dining options (including the city’s first locations of NYC beacons Momofuku, Milk Bar and Scarpetta); three pools, and a prime location smack on the strip.

Its life-is-a-party vibe and plentiful nightclubs attract throngs of youthful revelers.

3. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino; Palm Beach, Aruba

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At this resort stretched along the enviable sands of Palm Beach, you’ll lounge on a beach chair under a thatched-roof palapa while gazing out at aquamarine Caribbean waters.

With two outdoor pools, one reserved exclusively for adults; a Balinese-style spa; and restaurants including a steakhouse, a gelato shop and a seafood spot, there’s no shortage of ways to unwind. Feeling lucky? Play a hand or try the slots at the 24-hour casino.

2. Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui; Maui

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This gorgeous resort caters to every type of guest with its four swimming pools, including an adults-only infinity pool and the kid-pleasing NALU Adventure Pool.

A five-minute walk brings guests to Wailea Beach, where umbrellas and lounge chairs await. Snorkel in sea-turtle-filled reefs, take in a new movie every evening at the theater, play in the arcade or on the nearby golf course, and enjoy this luxurious refuge.

1. New York Marriott Marquis; New York City

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You’re on Broadway’s doorstep in the heart of bustling Times Square at this sprawling hotel, which offers respite from the action through amenities that include concierge service offering ace advice on navigating Manhattan (and help securing coveted theater tickets), plus a 24-hour fitness center with city views.

Several restaurants and rooms overlook Broadway’s glittering lights, and you’ll relish watching the Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your room.


This list is based on 2019 redemption data and includes properties that were currently open at the time of writing. Want to start earning points to use at these properties (and 7,000+ others around the world)? Join Marriott Bonvoy and get free Wi-Fi, mobile check-in, and the lowest member rates all the time.