Everyday Points & Miles is showcasing every all-inclusive of the major American chains – Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Marriott.
The fourth part of the series will feature Marriott all-inclusive hotels redeemable by points and miles.
Here’s the thing: When we were researching this topic, we discovered something: Marriott will not let guests used points for the all-inclusive package at its all-inclusive hotels. Unlike the three other hotel chains, Marriott doesn’t have any hotels that fully all-inclusive but instead has hotels that have all-inclusive rates. The rate also includes two adults with extra charges for additional kids and/or adults.
So, if you want to use points and miles to book an all-inclusive hotel, Marriott isn’t going to be an option. We will list those hotels that have all-inclusive rate options.
Marriott has a total of 11 properties that have all-inclusive rates located across the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica.
The all-inclusive rate typically doesn’t include room service, mini-bar, certain restaurants based on the property. Think of it as a normal hotel that gives meal vouchers for specific hotel restaurants at different times.
Located in Aruba, this resort features a private beach, however, requires a four-night stay when booking the all-inclusive rate. This hotel has both a family section and an adults only area. For a four-night stay in August, the rate was $408/night.
The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino is one of two Marriott properties in Curacao. Requiring a four-night minimum stay to book the Marriott all-inclusive rate, I had trouble finding any availability from now until 2020. The cash rates for a regular stay (not all-inclusive) are just under $200/night.
Located in St. Thomas on the US Virgin Islands, this Marriott is perched on the hillside overlooking blue water and a small private beach. The all-inclusive rate requires a four-night minimum stay is required. This hotel was badly damaged during a hurricane and will not reopen until 2020. With that said, similar to the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino, I wasn’t able to find any availability.
The St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino is located along a large private beach and has multiple pools. Booking a Marriott all-inclusive rate requires a five-night minimum stay. For a random five-night stay in September, the nightly room rate was $560.
This property is located on the outskirts of the hotel zone near a couple of golf courses. There is no minimum night requirement to get the Marriott all-inclusive rate. However, through more than ten searches on different dates, I was unable to find any all-inclusive availability.
The JW Marriott in Cancun is in the hotel zone. The poolscape is gorgeous as it meanders through the hotel’s grounds. This property won’t come cheap, though. A minimum four-night stay is required to get the all-inclusive room rate. And while the rate also comes with a $25 daily resort credit, the nightly rate for a four-night stay in February is $899.
Also in Cancun, this resort is a little cheaper. With a four-night minimum stay for a random date in February, this resort is “just” $699 per night. However, room service is included in this rate, as is a $25 daily resort credit.
Puerto Vallarta, located along the western coast of Mexico, is home to a plethora of resorts. The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa is beachfront and just minutes to the airport. Booking the all-inclusive rate requires a three-night stay. For random dates in September, the nightly rate is $325 (date were unavailable in February).
The Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is located on the coast west of San Jose. The closest city center is Jaco which is a few miles south. Unfortunately, golf is not included in the room rate. Booking the all-inclusive package requires a four-night stay. However, I was unable to find any availability with the all-inclusive rate, but cash stays were around the $275 per night range.
Located south of Tamarindo, this oceanfront JW Marriott boasts expansive grounds with the hotel surrounding the pool. Unlike many of the other properties, the kids club is included in the rate. The nightly rate for a four-night stay (not required) in September was $395.
It’s a bummer than Marriott Bonvoy points can’t be redeemed for all-inclusive stays because there are some beautiful looking properties. You could still use Bonvoy points to pay for stays but then pay for food and drink as you go.
With that said, if you want to use points and miles to stay at all-inclusive hotels, there are plenty of options with Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG.