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Save on Stays in Greece, London, Rio, DC, Florida, New Orleans Through Marriott PointSavers

One of Marriott long-running promotions that’s continuing under Marriott’s new Bonvoy rewards program is called PointSavers. This discount program lets members book select hotel properties for less than the standard award rate. Unfortunately, the discounts aren’t great. On the high end of the award chart, you won’t save more than 5,000 points per night. Category …

One of Marriott long-running promotions that’s continuing under Marriott’s new Bonvoy rewards program is called PointSavers. This discount program lets members book select hotel properties for less than the standard award rate.

Unfortunately, the discounts aren’t great. On the high end of the award chart, you won’t save more than 5,000 points per night. Category 1 properties are discounted just 1,500 points — which is a decent 20% discount. And a little savings can still go a long way, especially if you’re booking more than one or two nights and combining with a fifth night free award stay.

Category PointSavers Standard Savings % Savings
1 6,000 7,500 1,500 20%
2 11,000 12,500 1,500 12%
3 16,000 17,500 1,500 9%
4 22,500 25,000 2,500 10%
5 32,500 35,000 2,500 7%
6 45,000 50,000 5,000 10%
7 55,000 60,000 5,000 8%
8 80,000 85,000 5,000 6%

The other thing to keep in mind is that properties are usually added one at a time and for date ranges that don’t match up with the other discounted hotels. And of course, be sure to compare cash rates before jumping on a PointSavers redemption. Scoring a 5,000-point discount on a Category 6 property when the paid rate is $150/night (for example) isn’t much of a deal.

Here’s a round-up of some of the current offers that are available at through the end of June and beyond, though you can visit Marriott’s PointSavers page to view all properties that are currently discounted. 

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

  • Dates: now through December 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 60,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 55,000 points per night
Photo courtesy of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

This stunning Category 7 hotel was just recently added to the PointSavers, giving travelers a chance to save 5,000 points per night at this luxury hotel in the heart of Athens, Greece. In the midst of millennia-old structures, this hotel is a relative newcomer having just opened in 1874 — but it has an incredibly classic look to its rooms, suites and lobby.

By combining the PointSavers discount with a 5th night free stay, you can stay five nights at this hotel for 220,000 Marriott Bonvoy points:

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel

  • Dates: now through December 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 60,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 55,000 points per night
Photo courtesy of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Photo courtesy of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Near the Hotel Grande Bretagne — but one-third its size — is the Category 7 King George hotel. Striking distance from Athens destinations like the Acropolis, Agora, Plaka and Thission, rooms at this boutique hotel start at €299 ($334) per night but can run over €800 ($895) per night. The discounted rate of 55,000 Marriott points per night equates to approximately $440 worth of points per night at TPG valuations. So, make sure to weigh your options for your dates.

Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London

  • Dates: now through December 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night
Image courtesy of Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London.
Image courtesy of Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London.

While most properties are only on the list for a few months at a time, this Tribute Portfolio hotel property is on the list through the end of 2019. If you thought this would mean that the hotel would’ve dropped a category on March 5, you’d be incorrect. Strangely, the hotel will remain a Category 6 hotel.

However, there’s a reason to hurry up and book your stay. While the hotel isn’t changing categories, Peak/Off-Peak pricing is slated to take effect sometime in 2019. If it goes into effect in the next few months, you can bet that summer will be a peak time for a London hotel. The new Category 6 Peak PointSavers price is 55,000 per night, and that could kick in anytime. So, you’ll might as well book the hotel for your summer trip to London now:

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

  • Dates: May 23-27, 29, 31; June 8-12; July 8-9, 11, 18-19, 21-23, 25, 28-31; August 5-6, 9-15, 31; September 1-3, 5-22, 27-30; October (except Oct. 15, 30); November 1-5, 8-18, 20, 22-25, 28-30; December 1-11, 13-14, 17-22, 24-26 and into 2020
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night
Image courtesy of the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro.
Image courtesy of the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro.

Although this property isn’t listed on the Marriott PointSavers website, it’s showing up at a discount when you search award nights on the hotel’s website. Located on iconic Copacabana Beach, this ultra-luxurious JW Marriott already seems like a solid deal at 35,000 points per night — until you check cash prices and see that there are nights available from $143 per night. So, make sure to check cash prices for your dates to make sure that you’re getting a good value from your points.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

  • Dates: May 23-24, 26-28; June 1, 5-6, 9-11, 14-15, 20-21, 26-27; July 2-7, 11-12, 23-31; August 1, 8-15, 18-23, 27-31; September 1-6, 11-13, 19-20, 29-30; October 6-7, 12-13, 18-19, 28, 31; November 1-2, 6, 10-13, 24-29; December 1-4, 11-13, 16-25, 29-30
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

Just south of Washington DC on the banks of the Potomac River, the Gaylord National Resort is striking distance from the nation’s capital while also being a mini-destination in itself — complete with a Ferris wheel right outside the grand hotel.

Image courtesy of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
Image courtesy of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

While the discount isn’t much, it could be worth picking discounted dates, especially for longer stays. Dates are pretty scattered, and — strangely — the discounts are available more on holiday periods than non-holiday periods. You can visit DC area around the 4th of July:

Or there’s solid availability at the end of July and into August:

Marriott’s Legends Edge at Bay Point

  • Dates: August 11 to December 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

While there’s no award nights available for peak summer vacation travel, this Marriott Vacation Club property in Panama City, Florida is still available for PointSavers later this summer through the end of the year. And this is no ordinary hotel room. You’ll be redeeming points for a “2 Bedroom Villa” complete with two king-sized beds and two pull-out sofa beds. Combining PointSavers with a 5th night free award, you can get a 5-night stay for just 130,000 Marriott points. If you can get away this fall, almost every day in November is currently available — including Thanksgiving week:

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

  • Dates: September 3-30, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 60,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 55,000 points per night

If you’re looking to head down to South Florida this fall, you could do worse than the all-suite Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. Each suite is at least 750 square feet and comes with a full kitchen and pull-out sofa, making it a comfortable way to enjoy a beach vacation.

Image courtesy of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.
Image courtesy of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.

While the standard hotel night costs 60,000 points, you can drop the average down to 44,000 points per night for a five-night stay through PointSavers. Just note that there’s a $35 daily resort fee that’s still charged for those that redeem points.

This property is only discounted for most of the month of September. Here’s what the availability looks like:

Courtyard By Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation

  • Dates: now through September 30, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

There’s another Florida hotel that’s on sale, but this one is more practical than aspirational. This hotel has a free shuttle to/from Fort Lauderdale Airport, making it a solid option before an early-morning flight, after a late-night flight or even for an overnight layover now through the end of September. Availability is wide open throughout June:

Orlando World Center Marriott

  • Dates: August 1-10, 14-22, 26-30 and September 1-10, 13-21, 25-30
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night
Image courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott.
Image courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott.

Another property just added to PointSavers is the Orlando World Center Marriott near the theme parks in Orlando, Florida. And once you get to the hotel, you don’t have to worry about transportation to the parks, as the hotel has a shuttle. The property boasts a “nightly laser light show,” a “challenging golf course,” cabanas and two 200-foot waterslides.

Normally 35,000 points per night, you’ll save 2,500 points per night on select dates in August and September:

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

  • Dates: June 5-7, 9-11, 14-16, 23-25; June 30 – July 4; July 14-26, 28-31; August 4-10, 15-18, 23-26; September 1-6, 8-11, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

If you’re looking for a getaway to the French Quarter but want to stay in a nice place, the Sheraton New Orleans seems to balance its proximity to Bourbon Street with enough distance for you to get a quiet night sleep. Many dates are open this summer, although the above date ranges make stays with a fifth night free harder to find.

New Orleans Marriott

  • Dates: May 26-31; June 6, 12-13, 16-18, 23-25, 28-30; July 1-4, 8, 14, 18, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night

In addition to the Sheraton, Marriott has also put the New Orleans Marriott on PointSavers, slightly marking down a night from 35,000 to 32,500. This hotel is right on Canal Street, making it pretty convenient to many of New Orleans’ attractions. While more dates are discounted than Marriott shows on its PointSaver page, the dates are spotty. The good news is that you can combine nights across the two price levels to build a longer stay.

Hilton Head Hotels

In addition to the properties above, there are a number of hotels in Hilton Head, SC on the PointSavers discount list:

Marriott’s Monarch at Sea Pines

  • Dates: December 1-19, 2019 and January 1 – February 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Harbour Point

  • Dates: December 1-19, 2019 and January 1 – February 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Heritage Club

  • Dates: December 1-19, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Harbour Club

  • Dates: December 1-19, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Grande Ocean

  • Dates: December 1-19, 2019 and January 1 – February 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club

  • Dates: December 1-19, 2019 and January 1 – February 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Marriott’s SurfWatch

  • Dates: – December 1-19, 2019 and January 1 – February 13, 2020
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night

Dallas Hotels

There are also five hotels in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area on the PointSavers discount list:

Courtyard By Marriott Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone

  • Dates: June 7-14, 14-21; July 1-7, 13, 19-20; August 1-2, 16-17, 23; September 6; November 17-22; December 13-20, 22-30, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana

  • Dates: June 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30; July 1-7, 11-14, 18-21, 26-29; August 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 28-31; September 1-8, 12-15, 20-22, 27-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 25-27; November 2-3, 7-10, 14-30; December 1, 5-8, 12-31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 17,500 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 16,000 points per night

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

  • Dates: June 27-30; July 1-7, 11-14; August 22-31; September 1-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

Courtyard By Marriott Dallas Plano in Legacy Park

  • Dates: June 1-2, 10-11, 17-18 24-25; July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31; September 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26; November 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 12,500 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 11,000 points per night

The Westin Galleria Dallas

  • Dates: June 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20; August 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25; August 30 – September 1; September 6-8, 13-15, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night

Stocking Up on Marriott Points

If your Marriott account balance isn’t high enough for these awards, remember that the program has the Points Advance functionality, allowing you to lock in a redemption when you’re short on points. You can also use the Points + Cash award option to mix and match award nights and paid nights. And of course, there are many ways to earn additional Marriott points for these stays, including through Marriott’s cobranded credit cards. Here are the current options:

Featured image courtesy of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

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