Great Ways to Use a Marriott 50K Certificate


One type of credit card that we never cancel is most of our hotel-branded hotel cards. This is because we get more value from them than the annual fee we pay. With the exception of the Hilton credit cards (other than the Aspire), they each give us a free night certificate every year after we pay the annual fee again. Some of our favorites are our Marriott free annual night certificates! Right now the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card has a great offer for 5 – 50K certificates after you meet minimum spend. Let’s check out how to use a Marriott 50K Certificate.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time differentiating between which cards earn which certificate. Basically, Marriott gives out annual certificates for 35K and 50K, depending on your card. I’m going to give you some options for the 50K certificates. Remember that the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless has a great offer for these certificates right now. Check out this post to learn more about all the Marriott cards and the different rules about getting each one.


Marriott 50K Certificate Hotels

The Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

How does a night in the Maldives sound! And, it’s an overwater villa!! Obviously, you would want to use other certificates, points, or cash to stay longer if you are going that far but, seriously, the Maldives on a credit card with a $95 fee? Alex stayed there this year and absolutely loved it! Did you read her post about the Maldives?

The Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa looks amazing! You can use a Marriott 50K certificate for a beach bungalow or add some points to it to book the overwater villa.


Screenshot award prices of hotel


Screenshot hotel reward stay

Lounge chairs by pool

Not bad for an annual free night certificate! photo by Marriott


JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Yes, I’ve stayed at the JW Marriott in Phu Quoc, Vietnam and yes, I’d love to stay again. You can read all about it in my post but it was magical and worth the long flight. It was the only time I’ve traveled hacked just to stay at a hotel and it did not disappoint. It is hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that you can stay there for only 50K/night – it is that special!


Phu Quoc vietnam beach

Marriott Bonvoy 50K certificates can get you free nights here!


Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

If you have some Marriott points to add to your Marriott 50K certificate (you can add up to 15K to each), you can book the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa which is located steps from Kaanapali Beach, one of my favorite happening spots in Maui!


Balcony at hotel overlooking water and beach

Picture courtesy of Marriott


My sister and I are staying here in September for a few days so I’ll fill you in on our stay later. I know the location is perfect for restaurants, shopping, and fun at the beach.


Screenshot award night


Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

The Renaissance brand of Marriott Hotels is another brand I like. I had a friend with 5-50K certificates from a signup bonus last year so we booked the Renaissance Aruba. We really enjoyed our stay in Aruba and visiting Flamingo Island because we were staying there was amazing!


Hotel room with white bedspread on bed

We used 50K certificates for a room similar to this!


Two women standing near pink birds



Westin Snowmass Resort

Maybe you want to take a ski or snowboarding trip. The Westin Snowmass Resort near Aspen Colorado is just the place to use your Marriott 50K certificate. We stayed there during the summer and loved the area. Besides enjoying Aspen, the Snowmass Resort itself was really fun. Book early though as all Colorado ski resorts are busy during the winter.


Ski Resort in the snow

A gorgeous winter wonderland would make a certificate redemption!


Falisia, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Portopiccolo

Have I mentioned that I love, love, love Italy? This hotel is on my radar also. The Falisia, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Portopiccolo is a hotel I’d like to try and I don’t even know where Portopiccolo is! Looks dreamy though, right? I have been to Rome though and the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora is one I’d recommend if you go to Rome. Great location, beautiful hotel.


Resort in Italy at marina

Yep, I could definitely stay here at the Falisia in Italy!


Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Another great hotel in San Diego is the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa. I’ll be checking out this hotel this week courtesy of an annual 50K certificate + 6000 Marriott points. With two double beds and a sofa bed, this room could sleep a family. They offer Food Truck Thursdays and Movies by the Bay on Fridays making it a fun destination for all. I’ll give you my full report soon.


Hotel room with surfboard on balcony

THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego is another hotel I might use a Marriott free annual night certificate at some time. I have always loved San Diego and we’ve talked about family stays there, but this would be more of a couples stay. It is located in the Gas Lamp District, close to restaurants and all the action. It has great reviews and could be a fun stay.


Hotel room with king size bed

San Diego is one of my favorite vacation spots.



Bottom Line

We keep our hotel-branded credit cards because we get great value from our Marriott Free Annual Night Certificates. We hope you’ve found some inspiration for where you can use yours. If you don’t have one yet, read our post about Marriott Credit Cards and get one – you’ll be glad you did! Currently, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless has a great signup offer! Do you have a 50K Marriott hotel stay that you would recommend?


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