Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

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Starwood Hotels and Resorts have seven levels of hotel categories for members to redeem their Starpoints for free nights. The lowest category is a Category 1 property, which Starwood defines as mid-priced, full-service hotels and resorts.

You will need 2,000 Starpoints for a free weekend night and 3,000 Starpoints for a free night during the week at a Category 1 hotel.

Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

Below is a list of some great Starwood Hotel Category 1 properties to consider:

Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions


Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center (Catania, Italy)

Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

Sheraton Athlone Hotel, (Athlone, Ireland)

Best Category 1 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Rajasthan, India)

Bottom Line

These are just a look at some awesome Category 1 Starwood properties, which start at only 2,000 Starpoints per night. If you’re looking to get maximum value out of your Starpoints, consider redeeming at Category 1 properties.

Do you have a favorite Category 1 Starwood property you’ve redeemed at? Feel free to share!

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  1. ITC Rajputana is a nice Cat 1 redemption. Right in the heart of the city with access to all the tourist sights. Used to include a breakfast with the points redemption, not any more..

  2. Have you visited these properties? What is your basis for saying these hotels are the best?

  3. It will sound boring compared to the hotels you list but I redeem at the Four Points hotel near the airport in Kansas City when I have an early morning flight. It’s on out on the fringe of the city on the wrong side for me (and most others in KC) so if I have a really early flight I’ll use a reward night there. Plus they have good parking rates and good shuttle service.

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