Best Category 3 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. Starwood’s third lowest category is a Category 3 property, which Starwood defines as full-service hotels and resorts in premium destinations and major cities worldwide

You will need 7,000 Starpoints for a free night for a Category 3 hotel. As a reminder, you can redeem 4 nights and get the 5th night free, meaning on a 5 night stay, you would be looking at 5,600 Starpoints per night.

Another option for Category 3 hotel is Cash and Points, which will cost 3,500 Starpoints + $55 per night.

Best Category 3 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

Below is a list of some great Starwood Hotel Category 3 properties to consider:

Le Méridien Versailles

Le Méridien Versailles (Montreal, Canada)


The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun (Cancun, Mexico)


The Read House Historic Inn & Suites (Chattanooga, Tennessee)


The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa (Henderson, Nevada)


Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North (Orlando, Florida)


Sheraton Salta Hotel (Salta, Argentina)


The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand)

Bottom Line

These are just a look at some awesome Category 3 Starwood properties, which start at only 7,000 Starpoints per night. If you’re looking to get good value out of your Starpoints, consider redeeming at Category 3 properties.

Do you have a favorite Category 3 Starwood property you’ve redeemed at? Feel free to share!

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  1. I’m in BKK now and the Le Meridian is a better Cat3 choice than the Westin. I’ve stayed at both and the LM consistently offers better service and a higher UG% for Plats

  2. I might add the Westin Siray Bay in Phuket to the list, but only during peak season. Off season rates can be very inexpensive and not worth the points. Peak season the property can be more than $200 a night.

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