Hotel rooms in New York City are generally expensive, making it a great opportunity to redeem points for your stay. If you’re visiting the city to sightsee you’ll likely want to stay in Manhattan as you’ll be centrally located and within walking distance from many sights.
Here’s a look at some of our recommendations for redeeming Marriott points in New York City:
The Maxwell New York City: Previously the W New York, this property recently transitioned to the Maxwell, part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio. It’s located on 49th Street and Lexington Avenue which is about a 5 minute walk from Rockefeller Center and Central Park, and of course the 5th Avenue shops.
Being on the East Side, it’s also easy to get from both LaGuardia via cars/Ubers or JFK via the E Subway train. Regular rates can be in the $300-$400’s here, so using 35,000 points is a good redemption.
The Sheraton New York Times Square: Literally located in the heart of Times Square, you’ll be in the center of it all if you stay at the Sheraton. Highlights include the renovated gym as well as Club Lounge featuring hot breakfast and evening items. This hotel is on 7th Avenue and 53rd Street.
Regular rates can be in the $300-$400’s here as well , so using 35,000 points is a good redemption. It also seems like Cash and Points is frequently offered, however I still think the points redemption is the better option.
The Le Meridien New York, Central Park has to be the best option to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points at in New York City currently. It’s located on 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, and was the former Viceroy Hotel Central Park, which Le Meridien recently took over last month.
If you’re an elite member and hoping for a nice upgrade, the hotel boasts 40 suites of the 240 rooms, meaning the odds are in your favor. Additionally, the hotel doesn’t currently charge any sort of resort or destination fee. Check out our recent review of a Park Suite here.
Regular rates can be in the upwards of $500-$600 per night, so using 35,000 points is a great redemption. The best thing is that you can redeem points for a Central Park view room as that’s considered the base room here when using points.
As you can see, there are several great options for redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points in New York City available at the Category 5 level meaning just 35,000 points per night.
If you’re looking to earn more Marriott Bonvoy points, they are a 1:1 transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards. Additionally, there’s currently a targeted 50% transfer bonus going on, so be sure to check to see if you’re eligible.
Wondering which airport to fly into on your New York City visit? Be sure to check out The Differences Between the 3 New York City Area Airports (JFK, LGA, EWR).
What’s your favorite New York City hotel to redeem Marriott points at? Feel free to share in the comments below.