Marriott Hotels in Hawaii

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I’ve written about how to fly to Hawaii for free, but you can also use points to save lots of money on hotels.  This post will cover Marriott hotels in Hawaii.  Click here for a list of Hyatt hotels in Hawaii.

SPG, Ritz-Carlton, and Marriott Rewards were integrated into one loyalty program in August of 2018.  At that time, any existing SPG points were converted to points in the new program at a ratio of 1:3 (1 Starpoint=3 points in the new program).  SPG and Marriott redemption charts were eliminated and one award chart was implemented.  SPG points no longer exist.  You can still book SPG properties with Marriott points, but redemptions are subject to the new award chart, not the SPG chart.

The merger means there is a combined total of 34 properties in Hawaii! Marriott Rewards was renamed post-merger to Marriott Bonvoy.

  • Maui: 10 properties
  • Big Island: 6 properties
  • Kauai: 8 properties 
  • Oahu: 10 properties
Na Pali Coast, Marriott hotels in Kauai
Napali Coast, Kauai

How to earn Marriott points:

  • Welcome bonuses from Marriott co-branded credit cards from American Express and Chase
  • Everyday spending on Marriott co-branded credit cards from American Express and Chase 
  • If you have a Chase Sapphire credit card, you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy at a 1:1 ratio.  I do not recommend this because I feel that Ultimate Rewards points are more valuable than Marriott points, therefore, a 1:1 ratio is not ideal. Usually the best way to book Marriott hotels with Chase points is to redeem through the redemption portal. Click here for more information. There are 3 Chase cards that earn transferable Ultimate Rewards points
  • American Express Membership Rewards points also transfer to Marriott, but again, it’s not a good value.  More on that in a moment.
  • Paid hotel stays at Marriott properties.
The quickest way to earn lots of points or miles for any given award travel goal is to earn a welcome bonus on a new credit card

If you’re a beginner, it is very important to plan your strategy around Chase’s 5/24 rule.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, stop reading now and read this post first.  Marriott Bonvoy cards issued by Chase are 5/24 cards.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card from Chase

Although I don’t value Marriott Bonvoy points as much as Chase Ultimate Rewards points or Amex Membership Rewards points, this card’s welcome bonus and benefits land the card on our list of top offers 

Marriott convoy boundless chase credit card 2019

Current offer: 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. 

The annual fee is $95. 75,000 Marriott points aren’t as valuable as 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points or Amex Membership Rewards points, but 75,000 Marriott points can get you at least one free night at some of the most luxurious Marriott properties worldwide. In addition to the nice welcome offer, the card comes with a free night worth up to 35,000 starting at your first anniversary of card membership. This benefit kicks in at your first anniversary of card membership. 

With this card, you earn 6 points per dollar at Marriott properties, and 2 points per dollar on everything else. The earn rate on this card seems high, but remember, Marriott points aren’t as valuable as other points.

This card also comes with Marriott silver status.

You can redeem Marriott points for free nights at Marriott properties across the world.  Also, you can also transfer points to many airlines at a 3:1 ratio (with a 15,000 point bonus for every 60,000 transferred).

Kauai Marriott hotels on Marriott Bonvoy points
Spend your money on helicopter tours, not hotel stays!

Before I get started with the list of properties in Hawaii, I want to discuss value in a little more detail.

Marriott points are less valuable than Amex and Chase points

This is important because even though Amex and Chase points transfer to Marriott Bonvoy, it’s probably not a good idea.  I value Amex and Chase points at 2 cents per point or more.  If I’m going to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express points to airline or hotel partners, I like to see values of 2 cpp or more.

For the most part, you aren’t going to get close to 2 cents per point on a Marriott redemption.  Of course there are always exceptions, but as you’ll see below, most properties aren’t even 1 cent per point in value.

If you want to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Marriott hotels, you are probably better off booking through the Chase redemption portal.  Click here for more details. 

Marriott Big Island hotels
The beach at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is so beautiful!

Marriott (including former SPG) properties on each island in Hawaii

The redemption prices below are standard pricing. Beginning in September of 2019, Marriott will begin its peak and off peak pricing that is already reflected on the redemption chart. In other words, the amount of points required could be more or less. But these peak and off peak changes are a whole other post worth of discussion so I’ll leave it alone for now!

Under each property, I’ll list the cost in points and the rate from random dates in 2019. Remember that paid rates could be more or less depending on when you plan to visit. I’ll also list the cents per point (cpp) value.  Of course, the cpp is going to change when the rate is lower or higher.  But this gives you a general idea of how valuable (or not) a Marriott point is. 

Want to know how to calculate the value of a mile or point? Click here.

Remember that 5th night is free when you redeem for 4 consecutive nights so you may end up getting even more value for your points.

Maui

Hawaii hotels on points
One of our many stops on the road to Hana
1. Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport (Marriott Category 5)
  • 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night
  • $246 per night
  • .70 cpp
2. Residence Inn Maui Wailea (Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $284 per night
  • .57 cpp

Rooms have kitchens and the rate includes breakfast, so that is helpful if you want to save money on a Hawaii trip.  With that said, this is not a great value if you’re planning to redeem Marriott points.

3. Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $455 per night
  • 0.91 cpp
Maui Marriott Bonvoy
4. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali (Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $375
  • 0.75 cpp
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua(Marriott category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $391
  • 0.65 cpp
6. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $287
  • 0.57 cpp
7. The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka’anapali  (Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $436
  • 0.73 cpp
8. Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas  (Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $379
  • 0.76 cpp
9. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina & Napili Towers    (Marriott Category 6)

Unable to find available dates, but as a category 6 the cost is 50,000 points per night.  You may have to call to book.

10. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers (Marriott Category 6)

Unable to find available dates, but as a category 6 the cost is 50,000 points per night.  You may have to call to book.

Hawaiian sunrises are better when your hotel is free!

Oahu 

1. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 Marriott Rewards points per night
  • $349
  • 0.70 cpp
2. Courtyard Oahu North Shore(Marriott Category 5)
  • 35,000 points per night
  • $227
  • 0.65 cpp
3. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach (Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $515
  • 0.86 cpp
oahu marriott hotels 2019
4. Courtyard Waikiki Beach(Marriott Category 6)

Update 2019: This property was previously category 5

  • 50,000 points per night
  • $159
  • 0.32 cpp
5. Sheraton Waikiki  (Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $350
  • 0.58 cpp
Sheraton Waikiki Marriott Bonvoy points
6. The Laylow, Autograph Collection(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $322
  • 0.64 cpp
7. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki  (Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $346
  • 0.58
Honolulu Marriott Bonvoy hotels
8. Sheraton Princess Kaiulani(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $212
  • 0.42 cpp
sheraton princess kaiulani Marriott Bonvoy
9. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach(Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $278
  • 0.63 cpp
10. Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $256
  • 0.51 cpp
Oahu Marriott hotels

A Residence Inn will be opening in October of 2019.  It is designated as a category 5 property.

Big Island

big island Hawaii on points, marriott rewards points
1. Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay (Marriott Category 5)
  • 35,000 points per night
  • $187
  • 0.53 cpp
2. Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel(Marriott Category 4)
  • 25,000 points per night
  • $199
  • 0.80 cpp
3. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $370
  • 0.74 cpp
big island marriott hotels 2019
 4. Marriott’s Waikoloa Ocean Club(Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $327
  • 0.55 cpp
5. Westin Hapuna Beach Resort  (Starwood Category 5)
  • 35,000 points per night
  • $403
  • 1.15 cpp

At 1.15 cpp, this is one of the better values I found in Hawaii on dates I searched for summer 2019. It was recently renovated and it’s very nice.

6. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection (Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $594
  • 1.19 cpp
big island Hawaii on points, marriott rewards points 2019

We love this hotel.  Great location, and great value (for Marriott points).

big island Hawaii on points, marriott rewards points 2019

Kauai 

If you’re wondering why the St. Regis Princeville is not on this list, it is no longer owned by Marriott/Starwood.  It was sold and re-named in late 2018. You cannot book it with Marriott points.

mauna loa private helicopter tour kauai
We hiked the Awaawapuhi trail then went through the Awaawapuhi valley by helicopter
1. The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas   (Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $551
  • 0.92 cpp
2. Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach(Marriott Category 4)
  • 25,000 points per night
  • $347
  • 1.4 cpp

This is a great cents per point value. The welcome bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card is enough for 3 nights.  If you are in 2 player mode, you’d have enough points for 7 nights!

Each bonus is 75,000 points.  2 player mode means you have a total of 150,000 points.  100,000 points is enough for 4 nights, then the 5th night is free.  Then you still have 50,000 points that could get an additional 2 nights.

Now would be a great time to book, but now is not a great time to stay per multiple reports. This hotel is currently undergoing massive renovations. While the redemption price is great, it probably isn’t where you want to stay for a week in Hawaii. After renovations are completed (which should be soon, but the date keeps getting pushed back), this will be a great value. It’s probably safest to book for early 2020 and beyond. But don’t wait too late to book, I have a feeling the property will move up a category once renovations are complete. Also, this hotel is rebranding as a Sheraton.

3. Marriott’s Kauai Lagoons – Kalanipu’u(Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $579
  • 0.97 cpp
4. Kaua’i Marriott Resort (Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $349
  • 0.70 cpp
Marriott hotels in kauai 2019
5. Marriott’s Kaua’i Beach Club(Marriott Category 6)
  • 50,000 points per night
  • $225
  • 0.45 cpp
Marriott kauai beach club
6. Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection(Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $402
  • 0.67 cpp
Marriott Koloa landing kauai
7. Sheraton Kauai Resort (Category 5)
  • 35,000 points per night
  • $266
  • .76 cpp
8. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club(Marriott Category 7)
  • 60,000 points per night
  • $674
  • 1.12 cpp
Marriott Kauai

Final thoughts

No matter which island you plan to visit in Hawaii, Marriott Bonvoy points can help save money on hotels!  Marriott points aren’t as valuable as Chase Ultimate Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards, but the welcome bonus on the Marriott card is valuable enough to use a Chase 5/24 spot. Click here for more info and the list of cards for beginners.

If you have immediate plans to book Hawaii and you’re set on one of these Marriott properties, it is reasonable to open the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card first. But if you’re new and you do not have any immediate plans or specific goals involving Marriott, I suggest opening a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card first.

The current offer is 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. The annual fee is $95. Click here for 25 valuable ways to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Several redemption options are worth more than $1000.

road to hana maui hawaii waterfall
Always chasing waterfalls

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