The Best Marriott Hotels in Las Vegas to Book With Points

Whether on the Strip or off, Marriott's got plentiful options in Vegas — especially since teaming up with MGM.
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Las Vegas is nothing without its hotels. Nearly all of the best stuff to do on the Las Vegas Strip, whether it's watching a Cirque du Soleil show or gambling in a casino, takes place inside of a hotel. And most of the best, most famous Las Vegas hotels are tied to Marriott.

That's all thanks to a recent partnership between Marriott and MGM Resorts, which has transformed the Las Vegas hotel landscape — particularly for Marriott Bonvoy loyalists.

Now, a slew of iconic MGM properties lie within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, giving tons of opportunities to earn and redeem Marriott points while in Vegas. And for those who hold Marriott Bonvoy elite status, Las Vegas just opened up all new ways to flex it.

And of course, while Marriott's footprint in Sin City has no shortage of enormous hotels that sprawl like cities on the Strip, the Marriott Bonvoy program also offers other opportunities to book hotels in Las Vegas off the Strip, too. In fact, you’ll find many of Marriott Bonvoy’s brand names, like SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, Renaissance and the Four Points by Sheraton, in town.

So whether you're looking for the flashiest Las Vegas Strip hotel or you just need a property that offers great value as you use Las Vegas as a departure or arrival point for another trip (say, a roadtrip to the Arizona and Utah National Parks), here are the best Marriott hotels in Las Vegas

To stay on the Strip, or off the Strip?

Bellagio Las Vegas Marriott fountain show

The Fountains of Bellagio make for one of the most iconic aspects of the Las Vegas Strip. (Photo by Sally French)

Using your Marriott points in Vegas means knowing which properties participate in Marriott Bonvoy and where you can take advantage of elite status and Marriott Bonvoy credit card-related benefits.

Benefits of staying on the Las Vegas Strip

The New York-New York is one of the most iconic Marriott properties on the Strip. (Photo by Sally French)

Since the MGM Rewards partnership went into effect, there are now all sorts of excellent options to book fabulous Las Vegas resorts on points. If your goal is to be in the center of the action (meaning easy walking distance to shows, restaurants, clubs and bars), then staying on the Las Vegas Strip is all-but-imperative.

If you think you're being clever and saving money by booking a cheap, off-Strip hotel, it might work out. But, you might also just end up paying more than you intended for parking on the Strip. Even if it's not your car, rideshares can add up — plus you'll end up likely spending time in traffic that you could spend people-watching as you wander through the hotel lobbies.

Strip hotels also tend to be an experience unto themselves given their over-the-top themes.

Benefits of staying off-Strip

That said, some folks don't enjoy the Strip — or at least they only enjoy it in small doses. People seeking a resort experience might prefer a resort-style property, like The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, which is a short drive away.

And then you might not put too much stock into the hotel itself. If Vegas is merely a launchpad for another trip, then you might also rather stay off-Strip in a budget brand.

Additionally, most off-Strip Las Vegas hotels don't charge resort fees. There are a few exceptions, like the aforementioned The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. But, if your goal is to avoid resort fees, you're best off staying away from the Strip (of course, check your hotel to ensure it doesn't have resort fees, if that's your priority).

Given these two differences, we've broken this guide into the best hotels on versus off-Strip:

Top Marriott Bonvoy hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

Unsurprisingly, all of the Marriott Bonvoy hotels located on the actual Las Vegas Strip also double up as MGM Rewards hotels. Given that, we have a separate (and extensive) guide specifically on the best MGM Rewards hotels for every type of traveler. That said, here are some highlights:

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

The famous chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (Photo by Sally French)

One of the more prominent hotels along the Strip, The Cosmopolitan dazzles with its impressive balcony views — unusual in Las Vegas. Residential-sized accommodations give guests more room to relax. The dining and nightlife scene is a big draw for both guests and visitors from outside the hotel. If you’re hungry, you may recognize well-known chefs like José Andrés and Bruce and Eric Bromberg, not to mention onsite eateries like Momofuku and Milk Bar.

Dining options at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (Photo by Sally French)

Known as a “pool district,” there are three different pool experiences here that range in size. There is also a day club for guests 21 years and older with a DJ, music and bottle service.

The spa and meeting facilities round out the amenities, but don’t miss the hotel’s collection of contemporary art.

The Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Bellagio Las Vegas Marriott conservatory botanical garden

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Sally French)

The Bellagio Hotel and Casino stands out perhaps even more so than The Cosmopolitan. After all, it's impossible to miss the giant Fountains of The Bellagio out front — especially if the fountain show is happening right then. Once you're inside, it's just as memorable, from the Dale Chihuly hand-blown glass flowers on the lobby ceiling to the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Even if you're not a hotel guest, experiencing all those things won't require a ticket, making this hotel one of the best ways to spend the day in Vegas without spending any money.

Bellagio Las Vegas Marriott fountain view room

The vantage point from a fountain view room at the Bellagio. (Photo by Sally French)

Though, the rooms are gorgeous (albeit expensive), should you choose to stay there — especially if you book one with a fountain view.

Top Marriott Bonvoy hotels near the Las Vegas Strip (but not quite on-Strip)

Staying off-Strip but nearby can make sense for all sorts of reasons. In some cases, rooms are bigger, often with amenities like kitchens or laundry. Others are desirable simply because they provide a more relaxing atmosphere, often without the chaos of a casino in the main floor. But being closed to the Strip means a short ride to the top attractions. Or if your feet are up for it, you might even walk there.

Marriott’s Grand Chateau, Marriott Vacation Club

For those with Marriott Vacation Club points, Marriott’s Grand Chateau is your spot to cash them in. Located just off the Las Vegas Strip, this high-rise property offers one- to three-bedroom villa rentals complete with kitchens, living and dining room areas, plus laundry facilities. These are especially popular with families or couples traveling together. The rooftop pool and cocktail lounge overlooking the Strip are popular venues.

And here's a little-known tip: you don’t have to be part of Marriott Vacation Club to stay here. You can book using cash rates or Marriott points.

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa

Also not far from the Las Vegas Strip, the Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa appeals to travelers who want to stay in a non-casino hotel. This property focuses instead on Westin’s signature wellness programs and features an outdoor pool, spa and RunWESTIN, where guests can enjoy curated jogging routes (sometimes with a member of staff). Smoking is not allowed here.

When you’re ready to get your gaming or entertainment on, you won’t have to walk far from this property.

Top Marriott Bonvoy hotels off-Strip

This next set of properties is far from the Strip. So if your plan is getting to a show or dinner reservation on the Strip last-minute, well, plan accordingly.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

(Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa)

Surrounded by a verdant golf course and beautiful scenery, this resort is an oasis of calm away from the activity of the Las Vegas strip. Guests have access to a spa, casino and the championship TPC Las Vegas golf course. While tourists may enjoy the serenity here, it is especially popular with locals, too. No one goes hungry here considering the variety of dining options that include everything from Asian-inspired to Italian.

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

(Photo courtesy of The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa)

On Lake Las Vegas, this resort offers an entirely different experience to being on the Strip. While it is geared toward conference groups, leisure travelers may enjoy pairing a few nights here with a hotel in town. For those who prefer to be away from the hubbub, this is a great alternative.

Two championship golf courses, a dual-level swimming pool, spa and numerous dining options including a steakhouse are in the cards with a stay here.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points quickly

Marriott Bonvoy points are easy to earn with a hotel stay or Marriott co-branded credit card. You’ll earn bonus points when using one of Marriott’s cards to pay for a stay, too.

There are several other ways to rack up Marriott points. You can transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards® or United MileagePlus (for those with United elite status) if you're desperate to top off your Bonvoy account. While these flexible points and airline miles carry more value when used within their respective programs, they provide a last resort.

Still, the best way to rack up points without staying in hotels is through Marriott’s portfolio of credit cards. Here are some of the latest welcome offers worth exploring.

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  • Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card: Earn 60,000 Bonus Points plus 1 Free Night Award after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Free Night valued at 50,000 points. Certain hotels have resort fees.

  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card: Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card!

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card: Earn 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

  • Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card: Earn 3 Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in eligible purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Each Free Night Award has a redemption level up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points, for a total potential value of up to 150,000 points, at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®. Certain hotels have resort fees. Terms apply.

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Welcome bonus offers change regularly with certain lifetime language restrictions on the number of times you can have a specific credit card. This means you may want to wait for a better welcome bonus offer if it is not as much as you’d like and you don’t need more points in a hurry.

How to stay in a Marriott in Las Vegas (and save money doing it)

Earning and redeeming points at Marriott hotels in Vegas can be fun, especially since there are a variety of properties to choose from. Sure, there are numerous budget-focused options also within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. But, the ones named here are surely to be the most entertaining.

Consider signing up for a Marriott credit card if you really want to speed up your points earning. And if you’re not a Marriott Bonvoy member, be sure to join for free before you check in so you can enjoy added perks.


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