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Considering a trip to Paris?
You can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at magnificent hotels in this magical city!
Because sometimes it’s nice to splurge on a luxury hotel…and treat yourself while you’re on vacation! 😉
Here are 5 magnificent hotels (that get great reviews!) in Paris where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!
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Paris Marriott and Starwood Hotels With Points
Link: Marriott Hotels in Paris
Link: Starwood Hotels in Paris
Did you know you can redeem Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for award nights at all 3 hotel chains?
And if you collect Starwood or Marriott points, you can transfer points instantly between your accounts. Starwood points convert to Marriott at a 1:3 ratio.
I haven’t personally stayed at all of these hotels, but hopefully this list will spark your imagination!
1. Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
It gets nearly all 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor for its friendly staff, Art Deco design, and delicious breakfast.
A night in May 2017 at this luxurious hotel costs ~$739!
Instead of paying cash, you could use 30,000 Starwood or convert 90,000 Marriott points for a free night. And save over $700!
2. Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel
The nearly new hotel gets outstanding reviews for its easy access to the metro, friendly & knowledgeable staff, and contemporary design.
Nights here in May 2017 cost ~$289 or 40,000 Marriott points.
So you’d only need ~13,334 Starwood points (40,000 Marriott points / 3) for an award night. Because you get 3 Marriott points for every 1 Starwood point you transfer. But remember, you must transfer in increments of 1,000!
3. Les Bains, Paris, A Member of Design Hotels
Les Bains, Paris, A Member of Design Hotels would be a fantastic choice for a spot rich with history.
The remodeled building was once a private bathhouse in the late 1800’s, and was also a nightclub where Jagger and Bowie used to play!
The Les Bains gets great reviews on Trip Advisor. Especially for its ambiance, helpful staff, and elegant design.
I found nights here in May 2017 for ~$425.
If you wanted to splurge on this hotel but save your cash, you could use 30,000 Starwood points or convert 90,000 Marriott points for a free night.
4. W Paris – Opera
The W Paris – Opera is another great option in Paris.
It gets excellent reviews on TripAdvisor for its friendly staff, fantastic location, and unique style.
W hotels are part of the Starwood chain. And are known for their contemporary design.
While the W Paris – Opera building was built in the late 1800s with beautiful architecture, the interior is more contemporary. 😉
Rooms at the W Paris – Opera have modern art, flat screen TVs, and rainforest showers. Some even have views of Paris’ opera house!
In May 2017 rooms at the W Paris – Opera cost ~$488 per night.
Instead, you could use 20,000 Starwood points or convert 60,000 Marriott points for a free night. And spend the money you save on the hotel room for a fancy meal at a Parisian cafe!
5. Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel
If you want a hotel with a central location, consider the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel.
Folks on TripAdvisor enjoyed the hotel’s cozy rooms and comfortable beds.
I found rooms in May 2017 for ~$405 or 45,000 Marriott points per night.
If you don’t have enough Marriott points for a free stay, you can convert 15,000 Starwood points to 45,000 Marriott points. Because Starwood points transfer to Marriott at a 1:3 ratio.
And you could use the ~$405 savings from the cost of a regular room night to go to a performance at the nearby opera house. 😉
Cards That Earn Free Nights
1. AMEX Starwood Cards
Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (personal)
Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express (small business)
I recommend using the AMEX Starwood cards for non-bonus spending, because you’ll earn 1 Starwood point per $1 you spend. And 1 Starwood point can be converted to 3 Marriott or Ritz-Carlton points. Which is a better deal than earning just 1 Marriott or Ritz-Carlton point per $1 you spend with the Chase Marriott and Ritz-Carlton cards!
Plus, AMEX cards are easier to get than Chase cards because of Chase’s stricter approval rules.
Just remember, you can only earn the bonus on any AMEX card ONCE per lifetime.
2. Chase Marriott Cards
Link: Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card (personal)
Link: Marriott Rewards Premier Business Card (small business)
If you get the personal version of the card, you can earn another 7,500 bonus Marriott points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase within the first 3 months of opening your account. The $85 annual fee is NOT waived for the first year.
3. Chase Ritz-Carlton Card
You’ll also get 10,000 Ritz-Carlton points when you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the same timeframe.
The $450 annual fee is NOT waived the first year, but the card offers perks that offset the annual fee. Here’s my review of the deal.
On your next trip to Paris, consider these 5 magnificent hotels. You can stay at any of them with Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points!
You could save over ~$700 by redeeming 30,000 Starwood points or 90,000 Marriott points for a free night at the amazing Prince De Galles, A Luxury Collection Hotel. Or save nearly $500 at the modern W Paris – Opera with 20,000 Starwood points or 60,000 Marriott points.
But before you book, be sure to link your loyalty accounts to get an instant status match. So you can enjoy all of the perks regardless of which hotel chain you choose!