UPDATE: The Starwood American Express credit card offers in this post are no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Starwood has beautiful hotels located near top-rated beaches right here at home! So you won’t have to trek overseas for a spectacular Starwood stay. And you can redeem your Starwood points!
The sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express card (personal and small business) has increased to 30,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements.
I’ll show you 5 top hotels near the beach for award stays with Starwood points!
Top 5 Starwood Hotels Series Index
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About the AMEX Starwood Card
Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Link: Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express
The sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood card (personal and small business) is usually 25,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements.
But through September 14, 2015, you can earn 30,000 Starwood points. That’s a big deal because with 5,000 extra Starwood points you can get:
- 2 weekend nights at a Category 1 hotel
- 1 night at a Category 2 hotel
- 1 night at a Category 4 hotel when you add $75 using Cash & Points (This includes hotels like the The Westin Grand Vancouver and Walt Disney World Swan!)
30,000 Starwood points is more than enough to get started with award stays at Starwood hotels! Or treat yourself to a luxury night at a top-tier hotel!
I’ve written about how to redeem Starwood points for award stays.
5 Starwood Hotels Near Top Beaches in the US
Note: The prices in these examples are based on travel in October 2015.
I like using Hotel Hustle to find hotels because it shows you how many points you’ll need for your specific travel dates, and show you if award nights are available!
Another option is AwardMapper. It shows similar information, but it’s not specific to travel dates and won’t search for available award rooms.
1. Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater
With 13 acres of white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico and a beachfront pool, you’ll have lots of space to relax, swim, and work on your tan at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida.
A Category 4 hotel, a night here costs $183 or 10,000 Starwood points.
And if you have the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express, you’ll enjoy complimentary access to the Sheraton Club Lounge for breakfast, snacks, and beverages!
2. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach
A Category 7 hotel, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is located on famous Collins Avenue along Miami Beach, in Florida.
Situated over 9 acres, you’ll have access to a private beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Or choose from an adults-only pool, or another for families.
The nightly rate in October is ~$920 after taxes, or 30,000 Starwood points.
Folks love the service and location of this hotel. It has nearly all 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor!
3. Westin Moana Surfrider, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Located on the world-famous Waikiki Beach, the Westin Moana Surfrider is perfect for a tropical getaway with plenty of fresh air and relaxation. It was 1 of the 1st hotels ever built at Waikiki Beach!
Located in Oahu, you can easily walk to the dining, shopping, and attractions of Honolulu, or spend your time on the water.
A Category 5 hotel, the nightly rate in October is ~$309, or 25,000 Starwood points.
This hotel is a great choice for a romantic getaway or special occasion!
4. St. Regis Monarch Beach, California
The St. Regis Monarch Beach is a luxury beach resort in Orange County, California, with lots of activities, like swimming, golfing, yoga, and tennis.
There’s also the Sandcastle Kids Club, with family-friendly activities and babysitting services.
The nightly rate at this Category 6 hotel is ~$465 or 20,000 Starwood points.
This hotel has ~1,400 reviews, and over half of them are 5 stars!
5. Sheraton Suites, Key West
A Category 5 hotel, the Sheraton Suites is an all-suites hotel located in Key West, Florida.
Choose from Smathers Beach across the street or a dip in the resort’s pool.
Or participate in daily activities like fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, biking, or kayaking.
The nightly rate in October is ~$206 or 12,000 Starwood points.
You can fly to Key West or drive there on the famous Overseas Highway!
There are lots of Starwood hotels near top beaches where you can get award nights with Starwood points here in the US.
The sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood card (personal and small business) is 30,000 Starwood points for a limited time. Starwood points can be worth a lot of money toward Big Travel, and they’re hard to earn.
Which Starwood hotels on US beaches do you recommend to folks?