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There’s currently an incredible deal on THE card that no traveler shouldn’t have — the only one that’s truly for everyone, without exception. The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card gives you lots of free hotel nights. Its increased offer is usually available just once a year… and that’s now (and it’s ending soon).

Here is the first in a series of posts featuring concrete examples of beautiful Marriott hotels

We start in the Southeast Asia region (the best). You can get up to 17 nights free for $120 TOTAL — or 34 nights for $120 per person!!!!

IMPORTANT! If you have a travel companion, you each get the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card deal so you get the 71,000 point bonus 2 TIMES! You share the free nights together so that gives you 34 nights, not just 17 like what you see in the examples below!!!


Basics of the crazy deal for Marriott hotels

Just about every Canadian can get 71,000 Marriott points so easily.

That’s how much you’ll earn with the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card‘s increased welcome bonus (or even more points with the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Card, which doesn’t require you to have an incorporated business).

The bonus gives you 65,000 points, and you’ll earn another 6,000 points by unlocking the bonus (65,000 + 6,000 = 71,000). It costs you just the card’s $120 fee.

Those 71,000 points can give you a lot of free nights if you use them in the right places

That’s what I’m showing you today.

To be clear, if you’d prefer to have fewer nights but rather nights that are worth more, or nights in more places, that’s perfectly possible too. There are 8000+ Marriott hotels under 30+ different brands, making it the largest hotel chain in the world.

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Anyway, if you’re not one of the thousands of Flytrippers readers who’ve already figured out the deal, make sure you read the important details so you know it’s going to improve your credit score and that you shouldn’t care if it’s an Amex, for example.

It’s really not that complicated a deal, but you need to at least take the time to understand it. We’ve just made a post explaining it in a way that should be very easy to follow — and you can ask your question in the comments below if not!

Just in case, we also made an even simpler page.


Basics of this series on the best hotels

For all 27 hotels, we’ve included a screenshot of how many free nights you can get with those 71,000 points from the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card’s welcome bonus.

We’re doing this series to show you concrete examples of where you can get the most nights.

At Flytrippers, we love traveling more, so we love maximizing the value of rewards by getting more nights for the same number of points

If you too want to get as many free nights as possible, all you have to do is plan a trip around these hotels — it’s really not rocket science! 

We’ll also have plenty of other content on this deal soon, like a full guide to the Marriott Bonvoy program to go with our preview on how to search hotel prices yourself step by step.

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Indonesia — 11 examples of Marriott hotels

A great destination with 17,000 islands and it’s the best country for the number of cheap Marriott hotels! I’m not listing them all, just the best ones. You can see more in our guide on cheap accommodation in Indonesia.


Bali (Ungasan)

Four Points by Sheraton Bali Ungasan

  • 66,500 points for 12 nights
Four Points by Sheraton Bali Ungasan (image credit: Marriott)


One of the best deals! A beautiful hotel on the very interesting island of Bali, in the south. Perfect if you want a few days to be more relaxing. I tried the hotel for you and will do a detailed review very soon, don’t miss it!


Bali (Legian)

Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian

  • 70,000 points for 11 nights 
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian (image credit: Marriott)


Another one I really liked! Legian is just north of Kuta, a very popular beach town, close to Bali-Denpasar Airport (DPS). The hotel is 3 blocks from the beach. Detailed review to come.


Bali (Kuta)

Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road

  • 70,500 points for 8 nights 
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road (image credit: Marriott)


I sacrificed myself to test another beautiful free hotel for you. It’s very nice too and also very close to the beach, but I prefer the one in Legian.


Bali (Ubud)

Element Bali Ubud

  • 65,500 points for 7 nights
Element Bali Ubud (image credit: Marriott)


A little more expensive, but truly magnificent. The yoga platform overlooking the forest is epic. Detailed review coming soon from Andrew, the other co-founder of Flytrippers.



Fairfield by Marriott Belitung

  • 71,500 points for 13 nights
Fairfield by Marriott Belitung (image credit: Marriott)


A lesser-known and less-populated island, but one that looks amazing with a UNESCO geopark. The waterfront hotel looks amazing too! There’s an even more luxurious one for not many more points.



Four Points by Sheraton Manado

  • 68,500 points for 11 nights 
Four Points by Sheraton Manado (image credit: Marriott)


Andrew’s in-laws loved going diving in Manado, in the northern part of the island of Sulawesi. This waterfront hotel has one of the best possible views! There’s also a hotel in Makassar in the south of the island.



Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa

  • 67,500 points for 7 nights
Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa (image credit: Marriott)


One of the country’s most interesting cities. The luxury hotel can be very interesting, even if it’s a little out of the way, unlike the others on this list which are in the heart of the action.



Sheraton Lampung

  • 71,000 points for 12 nights 
Sheraton Lampung (image credit: Marriott)


The hotel is older, but it’s a resort not too far from Jakarta, on the neighboring island of Sumatra. There’s also an inexpensive hotel in Medan, further north on the island.



Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim

  • 72,000 points for 11 nights
Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim (image credit: Marriott)


Indonesia’s capital is one of the world’s largest cities, with 33 million inhabitants (almost as many as all of Canada)! So there are plenty of attractions, and this downtown hotel is a good base for exploring them.



Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya

  • 72,000 points for 14 nights
Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya (image credit: Marriott)


The country’s 2nd largest city, Surabaya can be interesting for those who like big cities, and there are some cheap Marriott hotels there. It’s the closest big city to the famous Mount Bromo.



Moxy Bandung

  • 63,500 points for 10 nights
Moxy Bandung (image credit: Marriott)


The country’s 3rd largest city, Bandung has a nice hotel and is another urban option surrounded by mountains. Thanks to its altitude, the city has a milder climate and is nicknamed “the Paris of Java”.


Malaysia — 9 examples of Marriott hotels

One of the most underrated countries in the world in my opinion, and another of the best countries for affordable Marriotts. Here, too, there are many more than I’ve listed, but these are the best. You can see more in our guide on cheap accommodation in Malaysia


Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

  • 66,000 points for 6 nights
Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa (image credit: Marriott)


A 5-star luxury eco-resort directly in a national park, I can honestly say that this looks like one of the best uses of Marriott points in the world. Andrew and I loved the island of Borneo and I can’t wait to go back!


Penang (south)

AC Hotel Penang

  • 70,000 points for 17 nights 
AC Hotel Penang (image credit: Marriott)


A great deal for a great island! That’s a lot of free nights! It’s in a neighborhood farther from downtown though. You can read 14 things to do in Penang.


Penang (center)

Courtyard Penang

  • 71,000 points for 6 nights
Courtyard Penang (image credit: Marriott)


A brand new hotel that looks absolutely stunning in a perfect location right next to the center of George Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Kuala Lumpur (downtown)

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection

  • 69,000 points for 9 nights
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection (image credit: Marriott)


A 5-star boutique hotel in one of the cities I’ve found to be the coolest in the world — you can read 14 things to do in Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the cheapest hotels in the Autograph Collection luxury brand worldwide.


Kuala Lumpur (Chow Kit)

Fairfield by Marriott Chow Kit Kuala Lumpur

  • 70,500 points for 12 nights
Fairfield by Marriott Chow Kit Kuala Lumpur (image credit: Marriott)


A recently opened hotel that looks wonderful and is a little less expensive, but still very well located too. There are several others in the capital!



Courtyard Melaka

  • 72,500 points for 8 nights
Courtyard Melaka (image credit: Marriott)


A brand-new hotel that looks gorgeous, in a city that our Flytrippers writer Charlotte really loved! You can read her favorites and 10 things to do in Melaka.



Sheraton Kuching Hotel

  • 72,500 points for 6 nights
Sheraton Kuching Hotel (image credit: Marriott)


A luxury hotel that has just opened in the largest city on the Malaysian side of the island of Borneo. We also tested the 5-star hotel in Miri, which costs a few more points, but not the other one on the island in Bintulu.



Four Points by Sheraton Desaru

  • 71,000 points for 11 nights
Four Points by Sheraton Desaru (image credit: Marriott)


Another nice hotel quite close to the beach on the east coast of the peninsular part of Malaysia. Looks interesting to go off the beaten track. There’s one on the waterfront for not that many more points.



Four Points by Sheraton Puchong

  • 68,500 points for 10 nights
Four Points by Sheraton Puchong (image credit: Marriott)


We really liked this hotel, detailed review to come! It’s close to Kuala Lumpur, but honestly, the location of this one is just interesting if you want to be halfway between the city center and the airport or if you want to try a neighborhood that’s a little different (there are plenty of other hotels like this in the greater KL area in Putrajaya, Setia Alam, or Petaling Jaya).


Viet Nam — 1 example of a Marriott hotel

A gorgeous country where there are several beautiful luxury hotels that cost just a little more in points, but only 1 that’s really cheap.

Da Nang

Four Points by Sheraton Danang

  • 69,000 points for 7 nights 
Four Points by Sheraton Danang (image credit: Marriott)


I loved this hotel and this region in the center of the country, don’t miss my detailed review soon but I’ve already teased it.


Cambodia — 3 examples of Marriott hotels

An extremely interesting country and the 2 most popular destinations have cheap Marriott hotel options that I enjoyed myself.


Siem Reap

Courtyard Siem Reap Resort

  • 72,000 points for 7 nights
Courtyard Siem Reap Resort (image credit: Marriott)


Once again, I loved this hotel and the Siem Reap area, the gateway to the famous Angkor Wat temple. Don’t miss my detailed review.


Phnom Penh (downtown south)

Courtyard Phnom Penh

  • 64,800 points for 7 nights
Courtyard Phnom Penh (image credit: Marriott)


I also tried out this great hotel right in the center of town. I really liked the Cambodian capital, which is often overlooked. Detailed review to come.


Phnom Penh (downtown west)

Fairfield by Marriott Phnom Penh

  • 70,000 points for 8 nights
Fairfield by Marriott Phnom Penh (image credit: Marriott)


A brand-new hotel option in the capital, in a different neighborhood not too far away.


Thailand — 2 examples of Marriott hotels

A great country that is one of my favorites in the world, but that is a bit more expensive and popular. So there are just 2 really cheap options.



Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

  • 61,500 points for 6 nights
Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 (image credit: Marriott)


I’m a big fan of Bangkok and Thailand and loved this wonderful hotel, it’s a great base to go and explore the city. Detailed review to come.



Courtyard North Pattaya

  • 68,500 points for 6 nights
Courtyard North Pattaya (image credit: Marriott)


If you want a beach town not too far from Bangkok, Pattaya is popular and the hotel is brand new!


Philippines — 1 example of a Marriott hotel

A beautiful country, but not many Marriotts. The only cheap one is not in a popular destination, but I’ll list it anyway just in case.


Iloilo City

Courtyard Iloilo

  • 67,500 points for 7 nights
Courtyard Iloilo (image credit: Marriott)


Iloilo is renowned for its hospitality, and the people are apparently very welcoming. The hotel also looks very beautiful, so you can visit a less touristy part of the country!


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The best Marriott hotels in Southeast Asia for those who want to get more free nights with their points are really interesting. It’s one of the best regions. Don’t miss the rest of the series soon.


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Kevin Gagnon

Kevin is the co-founder of Flytrippers. A former structural engineer, he is now following his true passion, traveling! With the website, he also wants to share this passion with you and allow you to travel more than you would have thought possible. His goal is to visit all the countries in the world. Current count: 90/193!

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