I was going to wait until after my March stay to write about this resort, but then I realized that it would be criminal to wait. This brand new Marriott Autograph Collection property in Florida gets great reviews and it consists entirely of two bedroom suites, each with two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. Best of all, it costs only 35K points per night if you book before March 5 2019. Starting March 5th, the price increases by 43% to 50K points per night.
In my opinion this hotel is a steal at 35K per night. And, keep in mind Marriott’s 5th night free awards. If you book a 5 night stay, the per-night average cost drops to only 28K points per night. Alternatively, if you have any free night certificates good for up to 35K points per night, they can be applied here. Unfortunately you can’t get a 5th night free discount on a 5 night stay if you use certificates for any of those nights. You can, though, book a 6 night stay and apply the certificate to one night and get the remaining 5 nights for the cost of 4.
For details about Marriott’s annual hotel category changes coming March 5th, please see these posts:
- Marriott’s Annual Devaluation: 120 Fewer Properties For Credit Card Nights
- 25K, 35K, and 50K Marriott hotel opportunities before and after March 5 2019
When booking with points or free night certificates, you can choose a suite either with a king bed in one room and two queen beds in the other, or both with king beds. The only difference I see in the point options verse the paid options is that the paid options offer the ability to book into water view suites.
The Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is in Holmes Beach, Florida which is south of Tampa and slightly north of Sarasota. According to Google Maps, the resort is approximately an hour twenty drive from the Tampa airport.
All of the following photos were borrowed from the hotel’s website…