There are two Marriott free night certificates: Marriott Free Night 35k Certificate and Marriott Free Night 50k Certificate. Both certificates can be earned from Marriott Promotions and Offers or Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards

Earning Marriott free night certificate(s) through credit card's benefit is a more preferable way among the points community. At the end of this article, I'll show you how to earn those Marriott free night certificates so that you can use them to redeem at these Marriott's beach hotels and resorts in California for a nice beach vacation getaway. 

Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates

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    7 Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Award 50K Certificates

    When it comes to the Marriott Free Night 50k Certificate, there are a couple things you should know:
    • You can use Marriott's free night award 50k certificate for any Marriott Bonvoy property with a redemption level of up to 50,000 points per night, which is a standard award redemption for a Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy property. 
    • Marriott Bonvoy program implemented peak and off-peak award pricing, and therefore, for a Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy property, it requires only 50,000 points per night also when it is an off-peak night. 

    Below is the Marriott Bonvoy award chart.



    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel - Category 7

    Situated on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a luxury coastal resort in Data Point, Southern California. The resort offers breathtaking ocean views, and you can stroll along winding ocean paths that lead to Salt Creek Beach for a nice beach paradise relaxation. 

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel


    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - Category 7

    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a five-star coastal retreat for those that seek untouched nature and scenic beaches. This luxury resort sits on top of a blufftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can walk the beach or enjoy world-class golf course, or simply relax at the spa. 

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay


    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Category 7

    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a luxury resort that provides coastal escapes with two beaches and three infinity edge pools to keep you relaxed and entertained with tranquility surroundings. Some rooms feature private balconies with breathtaking ocean views. 

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara


    JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot - Category 7

    While it is not a beachfront property, the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot is an ideal oceanfront hotel that offers relaxing atmosphere and luxurious amenities. The hotel is just steps away from the ocean and the famous Santa Monica Pier. The hotel offers on-site dining and a heated outdoor swimming pool to make your Southern California vacation a fantastic one. 

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot


    Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa - Category 6

    Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa is one of the resorts in Coronado Island that offers beach access to the sandy Coronado Beach and boardwalk with beautiful San Diego skylines. The resort's guestrooms feature balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and three swimming pools, a pickleball court, a day spa, and a few on-site dining options. 

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

    Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection - Category 6

    Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach is an Autograph Collection property that offers direct beach access to Pismo Beach. The property is a beachfront resort offering direct boardwalk access and convenient walking distance to downtown of Pismo Beach, California.

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection


    Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection - Category 6

    Located in San Diego, the Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection is walking distance to the famous Imperial Beach Pier. The resort also offers direct beach access and some rooms boasts private balconies for beautiful ocean view.

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection


    1 Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Award 35K Certificates

    You can use Marriott Free Night 35k Certificate for any Marriott Bonvoy property with a redemption level of up to 35,000 points per night, which is a standard award redemption for a Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy property. Unfortunately, there's only one Marriott's beach property in California that makes the list for the 35k points category hotel. 

    Keep an eye out also for the Marriott PointSavers promotion that you can score a higher category Marriott Bonvoy property for just 35,000 points per night or use your Marriott Free Night 35k Certificate. This happened to us when we were staying at the Opry Resort in Nashville. If you have not, make sure to subscribe to our blog posts below so that we can notify you also when the Marriott PointSavers promotion returns. 

    SpringHill Suites San Diego Carlsbad - Category 4

    For just a Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy property, SpringHill Suites San Diego Carlsbad is a NEW within walking distance to the beach hotel that offers all-suite amenities. The property features a pool, fitness center, and a rooftop lounge with incredible ocean views. In addition, guests get to enjoy complimentary breakfast every morning while staying at the SpringHill Suites San Diego Carlsbad

    Best Marriott Beach Hotels & Resorts in California For Your Marriott Free Night Certificates
    Photo Credit: SpringHill Suites San Diego Carlsbad


    Marriott Free Night Certificates

    Below is the information on how to earn, find and redeem your Marriott Free Night 35k Certificate and Marriott Free Night 50k Certificate.

    How to Earn Marriott Free Night Certificate