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Hey OneMileAtATime team!
Going to Paris in December with a boatload of Marriott points.
Tips on the best Marriott property to stay at?
I am a (current) Gold Elite member if that matters.
Unfortunately, there really aren’t any. If you have enough points, consider transferring your points to SPG and booking Prince de Galles. This is a Luxury Collection Hotel, which is part of SPG. The one downside is that free breakfast will not be included, although it appears that a “free” breakfast at many Marriott properties in Paris consists of little more than a disappointing breakfast bread assortment. If you also have enough Hyatt points or Ultimate Rewards points, consider saving your Marriott points for another trip and instead book the Park Hyatt Paris. It has a perfect location and the staff is A+. If you stay there, ask for a courtyard room rather than a room facing the back street, Rue Volney, as I’m told this is really more of an alley where garbage gets collected quite noisily during the wee hours of the night. The rooms facing the charming courtyard get to listen to relaxing French tunes playing during the evening — it’s quite relaxing. A room facing the front street (Rue de la Paix) is unlikely unless you’re a LUCKY Globalist or you’re shelling out beaucoup d’argent. If you’re committed to staying at a Marriott property, consider the Renaissance Vendome. It’s in the nicest part of the city and it’s very, very conveniently located near popular attractions, such as the Orsay Museum (the best one, in my opinion), the Louvre and the Tuileries gardens. This hotel also has a pool, which few others do.