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Old Feb 13, 20, 7:35 pm
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Which hotel within the Marriott line (that qualifies for the free annual night) typically has the best free breakfast in your opinion? I have my free anniversary night to use and since I don't really have anywhere to go I figured I'd at least get a good breakfast out of it.

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Old Feb 13, 20, 8:04 pm
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Which hotel within the Marriott line (that qualifies for the free annual night) typically has the best free breakfast in your opinion? I have my free anniversary night to use and since I don't really have anywhere to go I figured I'd at least get a good breakfast out of it.

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Which card do you have? The Amex Bonvoy Brilliant, the Chase Boundless etc? Not every property in the same brand fulfills the breakfast benefit in the same spirit, some give a full buffet while others provide a lesser offering. So the breakfast benefit is really dependant on the individual property. Also in case you aren't aware, you can typically extend the certificates one time when approaching expiration, in case have no where to go in the immediate future.

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Are you asking which individual hotel has the best breakfast or which hotel brand? I know everyone values items differently, but the notion that someone will spend $$$ to fly to another country just because an individual hotel has an outstanding free breakfast seems crazy.
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Are you asking which individual hotel has the best breakfast or which hotel brand? I know everyone values items differently, but the notion that someone will spend $$$ to fly to another country just because an individual hotel has an outstanding free breakfast seems crazy.
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Originally Posted by iowa guy View Post
Which hotel within the Marriott line (that qualifies for the free annual night) typically has the best free breakfast in your opinion? I have my free anniversary night to use and since I don't really have anywhere to go I figured I'd at least get a good breakfast out of it.

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I think you will get more useful and practical answers if you tell us (a) where you are in the world and/or (b) where you are considering spending your one night away in the world and (c) the value of the free night certificate.

Then people can give you specific recommendations.

Otherwise, as has been noted, the hotel brand isn't necessarily an indication and neither is the hotel category beyond general observations that the luxury brands (St.R, W etc.) will probably give you a better breakfast than the limited service brands (Courtyard, Four Points etc.) but this is obvious to us all.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 7:28 am
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I think you will get more useful and practical answers if you tell us (a) where you are in the world and/or (b) where you are considering spending your one night away in the world and (c) the value of the free night certificate.

Then people can give you specific recommendations.
I assumed that if OP had geographic limitations, they would have been mentioned in his/her first post.

Same goes for people who want recommendations for best beach, or best cat 4 hotel.
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I stayed at the New Orleans Marriott two years ago and they had a great breakfast (with lots of fresh fruit, pecan smoked bacon and decent beignets). We had lounge access and the lounge opened unto the restaurant for access to the full buffet.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by iowa guy View Post
Which hotel within the Marriott line (that qualifies for the free annual night) typically has the best free breakfast in your opinion? I have my free anniversary night to use and since I don't really have anywhere to go I figured I'd at least get a good breakfast out of it.

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iowa guy, what's your Marriott Bonvoy elite level?

If your level is Platinum Elite of higher, you can get breakfast through the Guaranteed Lounge Access benefit at some brands and through the Platinum Elite Welcome Gift benefit at others.

But if you're Gold Elite of lower, you'll only get breakfast at select service brands that include breakfast for all guests:
— Element **
— Fairfield (except Fairfield Asia Pacific hotels) **
— Residence Inn
— SpringHill Suites
— TownePlace Suites
** very few exceptions; check official hotel website

I've never stayed at Element. Of the remaining brands above, I've had the best breakfasts at Residence Inn and the worst at TownePlace Suites.

If you clarify the value of your certificate (35K? 40K? 50K?), your Marriott Bonvoy elite level, and how far you're willing to travel, you'll get better answers here.

Otherwise, you'll keep getting suggestions to travel to the other side of the globe for a Category 8 resort that won't honor your certificate and that only provides breakfast as a benefit if you're Platinum Elite or higher.

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