What are the 10 best Marriott Bonvoy beach hotels in Europe? The Marriott brand includes Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and Westin.
We focus on beach hotels in this article. If you collect Marriott Bonvoy points, then it’s worth knowing where you can best spend them for the perfect beach vacation and the best hotels to earn these points too.
European beaches offer the complete range of beaches, from the black sand and rather unappealing beaches in the Costa Del Sol in Spain, to the glorious golden sands of Sardinia and Portugal. Most of the best beach hotels in the French Riviera import their own sand as the beaches simply aren’t that appealing around much of this coastline. But there are some truly magnificent beaches across Europe and many of them have Marriott hotels on, so here is our pick of the best!
Whether you’re on the hunt for a romantic getaway, some outdoorsy fun, or the chance to dive into the local gastronomy scene, we’ve come up with an outstanding list of European Marriott beach destinations to match every type of escape or mood.
Wherever you decide to go for your beach vacation, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Sardinia is an Italian island overflowing with white-sand beaches. The coastline you want to visit is Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. Spiaggia del Principe (Prince Beach), in a remote cove, is only around 5 minutes’ drive from the Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda. This hotel also has its own beach directly in front of the hotel which has soft sand and sparkling turquoise water.
This Rewards Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy hotel is set between emerald waters and verdant scented gardens. Hotel Romazzino is a whitewashed building gently resting on a lengthy beach of the finest sand.
Hotel Romazzino invites you to discover your nature and embrace a better you. Reflecting on the true meaning of uncomplicated wellbeing, Hotel Romazzino is definitely one of the best beach & spa resorts of the Mediterranean.
2. JW Marriott Venice
JW Marriott Venice is another one of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Europe. If you book this as a redemption, it is cheaper than the St Regis or the other ultra-lux options and it sits on its own private island.
JW Marriott is the exclusive inhabitant of the small Venetian island of Isola Delle Rosa, one of the largest islands in the Venetian lagoon and the youngest. It was artificially created in 1870 with materials from the construction of the Santa Marta commercial port.
Pool rooms here (pictured above) are the best rooms at the JW Marriott Venice and offer their own private plunge pool with direct lagoon access and waterfront views. The problem is that the beaches on this private island are fairly poor. In fact, there are verdant green gardens but the island is edged by muddy banks rather than sandy beach. Much of the Venice lagoon is muddy and it is only on the outer island, Lido, that you actually find a big sandy beach.
Non-the-less, for private plunge pools on the edge of the water, The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa it brilliant. It also has two pools, one rooftop with magnificent views and one within the greenery, so what you don’t get in beach, is more than made up for with all the other offerings.
Beyond the beautiful rooms, fantastic rooftop pool, and other pool flanked with loungers, numerous bars, and restaurants and beautiful large grounds, the hotel is a 15-minute private JW Marriott (free) boat trip away from the center (+ wait time & loading time).
For your beach fix, head to Lido, an almost seven-mile-long sandbar in the Venice Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea with the area’s top shoreline for sunbathers.
This private island Marriott, costs 50,000 Bonvoy points per night to stay at (more for the plunge pool room) as it is a Rewards Category 6 hotel and it is one of the cheapest luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Venice.
3. The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
Soak in some Greek sun along the unforgettable shoreline of the Costa Navarino. The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino is a Rewards Category 6 beachfront hotel located by the Ionian Sea in Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean.
The Westin Resort Costa Navarino features elegant rooms and suites with inviting sea, golf or resort views, and expanded terraces or balconies to connect with the splendor of the hotel’s setting,. All ground-floor units also offer an individual infinity pool.
Nearby, there is an impressive Aqua Park and an indoor sports arena, a wide selection of sports – including two signature golf courses, outdoor activities, and numerous authentic cultural experiences.
Savor nourishing menus at a stunning variety of restaurants and bars, unwind at the 1.5 km-long sandy beach or by the pools, and rejuvenate with signature therapies at the award-winning Anazoe Spa & Thalassotherapy.
4. Sheraton Rhodes Resort
Sheraton Rhodes Resort is a Rewards Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy hotel so is one of the cheapest in our European best beach listing.
Rhodes, a city with a 2,400-year history, the place that gave birth to legends and hosted significant personalities of politics, the arts, and culture, with a beauty that enthralled its conquerors through the centuries, hosts the welcoming Sheraton Rhodes Resort.
Saunter through narrow serpentine streets. Walk past ancient churches, mosques, and remarkable structures like the Gothic Palace of the Grand Master, with its imposing battlements and towers. History buffs should visit the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (housed inside a medieval structure built for the Hospital of the Knights of St. John) and explore Rhodes’ storied past.
Farther afield, to the southeast, the ancient Acropolis of Lindos and the surrounding archaeological site offer up incredible views of the nearby ports and the sea, all harkening back to a Hellenistic time when the goddess Athena ruled supreme.
The Sheraton Rhodes Resort, cocooned in the beauty of its attractive lush gardens with the blue expanse of the pristine waters in front of its private beach, is ideally situated in a key spot in Ixia, just 4 kilometers from the famous Medieval Town of Rhodes, the best-preserved Medieval City in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
5. W Barcelona
Spain and beach life are synonymous for many. Yet there’s more to this nation’s sand-adjacent culinary scene than tapas and paella. In Barcelona, for example, treat yourself to hearty Catalan chow like Suquet de peix (fish stew).
W Barcelona is a Rewards Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy beach hotel designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill. W Barcelona offers a combination of luxury and comfort in each of its 473 fabulous guestrooms and suites.
This 5-star hotel is located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta Boardwalk. Each guestroom and suite provides panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Barcelona.
Get glamorous on their 26th-floor hotspot, at the ECLIPSE rooftop bar, or make your way down to the Living Room to find their new restaurant FIRE & the W LOUNGE for a cocktail (or two). Take a dip at the WET pool surrounded by sun terraces and cabanas and enjoy the only beachfront access at any hotel in the city.
6. Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel is one of the few luxury hotels in Barcelona which is nest to the beach but unlike the W Barcelona, it doesn’t have direct beach access.
The nearest metro station is 10 minutes’ walk away and from there you can connect to a tram which takes you nearer to the hotel if you don’t fancy the walk. The hotel is actually located in the city’s Olympic Village area (and is home to a Frank Gehry sculpture). The attraction of this hotel is, of course, the beach plus the two excellent pools.
Renowned the world over for its impeccable service and lavish accommodations, the stunning 44 storey Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, offers panoramic sea or city views from each of its 483 guestrooms, suites and 28 duplex penthouses. The latter located on the top floors of the hotel and offer butler service and use of a MINI Cooper.
The rooms are great here with particularly lovely bathrooms with Asprey toiletries (top suites have Bulgari), a bath, and a very large shower. Interestingly, some of the rooms are looking up the beach at the W-hotel, which is in a similar location to the Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Both are good choices in Barcelona although only one has a club lounge.
The Ritz-Carlton does have a reputation for running excellent club lounges. You need to book a room with executive club lounge access to get executive floor privileges on the 33rd floor with a triple-height ceiling and great views across the marina and coastline. The club provides complimentary breakfast, tea service, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.
The disadvantage of this hotel, much like the W-Barcelona, is the location, on the edge of the city center and not within the history and action or the city or the crowds near La Ramblas. The advantage is that it is next to the beach and has a club lounge, super pools, spa, and gym, etc. plus the two Michelin-starred restaurants and the classy bar.
If you are a Platinum Marriott Bonvoy member, expect a one-category upgrade but no breakfast or club access. If you are a Platinum Marriott Bonvoy member and you book with our luxury travel concierge, you will get your own Platinum benefits plus our extra set of benefits.
7. The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
Beach lovers who are looking for Marriott hotels should consider Mallorca and the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, a Rewards Category 8 Marriott hotel on the southwest coast of Mallorca.
The St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort is arranged across four terracotta-hued buildings, with 125 guestrooms and suites. All have large private terraces with an alluring Mediterranean vista.
Connoisseurs come from near and far converge to dine at Michelin-starred Es Fum, where the exquisitely-crafted tasting menu showcases seasonality, local ingredients, and global culinary talent.
Offering prime views of the sea and surrounding nature, sun loungers are placed throughout rolling lawns and around the stately cascading swimming pool.
8. Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel is a Rewards Category 5 Marriott golf resort on the island of Mallorca.
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel continues to be a favored destination for sports enthusiasts and families. Blending Palma’s easy living with sporting heritage and generational appeal, the 93 rooms and suites are designed to suit modern lives.
A first-choice location for golfers, Golf Son Vida’s 18th hole is placed within putting distance from the hotel. Bordered by two additional 18-hole pro-standard options, Golf Son Muntaner and Golf Son Quint including a pitch and putt, the Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel is unhindered by boundaries, with fairways and hotel grounds seamlessly merging to create an evergreen environment.
Championing a family-friendly dynamic, the hotel’s extensive choice of activities ranges from playing tennis and volleyball to catering for those willing to explore the island by bike. Downtime is equally savored, whether relaxing by one the two outdoor swimming pools, at the Shine Spa, or enjoying tastes of local gastronomy.
9. Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve
In the Algarve, in Southern Portugal, the Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve serves up the ultimate in relaxation from its cliff-top perch overlooking Praia (beach) da Falésia.
Visit the hillside village of Monchique for a thermal spring soak to unwind further still. If you want a great meal, head into Albufeira for some fresh fish in a laid-back establishment like Tres Coroas and gaze out at the dreamy Atlantic while you dine.
10. Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum
Adventurous souls who get antsy sitting on the sand can give in to their outdoorsy spirt at the Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum in Turkey, a Rewards Category 7 Marriott hotel.
Apart from swimming in the Aegean or hiking around Bodrum Castle or the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), energetic travelers can learn to dive at the Aquapro Dive Center and explore underwater reefs and shipwrecks.
Or if bouncing across the waves appeals, try kitesurfing at Kiteboard Bodrum or head out to sea on a chartered boat excursion for some snorkeling or fishing.
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