Element Bentonville — Bentonville, Arkansas

You don’t have to spend a fortune — in points — to stay at a Marriott property. While many dream of a beachfront hotel or being within walking distance of Disney, the ideal redemption for some might be to explore a quaint city. And with an abundance of hotels within the Marriott portfolio, it’s easy to find a property in almost any city you’re visiting.

The Element Bentonville is one example of this. Right in the heart of Bentonville, Arkansas, the home of Walmart, you’re in close proximity to the Crystal Bridges Museum and Bentonville Town Square, home to an original five-and-dime store. Within an hour in many directions, you can explore the great outdoors or even enjoy the college town of Fayetteville.

With room rates starting at around 15,000 points per night, you might not spend all your points during one stay. However, if you truly want to explore the area, the 150,000 points earned from the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card will allow you to stay for up to 12 nights, depending on the nightly rate and taking into account the fifth night free. Or, just spend a long weekend and you’ll still have points left over to explore another destination.


Posted on January 3, 2022, by Jennifer Yellin, CNN Underscored