Which Marriott Properties Offer Complimentary Breakfast To Elite Members?


Some links to products and travel providers on this website will earn Traveling For Miles a commission which helps contribute to the running of the site – I’m very grateful to anyone who uses these links but their use is entirely optional. The compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site and does not impact reviews that are published. For more details please see the advertising disclosure found at the bottom of every page.


One of the main reasons I like having good elite status is because it can genuinely save me money. Sometimes it can save me a lot of money.

Upgrades can be very nice to get but, unless I’m traveling with Joanna, they’re not something I worry about too much when choosing where to stay…but lounge access and complimentary breakfasts I take pretty seriously.

A good breakfast at a nice property can easily set you back $30 per person and, if you’re traveling as a couple of for any length of time, this can really add up.

Sure, you always have the option of eating outside of the hotel (and that’s something I almost always do when it comes to lunch and dinner) but when it comes to breakfast it’s quite nice to be able to eat where you’re staying…especially if the weather outside isn’t particularly nice.

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
Breakfast at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

One of the benefits that comes with Marriott Bonvoy Platinum and Marriott Bonvoy Titanium status is complimentary breakfast….but Marriott has made the benefit so complicated that it’s anything but simple to understand.

In a logical, sane and a properly joined-up loyalty program a breakfast benefit should be cut and dry – your status should either entitle you to a complimentary breakfast or not – but with Marriott Bonvoy the benefit is a minefield.

The differing Marriott brands handle the breakfast benefit in different ways and some brands don’t offer the benefit at all.

Guide To The Marriott Bonvoy Breakfast Benefit

Here’s what Marriott Bonvoy Platinum and Titanium Elite members can expect across Marriott’s various brands.

Note 1: this information has been compiled from the information released by Marriott in 2018 and the terms & conditions of the Marriott Bonvoy program.

Note 2: Be aware that some properties offer a daily food and beverage credit while others only offer it by the stay – read the terms carefully

AC HOTELS

AC Bella Sky Copenhagen

No complimentary breakfast offered to elite members but a $10/day food and beverage credit can be taken as a ‘welcome gift’ for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member.

ALOFT

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION

At non-resort locations breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge – Excludes Atlantis Paradise Island and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

At Autograph Collection resorts breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

COURTYARD

Breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge (if one is available).

Where a property doesn’t offer a lounge a $10/day food and beverage credit can be taken as a ‘welcome gift’ for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member.

DELTA HOTELS

At Delta Hotels breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

At Delta resorts breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

DESIGN HOTELS

No complimentary breakfast offered and no food and beverage credit offered either.

EDITION

London EDITION – Image courtesy of Marriott

No complimentary breakfast offered and no food and beverage credit offered either.

ELEMENT PROPERTIES

All guests, regardless of elite status, get a complimentary breakfast.

FAIRFIELD INN

All guests, regardless of elite status, get a complimentary breakfast.

FOUR POINTS

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

GAYLORD PROPERTIES

No complimentary breakfast offered to elite members but a $10/stay food and beverage credit can be taken as a ‘welcome gift’ for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member.

JW MARRIOTT HOTELS

JW Marriott Singapore

At JW Marriott Hotels breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge. During times when the lounge is closed breakfast is offered in the hotel’s restaurant.

JW MARRIOTT RESORTS

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

LE MÉRIDIEN

Breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge (if one is available).

Where a property doesn’t offer a lounge breakfast must be chosen as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

LUXURY COLLECTION

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB

Marriott's Aruba Surf Club Review
Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

No complimentary breakfast offered and no food and beverage credit offered either.

MOXY

No complimentary breakfast offered to elite members but a $10/day food and beverage credit can be taken as a ‘welcome gift’ for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member.

PROTEA

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS & RESORTS

Breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge.

RESIDENCE INN

All guests, regardless of elite status, get a complimentary breakfast.

RITZ-CARLTON

Ritz-Carlton St Thomas

No complimentary breakfast offered and no food and beverage credit offered either.

ST. REGIS HOTELS & RESORTS

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

SHERATON HOTELS

Breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge (if one is available).

Where a property doesn’t offer a lounge breakfast must be chosen as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

SHERATON RESORTS

Breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge.

SPRINGHILL SUITES

All guests, regardless of elite status, get a complimentary breakfast.

TOWNEPLACE SUITES

All guests, regardless of elite status, get a complimentary breakfast.

TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

W HOTELS

W Hotel Miami Downtown
W Hotel Miami Downtown – Image courtesy of Marriott

Breakfast is offered in the hotel restaurant for the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member as long as this is selected as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

WESTIN

Breakfast is offered to the elite member + 1 person staying in the same room as the elite member through access to the property’s lounge (if one is available).

Where a property doesn’t offer a lounge breakfast must be chosen as the ‘welcome gift’ at check-in.

Bottom Line

The mind boggles when trying to get to grips with Marriott’s elite breakfast benefit so hopefully the information above helps a little.

There will always be exceptions to the rules (I’ve been offered breakfast at properties that aren’t mandated to offer breakfast to elites while some hotels have been known to make up their own negative rules) but, by and large, the information above should be representative of what you can expect.

6 COMMENTS

  1. If a platinum member booked two rooms for 4 people, can all 4 people receive free breakfast and lounge access?

    As a platinum member, if I book a room for my parents (without me present), will they receive breakfast/lounge access?

    Thanks

    • I believe the benefit only extends to the elite member and up to one person staying in the same room – anyone staying in other rooms booked by the elite member would not be entitled to the breakfast benefit.

Comments are closed.