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Hotels in Belize to Stay on Points

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Belize is one of those easy to travel to international destinations. It’s a relatively short flight. Everyone speaks English. You can use airline miles to fly there for free. There are hotels in Belize to stay on points. So you could take a very inexpensive vacation in Belize.

Read: All the things you can do in Belize for 8 days on the cheap

Hotels in Belize to Stay on Points

We spent 8 days in Belize and were able to save money on accommodations by using hotel points.

Currently, there are only two hotels in Belize where you can use points to pay for your hotel stay. Previously there were three hotels but the Marriott no longer operates their hotel in Belize.

Here are the hotels in Belize where you can stay on points.

1.  Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina

water views and luxury rooms at the Radisson Fort George. https://www.travelingwellforless.com

Water views at the Radisson Fort George

Photo courtesy of Radisson Fort George and Marina

We stayed at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina on our last night in Belize.

The Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina can cost $173 or 38,000 points (standard room) or 57,000 points (premium room) per night.

If you have Concierge or Gold status with Club Carlson you’ll get:

  • Early check-in
  • Free room upgrade
  • Welcome gift
  • Free breakfast (Concierge members)
  • Late check-out

You can get 85,000 Club Carlson points from the Club Carlson card (personal or business)

Pro-tip: The Club Carlson cards charge foreign transaction fees. So don’t use your Club Carlson card outside the United States. Instead use a card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Barclays Arrival Plus.

Read: Reviews of the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina on TripAdvisor

2.  Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza

Save your hotel points and pay cash at the Best Western Belize. https://www.travelingwellforless.com

Save your points and pay cash at the Best Western Belize.
Photo courtesy of Best Western Belize

The Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza can cost up to $199 or 32,000 points per night.

An up to 70,000 point sign-up bonus is available on the Best Western Premium MasterCard.

If you have Platinum, Diamond or Diamond Select status with Best Western  you’ll get:

  • Free room upgrade
  • Welcome gift

Pro-tip: Best Western offers a no-hassle free status match. So you can easily match your other hotel status to Best Western.

Read: TripAdvisor reviews of the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza

Read: 5 reasons why you should visit Belize

Why You Shouldn’t Use Hotel Points to Stay in Belize

Using points to save money on hotels is a good thing. But in Belize, you should not use hotel points for your entire trip. Because using points in Belize will cost you more money. Instead, you should only use points for your first or last night.

Both the Radisson Fort George and Marina and the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza are in Belize City. Being in the city center is great for some cities like New York, London, or Paris. But it’s not where you want to be in Belize.

When you travel to Belize you either want to stay on the beach or in the jungle. Because that’s where all the attractions and things to do are located.

Save your points and use Airbnb, Expedia, or Hotels.com. You can find inexpensive homes and other types of accommodations on the beach or jungle.

If you stay in Belize City you’ll spend more money on transportation (rental car and gas, bus, ferry or plane) to get back and forth from the beach or jungle to your hotel.

You should only stay in the city if you arrive late or have an early flight home.

Pro-tip: If you’re new to Airbnb, you’ll get a $35 credit when you sign-up using my Airbnb link.

Conclusion

Vacations can be expensive. That’s why using hotel points can save you money when you travel. There are two hotels in Belize to stay on points: Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina and the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza.

But you shouldn’t use your hotel points in Belize.

Instead, you should save your points and book lodging through use Airbnb, Expedia, or Hotels.com.

But you should you use your airline miles and fly for free, especially if you have the Southwest Companion Pass.

Stay tuned for my review of the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina.

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neha

Wednesday 28th of December 2016

Each one of these hotels looks beautiful. Recently, I have started sticking to a particular hotel chain for a few visits so that I get enough points to be able to stay on those points for the next visit. It's awesome

Laura Balis

Monday 12th of December 2016

Mahogany Bay Village, Curio Collection by Hilton is opening in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye in 2017. Hilton Honors points can be used at this new resort. It's a huge place with resort, private residences, and retail village with sushi restaurant, ayurvedic treatments, aerial yoga, furniture shop, gourmet grocery store, and salon.

Amber Killmon

Monday 21st of November 2016

I love how many options there are. I'm all about saving money on travel and this is a wonderful way to do just that.

Kallsy Page

Saturday 19th of November 2016

Each of these options seem lovely to stay in and provide many nice perks! I agree with you on the fact that one shouldn't use all points when traveling here or really other places too. Sometimes you end up using more points than what it is worth! Thank you for the recommendations. :)

Sara

Saturday 19th of November 2016

I have never been to Belize. I learn so much about travel from all of your posts. I enjoy following along on all your adventures!

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