Mar192013

Marriott Autograph Collection comes to Lake Arrowhead, California

A mountain resort hotel in southern California has joined Marriott Autograph Collection properties. Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is located at an elevation of 5,100 feet in the San Bernadino Mountains about 100 miles east of LAX. This area is a mountain getaway resort within two hours drive of the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice.

Lake Arrowhead Resort originally opened in 1923. Scenes from some Hollywood movies have been filmed at the hotel. The resort has undergone a $26 million restoration of 162 guest rooms, 11 suites and the Spa of the Pines. Dining includes BIN189 for lakeside fine dining and Mountain Aroma’s coffee bar and pastries.

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LAResort.com homepage.

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Lake Arrowhead Resort Marriott Autograph Collection homepage.

This property enters Marriott Rewards as a category 6 award night at 30,000 points per night or 120,000 points for a 5-night stay.

Marriott websites already allow reservations for Lake Arrowhead Resort. I checked a sample midweek (cheaper rates) Tuesday and Wednesday night stay for May 14-16, 2013.

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King Lake view room + 1,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points = $178.00 per night. 2-night stay = $463.72 after tax and resort fee.

There is a $20 resort fee at Lake Arrowhead Resort that includes wifi and parking.

An even better rate for a King Bed, Lake View room is AAA rate including breakfast for $188.10. A 2-night stay after tax and resort fees = $485.33. Breakfast at the hotel for an additional $12 is a great added value.

If you are willing to forego the Lake View, then AAA will get you into the hotel with a mountain view room for as low as $153 per night. This works out to $205.11 per night after tax and resort fee = $410.22 all-in for two night stay.

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Lake Arrowhead, California, Google Maps

The Autograph Collection Hotels of Marriott are unique independent hotels signing on with Marriott Rewards for marketing and brand identity. There are currently 42 Autograph Collection Hotels with 15 of these hotels located outside the USA.

Hotel Adagio (1929) near Union Square, San Francisco and The Hotel Blackhawk (1910) Davenport, Iowa are two other recent additions to Marriott Autograph Collection.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Yeah, Marriott sure sucks! 🙂

    (Just back from 3 nights at the Camelback Resort JW Marriott in Scottsdale – wow, what a nice property! Perfect weather helped too, of course.)

    Glad to see you back to your old self after some of those somewhat depressing posts you were making…

  2. The Autograph hotels will take Marriott travel certificates and such, right? I can earn these through programs like Citi Thank You points. Given how poor a value Marriott Rewards generally are, I think this would be a better way to stay in some of these properties — which seem to be a nice change of pace from most chain hotels.

  3. @Lark – Berlin in winter alone can be a depressing place. I did not see the sun for a week.

    Actually I had loads of fun. I am just naturally depressing.

    @iahphx – Marriott Travel certificates should be fine for Autograph Collection properties.

  4. Well, next time go to somewhere sunny and bright in the doldrums of winter! Save Germany / Scandinavia for the summer months… We loved the 22 hours of daylight!

    My favorite hotel in the world is the RC Half Moon Bay – it is always nice to see your posts / pictures of the local area.

  5. @Lark – Down in Monterey the sun is brilliant today. I am going to get off this computer and hang out at the beach for awhile…after one more Loyalty Traveler post.

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