Rewards Category Announced on New Element Anaheim Resort Hotel

Located right on I-5 is the future location of the Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center. It was supposed to open last year. The opening has been pushed back and pushed back and pushed back. Now, currently slated to open in September of 2019 (fingers crossed), they’ve announced the awards category for the new hotel. We now know that when it finally opens later this year, it will be a Category 5 Marriott Hotel, costing 35,000 points on standard nights.

This is the same level as the Sheraton Park Anaheim and the SpringHill Suites Anaheim Resort Convention Center.

Pros and Cons List

Will this hotel be worth your hard-earned points. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center, but here are the pros and cons based on what we know so far.

Pros

1) Distance from the parks – You’ll walk less than a mile to be inside the gate of either Disneyland or California Adventure.


2) Free Night Certificates – Your Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card from Chase comes with a free night each year at any Marriott hotel that costs 35,000 points per night or less with your $95 annual fee. This hotel is almost certainly going to cost more than $200 a night on average, so this could be a good way to use your certificate.

3) Sign Up Bonus – The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless is offering a 100,000 point sign up bonus right now; nearly enough for three free nights.

Cons

1) Highway Noise – This hotel is right up against I-5. We’ve stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton in Anaheim which is also on the highway. The noise wasn’t too bad, we didn’t have a problem sleeping or anything like that, but the hum of the highway was always present.

Final Thoughts

Although this hotel hasn’t opened yet, and there are details still unknown, I don’t think this will be our first choice for 35,000 Marriott points. I hope the highway isn’t as much of a factor as I’m worried it’s going to be. At this point, if I had to choose, I would pick the SpringHill Suites Anaheim Resort Convention Center before the new Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center.