Marriott Rewards launched enhanced Gold & Platinum benefits last month (read more here) and made the late checkout benefit unclear (was worded badly).
Marriott Rewards then made an update to make it crystal clear that Gold & Platinum members can get as late as 4PM checkout at all other than Resort & Convention center properties where it is based on availability.
Here’s the list of Convention & Resort properties:
Note that this includes resorts too that is included on the one below.
Marriott displays all the resort properties here:
The website lists 206 hotels that are classified as resorts.
You have to remember that if the hotel is listed as resort or convention one on the lists above or on the Marriott’s website it doesn’t mean that the hotel is not obliged to provide 4PM checkout. It merely means that it is based on the availability on the day of checkout.
I am actually surprised that the number of Marriott hotels that are classified as resorts or convention hotels is not higher. Just over 200 properties that is less than 5% of the total number of hotels in Marriott’s system.