Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi is one of several Marriott properties nestled along the sandy white Jumeirah beachfront. I popped over to the Le Méridien after a stay at the neighbouring W Dubai Mina Seyahi.
This was a rather spontaneous stay, as I simply needed a place to stay for the night before moving to other parts of city the following day.
My encounters with the Le Méridien brand have been few and far between over the years, but I was curious as to how this property would stack up compared to other Marriott properties in the area.
Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi – Booking
You can expect to pay between 46,000–63,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi for a one-night stay.
On the other hand, cash rates hover around 980–1,500 AED ($360–550 CAD) per night between November and April, which is peak season in Dubai. In the summer, rates are much lower, and range between 500–800 AED ($185–295 CAD) per night.
In my case, I booked this property for a reasonable Cash & Points rate of 30,700 Bonvoy points + 460 AED ($168 CAD). The cash component was a much better value than the equivalent amount if I were to have redeemed points in full.
Whenever you make a points redemption, be sure to compare the payment various options available to you, as it may make more sense to do a hybrid payment than to simply pay fully with cash or points.
Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi – Location
Le Méridien Dubai Mina Seyahi sits in the eastern region of the man-made Dubai Marina, sandwiched between two other Marriott hotels: the W (where I had stayed the previous night) and the Westin (where I’d be staying later on this trip).
The Mina Seyahi district is home to towering residential buildings and commercial skyscrapers. There’s a vibrant mix of restaurants, cafés, markets, and hotels in the immediate vicinity; however, some of Dubai’s most sought-after attractions may be a bit of a trek away, and those…