Marriott Bonvoy Card | Card Review & Point Calculator
This card is not opened to new applicants. You may be able to product change to this card from other personal Marriott AMEX cards.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card

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6x Marriott Hotels
2x Everything Else
Silver Elite Status
Gold Elite Status w/ Spend
Annual Free Night
15 Elite Night Credits
Complimentary WiFi

Review the benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy Card and calculate how many Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend.


The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card, previously known as the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card, is a Marriott Bonvoy Points earning card offered by American Express. This card is no longer available for sign up as of February 13th, 2019. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card is now the primary personal card for earning Marriott Bonvoy Points. The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card mirrors the perks of the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card.

Bonus Categories

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card only features one bonus category and that is for spending on Marriott properties. There is no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn spending in this category and there is no limit to the amount of points you can earn spending on the card.

6x Marriott

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card earns 6 Marriott Bonvoy Points per $1 spent with Marriott. This includes paying for your room as well as charges on property grounds that may categorize as Marriott such as room charges or bars and restaurants owned by Marriott.

The majority of Marriott's credit cards earn 6x points on Marriott spend. This is the highest amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn spending on Marriott and transfer partner credit cards.

2x Non-Category

All non-Marriott purchases made on the Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card will earn you 2 Marriott Bonvoy Points per $1 spent. This is the norm across most of Marriott's credit cards and is the highest amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn on non-category spend. You can earn an equal amount of points using the AMEX Blue Business Plus Card to earn 2x Membership Rewards Points and then transferring those points to Marriott at a 1:1 ratio.

Perks and Benefits

Annual Free Award Night

Every year on your Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card member anniversary, you'll receive a free award night certificate. This certificate is good for one free night at any Marriott brand hotel that costs 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points or lower. This can land you in as high as a category 5 hotel under the standard and off-peak rates. The value of this free night is typically more than the annual fee of the card itself. Free night certificates can be stacked with other certificate earned from Marriott credit cards.

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant offers a slightly higher 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Point certificate.

15 Elite Night Credits

You will receive 15 elite night credits towards Marriott Elite Status every year. You can earn 15 elite credits with a personal Marriott credit card (such as this one) and 15 elite credits with a business Marriott credit card. This can earn you up to 30 elite night credits which will automatically give you Marriott Gold Elite Status. Stacking multiple personal credit cards or stacking multiple business credit cards will not earn you more than the max of 15 allowed credits for both personal credit cards and business credit cards.

marriott free fifth night
Get your fifth night for free when you book a 5-night consecutive award stay.

Marriott Elite Status

You will receive complimentary Marriott Silver Elite Status due to the 15 Marriott Elite Night Credits you will receive as a Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card member. Silver comes with a 10% Marriott Bonvoy Points bonus, priority late checkout, and a few other small perks.

You can also run $30,000 in spend through the Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card to earn Marriott Gold Elite Status which bumps up the point bonus to 25% along with providing perks such as room upgrades, 2pm late checkout, and more.

Complimentary WiFi

As a Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card member, you will receive complimentary in-room premium internet.

Standard AMEX Benefits

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card comes with a bunch of useful benefits that can add more value to the card. Those benefits include, but are not limited to:

Sign Up Bonus

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card is no longer available to new applicants. As part of the Starwood Guest Preferred program, the sign up bonus sat at around 30,000 to 35,000 Starpoints. Once it was converted to the Marriott Rewards program, the sign up bonus sat at 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points which was a little less than the 1:3 conversion ratio of Marriott Points to SPG Points.

Credit Card Fees

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Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card annual fee is $0 the first year, then $95. This card is identical to the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card with the exception that the first year annual fee is waived.

Authorized User Fee

The Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card has a $0 authorized user fee. If you want to earn Marriott Bonvoy Points across all spending, adding friends or family to your card will help you build points faster.

Foreign Transaction Fee

There is a 0% foreign transaction fee for the Marriott Bonvoy AMEX Card. This means you can use the card overseas without penalty.

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Page Last Updated: 2020-05-05
Article By: Robert Flowers III

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