Marriott Points Value Canada: How Much Are They Worth?

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Marriott Bonvoy Points are worth 0.9 cents on average when used for free nights meaning that 1,000 points is equal to roughly CA$9.
Last Updated 2022-06-16

The best use of Marriott Bonvoy Points will come from redeeming them towards free nights at Marriott brand hotels. The Point Calculator calculates Marriott Bonvoy Points to be worth 0.9 cents in value per point meaning that 1,000 points would equal roughly CA$9.

How to quickly earn Marriott points

The best way to earn lots of Marriott Bonvoy Points is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across Marriott credit cards. You can also earn points spending across credit cards offered by Marriott's transfer partners.

Marriott credit cards

Marriott's own credit cards offer the easiest way to earn a large amount of points through intro bonuses. They also offer great benefits such as complimentary elite status, elite nights towards status, and an annual free night award which typically offers more value than the annual fee.

Best For Marriott Travelers
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $120
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points on eligible purchases at participating Marriott properties & online shops
2X
Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases.
Best For Business Marriott Travelers
Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $150
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points for every $1 in Card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
3X
Earn 3X points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligbile gas, dining and travel
2X
Earn 2X points for every $1 on all other purchases charged to the Card

AMEX Canada Membership Rewards

Outside of Marriott's co-branded credit cards, your best option for earning Marriott Bonvoy Points is going to be AMEX Canada's Membership Rewards program.

Membership Rewards Points can be converted to Marriott Bonvoy Points at a 5:6 ratio meaning that 5,000 AMEX Points is equal to 6,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points once transferred. This is a fantastic transfer ratio that makes it very easy to build points with Marriott through everyday spending and intro bonuses.

Another big plus is that The Platinum Card and The Business Platinum Card both offer complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status which is a higher status than what Marriott's own cards offer. If you're looking for a luxury travel card and you enjoy staying at Marriott hotels, the Platinum credit cards will be a solid option.

Best For Restaurant & Grocery

American Express Cobalt™ Card
American Express Cobalt™ Card
Annual Fee: $12.99 per month
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points at restaurants and grocery stores including food delivery
3X
Earn 3X points on streaming subscriptions
2X
Earn 2X points on gas, travel, and transit
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 30,000 Points
In your first year as a new Cobalt Cardmember, you can earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card. This could add up to 30,000 points in a year.

Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel

The Platinum Card®
The Platinum Card®
Annual Fee: $699
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X points on eligible dining and takeout purchases
2X
Earn 2X points on travel including flights, hotels, tours, and more
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 80,000 Points
As a new Platinum® Cardmember, earn 60,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $6,000 in net purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership. Plus, earn an additional 20,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership. That's worth a total of $800 in statement credits.

Best For Business Spend

American Express Business Edge™ Card
American Express Business Edge™ Card
Annual Fee: $99
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X points for every $1 spent on eligible office supplies & electronics, rides & gas, eats & drinks
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 57,000 Points
Earn 45,000 Welcome Bonus points when you charge $5,000 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership. Plus, earn 1,000 Membership Rewards points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $3,000 in purchases on your Card—that's up to an additional 12,000 bonus points annually.

Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel

Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Annual Fee: $499
Rewards Rate
1.25X
Earn 1.25X points for every $1 in Card purchases.
80,000 Points
Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® points as a welcome bonus within the first three months of Cardmembership. That’s $800 in statement credit that can be reinvested in your business.

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points

If you're a few points shy of a redemption, you can also buy Marriott Points. Buying points will cost you US $0.0125 per point meaning that 1,000 points would cost US$12.50 which is more than their average value.

Buying points can be worth it if you need to top off your account or if they're on sale and you're building a large sum of points to be redeemed at some of Marriott's best Category 7 & 8 hotels.

How much are Marriott points worth?

The Point Calculator values Marriott Bonvoy Points at 0.9 cents each on average meaning that 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points is roughly equal to CA$9 in value. This is the easiest value you can obtain with little to no research before booking your award stay.

Marriott points value

Redemption Point Value (in cents)
Award Nights 0.8 - 1

Redeeming points for free nights

Marriott has over 7,000 properties scattered across 130+ countries, so the value you get out of your points for free nights will heavily vary. The easiest value you can obtain is 0.9 cents per point, but it's easily possible to get more or less in value.

As an example, I took a look at the first 10 search results for a weekend stay in August for Vancouver, BC.

The worst redemption value in the bunch was the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver which offered a value of 0.85 cents per point. The best redemption value was the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection which offered 1.52 cents per point.

The average of all 10 properties came out to 1.1 cents per point which is awesome overall.

As with most flexible reward currencies, it's impossible to assign an exact value to Marriott Bonvoy Points. The value you get out of your points is based on what you're willing to redeem them for.

I recommend setting the bar at 0.9 cents and to strive for that value or higher when redeeming points for free nights.

For example, I set my bar for Marriott Bonvoy at a value of US$0.01 cent per point meaning that I do not redeem them unless I get that or more in value from my redemption. I have been successful with this over the past few years, so I can say, for myself, Marriott Bonvoy Points are worth US$0.01 cent each.

Transferring points to airline partners

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to 35+ airline partners, mostly at a 3:1 ratio. This means that 3,000 points can be converted to 1,000 airline miles.

When transferring points, Marriott will also throw in a 15,000-point bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer. At the 3:1 ratio, this is equal to an additional 5,000 airline miles.

So all-in-all, a 60,000-Marriott Bonvoy Point transfer would give you 25,000 airline miles with over 35 airlines.

If you're looking to top off your frequent flyer account or you would just prefer to redeem your points towards airfare versus free nights, Marriott is one of the best hotel programs for earning points.

When staying at most Marriott brand hotels, you'll earn 10 base points per US$1 spent which, at the 3:1 ratio, is equivalent to 3.3 airline miles per US$1 spent. Factor in elite status and Marriott credit card points on top of that and you're looking at a solid amount of points which can convert to a lot of airline miles.

List of Marriott transfer partners

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Other ways to redeem Marriott points

Marriott Bonvoy Points can also be redeemed for airfare, car rentals, gift cards, and merchandise. They redemptions will give your points significantly lower value than redeeming points for free nights.

Marriott Air + Car

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be redeemed for airfare and car rentals through the Marriott Air + Car portal. Redemptions for both airfare and car rentals will greatly devalue your points.

If you're looking to earn a good return on airfare, you should consider earning AMEX Canada Membership Rewards Points as they can be redeemed for up to 2 cents in value for air travel as well as be transferred to Marriott if you need to top off your account.

Redeeming points for gift cards

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be redeemed for gift cards. In USD, this will give your points a value of 0.25 to 0.33 cents per point depending on the denomination.

Gift Card Redemption Value
Denomination Cost in points Point value in cents (USD)
US$100 30,000 0.33
US$50 17,500 0.285
US$25 10,000 0.25
US$15 7,500 0.2
US$10 5,000 0.2

Redeeming your points for Marriott gift cards will yield a slightly higher value, but I'd recommend avoiding that and just using your points for free nights.

Marriott Moments

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be used for moments which are culinary, art & lifestyle, sports, and entertainment. The value you get out these depend on how much you value the event or moment.

It's hard to put a cash value for things such as PGA Golf Tours with pros or cooking with a famous chef.

Convert Marriott points to dollars

Use the Marriott Points Value Calculator to determine the dollar value of your points when redeemed for free nights. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average.

Enter any amount of Marriott Points to calculate the dollar value.
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Redemption Average Dollar Value
Award nights CA$0 - CA$0+
Gift cards (USD) US$0 - US$0

FAQ

How much are Marriott points worth in Canada?

Marriott Points are worth around 0.9 cents on average meaning 1,000 Marriott Points would be equal to CA$9 in cash value.

How many points do you need for a Marriott room?

Free nights at Marriott range between 6,000 points and 120,000+ points per night.

How many Marriott Points do you earn per night?

Bonvoy members earn 10 base points per US$1 spent. Those with elite status can earn up to a 75% bonus on top of that and credit card holders can earn up to an additonal 5X points per $1 spent.

Do you earn Marriott Points when you use points to pay for your stay?

No. You will not earn Marriott Points on award night bookings.

How do you find out how much Marriott Points are worth?

You will need to take the total cost of the hotel in cash and divide it by the total cost of the hotel in Marriott Bonvoy Points.

What is the best way to use Marriott Points?

You'll typically obtain the best value when redeeming them towards free nights at Marriott brand hotels. You can also get great value by transferring them to airline partners and redeeming them for upper class tickets.

How much are 10,000 Marriott Points worth in Canada?

Based on our valuation of 0.9 cents per point, 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around CA$90.

How much are 25,000 Marriott Points worth in Canada?

Based on our valuation of 0.9 cents per point, 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around CA$225.

How much are 50,000 Marriott Points worth in Canada?

Based on our valuation of 0.9 cents per point, 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around CA$450.

How much are 100,000 Marriott Points worth in Canada?

Based on our valuation of 0.9 cents per point, 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around CA$900.