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 in Canada
The best way to earn lots of Marriott Bonvoy Points is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across Marriott credit cards. Marriott offers two co-branded credit cards to those based in Canada.
|Credit Card||Benefits||Annual Fee|
Best For Marriott Travelers
Best For Marriott Business Travelers
Marriott Bonvoy is a direct transfer partner of one major credit card rewards program in Canada: American Express Membership Rewards. This opens up a handful of additional credit cards you can use to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via intro bonuses and everyday spending.
Here's the credit cards that earn Membership Rewards points transferable to Marriott Bonvoy:
|Credit Card||Benefits||Annual Fee|
Best For Luxury Travel & Lounge Access
Best Overall Travel Rewards Card
||$12.99 per month ($155.88 annually)|
Best For No Annual Fee
Best For Luxury Business Travel & Lounge Access
Best For Business Purchases
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.
|Redemption||Point Value (in cents)|
|Award Nights||0.8 - 1|
Redeeming points for free nights: 0.9 cents per point.
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: 0.33 cents to 1 cent per point.
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to over 30 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 which is a fantastic ratio overall.
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.
List of Marriott transfer partners
Marriott Air + Car: 0.5 cents per point.
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: 0.25 cents to 0.33 cents per point.
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.
|Denomination||Cost in points||Point value in cents (USD)|
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: value per point varies.
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.
|Redemption||Average Dollar Value|
|Award nights||CA$0 - CA$0+|
|Marriott Air + Car||CA$0|
|Gift cards (USD)||US$0 - US$0|
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 additional 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.