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 By R.Flowers III

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.

Credit Card Benefits Annual Fee
Best For Marriott Travelers
  • Intro Bonus: 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • Earn 5X points for every $1 in card purchases at eligible participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • Earn 2X points for every $1 on all other purchases
  • Enjoy an annual Free Night Award after your Card anniversary each year
  • Upgrade to Gold Elite Status after you charge $30,000 to your card each year
$120
Best For Marriott Business Travelers
  • Intro Bonus: 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • Earn 5X points for every $1 in card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • Earn 3X points for every $1 in card purchases on eligible gas, dining, and travel
  • Earn 2X points for every $1 on all other purchases
  • Receive an annual Free Night Award after your Cardmember anniversary each year
  • Upgrade to Gold Elite Status after you charge $30,000 to your card each year
$150

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.

Here are the best credit cards for earning Membership Rewards points:

Credit Card Benefits Annual Fee
Best For Luxury Travel & Lounge Access
  • Earn 3X points on dining and food delivery purchases in Canada
  • Earn 2X points on travel
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Annual $200 CAD Travel Credit
  • $100 CAD NEXUS statement credit
  • Access 1,300+ airport lounge around the world including Centurion Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta Sky Club (when flying Delta), and Priority Pass lounges
  • Access to hotel benefits when booking Fine Hotels & Resorts and The Hotel Collection
  • Enroll in complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status, Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status, and Radisson Rewards Americas Gold status
$699
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on travel, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery and drugstore purchases in Canada
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on everything else
  • Annual $100 CAD Travel Credit
  • $50 CAD NEXUS Statement Credit
  • Priority Pass and Plaza Premium Lounge access
  • Access to hotel benefits when booking through The Hotel Collection
$250
Best Overall Travel Rewards Card
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant and grocery stores in Canada, including food and grocery delivery
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on streaming subscriptions with select providers in Canada
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Access to hotel benefits when booking through The Hotel Collection
$12.99 per month ($155.88 annually)
Best For No Annual Fee
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 on all card purchases
  • Be protection with shopping coverage.
$0
Best For Luxury Business Travel & Lounge Access
  • Earn 1.25 points for every $1 spent on all card purchases
  • Access 1,300+ airport lounge around the world including Centurion Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta Sky Club (when flying Delta) and Priority Pass lounges
  • Access to hotel benefits when booking Fine Hotels & Resorts and The Hotel Collection
  • Complimentary elite Marriott Gold Bonvoy Elite status
  • Get access to discounted base fares for you and your travel companions when you book through the International Airline Program
  • Excellent travel and shopping coverage
$499
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 in card purchases on everything
  • Earn 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points when you spend $20,000 in net purchases each calendar quarter (up to 40K points annually)
  • Travel and shopping coverage
$199
Best For Business Purchases
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on eligible office supplies & electronics, rides & gas, and eats & drinks
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Spend $3,000 or more in Card purchases each monthly billing period to earn a Monthly Spend Bonus, up to 12,000 bonus points a year
  • Car rental theft & damage insurance and shopping coverage
$99

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.
Points
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.

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