How Are Marriott Points Calculated & How Many Can You Earn?

Points Earned Per Stay
Find out how Marriott Bonvoy Points are calculated and calculate how many points you can earn based on spend, elite status, and Marriott credit cards.
Last Updated 2022-08-24 By R.Flowers III

Marriott Bonvoy Members can earn anywhere between 2.5 points and 23.5 points per $1 spent at Marriott brand hotels. This includes base points, points earned from elite status, and Marriott credit card points.

How are Marriott points calculated on stays?

When staying at Marriott brand hotels, you can earn anywhere from 2.5 points to 23.5 points per $1 spent based on the brand you're staying at, your elite status level, and whether or not you use a Marriott credit card to pay for your stay.

Method Points Earned Per $1 Spent
Base points 2.5 - 10
Elite status 1 - 7.5
Marriott credit cards 3 - 6
Marriott Bonvoy brands.

Base points

Marriott Bonvoy members earn up to 10 base points per $1 spent at most Marriott properties. This means that a $200 stay would earn you 2,000 points.

The exceptions to this are Residence Inn, Towneplace Suites, and Element brands which will earn you 5 base points per $1 and Executive Apartments and Execustay will earn you 2.5 base points per $1.

Marriott Brand Base Points Earned Per $1
Executive Apartments, Execustay 2.5
Residence Inn, Towneplace Suites, Element 5
All other Marriott brands 10

Elite status points

Marriott Bonvoy Members with elite status will earn up to a 75% point bonus on the base rate. For most Marriott hotels, this will earn you up to an additional 7.5 points per $1 spent.

So a $200 stay as a Titanium Member would earn you 2,000 base points plus an additional 1,500 points (75% bonus) for a total of 3,500 points.

Level Bonus Max Points Earned
Member No Bonus 0
Silver 10% 1
Gold 25% 2.5
Platinum 50% 5
Titanium 75% 7.5
Ambassador Elite 75% 7.5

Marriott credit card points

You can earn additional Marriott Bonvoy points by using a Marriott credit card to pay for your stay. All available Marriott credit cards earn 6 points per $1 spent with the exception of the no-annual fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card which earns 3 points per $1 spent.

Unlike base points and elite status points, Marriott credit cards allow you to earn points on the entire cost of the stay which includes the taxes and fees. This is because your room charge will appear as a single Marriott charge on your credit card and statement.

Another big difference is that points earned with Marriott credit cards will post to your account after your statement ends. They are not added to your balance shortly after your stay like base points and elite status points.

Example: A $200 stay as a Titanium Member using a Marriott credit card that earns 6X on Marriott spend would earn 2,000 base points, 1,500 points from elite status, and 1,200 credit card points for a total of 4,700 Marriott Bonvoy Points.

Here are the credit cards that you can use to earn Marriott Bonvoy points:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For Marriott Benefits
Earn 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months. $650
Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $95
Best For No Annual Fee
Earn 60,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. $0
Best For Marriott Business Travelers
Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. $125

Calculate Marriott points per stay

Use the Marriott Point Calculator to estimate how many Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn per stay based on brand, status, and Marriott credit cards.

Marriott Hotel Cost
Enter the cost of your Marriott stay in U.S. dollars. Remember that you will not earn base points or elite status points on taxes and fees.
Base Cost
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Taxes/Fees
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Marriott Credit Card
If you plan on using a Marriott Bonvoy credit card to pay, you can select it from the list. Marriott credit cards offer complimentary elite status, so updating this field may change the Marriott Elite Status field.
Marriott Brand
Select the Marriott brand you plan on staying with. You can earn up to 10 base points.
Marriott Elite Status
If you have elite status, you can select it from the list. This can earn you up to a 75% bonus on the base rate.
Marriott Points Earned
This is the estimated amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points you would earn.
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Marriott Bonvoy Points

Other ways to earn Marriott points

The easiest way to earn lots of Marriott Bonvoy Points is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across Marriott credit cards, but you can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points using American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards credit cards..

AMEX Membership Rewards credit cards

American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to Marriott at a 1:1 ratio meaning that every 1,000 AMEX Points you transfer will give you 1,000 Marriott Points.

AMEX offers a great line-up of credit cards that can earn you a high amount of points across everyday categories such as restaurant, supermarket, gas station, and airfare. Their personal and business Platinum cards also offer complimentary Marriott Gold status (and Hilton Honors Gold) which is fantastic if you frequent Marriott hotels.

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

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel
Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. $695
Best For Restaurants & U.S. Supermarkets
Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months. $250
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel
Earn 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. $695
Best For Business Rewards
Earn 70,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Gold Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. $295
Best For Small Business & Miscellaneous Purchases
Earn 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. $0

Chase Ultimate Rewards credit cards

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can be transferred to Marriott at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 Chase Points is equal to 1,000 Marriott Points.

Chase offers three Ultimate Rewards credit cards which feature categories such as travel and dining. Outside of being transferred to Marriott, Chase points can also be transferred to World of Hyatt and IHG Rewards along with several popular airlines including Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

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

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For High Value & Travel Benefits
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $550
Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $95
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $95

FAQ

How are Marriott Reward points calculated?

You earn 10 base points per $1 spent at all Marriott brands except Residence Inn, Towneplace Suites, and Element in which you'll earn 5 base points per $1 spent.

How many points do you get for staying at Marriott?

Marriott Bonvoy members will earn or 10 base points per $1 spent on the cost of the room depending on the brand. Members with status will earn an additional 10% to 75% point bonus on top of the base points.

What's the most points you can earn staying at Marriott hotels?

You can earn up to 23.5 points per $1 spent. That includes 10 base points for the stay, 7.5 points for Marriott Titanium Elite status or higher, and up to 6 points with a Marriott credit card.

How much are Marriott Points worth?

Marriott Points have an average value of 0.7 cents when redeemed for free nights, but it's easy to get a higher value with a little bit of research.

How many bonus points does Marriott Titanium members earn?

Marriott Titanium members earn 10 base points plus a 75% bonus for a total of 17.5 points per $1 spent with Marriott.