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Marriott Bonvoy Points are worth 0.7 cents on average when used for free nights meaning that 1,000 points is equal to roughly $7. Get the list of redemption options and calculate cash value.
Last Updated 2022-09-28 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 0.7 cents in value per point meaning that 1,000 points would equal roughly $7.

How to earn Marriott points

The best way to earn lots of Marriott Bonvoy Points is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across Marriott credit cards and transfer partner credit cards.

Marriott credit cards

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

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

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For High-End Marriott Travelers
  • Intro Bonus: 95,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 6X points at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn 2X points at worldwide restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Receive up to $300 in statement credits per year for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status
  • Annual Free Night Award worth up to 85,000 points
  • $100 Luxury Property Credit when you book a 2-night minimum stay at Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis properties
  • Every year, receive 25 Elite Night Credits towards Marriott Bonvoy Elite status
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select Membership (enrollment required)
  • Terms Apply.
$650
  • Intro Bonus: 85,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 6X points at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn 4X points on dining at restaurants worldwide, take-out and delivery in the U.S., and at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $15,000 combined, then 2X)
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Earn 1,000 bonus points per paid eligible stay
  • Earn a free night award worth up to 50,000 points after spending $15,000 during the calendar year
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status
  • Terms Apply.
$250
Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ credit card
Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ credit card
  • Intro Bonus: 125,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 6X points at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn 4X points on the first $15,000 in combined purchases each year on grocery stores and dining, then 2X
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Earn 1,000 bonus points per paid eligible stay
  • Earn a free night award worth up to 50,000 points after spending $15,000 during the calendar year
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status
$250
Best For Marriott Points & Free Night Award
  • Intro Bonus: 3 Free Night Awards
  • Earn 6X points at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn 3X points on the first $6,000 in combined purchases on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Annual Free Night Award worth up to 35,000 points
  • Every year, receive 15 Elite Night Credits towards Marriott Bonvoy Elite status
  • Earn 1 Elite Night Credit for every $5,000 your run across the card
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status
$95
Best For No Annual Fee
  • Intro Bonus: 30,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 3X points at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn 2X points on other travel purchases
  • Earn 1X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Every year, receive 15 Elite Night Credits towards Marriott Bonvoy Elite status
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status
$0
Best For Marriott Business Travelers
  • Intro Bonus: 75,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 6X points at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy
  • Earn 4X points at restaurants worldwide and on eligible purchases made in the U.S. on gas station, wireless telephone services, and shipping
  • Earn 2X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Annual Free Night Award worth up to 35,000 points
  • Every year, receive 15 Elite Night Credits towards Marriott Bonvoy Elite status
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status
  • Terms Apply.
$125

Chase credit cards

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Marriott at rate of 1,000 Chase points for 1,000 Marriott points. This opens up three Ultimate Rewards credit cards that you can use to earn a large sum of points via the intro bonuses as well as earn points at a great rate across travel, dining, and business spend.

Ultimate Rewards points can also be transferred to several other programs which provides more flexibility than Marriott's own credit cards. Partners include World of Hyatt, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

Here are the best credit card offers for earning Ultimate Rewards points:

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For High Value & Travel Benefits
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 10X points on hotels and car rentals booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 5X points on flights booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on travel worldwide and dining at restaurants
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • $300 statement credit for travel purchases charged to the card each anniversary year
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
  • Up to $100 towards a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, or NEXUS application fee
  • 50% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
$550
Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 5X points on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Earn 3X points on dining, online grocery purchases, and on select streaming services
  • Earn 2X points on other travel purchases
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • $50 credit every cardmember anniversary good towards hotel stays booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 10% bonus points based on how much you spend the prior cardmember year
$95
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 100k Bonus Points
  • Earn 3X points on the first $150,000 spent on travel and select business categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • 25% boost to point value on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards
$95

American Express Credit Cards

American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to Marriott Bonvoy at a rate of 1,000 AMEX points for 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

American Express offers intro bonuses of up to 100,000 points (or more) as well as great everyday categories such as restaurant, supermarket, gas station, and travel. The personal and business Platinum cards also grant complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold (and Hilton Honors Gold) status which is a nice bonus if you frequent Marriott brand hotels.

Here are the best credit card offers for AMEX Membership Rewards:

Credit Card Highlights Annual Fee
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel
  • Intro Bonus: 80,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 5X points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel (up to $500,000, then 1X)
  • Earn 5X points on prepaid hotels booked through American Express Travel
  • Earn 1X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Global Airport Lounge Access including Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Club Lounges (when flying Delta), Airspace Lounges, Escape Lounges, and Priority Pass Lounges
  • Over $1,400 in annual credits which includes airline incidentals, Uber Cash, digital entertainment, Fine Hotels + Resorts and The Hotel Collection, and more
  • Enroll in complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status and Hilton Honors Gold status
  • Terms Apply
$695
Best For Restaurants & U.S. Supermarkets
  • Intro Bonus: 60,000 Bonus Points
  • Earn 4X points at restaurants and on up to $25,000 in annual U.S. supermarket purchases
  • Earn 3X points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Up to $120 in Uber Cash credit each year
  • Up to $120 in dining credits each year
  • Terms Apply
$250
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel
  • Intro Bonus: 120,000 Points
  • Earn 5X points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com
  • Earn 1.5X points on select business purchases and on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per year
  • Earn 1X points on all other eligible purchases
  • Global Airport Lounge Access including Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Club Lounges (when flying Delta), Airspace Lounges, Escape Lounges, and Priority Pass Lounges
  • Over $1,400 in annual credits which includes Dell, Adobe, Indeed, CLEAR, and more
  • Get 35% points back when you redeem points for all or part of an eligible flight booked with AMEX Travel
  • Enroll in complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status and Hilton Honors Gold status
  • Terms Apply
$695
Best For Business Rewards
  • Intro Bonus: 70,000 Points
  • Earn 4X points on the 2 select categories where your business spent the most each month
  • Earn 1X points on all other purchases
  • Get 25% points back when you redeem points for all or part of an eligible flight booked with AMEX Travel
  • Terms Apply
$295
Best For Small Business & Miscellaneous Purchases
  • Intro Bonus: 15,000 Points
  • Earn 2X points on the first $50,000 in purchases per year, then 1 point per dollar thereafter
  • No annual fee
  • Terms Apply
$0

How much are Marriott points worth?

The Point Calculator values Marriott Bonvoy Points at 0.7 cents each on average meaning that 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points is roughly equal to $7 in value. This is the easiest value you can obtain with little to no research before booking your award stay.

Marriott points value

Redemption option Redemption value in cents
Award Nights 0.6 - 1
Flights and car rentals through Air + Car 0.4
Gift Cards 0.25 - 0.33

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 0.7 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 Tampa, Florida.

The worst redemption value in the bunch was Le MĂ©ridien Tampa, The Courthouse which offered a value of 0.54 cents per point. The best redemption value was the Element Tampa Midtown which offered 1.25 cents per point.

The average of all 10 properties came out to 0.9 cents per point which is really good.

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 0.7 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 1 cent per point meaning that I do not redeem them unless I get 1 cent 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 1 cent each.

If you're browsing search results and want to know if a redemption is worth it, you can use our Pay Cash or Marriott Points Calculator to calculate the cash value based on cost in cash and cost in points.

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 $1 spent which, at the 3:1 ratio, is equivalent to 3.3 airline miles per $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 for a value of 0.4 cents per point. This means a $300 airline ticket or car rental would cost you 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points.

Neither redemption is the best use of points as you'll be losing lots of value. If you want the flexibility to earn points redeemable for flights, hotels, and car rentals, you'll want to consider earning Chase Ultimate Rewards Points which can be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy, transferred to airline partners or be redeemed directly through Chase for 1.25 to 1.5 cents in value towards car rentals.

Redeeming points for gift cards

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be redeemed for gift cards. 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
$100 30,000 0.33
$50 17,500 0.285
$25 10,000 0.25
$15 7,500 0.2
$10 5,000 0.2

Redeeming your points for Marriott gift cards will yield a slightly higher value of 0.4 cents per point, but I'd recommend avoiding that and just using your points for free nights.

Merchandise

Marriott Bonvoy Points can be used for merchandise through the Marriott Shop With Points portal. The value you get out of these redemptions will vary, but it will be typically under 0.2 cents per point which is very, very low value.

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 hotels, flights, car rentals, and more. 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 $0 - $0
Flights & car rentals through Air + Car $0
Marriott gift cards $0
Other gift cards $0 - $0

FAQ

How much are Marriott points worth?

Marriott Points are worth around 0.7 cents on average meaning 1,000 Marriott Points would be equal to $7 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 $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 6X points per $1 spent. All-in-all, it's possible to earn up to 23.5 points per night.

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. You can use the Pay Cash or Marriott Points Calculator to get the exact value of your 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?

Based on our valuation of 0.7 cents per point, 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around $70.

How much are 25,000 Marriott Points worth?

Based on our valuation of 0.7 cents per point, 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around $175.

How much are 50,000 Marriott Points worth?

Based on our valuation of 0.7 cents per point, 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around $350.

How much are 100,000 Marriott Points worth?

Based on our valuation of 0.7 cents per point, 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points would be worth around $700.

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