Marriott Points Value
Marriott Bonvoy Points are worth 0.7 cents on average. Full list of redemption options, cash value calculator, and ways to easily find max value.
The best value of Marriott Bonvoy Points will come from redeeming them towards free nights at Marriott brand hotels. These redemptions will give you 0.7 cents on average, but you can easily get more or less depending on the hotel.
Overall, Marriott Bonvoy Points can be used/redeemed for:
- Free Nights at Marriott Properties (~ 0.7 Cents)
- Airfare Tickets (~ 0.4 Cents)
- Rental Cars (~ 0.4 Cents)
- Shopping & Merchandise (~ 0.24 Cents)
- Gift Cards (~ 0.25 Cents)
This page will cover the cash value you can obtain from redeeming your Marriott Bonvoy Points.
Marriott Points Value Calculator
Use the Marriott Bonvoy Points Value Calculator to calculate the dollar value of your Marriott Points based on redemption. The values listed are based on the average point-per-cent values I found when testing various redemption options. You can enter any value of Marriott Bonvoy Points in the field below.
These are the average cash values for Marriott Bonvoy Points when used for free nights at a rate of 0.7 cents per point:
|Marriott Points||Cash Value|
|10,000 Points||US $70|
|25,000 Points||US $175|
|50,000 Points||US $350|
|75,000 Points||US $525|
|100,000 Points||US $700|
|120,000 Points||US $840|
|150,000 Points||US $1050|
Some of these values are commonly seen as sign up bonus across Marriott's Chase and AMEX credit cards.
Redeem For Free Night
The best value you can obtain from Marriott Bonvoy Points will be redeeming them for free nights at Marriott brand hotels. You can use your points at just about any Marriott hotel as long as there's availability. The key to maximizing the value of your points will be by using Marriott's 5th Night Free benefit. You can also squeeze some good value out of some of Marriott's high-end hotels as well.
Standard Hotel Redemptions
Most redemptions at Marriott Hotels will average out to around 0.7 cents per point. There are times in which you'll find values under this as well as slightly higher, so you'll want to pay close attention to the prices when booking if you're going after great value. If you have a destination in mind, you can easily calculate the cash value of your redemptions with Marriott. This is because they give you the option to list the costs of hotels on the search results screen with taxes and all fees included.
When doing your search, you'll want to select the 'Use Points' option before you click search. Once the results come up, checkmark the 'Show rates with taxes and all fees' option. You have now switched to 'Easy Mode' when it comes to calculating the cash value of all hotels in any given city. As an example, I'll list the first new hotels in Nashville for a 1-day weekend stay in April.
Now that we have a handful of (nice 4-star) hotels for Nashville, lets see how much your Marriott Bonvoy Points are worth at these hotels.
|Hotel||Points Needed||Cash Cost||Point Value|
|Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown||60,000 pts||$353||0.58 Cents|
|Renaissance Nashville Hotel||60,000 pts||$329||0.54 Cents|
|Courtyard Nashville Downtown||60,000 pts||$275||0.45 Cents|
|Noelle, Nashville, Tribute Portfolio||70,000 pts||$494||0.70 Cents|
It turns out that most of these hotels are significantly lower in value than what I average Marriott Bonvoy Points at. The only acceptable hotel in the list is the Noelle, Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel property. So why is this the case? Truthfully, Marriott's Category 5-7 hotels can have sweet spots, but they can be a little harder to find. The more common sweet spots for Marriott's chain is located in the Category 1 to Category 3 area. Here's Nashville again with the Category 3 filter on (there's no Category 1 or Category 2 hotels in Nashville the time of writing this):
The TownePlace Suite Nashville Airport is the only hotel that gives you a low value of 0.53 cents per point. The other three hotels all have the same cost in cash and Marriott Bonvoy Points for a value of 0.84 cents per point which is a go in my book.
Marriott Redemption Chart Value Calculator
Marriott has set point values for their hotels. Each Category has an off-peak, normal, and peak cost in points. You know what that means right? It means it's easy to come up with a calculator to do the work for you. The Marriott Points Value Chart below gives you the prices you should be looking for based on the cost in points and the cost in cash. Just like the previous examples I recommend checkmarking the 'Show Taxes and Fees' option to get the most accurate results. If you want to aim for higher than 0.7 cents in value, you can change the point value in the calculator.
Marriott Award Stays Redemption Values
Cents Per Point
|Points Per Night||Room Cost Per Night|
|5,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|7,500 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|10,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|12,500 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|15,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|17,500 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|20,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|25,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|30,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|35,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|40,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|60,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|70,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|85,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
|100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points||$0 per night|
You should now be able to easily spot good value by matching the cost in points in this table against those in your search results list. Using this table I found that 38 out of the 63 available hotels on that date offered a point value of more than 0.7 cents per point (many of which was just shy in the 0.65-0.69 range). I even found a few hotels that offered close to 1 cent in value. There were many Category 3 hotels that offered great value per the usual, but I found several higher category hotels with a good redemption value (regardless of total cost of points):
5th Night Free Benefit
Marriott's 5th Night Free Benefit works similar to Hilton's 5th Night Free benefit in which you can book five consecutive award nights for the price of four. Unlike Hilton though, you do not need Marriott Bonvoy Elite status to partake in this wondrous offer. You just need to book 5 consecutive nights and have enough points to do so. The 5th night free benefit is the sweet spot for getting the most value out of your points regardless of whether you're booking a standard Marriott hotel or you're going for the high-end properties. This is because:
- You're saving a day worth of points
- The lower cost in points boosts the overall cash value of points since the cash price doesn't change.
Let's bump up the number of nights to 5 and take a gander at those same four Nashville properties in which most gave us sub par value. The 5th night free benefit factors in automatically so there's no need to do anything extra.
For these calculations, you'll need to multiply the average cost per night by 5 to get what the cost in cash would be for the entire stay. Here's the table for those properties:
|Hotel||Points Needed||Cash Cost||Point Value|
|Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown||210,000 pts||$1,645||0.78 Cents|
|Renaissance Nashville Hotel||210,000 pts||$1,690||0.84 Cents|
|Courtyard Nashville Downtown||210,000 pts||$1,410||0.67 Cents|
|Noelle, Nashville, Tribute Portfolio||250,000 pts||$2,235||0.89 Cents|
The value of these hotels jumped up a nice amount. The Courtyard Nashville Downtown is still under par in terms of the 0.7 cent average, but the values at the other hotels are acceptable.
Marriott Redemption Chart Value Calculator
I wouldn't leave you in the cold and make you multiply by 5 (or any amount of days for that matter). Where's there's numbers, there's calculators available. Listed below is a calculator that allows you to enter the total cost in cash and the total cost in points either per night or for the entire stay. It will then output the cash value of your points.
Popular Marriott Hotels
There are lots of Marriott Bonvoy members who save up their points for the high-end Marriott hotels around the world. These typically fall under the St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton brands located in (relatively) costly locations such as Bora Bora or the Maldives. These properties can go for hundreds and thousands per night depending on the time of the year and the room you select. Would you pay $1,000 to $2,500 per night? I'm not sure how your bank accounts are set up, but let's just say that most people wouldn't. But that doesn't stop these from being a great value when it comes to redeeming your Marriott Bonvoy Points. After all... you did accumulate your points some how, so cashing them out for high value is still valid here.
Let's take a look at a 5-night stay in the Maldives during May 2021 with taxes/fees included in the per night price:
There's some nice value to be had at these hotels as shown in the table below.
|Hotel||Points Needed||Cash Cost||Point Value|
|Westin Maldives Miriandhoo||230,000 pts||$3,820||1.66 Cents|
|St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort||325,000 pts||$4,960||1.52 Cents|
|The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands||325,000 pts||$9,245||2.8 Cents|
|W Maldives||325,000 pts||$6,010||1.8 Cents|
Properties like these are top notch and can be very costly. While most wouldn't pay $3,000 to $6,000 per stay, you can easily build up Marriott Bonvoy Points to stay at properties such as these. You can easily squeeze out 80,000 to 120,000 points via sign up bonuses with Marriott's credit cards as well transfer points to your Marriott Bonvoy account using Marriott's transfer partners. If you're still short on points after that, you can buy Marriott Points to top off your account since you'll be buying them low and redeeming them high.
In addition to free nights at hotel properties, Marriott Bonvoy Points can also be redeemed for car rentals, travel packages, experiences, and gift cards. These value of these benefits will vary, but most will typically be lower than the average value of 0.7 cents per point.
Marriott Travel Packages
You can redeem your Marriott Bonvoy Points for Hotel+Air packages. For a set amount of Marriott Bonvoy Points, you can purchase a round-trip flight, 7 night stay at a Marriott property and earn 50,000 or 100,000 airline miles. Not a bad deal right? Not at all if you have the points to do so and you want to take care of everything in one easy transaction. Do note that you'll need to contact Marriott to book these packages.
You can book Hotel+Air packages with the following airlines:
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Air France-KLM
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- ANA (All Nippon Airways)
- Asiana Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Hainan Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- Korean Air
- LATAM Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- TAP Air Portugal
- Thai Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines*
- Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Australia
When you book a hotel package using United Airlines, you'll earn an additional 10% bonus miles. So you'll earn either 55,000 United Miles or 110,000 Miles along with your flight and 7-night stay. This is due to the Marriott and United partnership through the Rewards Plus program.
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be used towards gift cards in the Marriott Shop With Points portal which will give your points between 0.2 and 0.33 cents per point on average. There's more than 60 gift cards to choose from across multiple categories including apparel, dining, entertainment, and more. Denominations range from $10 to $500, but note that some denomination are not available for various gift cards. Most seem to range between $25 and $100.
Here's the value you'll get out of your Marriott Bonvoy Points for gift card redemptions:
|Marriott Gift Card Redemptions|
|$10 Gift Card||5,000 Points|
|$25 Gift Card||10,000 Points|
|$50 Gift Card||17,500 Points|
|$100 Gift Card||30,000 Points|
|Christofle Paris Only|
|$250 Gift Card||65,000 Points|
|$500 Gift Card||130,000 Points|
If you're trying to empty your Marriott Bonvoy account this is route you can take though I recommend transferring Marriott Bonvoy Points as you'll have the chance to get a lot more value.
You can use your Marriott Bonvoy Points to book various activities and events around the world ranging from culinary experiences and sports tours to classic landmarks and couple retreats via Marriott Moments. These type of redemptions are more for the experience and will not always have a set value. If you're looking for something special, I recommend checking out what Marriott has to offer from time to time as there's been some great options over the year.
Air & Car Rentals
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be redeemed for flights and car rentals through their Air & Car portal. Both airfare and car rental redemptions will give you an average of 0.38 cents per point. The airline portal allows you to specify which airline you want to find flights for or if you want to include them all. The car rental portal is specific to Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty (which are all Hertz-owned companies).
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be redeemed for merchandise through Marriott's Shop With Points portal. This main consists of name brand electronics, kitchen gadgets/electronics, and various beddings from the Westin store. The value you get from these redemptions will offer a very wide range, but most electronics that I tested seemed to have given me around 0.24 cents per point on average. Do note that this is the same portal that is used to buy gift cards as well.
Share Marriott Points
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be shared with any other Marriott Bonvoy member. You can transfer 1,000 or more points to another member, up to a maximum of 100,000 points per year. This comes in handy if you're in need of pooling your points with other members for a redemptions. This especially comes in handy when you're going for the Category 7 and 8 hotels in which you and another member can build up your points via stays, Marriott credit cards, and other various methods, pool all of your points together, and redeem them for something grand!... or something small, doesn't matter. Just note that this option is available. You can pool your points by contacting Marriott members support.
Donate Marriott Points
Marriott Bonvoy Points can also be donated to good handful of charities and organizations. You can donate as little as $10 for 2,500 points or as much as $500 for 125,000 points. All donations will give your points a value of 0.4 cents each. You can donate to the following organizations:
- World Central Kitchen
- American Red Cross
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- Marriott Disaster Relief Fund
Transfer Marriott Points To Partners
Lastly, but certainly not 'least-ly', is the ability to transfer your Marriott Bonvoy Points to more than 40 different frequent flyer partners. You can transfer your points at a ratio of 3:1 meaning every 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points will give you 1,000 airline miles with most of their partners. What makes this even better is that for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points you transfer, Marriott will throw in a bonus 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points which comes out to 5,000 additional airline miles. Marriott is one of the few hotel rewards programs in which you can actually benefit from transferring points to partners due to such a great transfer ratio.
You can check out the Marriott Bonvoy Points Transfer Calculators to get the full details on transferring points to and from the Marriott Bonvoy Program as well as calculate the transfer of points between the program.
You can get some solid value out of your Marriott Bonvoy Points and it's pretty easy to do so as long as you're willing to run a few numbers before clicking that 'Book' button. Outside of redeeming for hotels, Marriott also gives you a decent amount of additional options such as flight packages, gift cards, and experiences.
If you're looking for ways to maximize your earnings so that you can swim in Marriott Bonvoy Points, check out our Marriott Bonvoy Points Calculators which allows you to calculate how many Marriott Bonvoy Points you can earn and the cash value of the card based on spend, benefits, and annual fees. You'll also be able to compare the results side-by-side any credit card featured on the website. You can also use the Best Credit Cards For Marriott Bonvoy Points Calculator to find the best cards for earning Marriott Bonvoy Points by enter your spend for up to 20 different categories. Believe it or not, Marriott's credit cards aren't always the best for earning Marriott Bonvoy Points... especially for non-Marriott hotel spend.
If you want to expand your knowledge about other hotel rewards points, below are links to unlock such knowledge.
Marriott Points Value FAQ
How much are Marriott points worth in dollars?
Marriott Points are worth around 0.7 cents on average meaning 1,000 Marriott Points would be equal to $7.
How many points do you need for a Marriott room?
Free nights at Marriott cost as low as 5,000 points for off-peak Category 1 hotels and go as high as 100,000 points for a peak Category 8 hotel.
How many Marriott Points do you earn per night?
Bonvoy members earn 10 base points per $1 spent. Those with elite status can earn 10%-75% bonus points on top of that.
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 much are 100,000 Marriott Points worth?
Depends on the redemption. It can be worth as little as $200 and as much as $2,000 or more.