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Overview

Marriott Rewards
The Marriott Rewards program accommodates both business and leisure travelers who visit major cities in the United StatesCanadaAsia and Europe. As a program member, you will earn rewards points when you stay with one of 17 affiliated brands, including Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard Marriott, Renaissance and more. (You can earn additional points by making purchases with one of Chase Visa's two Marriott Rewards credit cards.) In addition to hotel stays and room upgrades, you can redeem points for spa and dining gift cards or merchandise. Since Marriott partners with The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program, you can accrue and redeem points with either program and use them interchangeably. Plus, Marriott Rewards can be redeemed for flights through more than 40 airline rewards programs like United MileagePlus and Delta SkyMiles

Pros & Cons

  • No blackout dates when redeeming free nights on standard rooms
  • More than 4,000 participating hotels in more than 70 countries
  • Rewards can be used on hotel stays, flights, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages
  • Points expire after two years of inactivity
  • Rooms at high category hotels cost a large number of points
  • Marriott's top-tier membership level is harder to reach than the highest levels within the Hilton HHonors and Starwood Preferred Guest programs
4.64

Overall

Scorecard

  • Property Diversity
    5.0
  • Geographic Coverage
    5.0
  • Ease of Earning Free Night
    4.5
  • Additional Benefits
    5.0
  • No. of Hotels
    > 4,000

Rankings

Marriott Rewards is ranked No. 2 in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs. U.S. News evaluated 17 loyalty programs associated with major hotel brands across several indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank rewards.

Marriott Rewards is ranked as:

Points

As a Marriott Rewards program member, you earn points on expenses at participating hotels. Points can be used for nightly stays, room upgrades and spa or dining credits at Marriott-affiliated properties.

Points Can Expire

Can Earn Points On:

  • Credit Card
  • Air Travel
  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On:

  • Booking Hotels
  • Room Upgrades
  • Air Travel
See details about how to earn and use points

Membership Levels

The Marriott Rewards program is divided into four membership levels based on paid nights per calendar year: basic member, Silver Elite, Gold Elite and Platinum Elite. 

See details about how membership works

The Fine Print

  • The program only guarantees no blackout dates on standard rooms and some Marriott hotels will limit the total number of standard rooms available to points users on a given day; blackout days apply to Marriott Vacation Club properties.
  • Not all Ritz-Carlton properties participate in the Marriott Rewards program.
  • Once a year, points can be transferred to another Marriott Rewards member's account to qualify for a specific award immediately prior to the time of redemption.

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