The Marriott Bonvoy program accommodates both business and leisure travelers who visit major cities in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. As a program member, you will earn rewards points when you stay with one of 30 affiliated brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and more. You can earn additional points by making purchases with one of American Express' Marriott-affiliated credit cards, the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card from Chase Visa or the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase Visa. In addition to hotel stays and room upgrades, you can redeem points for retail gift cards, cruise vacations, rental cars and unique experiences, such as concerts and sporting events. Plus, Marriott Bonvoy points can be used to pay for TSA Precheck applications, airport lounge access and flights through more than 40 airline rewards programs like United MileagePlus and Delta SkyMiles.
Pros & Cons
No blackout dates when redeeming free nights
More than 7,000 participating hotels in 130-plus 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 Bonvoy's top-tier membership level is harder to reach than the highest levels within the Hilton Honors and World of Hyatt programs
Marriott Bonvoy is ranked as:
- 5.0Property Diversity »
- 5.0Geographic Coverage »
- 4.5Ease of Earning Free Night »
- 5.0Additional Benefits »
- > 4,000No. of Hotels »
As a Marriott Bonvoy member, you earn points on expenses at participating hotels, including on-site dining and spa charges. Plus, members can accrue additional points by making everyday purchases with their Marriott Bonvoy credit card. Points can be used for nightly stays and room upgrades at Marriott-affiliated properties, as well as for merchandise purchases, rental cars, flights and more.
Points Can Expire
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The Marriott Bonvoy program is divided into six membership levels based on paid nights per calendar year: member, Silver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite. To qualify for Ambassador Elite status, you must also spend a certain amount of money with Marriott annually.
The Fine Print
- You can only earn points or airline miles for hotel stays unless you have elite status and link your account to a Emirates Skywards account. Your earnings preference will default to points unless you add a frequent flyer program number to your account online or by calling Marriott's customer service department.
- Up to 100,000 points can be transferred to another Marriott Bonvoy member's account in a calendar year. You can also transfer 3,000 to 240,000 points per day to a partner airline rewards program account.
- Suite Night Awards cannot be used to partially cover a stay.
- If you were a member of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and did not merge your accounts before Marriott Bonvoy launched in February 2019, you must submit a transfer request online to keep previously accrued points and nights.
- As of September 2019, Off Peak, Standard and Peak rate categories apply for free night awards.