# What Is the Value of Marriott Bonvoy Points? (Calculator)

Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about 0.8 cent each when redeemed for award stays.
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Nerdy takeaways
• The Marriott points value is about 0.8 cent each.

• Marriott Bonvoy points offer below-average value for a hotel reward program.

• The value of Marriott Bonvoy points has decreased a fair amount over the past four years.

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Whether you have a load of Marriott Bonvoy points from credit cards, vacations or business travel, you might be curious how much these Bonvoy points are actually worth.

Based on our analysis, the Marriott points value is about 0.8 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 0.8 cent or more in value from your Marriott points.

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## What does this value mean?

We calculated that Bonvoy points have a value of 0.8 cent based on comparing actual redemption options when paying with either cash or points.

Unlike some other valuations you’ll find online, it is based on data rather than a hypothetical maximized value.

If you’re getting more than 0.8 cent per point in value for a particular redemption, you’re doing well. If you’re getting less, consider looking for another redemption option.

This valuation can also give you a sense of how much a given Marriott Bonvoy promotion or credit card offer is worth. Though keep in mind that it is only an estimate and not a hard-and-fast cash value.

## Marriott points calculator

To determine the cash value of a particular number of Bonvoy points, use the calculator below.

## How do Marriott Bonvoy points compare to other hotel programs?

Marriott Bonvoy points offer below-average value for a hotel reward program, though there is no “typical” value.

Hotel program

Value per point

Best Western Rewards.

0.7 cent.

IHG Rewards.

0.8 cent.

Hilton Honors.

0.5 cent.

Hyatt.

2.3 cents.

Marriott Bonvoy.

0.8 cent.

0.8 cent.

Wyndham Rewards.

1.2 cents.

### EARN MORE POINTS WITH A MARRIOTT BONVOY CREDIT CARD

Marriott issues credit cards in partnership with Chase and American Express, ranging from a \$0-annual-fee starter card to a \$650-a-year option laden with perks. Options include:

Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card
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on Chase's website

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
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on Chase's website

Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Card
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card
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on American Express' website

Rates & Fees
Annual fee

\$0.

\$95.

\$250.

\$650.

Rewards

• 3 points per \$1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

• 2 points per \$1 on grocery stores, rideshare, select food delivery, select streaming and internet, cable and phone services.

• 1 point per \$1 on all other eligible purchases.

• 6 points per \$1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

• 3 points per \$1 on up to \$6,000 a year in combined purchases on grocery stores, gas stations and dining.

• 2 points per \$1 on all other eligible purchases.

• 6 points per \$1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

• 4 points per \$1 on up to \$15,000 a year in combined purchases at grocery stores and on dining.

• 2 points per \$1 on all other eligible purchases.

• 6 points per \$1 at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

• 3 points per \$1 at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines.

• 2 points per \$1 on all other eligible purchases.

Terms apply.

Other benefits

• 15 Elite Night Credits annually, qualifying you for Silver Elite Status

• Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.

• 15 Elite Night Credits annually, qualifying you for Silver Elite status, plus path to Gold Status when you spend \$35,000 on purchases each calendar year.

• 1 Elite Night Credit toward Elite Status for every \$5,000 you spend.

• Free Night Award (valued up to 50,000 points) after spending \$15,000 in a calendar year.

• Gold Elite status, plus 15 Elite Night credits each year toward Platinum Elite status.

• 1,000 points per paid eligible stay booked directly with Marriott Bonvoy at participating properties. Terms apply.

• Free Night Award (valued up to 85,000 points) every year after your account renewal month.

• Platinum Elite Status and 25 Elite Night credits per year.

• Fee credit for either Global Entry or TSA Precheck.

• Priority Pass Select lounge membership (enrollment required).

• Up to \$300 in statement credits per calendar year (up to \$25 per month) for eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide.

• Terms apply.

New cardholder offer

Earn 60,000 Bonus Points plus 1 Free Night Award after you spend \$2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Free Night valued at 50,000 points. Certain hotels have resort fees.

Earn 3 Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending \$3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card!

Earn 85,000 Bonus Points after you spend \$4,000 in purchases in your first 3 months from your account opening.

Earn 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make \$6,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

* Rewards earned by using one of these cards at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels come on top of the points you earn for being a member of the Bonvoy loyalty program. Taken together, paying with a Bonvoy card at a Bonvoy location can earn 14-17 points per dollar spent.

** There are two Marriott Bonvoy cards with substantially the same benefits but they come from different issuers. The Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful™ Card, described above, is from Chase. Its near-twin is the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card, which you can read about here.

To view rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, see this page.

## How has the Marriott points value changed over time?

We have been tracking the value of Marriott Bonvoy points in the same way for five years, and unfortunately, the value has decreased a fair amount due to the pandemic and the switch to dynamic pricing. This is especially bad news for Marriott loyalists or for those who signed up for Marriott-branded credit cards with the expectation of higher value.

## How did we determine the value of Marriott Bonvoy points?

We compared cash and reward (point) bookings across many hotels in the Marriott portfolio, including both domestic and international destinations. We calculated the value per point of each redemption, then calculated the overall value from there.

We took care to include the taxes and fees for both reward and cash bookings to ensure we were comparing the overall value. And we used the 75th percentile value for our overall valuation, which is the equivalent of comparing four different redemption options and picking the one that offers the best value.

Wondering what you can do with those points? Check out our guide to the Marriott Bonvoy award chart and how to get the most value from Marriott Bonvoy points.

Based on our analysis, 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about \$80.

Based on our analysis, 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about \$200.

Based on our analysis, 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about \$400.

Based on our analysis, 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about \$640.

Based on our analysis, 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about \$800.

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