What Is the Value of Marriott Bonvoy Points?

Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about 0.7 cent each when redeemed for award stays.
Sam KemmisJun 26, 2021

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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, the Marriott points value is about 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 or more in value from your Marriott points.

We calculated that Bonvoy points have a value of 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 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.

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

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

We have been tracking the value of Marriott Bonvoy points in the same way for three years, and unfortunately, the value has decreased a fair amount. This is especially bad news for Marriott loyalists or for those who signed up for with the expectation of higher value.

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 and.

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