Marriott isn't just the largest hotel company in terms of the total number of properties it operates; it also has over 30 different brands across its portfolio, ranging from classic luxury to affordable, extended stay properties. There are many differences between these Marriott Bonvoy brands, especially when it comes to elite status benefits.
One benefit in particular has caused some confusion since the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program's launch: complimentary breakfast. Members have even caught some properties playing games with this benefit and not delivering what they're supposed to provide. Of course, you can only hold them accountable if you know what your elite status entitles you to receive. To help you with this, we'll take a look at what each Marriott brand offers elites in terms of complimentary breakfast.
Sign up for our daily newsletter for more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox.
Despite Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest's unification occurring years ago, you'll see legacy SPG brands often offering more perks to elites. You'll also see a wide variation in how each Marriott brand handles the breakfast benefit.
For example, in my experience, complimentary breakfast at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island meant a massive buffet spread in the hotel's main restaurant. In comparison, at the St. Regis New York, it meant a $150 daily credit for room service (and you can bet I used up every penny). On the other hand, your $10 food and beverage credit at many Courtyard properties might only get you a coffee and a pastry.
Whether you’re road-tripping or globetrotting, the suite life is always better. Download the free TPG App to upgrade your travel!
Before getting into the details, let's start with a quick summary for all of the brands that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program:
|Brand||Benefit for Platinum Elite and Titanium Elite members|
|AC Hotels||Food and beverage credit as welcome amenity choice.|
|Aloft||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|Element||Included for all guests.|
|Fairfield||Included for all guests.|
|Four Points||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|Gaylord||Food and beverage credit as welcome amenity choice.|
|Le Meridien||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|Luxury Collection||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|Marriott Vacation Club||None.|
|Marriott Grand Residence Club||None.|
|Moxy||Food and beverage credit as welcome amenity choice.|
|Protea||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|Residence Inn||Included for all.|
|Sheraton||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|SpringHill||Included for all.|
|St. Regis||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|TownePlace Suites||Included for all.|
|Tribute Portfolio||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|W Hotels||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
|Westin||Breakfast as a welcome amenity choice.|
As you can see, this is quite a range. There are several brands where the exact benefit depends on things like the individual property's location and whether it has a lounge, among other factors. You'll almost certainly still be able to get some type of breakfast at those hotels, but there are some exceptions.
Sign up for our daily newsletter
Additionally, note that Homes & Villas by Marriott International and Vistana properties do not offer breakfast options, except for non-owners in the case of Vistana.
Related: Your ultimate guide to Marriott hotel brands
Let's dig into all of the nuances, so you know what to expect for your next stay.
Complimentary breakfast as a welcome amenity
Marriott Platinum Elite and Titanium Elite members can choose a welcome amenity upon check-in at most participating hotels. The chart below details which brands include breakfast in the options and the compensation to which you're entitled if the hotel doesn't provide this benefit. I've also included details on brands that provide a daily food and beverage credit that you could use for breakfast.
Related: 5 ways to get your hotel breakfast for free
|Brand||Choice of welcome gift||Compensation|
|JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels||U.S./Canada/Europe (non-resorts):|
1,000 points per stay or $10 food and beverage credit per stay.
1,000 points per stay or restaurant breakfast per night of stay for member plus one guest.
Other Regions (non-resorts):
1,000 points per stay or food and beverage amenity per stay.
Other Regions (resorts):
1,000 points per stay or food and beverage amenity per stay or restaurant breakfast per night of stay for member plus one guest.
|Gaylord Hotels||1,000 points per stay or $10 food and beverage credit per stay.||$100|
|St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Sheraton, Le Méridien, Westin, Tribute Portfolio||1,000 points per stay or amenity per stay or restaurant breakfast per night of stay for member plus one guest (includes resorts).||$100|
500 points per stay or $10 food and beverage credit per night for member plus one guest.
Hotels without lounge – 500 points per stay or food and beverage amenity or $10 food and beverage credit per night for member plus one guest.
Hotels with lounge – 500 points per stay and breakfast in the lounge (if the lounge is closed, restaurant breakfast for two per night).
|AC Hotels, Moxy||U.S./Canada/Europe:|
500 points per stay or $10 food and beverage credit per night for member plus one guest.
500 points per stay or food and beverage amenity per stay or $10 food and beverage credit per night for member plus one guest.
|$50 (AC Hotels)|
|Four Points, Aloft||500 points per stay, an amenity per stay or restaurant breakfast per night of stay for member plus one guest.||$50 (Four Points)|
|Protea Hotels||500 points per stay or restaurant breakfast per night of stay for member plus one guest.||$50|
While these hotels require you to select breakfast as your welcome amenity (instead of points), I've gotten lucky at a few St. Regis and W hotels recently and have been offered welcome points in addition to complimentary breakfast. For every hotel trying to skimp on breakfast benefits, it's nice to remember that some are going above and beyond to treat elite members well, like the St. Regis New York.
Related: Aloha to free: Where the Marriott Platinum Elite breakfast perk is done right
In addition, it's worth noting that for properties offering a $10 daily food and beverage credit (many Courtyards plus AC Hotels and Moxy), this is $10 for the member and another $10 for one additional guest staying in the same room. As a result, traveling as a couple to these locations would get you $20 per day toward breakfast (or another meal if you so choose).
Guaranteed lounge access
The other way to receive complimentary breakfast as a Platinum Elite or Titanium Elite member is through access to a hotel's lounge. Take note of which brands (and properties) have lounges you can access. If you're already getting breakfast this way, you wouldn't need to select it as your welcome amenity and could pick points or a food and beverage credit instead.
The following brands guarantee lounge access to Platinum Elite and Titanium Elite members:
- JW Marriott.
- Marriott Hotels.
- Delta Hotels.
- Le Méridien.
- Autograph Collection.
- Courtyard (only outside the U.S./Canada).
However, Marriott doesn't guarantee lounge access at resort properties in the following brands: JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels, Autograph Collection and Renaissance Hotels.
Additionally, some properties have lounges that aren't open seven days a week — and there are a handful of exceptions in certain regions and at individual properties. Here's a chart with those details (as well as compensation if the property doesn't offer this perk):
|JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels (excluding resorts)|
*Exceptions noted below.
If the lounge is closed or the hotel does not have a lounge/approved alternative, the member will receive daily continental breakfast in the restaurant for two or 750 points per night.
If the hotel does not have a lounge/approved alternative, members will receive daily restaurant breakfast for two or 750 points per night.
|$100 if no breakfast or breakfast alternative offered (all regions).|
|Courtyard (outside U.S./Canada)||If the lounge is closed, members will receive breakfast in the restaurant.||N/A|
|Sheraton, Le Méridien, Westin (including resorts)||No alternative when the lounge is closed.||N/A|
This list is much shorter because many brands don't have lounges or don't have them consistently at all properties. It's worth noting that the compensation requirements are much weaker here. Still, Sheraton, Westin and Le Méridien properties offer breakfast in the restaurant as a welcome amenity, so you're covered even if the lounge isn't open during your stay.
Related: How to get some of the world's most expensive hotel buffet breakfasts for free
*As noted in the above chart, there's a list of specific properties in the U.S. that do not provide breakfast if the lounge is closed, instead offering 1,000 points. You can find this information in Section 4.3.c.iv.A. in the Marriott Bonvoy terms and conditions, but here's the current list:
- The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection.
- Boston Marriott Copley Place.
- Boston Marriott Long Wharf.
- Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
- JW Marriott Essex House New York City.
- JW Marriott New Orleans.
- JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square.
- JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
- The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection.
- Monterey Marriott.
- New York Marriott Marquis.
- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
- Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
- Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.
- Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
- Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel.
- Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel.
- Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.
- Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
Given that most of these are in larger cities, this may not be the biggest drawback, as there are likely better, local options nearby. However, it is worth noting if you visit one of these properties and had been expecting a complimentary breakfast.
Related: The 11 hotel breakfasts we'd order for every meal if we could
Brands with no breakfast benefit
Unfortunately, some of Marriott's most iconic brands are missing entirely from this list. The following brands don't offer any form of free, daily breakfast (though I've included the welcome amenity choices):
- The Ritz-Carlton (1,000 points per stay).
- Edition (1,000 points per stay).
- Marriott Vacation Club (1,000 points per stay).
- Marriott Grand Residence Club (1,000 points per stay).
- Design Hotels (1,000 points per stay).
- Gaylord Hotels (1,000 points or $10 food and beverage credit per stay).
Brands with breakfast for all
Finally, several brands offer complimentary breakfast for all travelers, regardless of elite status. These properties include:
- SpringHill Suites.
- Fairfield by Marriott.
- Residence Inn.
- TownePlace Suites.
Related: Breakfast recently got better at 3,000 Marriott hotels in the US
Flow chart for your next stay
Confused? You're not alone, as there are many layers of complexity to a seemingly simple benefit. To help, here's a simple set of questions to help you figure out what to expect with breakfast on your next stay:
Are you staying at a SpringHill, Fairfield, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites or Element?
- YES: Stop here; every guest at these properties has breakfast included.
- NO: Continue reading.
Are you staying at a Ritz-Carlton, Edition, Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Grand Residence Club or Design property?
- YES: Stop here; there's no breakfast benefit available to you at these properties.
- NO: Continue reading.
Do you have no status, Silver status or Gold status in the Marriott Bonvoy program?
- YES: Stop here; you don't have any formal breakfast benefit at any of the remaining brands.
- NO: Continue reading.
Are you staying at a Four Points, Aloft, Protea, AC or Moxy property?
- YES: You'll be able to select a complimentary breakfast or a daily food and beverage credit as your welcome amenity.
- NO: Continue reading.
Are you staying at a St. Regis, Luxury Collection, W, Sheraton, Le Méridien, Westin or Tribute Portfolio property?
- YES: You'll be able to select complimentary breakfast as your welcome amenity.
- NO: Continue reading.
Are you staying at a Gaylord property?
- YES: You'll be able to select a $10 food and beverage credit per stay as your welcome amenity, but there's no other breakfast benefit.
- NO: It's time to refer back to the charts above, as the remaining brands have various restrictions and exclusions.
What does all of this mean in practice? Well, as a Marriott Titanium Elite, I have a preference for St. Regis hotels over Ritz-Carlton, which has very little to do with the properties themselves. Let's say that a Platinum Elite or Titanium Elite member was planning a trip to Shanghai and trying to decide between the Portman Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis Jingan, two Category 5 hotels barely a kilometer apart.
Both are decent properties (though by no means exceptional), but I would have to recommend the St. Regis. While I (personally) had a subpar experience at this specific Ritz-Carlton, the St. Regis will always have the upper hand in my book due to the brand's superior elite benefits and recognition. It's not limited to breakfast, either. I like being able to use my Suite Night Awards at St. Regis hotels (you can't use them at Ritz-Carlton), and Platinum Elite members aren't eligible for suite upgrades at Ritz-Carlton hotels either (only Titanium Elite members are).
Related: Ritz-Carlton: The Marriott hotel brand where elite benefits don't really apply
This same logic works in other cases, as well. I loved my stay at the Mira Moon in Hong Kong, even though it didn't provide any breakfast benefits to elite members as a Design Hotel. Hong Kong is one of the few cities where I don't mind passing up on free hotel breakfast — I'd much rather enjoy some dim sum. However, if a breakfast benefit matters to you, you might consider staying at the Renaissance Hong Kong instead. I can promise you that property doesn't have the same eclectic and beautiful design as the Mira Moon, but if you value your elite benefits heavily, you may want to focus on certain brands.
That said, I'd strongly encourage you to consider how much breakfast truly matters. Many properties in the Marriott Bonvoy program may not offer complimentary breakfast but still provide a phenomenal experience. And of course, you could always leverage a program like Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts to score free breakfast if you have The Platinum Card® from American Express in your wallet.
Related: Get free breakfast, upgrades and more with the Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts program
Get closer to Marriott elite status
There aren't any cards that offer automatic Platinum Elite or Titanium Elite status. But the cards below can get you closer to the next level of status because each offers 15 elite night credits per year. If you have a personal and a small business credit card from Marriott, you can even stack this for a total of 30 elite night credits per year.
Here are some of the best Marriott credit cards to consider:
- Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card: Earn 100,000 welcome bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months from account opening.
- Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card: Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in your first three months from account opening. (no annual fee).
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card: Earn 95,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first three months of card membership. ($650 annual fee; see rates and fees)
- Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card: Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new card to make $3,000 in eligible purchases within the first three months of card membership. ($125 annual fee; see rates and fees)
Related: Free nights and easy status: Here's why I have 4 Marriott Bonvoy credit cards
The lack of consistency in Marriott's elite breakfast offerings undoubtedly leads to confusion. I'll admit that I've checked in to a few different hotels with a copy of Marriott's elite benefit guide pulled up on my phone, so I can make sure that the hotel is offering me everything it is supposed to deliver.
While breakfast is only one of many factors that goes into a good hotel experience, I personally find myself gravitating toward brands like St. Regis that go above and beyond to recognize Platinum Elite and Titanium Elite members.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business card, click here.
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Do Marriott Gold Elite members get free breakfast? ›
Do Marriott Silver & Gold members get free breakfast? No, aside from hotels that offer all guests free breakfast, there are no incremental elite breakfast perks for Silver and Gold members. Only Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador members get a breakfast benefit.Does Marriott have free breakfast? ›
Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott locations all have free breakfast with a standard reservation. At most other Marriott properties, breakfast is typically included if you have Platinum status or higher in the Marriott Bonvoy program.Do you get Marriott Elite nights when using points? ›
Elite Qualifying Nights Summary
Paid and Award Stays at Marriott Properties — Whether you pay for your hotel nights or use Marriott Bonvoy points, each night stayed will count as an elite qualifying night.
, 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about $350. How much are 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points worth? , 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about $560.Do you tip when breakfast is included? ›
“It is customary and appreciated to tip during breakfast when there is a server who takes your order or serves coffee and juice.”Do Marriott Gold Elite members get free parking? ›
Like every other Marriott property I know of, no free parking for Gold or other elite members. Unlike most "downtown" Marriott properties, parking is pretty cheap - $8/day as I write this. Nice, subterranean key-controlled parking lot (nice when it's snowing or raining.)What is included in a complimentary breakfast at a hotel? ›
FAQs about complimentary hotel breakfast
Although this varies by hotel, a continental breakfast typically consists of items such as pastries, fresh fruit, cereals, and beverages. It does not usually include hot items such as eggs and breakfast meat.
means that you can pay the room with breakfast included or with another fee, breakfast excluded.Does Marriott points expire? ›
If your Marriott Bonvoy® Account does not have Qualifying Activity for 24 Consecutive Months, your Marriott Bonvoy® Points will expire: If a Member does not maintain an active status for five (5) consecutive years, the Member's Account may be deactivated.Can you get lifetime titanium elite? ›
If you had 750 elite nights and 10 years as a Platinum member with either Starwood or Marriott, you received Lifetime Titanium Elite status. It is no longer possible to achieve Lifetime Titanium Elite.
How many points do I need for a free night at Marriott? ›
The Free Night Award can be redeemed for a one-night stay inclusive of room rate and applicable taxes at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels with a redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.How do you stay Gold Elite at Marriott? ›
Stay at hotels within the Marriott family of brands
The traditional way of earning elite status with any hotel program is to stay at the brand's hotels. If you stay 25 nights within the Marriott family of brands, you will earn Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status.
To compare, 100,000 Marriott points could get you 10 nights at a Category 1 hotel in peak season. Or you could get one night at a Category 8 hotel. Book off-peak. Marriott hotels feature dynamic pricing, which means award night prices will fluctuate depending on demand.How many Marriott points is $1? ›
2.5 Points Per $1 USD Spent.What are 85000 Marriott points worth? ›
The 85,000-point award is provided each year to those with a Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. Terms apply. NerdWallet values Marriott points at 0.7 cent each, making this award worth $595.Do you tip housekeeping if they didn't clean your room? ›
Do you have to tip housekeeping? The answer is a resounding yes. The people who clean and take care of your room during your stay, clean and sanitize it between customers, and answer the sorts of things you really shouldn't be asking hotel staff are essential workers.What is the average tip for breakfast? ›
The appropriate amount to tip servers depends on your service. 15% is appropriate for average service ; 20% if your server is above average. You should feel free to tip above 20% if you received excellent service.Is it rude to tip before service? ›
She says tipping a restaurant worker for good service is still polite. But the payment systems that try to extract a tip from you before your food arrives aren't asking for a tip. Anything charged before you get the food is a service fee.Can someone else use my Marriott free night? ›
Important: You can only use your Marriott Bonvoy® Points to Gift an Award Redemption Reservation to another Guest. You cannot use a Free Night Award Certificate to book a Room for another Guest.How long does Marriott Elite status last? ›
How long does Marriott Bonvoy status last? Elite status is valid in the year in which it's earned and an additional 14 months after that year. For example, if you earn elite status in November 2020, the status that you earn is valid until February 28, 2022.
What is the highest Marriott status? ›
The top tier in the Marriott program is Bonvoy Ambassador Elite. You must reach 100 elite qualifying nights and $23,000 in qualifying spending to qualify for this tier.How much do you tip for free breakfast at a hotel? ›
It's recommended you leave at least $1-2 per person for a free hotel breakfast, regardless of hotel. When: At the end of each meal. Where: On the table, held down by a beverage. Why: In the US, it's generally understood that you tip 15-20% on your restaurant bill.What does free breakfast all inclusive mean? ›
All inclusive is breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as all drinks (non alcoholic and alcoholic).What's included in breakfast? ›
Full American Breakfast - Large portion of eggs, breakfast meats such as bacon or sausage, potatoes or hashbrowns, pancakes or waffles, toast, and coffee.Can I take breakfast to my room? ›
Yes, it is normally proper etiquette and totally fine to take trays of food from the buffet back to your room. The rule to live by would be: when in doubt, ask.What does complete breakfast mean? ›
So what is the definition of a "complete breakfast" anyways? A recent video by the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel has got our answer, and it's surprisingly simple: all you need for a complete breakfast are carbohydrates and proteins.Is a fry up a breakfast? ›
Sometimes also called a 'fry-up', the full English breakfast consists of fried eggs, sausages, back bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread and often a slice of white or black pudding (similar to bloodwurst). It is accompanied by tea or coffee and hot, buttered toast.How can I avoid losing my Marriott points? ›
Having a Marriott credit card and using it at least once every 24 months will ensure you earn points and keep your account active.How many nights can you get with 100000 Marriott points? ›
Marriott Bonvoy's 100,000-Point Welcome Offer Means Up to 13 Free Nights at a Hotel. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless is a great card for those who want to turn day-to-day expenses like groceries and gas into free hotel stays. Condé Nast Traveler has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products.How much is 12000 Marriott points worth? ›
12,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth an average of $117.6, according to WalletHub data. You will get the best value for your Marriott Bonvoy points when you redeem them for Travel, but there are multiple redemption options.
What is the difference between Lifetime Platinum and Titanium Marriott? ›
Titanium status is Marriott Bonvoy's 75-night elite tier, between Platinum and Ambassador status. It offers limited incremental perks over Platinum status, including 75% bonus points (rather than 50% bonus points), suite upgrades at Ritz-Carltons, United MileagePlus Silver status, and access to more Choice Benefits.Will Marriott extend status 2023? ›
Yes, we extended Members' Elite Status through February 2023, whether earned in 2019 or 2020. Members who earned status in 2021 are already enjoying their status through February 2023.Is Lifetime Platinum Marriott worth it? ›
Marriott Platinum status is where perks really start to get valuable, as it offers benefits like 50% bonus points, suite upgrades, 4PM late check-out, complimentary breakfast and/or lounge access at most brands, and more.Can my wife use my Marriott free night certificate? ›
No, a Free Night Anniversary Award issued by Marriott Bonvoy® Partner Credit Cards cannot be transferred or gifted to another Guest, They can only be used by the Member. A Free Night Award is for the Account Holder's primary use. A Free Night Award cannot be transferred from one Member to another.Is 5000 Marriott points alot? ›
Generally speaking, these redemptions do not make for a good deal. Redeeming 5,000 points for a $20 credit gives a value of just 0.4 cents per point. While this is better than a merchandise redemption, it's still far less value than a free night at the cheapest hotels.How many nights is 50000 Marriott points? ›
Marriott's Category 1 properties cost 5,000 points per night for off-peak redemptions. So 50,000 points nets 10 nights, plus two free nights (one for every four consecutively booked days), yielding an almost two-week stay.Does Gold Elite get lounge access? ›
The simple answer: No, you don't get executive lounge access with Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status. Executive lounge access is only complimentary for Platinum, Titanium, or Ambassador Elite status members.Do Marriott Gold Elite get late check out? ›
Gold Elite travelers are eligible for 2 p.m. late checkout when available, and you can get Gold Elite status as a perk of several premium credit cards. To guarantee late checkout at most Marriott hotels, you'll want to earn at least Platinum Elite status.Do Marriott free night certificates count towards elite status? ›
According to Marriott's terms and conditions, award stays count toward earning elite status: Free Night Award stay(s) and night(s) will count toward earning Elite membership status. Like many other loyalty programs, Marriott Bonvoy award rates are also dynamic now.
You can sell Marriott Vacation Club points through the Marriott Vacation Club repurchase program. Their timeshare exit specialists will guide you through the process of resale. You can also sell these points with online traders like MilesBuyer for competitive prices.
What are 70k Marriott points worth? ›
70,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth an average of $686, according to WalletHub data. You will get the best value for your Marriott Bonvoy points when you redeem them for Travel, but there are multiple redemption options.What does 250000 Marriott points get you? ›
At my arguably very conservative last published points valuation 250,000 points are worth $1500. 50,000 point free night awards are what I receive each year with my premium $450 Marriott American Express card, and this card is offering 5 (which you earn as the initial bonus) with an annual fee of just $95.How many Marriott points is $100? ›
So a $100 hotel stay earns 1,000 Marriott points. There are three exceptions: Element, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels earn just five Marriott points per dollar spent.How much is 25,000 Bonvoy points worth? ›
25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth an average of $245, according to WalletHub data. You will get the best value for your Marriott Bonvoy points when you redeem them for Travel, but there are multiple redemption options.How many dollars is 35000 Marriott points? ›
35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth an average of $343, according to WalletHub data. You will get the best value for your Marriott Bonvoy points when you redeem them for Travel, but there are multiple redemption options.Where are Marriott points worth the most? ›
Marriott and St. Regis Hotels and Resorts. We found the average value of Marriott's luxury properties to be 0.77 cents per Bonvoy point. Based on data collected in July 2022, this is the most valuable category for redemptions with your Marriott points.Are Bonvoy points worth it? ›
Marriott Bonvoy points are worth approximately $0.009 each. While this value is low compared with flexible rewards programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards®, it's a very good redemption value for hotel loyalty points. In fact, we value Hilton Honors points and IHG Rewards points are just $0.005 each.What is Marriott Gold status worth? ›
Spend more time doing what you love. Earn 25% more points on every eligible hotel purchase, including room rate and other incidentals that can be charged to your room, such as dining and spa. Get a checkout time as late as 2 p.m. (subject to availability) so you can spend more time doing what you love.What does Marriott Gold Elite get me? ›
Marriott Gold Elite benefits
Earn 25% more points on your purchases at Marriott properties, including room rate, incidentals and services charged to your room. Enhanced room upgrade. Receive a room upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability.
Does Marriott Gold Elite get lounge access? ›
The simple answer: No, you don't get executive lounge access with Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status. Executive lounge access is only complimentary for Platinum, Titanium, or Ambassador Elite status members.What is after gold elite status Marriott? ›
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status
Best benefits: All of the benefits of Gold Elite status, plus 4 p.m. priority late checkout, and an in-hotel welcome gift of extra points, a breakfast offering at participating hotels or a welcome amenity.
How long does Marriott Bonvoy status last? Elite status is valid in the year in which it's earned and an additional 14 months after that year. For example, if you earn elite status in November 2020, the status that you earn is valid until February 28, 2022.Do Marriott Gold Elite points expire? ›
If your Marriott Bonvoy® Account does not have Qualifying Activity for 24 Consecutive Months, your Marriott Bonvoy® Points will expire: If a Member does not maintain an active status for five (5) consecutive years, the Member's Account may be deactivated.What is the highest Marriott lifetime status? ›
What is the highest Lifetime status with Marriott? Lifetime Platinum Elite status is the highest level and it can be achieved after earning 600 lifetime nights and 10 years of Platinum Elite status or higher.Does Marriott Gold get free water? ›
yes they are available at the front desk. in addition depending on your level in Marriott rewards, some can be left at your room in the room cleaning process.Is Bonvoy Titanium worth it? ›
75% Bonvoy bonus points
You ordinarily earn 10 base points per dollar spent, meaning Platinum members earn 15x points per dollar spent, while Titanium members earn 17.5x points per dollar spent. I value Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each, so I consider that to be an incremental 1.75% return on Marriott spending.
You'll earn 50% more points on top of the base rate of 10 Marriott Bonvoy points per USD spent at Marriott properties. This represents 25% more than the Gold Elite bonus of 25%.How do I get complimentary lounge access? ›
- Use cards that give free lounge access. ...
- Buy a third-party lounge pass. ...
- Buy one-time access to a lounge for as low as $23. ...
- Find free access with the LoungeBuddy app. ...
- Get free access as an active military member. ...
- Get an airline or alliance lounge membership. ...
- Gain entry with elite points status. ...
- Gain access with your ticket.
First up, of course: complimentary room upgrades are available at check-in for Marriott Bonvoy elite members. If you've reached the lofty heights of Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Platinum, Titanium or even Ambassador status, you could receive a complimentary room upgrade at check-in as part of your usual suite of benefits.
What does 15 elite night credits mean? ›
Elite Night Credits are the number of completed Qualifying Nights you have earned with us. One Elite Night Credit (ENC) is earned for each completed Qualifying Night you stayed at a Marriott Bonvoy® Participating Property on a Qualifying Rate.How many Bonvoy points do you need for a free night? ›
One of the most notable perks of carrying the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card or the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card is the annual free night award, which is worth 35,000 points. The free night award provides a lot of flexibility for award travel.How do you get lifetime platinum at Marriott? ›
You must earn 600 qualifying nights and 10 years as Platinum Elite or higher to achieve Lifetime Platinum Elite status. Marriott Bonvoy® would love to welcome you to the Lifetime Platinum Elite community!