Signing up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
With 7,000+ hotels in more than 110 countries around the world, Marriott probably has a hotel where you’re going. If you’re new to the world of free travel (or just want to know more), here’s how the Marriott award chart works.
It’s fairly straightforward: Standard free nights cost anywhere from 7,500 to 85,000 points per night, although the chain recently added peak and off-peak pricing. But it still isn’t as confusing as the dynamic pricing employed by some hotels — changing points awards day by day based on the demand for rooms. With Marriott’s chart, the cost of an award night is determined by the hotel’s category and whether you’re traveling during peak or off-peak times.
Essentially, it’s easy for anyone earning Marriott points from hotel stays or from cards like the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card (that’s currently offering a limited-time 100,000-point bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements) to know what they need for a free stay.
Let’s look at the details of the Marriott award chart, and an alternative way you can use your points to help offset the cost of a stay.
Marriott award chart
With 30 different hotel brands, Marriott offers you choices ranging from more economical rooms at hotels like Springhill Suites or luxury stays at a Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis.
I recently stayed at the Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa in Thailand and it was one of my best hotel experiences ever. Our room had 25-foot ceilings, a canopy bed, one of the most beautiful bathrooms I’ve ever seen and a private pool right out the front door.
Here’s a look at Marriott’s award chart, categories, and how many points you’ll need for a free night. You’ll have to do a search to determine whether your stay will run at the standard, peak, or off-peak rates. Marriott makes it easy to search for hotels and sort by category and cost of award nights here.
Marriott redemption chart
Marriott Cash + Points award chart
Marriott also offers Cash + Points rates that vary by category.
Marriott PointSavers award chart
PointSavers is an ongoing Marriott promotion that advertises up to 33% off the regular award rate. It isn’t marketed very heavily because it only applies to a small number of hotels and dates. Plus, hotels are added and removed from the list with no rhyme or reason.
But it’s something to note because PointSavers rates can be combined with Marriott’s fifth-night-free benefit on award stays. Stacking savings like that could really add up.
Marriott Hotel + Air packages
Last, there are Marriott’s Hotel + Air packages. With these packages, you can “buy” a certificate for a seven-night stay at a certain category of Marriott hotel and get airline miles too.
This Hotel + Air package award chart applies to almost every participating airline. So, for example, for 315,000 Marriott points, you’ll get a seven-night stay at a Marriott Category 5 hotel and 50,000 airline miles.
Marriott also has a special partnership with United Airlines and its Hotel + Air package pricing chart with United is a bit different. As you can see, you’ll get a 10% bonus on the United miles piece of the package.
For more Marriott Bonvoy tips and tricks, check out these posts:
- Our Marriott Bonvoy review
- Read our review of the Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card
- Is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card worth it?
- How to transfer Marriott points to airlines
- Here’s what to know about Marriott points value
- All about Marriott Bonvoy elite status
- The best way to use Marriott points
- How to earn Marriott points
- How to set up a Marriott account
- Do Marriott points expire?
For the latest news on traveling big without spending a fortune, please subscribe to the Million Mile Secrets daily email newsletter.