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Marriott Bonvoy Value

Updated February 20th, 2019

It’s been a busy couple of months for anyone paying attention to the Marriott and subsidiaries’ award programs. Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs have ceased existing as standalone programs. We’ve now got Bonvoy.

Much like Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club, Marriott offers a very reliable redemption experience. Also like the aforementioned, we’re reducing our usual reduction factor of 25% to 10. However, unlike it’s hotel peers, Marriott offers some nice upside, and one is not stuck with $0.005/point awards. After this month’s reckoning was completed, we assigned an ACRV of 1.11¢ to each Marriott Bonvoy point.

Current Previous Period $ Change % Change
30 Day Average 1.03¢ 1.03¢ +0.00¢ +0%
90 Day Average 1.20¢ 0.97¢ +0.23¢ +23%
ACRV 1.11¢ 1.00¢ +0.11¢ +11%
30 Day Non-Zero 1.15¢ 1.43¢ -0.28¢ -20%
90 Day Non-Zero 1.33¢ 1.19¢ +0.14¢ +12%
Average Non-Zero 1.24¢ 1.31¢ -0.07¢ -6%
Award Availability 100% 85% n/a +15%

how much are marriott bonvoy points worth feb 2019 bell curve

The chart above tells us that you’re quite likely to redeem your Marriott Reward points for 1.24¢ each, give or take a cent. Our standard deviation is .47¢, this means that, theoretically, 68% of award redemptions should occur between .77 and 1.7¢.

Redemption Count
Exceptional >$0.06 0
Great $0.04-0.06 0
Good $0.03-0.04 0
Respectable $0.02-0.03 1
Acceptable $0.01-0.02 13
Terrible <$0.01 6
No Availability 0

The chart above looks decent, for a hotel chain. If it were an airline, it would be terrible. Our best for the month came from a week-long stay at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. This was offered for $8,623.81 in cash or $21 plus 300,000 points. The latter providing a redemption value of 2.87¢ per point. That’s actually quite fantastic for a hotel point that’s not part of the former SPG program.

how much are marriott bonvoy points worth feb 2019 best and worst

Unlike Hilton and IHG, Marriott provides a potentially legitimate opportunity to transfer a credit card point for some solid value. However, we would still recommend keeping Ultimate Rewards right where one earned them, at Chase. At least until one has a specific, high value redemption in mind.

Compared to it’s Peers

For more information about how we value airline/hotel and other award currencies, please visit our valuation method and changelog pages.