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Several hotel credit cards provide free nights to cardholders as part of their perks and benefits offering — and we believe this is one of the best perks you can get from holding a credit card.
These credit card free night certificates can be very useful to travelers, because they can enable you to extend a trip by another night, or can get you a free room for a night without having to dip into your reserve of points that you may otherwise want to save for a higher-value redemption.
Several products in Marriott’s portfolio of co-branded credit cards offer free nights to cardholders, and Marriott Bonvoy has a huge footprint of hotels at which you can redeem these certificates at. With some incredible brands like St. Regis and The Ritz-Carlton, there are bound to be plenty of options for you to get exceptional value from your certificates!
Naturally, if you redeem a certificate at premium or luxury brands, you’ll get more out of your certificate because these types of properties typically cost more than mid-range or budget brands. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at the best properties at which you can redeem these free night certificates and get great value out of them.
Let’s get to it!
Before you even think about where to use these free night certificates, you need to know how to get them — let’s have a look at the best ways to do so:
If you hold the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, or Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card (no longer open for new applications), you will receive 1 free night certificate each year after renewal.
This free night certificate includes the room rate and applicable taxes and fees, so you’ll truly get a free night at a qualifying Marriott property when you use the certificate.
If you hold either the Marriott Bonvoy Business card or the Marriott Bonvoy card, your free night certificate is valid for a redemption price of up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. If you hold the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, however, your free night certificate is valid for a redemption price of up to 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Only the primary cardmember will receive a free night certificate, so any authorized users or employees will not get their own free night certificates. The free night certificate is valid for 1 year after it’s issued.
Hot Tip: The new Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card doesn’t come with a free night certificate automatically, but you can earn one (with a redemption value up to 50,000 points) after spending $15,000 on the card in a calendar year.
You’ll be notified via the email address listed on your Marriott Bonvoy account when the certificate is deposited into your account, and you’ll also be provided with instructions on how you can redeem your certificate.
To redeem these certificates, you have to log into your Marriott Bonvoy account and apply the e-certificate during booking. If you want to redeem the certificate, be sure that redeeming points is not selected as your payment option.
Hot Tip: The free night certificate will be credited to your Marriott Bonvoy account within 8 to 12 weeks after your anniversary. This is done to prevent cardmembers from getting the certificate and then canceling the card shortly before paying the annual fee.
Marriott partners with 2 issuers for its co-branded credit cards.
The Marriott Boundless card is the only Chase card that offers a free night certificate automatically, however the Marriott Bountiful card offers a free night certificate after spending $15,000 in a calendar year.
Typically, free night certificates from Chase post a bit faster than those from Amex, but it can take up to 8 weeks after your account anniversary date for it to be deposited into your online Marriott Bonvoy account.
Of course, the free night certificates from Chase cards behave the same as the ones from Amex cards.
The free night certificate from the Marriott Boundless card is valid for a 1-night stay of up to 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, and it behaves the same as the ones from Amex cards.
These are 3 more Chase cards that are no longer open for applications but earn free night certificates every account anniversary:
Just like the Amex certificates, your free night certificate is valid for 1 year after being issued.
When you stay at least 75 eligible nights, you will qualify for Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite status and receive a perk called an annual choice benefit that allows you to choose from 1 of the following options:
In general, most people choose 5 Suite Night Awards as the annual choice benefit, but it’s still possible to get a free night certificate if you designate it as your Titanium annual choice benefit.
Marriott Bonvoy frequently circulates a promotion where new members who sign up for a Marriott Bonvoy account will earn a free night after completing 2 stays within a certain timeframe.
This applies only to new members only, not existing Marriott Bonvoy members and free night certificates are good for up to 25,000 points and have the same 1-year validity as all other free night certificates.
Hot Tip: You can now “top up” your free night certificate by using up to 15,000 points. So a 50,000-point certificate can be used in conjunction with points for a night costing up to 65,000 points.
If you have a free night certificate valid for up to 40,000 or 50,000 points, you can really elevate the quality of the properties you can stay at. In this section, we’ll walk you through the best Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate redemptions ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 points per night for a standard stay.
Hot Tip: Marriott Bonvoy and American Express have introduced new free night certificates worth up to 85,000 points. Although these are still relatively new, there are a few luxury properties that catch our eyes where you can use these certificates reasonably well. These are The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection, and The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa.
Each room offers at least 700 square feet of space, panoramic ocean views, a private balcony or patio with a hammock, a unique indoor/outdoor floor plan, marble floors, exquisite design, and, of course, a luxurious bed.
Other amenities at the property include 3 eateries, a coffee house, a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools (2 of which are kid-friendly), a hot tub, a 24/7 gym with private personal training available, and a massive amount of meeting and event space.
This property can be booked for 50,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, depending on your dates. Otherwise, you’d have to pay $500 to $1,000 per night, with average room rates sitting at $800 per night, inclusive of taxes and fees.
The Bodrum EDITION is the premier luxury resort in Bodrum on the so-called Turkish Riviera. It overlooks the Aegean Sea and has incredible reviews from guests.
There are a total of 108 guest rooms, lofts, suites, and villas, each of which has at least 452 square feet of space, deluxe bedding and linens, an ergonomic workstation, a huge bathroom with an oversized soaking tub and monsoon rain shower, and, of course, Le Labo bath products.
This property has 2 chic restaurants, 2 bars, and a posh cocktail lounge and nightclub. There’s also a full-service spa, an outdoor infinity pool, a sun terrace, and meeting, wedding, and event space.
This fantastic property can be booked for 50,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, making it possible to redeem a 50,000-point free night certificate if you find availability on the low end.
And if you’re considering paying cash for the privilege of staying here, you’ll dish out $500 to $1,000 per night, with average cash rates sitting at $700 nightly, including taxes and fees.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the 2 conventional hotspots in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But in the north lies Ras Al Khaimah, one of the most underrated desert cities for an unforgettable and opulent desert holiday.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a 5-star resort that packs plenty of luxury. Each villa is at least 1,700 square feet (!) and features a private pool, a large furnished terrace, extravagant Arabic décor, and mud-brick architecture to allow for maximum cooling.
The property has 6 eateries in total, including a rustic farmhouse restaurant with a whiskey lounge, an Arabian/Indian restaurant, a Moroccan restaurant, an outdoor shisha bar, a Mediterranean grill, and a pool bar.
Plus, you’ll find a sumptuous spa with an indoor pool and a 16-station hydrothermal facility called The Rainforest, a 24/7 gym, meeting and event space, and tons of activities.
This Bedouin-inspired property can be booked for 50,000 to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night — meaning you can use a 50,000-point Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate on cheaper dates. Otherwise, cash rates are around $500 to $900 per night, with the average price being around $750 including taxes and fees.
One of the newer properties to grace Marriott Bonvoy’s Luxury Collection brand is The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire. This exquisite hotel gives you an idea of what it’s like to stay in a palace from a bygone era.
As the former manor home of the Third Duke of Marlborough, this property boasts 150 acres of gardens and parklands. Each of the classically luxurious rooms boasts a marble-clad bathroom, luxurious furnishings, and beautiful décor. Although rooms start at a relatively tight 226 square feet, you’ll still feel as if you’re in an oasis of luxury thanks to each room’s soundproof windows.
Elsewhere on the property, you can enjoy delicious English cuisine in the signature restaurant, Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room, cigars and drinks in the Churchill Bar, and even the spa lounge at The Langley Spa. It also offers a whopping 17,000+ square feet of space, including a 24/7 gym, an indoor heated pool, and an outdoor pool.
This superb property is priced at 40,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, which means that you can redeem either a 40,000- or 50,000-point free night certificate to stay here. Cash prices range from $400 to $800 per night, with an average rate of around $600.
The Ritz-Carlton, Montréal is an elegant hotel in the heart of this iconic Canadian city.
On top of this, the rooms start at 400 square feet. Each has a Nespresso machine, marble bathroom with rain shower, a TOTO bidet toilet, heated floors, and Asprey bath amenities.
In addition, you’ll find a Daniel Boulud fine-dining restaurant, an afternoon tea lounge, a Champagne bar, a rooftop terrace, an indoor saltwater pool, a gym, and 12,000 square feet of event space.
Reward pricing at this historic hotel ranges from around 40,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, while paid rates hover around $450 to $900 for standard rooms, with an average rate of about $600, including taxes and fees.
Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca is a high-end resort on Spain’s ritzy beach island of Mallorca. This hillside castle hotel overlooks the Bay of Palma and is an indulgent paradise of Spanish hospitality.
This adults-only property has 164 rooms and suites, each of which is at least 280 square feet, features contemporary design, and boasts modern technology. Each of the en-suite bathrooms is a marble sanctuary, with twin vanities, a separate bath and shower, heated floors, and signature bath amenities, as well as a plush bathrobe and slippers for each guest.
This property has an international restaurant, an afternoon tea lounge, a Mediterranean lounge, a Spanish bodega, a poolside bar, and a salon-style bar. Also, there’s an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a 24/7 gym, a spa, tennis courts, and meeting/event space.
This property can be booked for 40,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, making it possible to redeem a 40,000- or 50,000-point free night certificate here. Paid rates range from $450 to $600 per night, with an average of around $500.
The JW Marriott Hotel Nara is one of the newest luxury hotels in the famous city of Nara, Japan.
This strategically located 5-star hotel is a short 10-minute walk from Shin-Ōmiya train station and less than 2 miles from Nara Park. It has 158 sophisticated rooms and 16 suites in total.
Each room is at least 387 square feet and features natural, elegant tones, Aromatherapy Associates amenities, a separate shower and bathtub, a living and sitting area, a bidet, a minibar, and luxury bedding. Elsewhere, you’ll find 2 restaurants, an executive lounge, a spa, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a gym, and meeting space.
Award nights range in price from 40,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, meaning you can use a 40,000- or 50,000-point free night certificate here. You can expect cash rates of around $350 to $600 per night, with an average rate of $450.
The St. Regis Langkawi is one of the most underrated properties in Marriott’s portfolio. And while cash rates tend to be relatively affordable, the quality of this property is tremendous.
This St. Regis is situated on a private beach along the Andaman Sea on one of Malaysia’s most prestigious islands. The property has all-suite accommodations with each having a living room, a balcony, a minibar, a coffee maker, and so much more. In addition, you’ll enjoy the St. Regis signature butler service.
Suites offer at least 624 square feet, a furnished balcony, crisp bedding, a warm marble bathroom with amazing toiletries, and lots of in-room technology. The bathroom has a separate soaking tub, twin vanities, slippers, bathrobes, a walk-in shower, and an in-mirror television.
On the premises, you’ll find an overwater restaurant, 3 more restaurants, 3 bars, an oceanfront pool, a fitness center, direct private beach access, and of course, an Iridium Spa.
Cash rates start relatively low at $250 per night but can go all the way up to $600 per night. Although the average room rate is “just” $400 per night, this property is an incredible way to use your free night certificate. With room rates ranging from 40,000 to 70,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, you can use 40,000- or 50,000-point certificates for a stay here.
Falisia, a Luxury Collection Resort Spa, Portopiccolo (also known simply as “Falisia”) is situated in a private bay on the Gulf of Trieste on the Adriatic Coast.
This chic hotel offers rooms with at least 280 square feet of space, a plush king bed, high-tech tea and coffee machines, twin vanities, an oversized bathtub/shower combination, a bidet, a separate sitting area, and more.
There are a total of 4 eateries, including a classy open-air restaurant, a cafè, a bar located within the spa, and a dedicated cocktail bar. The property also houses a 24/7 fitness center, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a spa, an outdoor infinity pool, and an abundance of meeting and event space.
Reward nights cost 40,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, meaning you can redeem a 40,000- or 50,000-point free night certificate to stay here. Cash rates average around $350, including taxes and fees, but can be anywhere from $300 to $500 nightly.
Marriott Bonvoy’s 35,000-point free night certificate is the most common variety you can get — let’s take a look at our favorite places at which you can use them!
Wolfsburg is one of the biggest cities in Germany. It’s also known as the wealthiest in the country, thanks to a robust auto industry, including Volkswagen’s global headquarters and the world’s largest car plant!
Indeed, The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg is a prestigious hotel set alongside a canal. It’s just a 4-minute walk from the Autostadt automobile museum (guests enjoy complimentary entrance) and a 15-minute walk from Volkswagen Arena.
The property houses 4 upscale eateries including AQUA — which has 3 Michelin stars — and 2 posh bars. Plus, there’s a full spa, a heated outdoor pool, and a 24/7 gym.
Award rates typically range from 30,000 to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, meaning you can book a night here using a 35,000-point certificate. Cash rates range from $300 to around $800, with average rates at about $500 per night.
The Sanya EDITION nods to the EDITION brand’s acclaimed style in an unparalleled location on Hainan Island in China. It’s proven to be a popular spot, with over 6,000 reviews and a 5-star rating on Tripadvisor.
The expansive 50-acre grounds contain 501 rooms and suites with signature minimalist décor, lots of wooden tones, and, of course, an abundance of lush greenery throughout the premises.
This exceptional property has 4 restaurants, a signature rooftop bar, an infinity pool, a spa, a gym, and easy access to the largest duty-free international mall in China!
Reward prices tend to hover from 30,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, so you may be able to redeem your 35,000-point free night certificate here. Cash rates range from $325 to around $900 per night, while the average cost is around $450.
Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu is a luxurious, adults-only Greek resort on the Ionian Sea set on a private white-sand beach.
The property is the only 5-star beachfront resort in Corfu. It has stylish rooms with at least 312 square feet of space plus 3 restaurants, 2 bars with a team of talented mixologists, a spa, an outdoor pool, a gym, and meeting/event space.
Award nights typically go for 30,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. Cash prices can be steep as well — ranging from $250 to $600 per night with an average of around $450 — which makes it a great opportunity to use your 35,000-point free night certificate if you can find low-level availability.
If you’re a Marriott Bonvoy loyalist, there’s a great chance you’ve heard of the JW Marriott Miami. This property is located in Brickell, a hot destination for dining shopping, and nightlife.
It’s located near other prestigious properties like the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, and it’s less than 4 miles from South Beach.
Rooms have all the furnishings you’d expect in a luxury hotel. Property amenities include 2 restaurants, a pub-style bar, a spa, a gym, a heated outdoor pool, a business center, and 18 meeting rooms.
Award nights usually cost between 30,000 and 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. Meanwhile, cash rates range from around $250 to $575 per night, with an average rate of $375 per night.
Westin is one of Marriott’s premium brands, famous for the Westin Heavenly bed. It’s not as high-end as St. Regis or The Ritz-Carlton, but the brand still provides a luxurious experience.
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius is a secluded luxury resort facing the Turtle Bay marine park. This 5-star hotel has 190 rooms and suites, each providing at least 678 square feet of space and containing a separate shower and bathtub, 2 vanities, and more.
The resort has 2 restaurants, a beachfront grill, an Asian-inspired cocktail lounge, and a cocktail bar, in addition to direct beach access, 2 outdoor pools, and a full spa.
This luxury resort in Mauritius typically costs 30,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, which means you can redeem a 35,000-point free night certificate here if you can find availability on the lower end. Cash rates usually range from $325 to $450 per night with the average sitting at about $360 per night, inclusive of taxes and fees.
Penha Longa Resort is a leading historic resort in Portugal’s coastal Estoril region. Part of The Ritz-Carlton brand, this stunning retreat is housed in a former monastery dating back to the middle of the 14th century!
The property’s posh rooms each have a marble bathroom, a Nespresso machine, a balcony, and much more.
In addition, you’ll find 5 more eateries, a 27-hole golf course, 2 indoor pools, an outdoor infinity pool, a gym, a spa, a slew of family activities, and plenty of meeting and event space.
Award nights at this property typically go for 30,000 to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. Cash rates can range from around $180 to $600 per night, with an average rate of around $325 per night, including taxes and fees.
The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is an acclaimed luxury resort in Phu Quoc, known affectionately as “Vietnam’s Hawaii.” This island is also famous for its black pepper plantations and for producing fish sauce.
This property is extra special as it’s one of the only experiential luxury resorts in the world. Designed by Bill Bensley, this resort takes the form of a fictitious university campus with whimsical themes throughout!
The rooms have ridiculously high ceilings, marble bathrooms, and tons of amenities. In addition, you’ll find 5 restaurants, a spa, a gym, a hot tub, 3 outdoor pools, a kids’ club, a private beach, and meeting and event space.
Another aspect of this property is that it offers a number of thematic activities that reflect its eclectic character, including lantern-making classes, an outdoor night market, and more.
You can expect award nights to cost from 30,000 to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, while cash rates range from $250 to $600 per night, with an average of around $300 per night.
Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel is one of Qatar’s finest properties. This property is located in the capital city of Doha and is modeled after a sheik’s palace.
It consists of a collection of lavishly designed buildings on a private beach along the Persian Gulf, and its opulent rooms each have a marble bathroom, 4-poster bed, luxe bedding, and more.
This property boasts 8 eateries in total, including restaurants and bars. In addition, you’ll find a high-end souk (outdoor market), outdoor pools, and a huge spa and wellness center with a gym, indoor pools, and no fewer than 23 treatment rooms.
Award nights typically go for 30,000 to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, meaning you can use a 35,000-point certificate on most nights. Cash rates range from $250 to $550 per night, with an average rate of around $300 per night.
W Brisbane is a sleek, hip property located in the Brisbane Quarter development in the city’s Central Business District (CBD). The trendy property has a glass façade and is conveniently located just a short 9-minute walk from Central Station and a 6-minute walk from the shops of Queen Street Mall.
The high-tech rooms have at least 430 square feet of space, each with eclectic sculptures and décor, a wet bar, cocktail equipment, luxurious beds, a separate soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and more.
In addition, the hotel has a casual restaurant, a poolside bar, and a stylish lounge. As far as amenities go, you’ll find an outdoor heated pool, a gym, and a full-service spa.
Typically, award nights cost 30,000 to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. Cash rates usually range from $225 to $400 per night, with an average of about $275 per night.
The JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus is one of the quintessential luxury hotels you can stay at in Turkey’s largest city.
This property is situated in a prestigious neighborhood with views of the Bosphorus Strait and is just an 11-minute walk from the fifth-century Galata Tower.
This property has rooms with at least 269 square feet of space, thoughtful amenities, Aromatherapy Associates amenities, coffee and tea machines, and warm furnishings.
This hotel also has a seafood restaurant, a tapas bar, a coffee house, an international restaurant serving breakfast, a poolside rooftop bar, a wine cellar for private dinners, a tea lounge, and a street-level Parisian brasserie with Turkish flavors. There’s also a spa, a rooftop pool, and a 24/7 gym.
You can usually book this hotel for 30,000 to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, making it eligible for the 35,000-point certificate on most nights. Cash rates range from $200 to $350 per night, with an average rate of about $250 nightly.
While less common than the 35,000-point certificate, the 25,000-point Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate is yet another way to get valuable free nights.
As we mentioned earlier, you can usually earn these 25,000-point certificates by holding the Marriott Premier card (no longer open for new applicants) or by taking advantage of Marriott Bonvoy new-member promotions.
Here’s a look at our favorite ways to use these certificates!
Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cesme is a fantastic luxury resort in Turkey’s Izmir city and nestled on a stretch of white-sand Aegean Sea shoreline.
This fantastic resort offers chic rooms, each with a marble bathroom, tea and coffee makers, a minifridge, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, and a balcony with beautiful sea and/or pool views.
This resort has 2 restaurants, 2 bars, an outdoor pool, a kids’ pool, a fitness center, a game room, meeting space, and a spa with a hammam and a sauna.
You’ll be pleased to learn that this property typically charges 20,000 to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per award night, which means your 25,000-point certificates are good for most dates here. Cash rates, however, range from $300 to $700 per night, with an average rate of around $400 per night.
The JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria is known for its consistently good service and a strategic location in Houston.
The comfortable rooms and suites with city views measure at least 435 square feet in size, and each has a featherbed mattress, a chic bathroom with a walk-in shower, and Aromatherapy Associates amenities. This hotel also has a bar and restaurant, a café, a gym, an indoor and outdoor pool, a business center, and more.
Award nights typically go for 20,000 to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night for standard rooms. Cash rates range from $170 to $400 per night, with an average rate of $300 nightly.
Who would’ve thought you can redeem a 25,000-point free night certificate at a Ritz-Carlton property? Well, it’s possible, and it can provide tremendous value.
One such property is The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, a posh 5-star hotel in the historic city of Nanjing. The property soars a whopping 62 stories into the sky with rooms starting at 538 square feet.
Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, a windowfront tub with a TV, a window-side seating area, 600-thread-count Frette bedding, a Nespresso machine, and dual vanities in the bathroom.
You’ll find 5 dining options here, ranging from a French-Chinese fusion restaurant to a traditional Cantonese restaurant and a rooftop cocktail bar. Plus, there’s a Club Lounge, a full spa on the 40th floor, a gym, an indoor pool with a skyline view, a business center, and tons of meeting space.
Award nights typically range from 20,000 to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, and cash rates go from $230 to $350 per night, with an average nightly cost of $275.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin is another great option for using your 25,000-point free night certificate. This opulent hotel in the heart of downtown presents an old-world vibe but maintains the utmost in luxury.
Guest rooms come with an ornate chandelier, a marble bathroom, and other fine amenities. Also, the property has 3 restaurants, a lobby lounge serving cocktails and signature Afternoon Tea, a spa, a gym, an indoor pool, a Club Lounge, and meeting and event venues.
Award nights usually run from 20,000 to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, while cash rates range from $200 to $325 per night with an average room rate of $270 per night, inclusive of taxes and fees.
Our very last property on the list is The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, located in the heart of Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis. This luxury hotel boasts jaw-dropping views of the Alatau Mountains from its home in the Esentai Tower.
Each room has at least 431 square feet of space, panoramic views of either the mountains or the city, a marble bathroom with a separate rain shower and bathtub, dual vanities, Asprey bath amenities, plush terry robes, and a full minibar.
There are 2 full-service restaurants, 2 bars and lounges, and a chocolate shop. You’ll also find a full spa, a pool, a gym, a staffed business center, a Club Lounge, and much more.
Typically, the hotel charges up to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, making it an option (on eligible nights) for your 25,000-point free night certificate. Paid rates range from $240 to $320 per night, with an average of about $250 per night.
There are so many different ways to use your Marriott Bonvoy free night certificates. Naturally, you’ll get the best value with higher-end redemptions due to the higher cash prices you’d otherwise pay for your stay, but it’s possible to get some incredible value even with 25,000-point free night certificates.
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Marriott charges as few as 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night for a free stay, while the high end is usually about 130,000 points per night. Redemption rates are now dynamically priced and loosely tied to the paid price.
All you have to do is log into your Marriott Bonvoy account and perform an award search. Before you finish the booking, you should have the option to redeem a free night certificate instead of points, if available.
A Marriott e-certificate is just another name for a free night award certificate. This allows you to book a 1-night stay for free without paying the cash rate.
You’ll get a Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate in 8 to 12 weeks if you have an Amex Marriott Bonvoy card or within 8 weeks if you have a Chase Marriott Bonvoy card.
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