Ways To Use Marriott Rewards Points To Book Free Travel









Now that you have accumulated all of these Marriott Points, how can you use these Marriott points for free travel? The options are listed below.  Also click here to read about how The Points Mom used Marriott Rewards points for free travel in Hawaii, Florida Vegas, Quebec and Park City.

1.  Convert Points to Free Nights

You can convert your Marriott Rewards points into free nights at Marriott Resorts (and their partner Ritz Carlton Resorts).  The number of points you need, depends on the Hotel Category.  In contrast to other hotel loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards has the added benefit of allowing you to book stays on points before you even have the points in your rewards account.  Also, when you redeem 4 nights, you get the 5th night free.  Note, when you use rewards nights, these nights count towards Marriott Elite Status.  Lastly, if your dates are flexible, Marriott Rewards offers PointSavers, where rooms usually require up to 33% less points to redeem.  There are new PointSavers deals every week.

Below is the Points Reward required for a 1 Night Stay


2.  Use Points For Room Upgrades

Upgrade rewards are available for 5,000 points each.  Most rooms require only one upgrade reward per night.  However, some hotels require two or more upgrade rewards per night, depending on the view or room type.  Availability varies by hotel.
Some upgrades require payment in local currency and cannot be purchased with Marriott Rewards points.  So be sure to check the room description when you book online.

3.  Use Points + Cash For Nights

If you don’t have enough points, consider booking with Cash + Points.  Similar to when redeeming nights for points, the cash and point requirement depends on the hotel category.  Note, you get the fifth night free when you book using Cash + Points as well.

4.  Convert Points To Airline Miles

You can convert your Marriott Rewards points to airline miles.  The number of points required for airline miles depends on the airline.  Click here to see redemption requirements.  One airline worth mentioning is United.  You get a 20% discount when you convert Marriott Rewards points to United MileagePlus miles with RewardsPlus, a new program created by Marriott and United.

5.  Use Points For Other Travel Rewards

You can also use your Marriott Points to book

Airline Tickets and Car Rentals

Travel Packages

Airport Lounge Access to Priority Plus Lounges

Other Rewards

6.  Don’t Let Your Marriott Rewards Expire

Read about the information about Marriott Rewards expiration dates here.

7. Additional Information About Using Marriott Rewards Points

I offer additional information about using Marriott Rewards Points to book award nights.