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Marriott Bonvoy is running a generous new offer for anyone who is not currently a member.

If you join and make two stays at any of the Marriott brands between now and 28th September, you will receive a voucher for a FREE night.

The sign-up page for the offer is here.

This is strictly for new members of Marriott Bonvoy.  However, even if you are already a member, perhaps your partner or someone else you travel with is not.

The only ‘catch’ is that the free night is only valid at hotels costing up to 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.  This means, at least in Europe, you are looking at a three-star property.

In the parlance of the Marriott system, 25,000 points is good for a free night at any Category 1-3 hotel or an off-peak or standard priced night at a Category 4.

The rules say that:

“You may use additional points to upgrade your room type, subject to availability.”

This implies, to me, that if the hotel has base rooms at 25,000 points but also has executive rooms or suites at a higher points level, you will be allowed to add additional points if you wish.

Apart from that, there are not many rules:

Your free night must be used within one year of receiving your voucher, which will be generated after your 2nd stay

You need to do two stays, not two nights.  Booking two back-to-back stays at the same hotel will not work.

Free Marriott night when you join Marriott Bonvoy

Where can I use my Marriott Bonvoy free night voucher?

Whilst the voucher can be used globally, this list shows the UK hotels which can be booked for 25,000 points and is a decent example of the sort of place you’ll be spending your free night.

Remember that any Category 4 hotels on this list can only be booked on off-peak or standard dates, as a peak date is 30,000 points and above the voucher cap.

  • Aberdeen Marriott
  • AC Hotel Belfast
  • AC Hotel Birmingham
  • AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays
  • AC Hotel Manchester City Centre
  • Aloft Aberdeen
  • Aloft Birmingham Eastside
  • Aloft Liverpool (reviewed here)
  • Aloft London Excel (reviewed here)
  • Bexleyheath Marriott
  • Bristol Marriott City Centre
  • Bristol Marriott Royal
  • Courtyard Aberdeen Airport
  • Courtyard Edinburgh West
  • Courtyard Glasgow Airport
  • Courtyard Inverness Airport (reviewed here)
  • Courtyard London City Airport (opens August)
  • Courtyard London Gatwick
  • Courtyard London Heathrow (opens August)
  • Courtyard Luton Airport
  • Courtyard Oxford South
  • Courtyard Oxford City Centre
  • Delta Hotels Cheltenham Chase
  • Delta Hotels Milton Keynes
  • Delta Hotels Nottingham Belfry
  • Durham Marriott
  • Forest of Arden Marriott
  • Glasgow Marriott
  • Heathrow / Windsor Marriott
  • Huntingdon Marriott
  • Leeds Marriott
  • Leicester Marriott
  • Lingfield Park Marriott
  • Liverpool Marriott City Centre
  • London Marriott Twickenham
  • Manchester Airport Marriott (photo above, reviewed here)
  • Moxy Aberdeen Airport
  • Moxy Birmingham NEC
  • Moxy Chester
  • Moxy Edinburgh Airport
  • Moxy Glasgow SEC
  • Moxy Glasgow Merchant City
  • Moxy London Excel (reviewed here)
  • Moxy London Heathrow
  • Moxy London Stratford
  • Moxy Heathrow Airport
  • Moxy Southampton
  • Moxy York
  • Newcastle Gateshead Marriot Metro Centre
  • Northampton Marriott
  • Peterborough Marriott
  • Portsmouth Marriott
  • Preston Marriott
  • Renaissance London Heathrow
  • Renaissance Manchester City Centre
  • Residence Inn Aberdeen
  • Sheraton Skyline Heathrow
  • Sheraton Heathrow
  • St Pierre Marriott
  • Swansea Marriott
  • Swindon Marriott
  • Tudor Park Marriott
  • University Arms, Cambridge (probably the best on this list – see here, pictured below)
  • Waltham Abbey Marriott
  • Worsley Park Marriott

The sign-up page for the offer – remember that you must be a brand new Marriott Bonvoy member – is here.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits each year Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (17)

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  • Lady London says:

    Maybe it would work if a couple did two weekends, each booking 1 of the nights of each of the weekends in the same hotel.

    I did a version of this same promo when I first signed up. Earned the 2 nights promptly, and…. errrr… forgot about the free night I’d earned.

  • Ken says:

    Is a stay 1 night or more than 1 night ?
    Offer says it’s defined as consecutive nights.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yes a stay can be for 1 night

      What it means is if you had a booking for a room for Monday and then a couple weeks later decided you needed Sunday night too so booked that it would be one stay.

      If it was two nights on Monday night then Wednesday night that would be two stays.

    • Rob says:

      That bit just means you can’t do 2 x back to back nights at the same hotel on separate bookings.

      • Lady London says:

        at least, not in the same individual’s name. Hence couples booking 1 night each of s 2-night stay. You can mention to the hotel on arrival you’d like to keep the same room.

  • Anna says:

    I stayed at the Durham Marriott a few months ago for 17k points and was upgraded to a suite (I’m gold). It’s not an opulent hotel but it was very nice and perfectly placed to explore the city. The website says there is a fee for overnight parking but we didn’t get charged this.

    • ChrisC says:

      How were the Blue Bells??

      • Anna says:

        Still in their bulbs at that point! I was very surprised to find out that Cummings is a genuine northerner, they must have bashed all the good qualities out of him at Oxford!

  • TB says:

    Guess you can sign up with a different email address to set up a new account?

  • N says:

    What are the best 25k hotels in Europe? Got two vouchers and I feel kind of burdened by them and want to maximise value!

  • Andy Bridge says:

    Just signed up. Can you also signup to the bonus 2000 points offer that ends 31-5. That seems to end 14-6 but I guess might be extended

  • Fritz the cat says:

    can I cancel a night using this voucher and get the voucher back into my account.
    Thank you

    • mr_jetlag says:

      Yes, in my case they issued a new voucher which also extended the validity.

      The real use for these is in Asia, I managed to book a lovely weekend at JW Marriott Hanoi during our Christmas break.

  • Sam says:

    HI Rob, I’m currently not signed up to any hotel loyalty scheme. I have 7 nights at which will expire in October 2020 (I know to book a hostel somewhere to extend the expiry of these) but am thinking of booking a quick getaway in Europe for for Sept 2020 (subject to how things pan out). Presumably the above promotion only works if you book direct with Marriott (i.e. if I booked 3 nights at a Marriott hotel on I wouldn’t be eligible for the above offer?). Thanks.

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