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ALL Marriott Bonvoy hotels at off-peak prices during October & November

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This article is part of our ‘Week of Wonders’ promotion, sponsored by Marriott Bonvoy

As part of its ‘Week of Wonders’ promotion – which starts to gather speed tomorrow, as we launch the first of FIVE exclusive Head for Points competitions – Marriott Bonvoy is offering extensive off-peak redemption pricing.

All Marriott redemptions at off peak pricing
Renaissance St Pancras

I admit that you might assume that October and November dates, during a pandemic, should be off-peak anyway! In reality, Marriott Bonvoy tends to have relatively few off-peak dates on offer so this deal does represent increased availability.

These offers are bookable until 15th October.

If you have an existing Marriott Bonvoy redemption for the next couple of months, I recommend checking the current price. You may find that you can rebook.

How can I check redemption pricing?

This page of the Marriott Bonvoy website has an overview of the offer.

Let’s look at a few potential half term staycation options.

We reviewed The University Arms in Cambridge a few weeks ago – click here.

This hotel is reduced to 20,000 points per night during the rest of October and November. A 3-night half term break from 26th-29th October would cost £463, meaning that a redemption gets you 0.77p per point. This is well above my target of 0.5p.

If you’re more Oxford than Cambridge, we covered the new Courtyard Oxford City Centre when it opened last year. It is actually as low as 8,000 points on some dates in October and November. For our half term dates of 26th-29th October it is 10,000 points per night as an off-peak redemption versus £309 for cash. This is just over 1p per point.

Rhys reviewed the Abbey Hotel in Bath on Friday the hotel site is here. This is also 20,000 points per night. For the same midweek break, you would pay £393. This gets you 0.65p per point.

(To be fair, I should note that reward pricing in London is not great value, even at off peak rates. This is because London cash prices are, unsurprisingly, very low at the moment.)

If you’re willing to travel, the brand new St Regis in Venice is 70,000 points per night. This may sound a lot, but with cash rates from 26th-29th October totalling €1,983, you’re getting 0.94 Eurocents (0.81p) per point.

All Marriott redemptions at off peak pricing

Remember that Marriott redemptions offer ‘five for four’

Whilst the pricing above is based on stays of three nights, Marriott Bonvoy lets you book five night stays for the points of four. The cheapest of your five nights is free. This increases your value per point sharply.

If you need to buy points to top up your account …..

Remember that Marriott Bonvoy is running a special offer when you buy points.

Until 22nd October, you get a 50% bonus on all points purchases. The link to buy is here.

Conclusion

Whilst many hotels in business centres are currently selling very cheaply for cash, demand (and prices) are holding up in major tourist centres in the UK.

With ALL Marriott Bonvoy properties globally charging off-peak pricing for reward nights for October and November, you may be able to pick up a deal.

Comments (27)

  • Anna says:

    Just to clarify, is this all hotels which are offering reward nights, not all hotels across the board?

  • Anna says:

    York Marriott is 30k points, however the cash rate in October half term is only £100 pn with breakfast included! We’re hoping to get away for a couple of nights that week but currently waiting to hear what lockdown rules will bring next week and whether we’ll be banned from travelling out of our local area!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Same here though the indigo has decent rates in the IHG flash sale.

    • Steve says:

      Exactly the same, looking at Hanbury Manor, the points option is for worse room ( not in the manor house), no breakfast. Not worth it

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Points aren’t related to the cash rates. You always have to consider what the best use is at the time.

        But there are bargains out there even with discounted rates around.

  • Peter K says:

    So this is basically the same as the first day’s non-offer. You can imagine them at a zoom meeting discussing how they can make something sound good without putting any cash into it.

    Marriott’s “week of wonder why they bothered” continues. I hope it improves with the competitions.

  • Anna says:

    Trump Turnberry has got to be a bargain at 30k points per night (especially at half term!). If you could get away for 5 nights it would be an awesome redemption. Need to get your drinks order in before 6pm though!

    • Harry T says:

      It’s not a bad deal for 35k points a night for five nights over Christmas either 😉

    • Harry T says:

      @Anna my girlfriend and I loved it. The staff in particular are very warm and friendly. The surrounding area is beautiful. We will be returning at least once before the end of the year, if we are allowed to travel.

  • Boon says:

    Waldorf Astoria Rome looks like a good redemption, for a 5 night break, for those who haven’t been!

    280k points with fifth night free. Cash is £2.2k. Works out to almost 0.8p a point.