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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.


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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)

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 usually 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.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits 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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

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 (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:

        Or, rather, 28k with fifth night free!

        • Anna says:

          There’s a DBB offer for around £300 pn night if you wanted to take advantage of all those Amex offers. I assume the food is at least a decent standard given the way the resort advertises itself.

          • Anna says:

            Per night, not per person, sorry if I wasn’t clear.

          • Harry T says:

            DBB?

          • Rob says:

            Dinner Bed Breakfast

          • Harry T says:

            @Rob thanks!

            @Anna we actually already visited Turnberry on a DBB rate and used the Amex offer!

          • Anna says:

            Did you enjoy it Harry? I am definitely tempted, despite the ownership! It’s also an area of Scotland we haven’t really visited properly yet.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            @Anna it’s very good. Stopping the bar at 6pm might spoil things a bit though if you enjoy an evening cocktail.

            Though both the proper cocktails and mocktails were good.

          • Anna says:

            One packs for these eventualities Harry T!

    • 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.

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