What are Marriott Rewards Membership Levels and Member Benefits

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Marriott Rewards is the award-winning frequent traveler program that rewards you with exclusive membership privileges when you stay with Marriott-affiliated hotels.

With a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Elite membership, you’ll enjoy additional privileges and perks with each level you reach based on your qualifying nights stayed. You can also earn points towards Elite status faster when you make purchases with Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card.

A qualifying night is any night stayed at a participating hotel and paid for by the member with cash/credit card.

How do I become a Marriott Rewards member?

Joining the membership rewards program is free! Sign up for a new rewards account. You have the choice to earn either points or miles when you enroll in Marriott Rewards. If you prefer to earn miles, select your favorite airline and provide your frequent flyer program number. If you have not indicated your earning preference, your earnings will default to points.

What is Marriott Rewards membership levels and member benefits?

The membership levels of Marriott Rewards program are divided and based on paid nights per calendar year: basic member, Silver Elite, Gold Elite, and Platinum Elite. Here are some of the benefits of being a Rewards member. For the full list, click here.

Rewards Member  Silver Elite Gold Elite Platinum Elite
Free standard in-room Wi-Fi  •
 Earn points or airline miles  
 Earn bonuses and base points
5th redemption night free
RewardPlus: 20% discount on converting points to miles and more
Up to 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar spent at participating properties
Elite Reservation line
Priority late checkout
 Weekend Discounts
Ultimate Reservation Guarantee
 20% bonus on points for stays
 Breakfast for members and one guest (excludes resorts)
 Complimentary room upgrade
 Complimentary enhanced Internet service
 Free local phone and local fax
 25% bonus on points for stays   
48-hour guaranteed availability
RewardsPlus: Complimentary MileagePlus® Premier Silver status
Guaranteed Platinum arrival gift
Platinum Exclusive Elite Offers
50% bonus on points for stays

Basic Member

Qualification: This is the status you earn by signing up for free. Becoming a member enables you to earn and redeem points at Marriott or Marriott-affiliated hotels.

Benefits: Membership allows you to earn a free night when you redeem rewards points on a consecutive four-night stay at participating properties. As a Marriott Rewards member, you get free standard in-room Wi-Fi, a dedicated customer service line, member exclusive offers, hotel rate discounts and partner offers, instant rewards redemption, and more. Refer to this chart for a full list of Marriott Rewards Basic member benefits.

Silver Elite

Qualification: Staying 10 qualifying nights within one calendar year earns you Silver Elite status. To keep your status, you’ll have to stay with Marriott for a minimum of 10 nights each year.

Benefits: You’ll get all the basic member benefits, plus the Ultimate Reservation Guarantee: If Marriott fails to honor your reservation, the hotel will reimburse you and pay for your accommodations elsewhere in the area. As a Silver member, you will enjoy perks like late checkouts, a 10% discount at hotel gift shops and a 10% Friday and Saturday night discount at Courtyard and SpringHill Suites locations in the U.S. and Canada. Plus, you’ll receive an extra 20% rewards bonus on top of the base points earned from each stay. If you stay 250 nights over the course of your membership and accrue 1.2 million points, then you become a Lifetime Silver Elite, from which you can’t be downgraded.

Gold Elite

Qualification: You need 50 qualifying nights in a single calendar year to achieve Gold Elite status.

Benefits: As a Gold Elite member, you’ll get all the benefits offered to Silver Elite members, but instead earn a 25 percent bonus in addition to base points. Gold Elite status also comes with complimentary enhanced Internet access, complimentary room upgrades, and a room-type guarantee, which ensures your bed size preference. You will also receive a complimentary breakfast in elite member lounges at participating hotels. As an added bonus, you’ll get a one-year complimentary Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership, which offers discounts on Hertz car rentals. You’ll also earn Marriott Rewards points when you rent from Hertz. Complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status can also be obtained by members of United MileagePlus who hold Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premier 1K or Global Services status. A total of 500 nights and 1.6 million points earns you Lifetime Gold Elite status, from which you can’t be downgraded.

Platinum Elite

Qualification: Stay 75 qualifying nights in one calendar year, and you’ll earn Platinum Elite status.

Benefits: As a Platinum Elite member, you get all the benefits of Silver and Gold Elite members, plus the exclusive “48 Hour Guaranteed Availability” promise. As long as you make a reservation 2 days prior to your arrival, you will be guaranteed a room at participating Marriott hotels. You will also receive a welcome gift upon arrival at participating properties, usually guest compensation or bonus points. Platinum Elite members earn a 50% rewards bonus on base points. Due to a partnership with United MileagePlus, Platinum Elite members are eligible for complimentary MileagePlus Premier Silver status, benefits of which include seat upgrades and bonus award miles. Rack up 750 nights and 2 million points over the course of your membership and earn Lifetime Platinum Elite status, from which you can’t be downgraded.

Why can I reach my elite status faster with the Marriott Rewards Premier Card?

With the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card, you get automatic silver status. You get 15 nights toward your next elite status after account approval and every year after account anniversary, as well as 1 additional night for every $3,000 spent. This card also offers 50,000 Bonus Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. You get 1 Free Night Stay at a Category 1-5 location every year after your account anniversary date. For every $1 spent, earn 5 points at 4,000 Marriott locations, 2 points on airline ticket purchases directly with airlines, at car rental agencies & restaurants and 1 point everywhere else.

Still have questions about the Marriott membership levels? Take a look at Rewards Frequently Asked Questions.

Make sure you also read Membership Terms & Conditions before applying.

Have any further questions or comments? Contact Marriott Rewards customer support.

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