Best for Marriott perks at a reasonable cost

Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world, so no matter where you go, you’re bound to find a participating property that suits you. That’s why you might want to take your travel to the next level by applying for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless, which can help you reel in extra perks and make your stays that much more worthwhile. (Partner offer)

At a glance

  • 17X Earn up to 17X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
  • 3X Earn 3X points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
  • 2X 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
100,000 Bonus Points
Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Up to 29.99%
27.24% Variable
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
$95

At a glance

  • 17X Earn up to 17X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
  • 3X Earn 3X points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
  • 2X 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
100,000 Bonus Points
Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Up to 29.99%
27.24% Variable
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
$95
  • Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Earn 3X points per $1 on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on grocery stores, gas stations, and dining.
  • Earn 1 Elite Night Credit towards Elite Status for every $5,000 you spend.
  • 1 Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn up to 17X total points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
  • 2X points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Receive 15 Elite Night Credits annually, automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year, and path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each calendar year.
  • No foreign transaction fees.

Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

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4/5

Overview

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless carries a $95 annual fee but offers plenty of ways to get more value from it year after year. You’ll get automatic Silver elite status, which awards 10% bonus points on stays, and enjoy a pathway to Gold status (with 15 elite night credits each year) to lock in some even better benefits. Cardholders also receive an annual free night certificate (worth up to 35,000 points) each cardmember anniversary. Those who are able to maximize this certificate can lock in a room with a rate that far exceeds the $95 annual fee.

Pros

  • Annual free night certificate (up to 35,000 points) each cardmember anniversary
  • Automatic Silver elite status with pathway to Gold
  • 15 elite night credits annually to help earn a higher tier of Bonvoy status. Plus, you can earn one credit towards elite status for every $5,000 you spend.

Cons

  • There are better Marriott cards if you want higher tier status or no annual fee
  • Doesn't make sense if you don't stay at Marriott properties

Who is this card good for?

This credit card is best for travelers who enjoy staying in Marriott properties and want the perks of automatic elite status without having to pay a much higher annual fee like other premium travel rewards cards charge.

Earning Rewards

Earn 6 points per dollar on eligible Marriott purchases, 3 points per dollar on the first $6,000 spent in combined purchases each year on gas stations, grocery stores and dining, and 2 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases. Based on TPG’s valuations, this works out to a 4.8% return on Marriott purchases and 1.6% everywhere else.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless worth it?

    Even if you stay in Marriott properties just a few times per year, you’ll find incredible value with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card. The free night certificate you’ll get each card membership anniversary is a great deal on its own, and can save you much more money each year than the $95 it costs to carry the card. Add in the ability to lock in Silver elite status (and potentially higher tiers), and you’ve got a great hotel rewards card that offers valuable incentives for making Marriott your main chain.

  • How do I redeem points with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card?

    Unlike most loyalty programs, Marriott maintains a clear award chart based on hotel categories (1-8) with points rates based on off-peak, standard and peak dates. Since the amount of points Marriott will charge for a property is quite predictable, simply search for hotel rates using your Marriott points to see how you can redeem your rewards.