Summary List PlacementThe best Marriott Bonvoy credit cards:
Best for occasional Marriott guests: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Best for luxury benefits: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Best for elite status: The Platinum Card® from American Express
If you want multiple options for redeeming your points: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Best for small-business travelers: Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
No annual fee: Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card
Marriott is the largest hotel company in the world, with more than 7,000 properties around the world. Thanks to its merger with Starwood a few years back, it’s now easier than ever to find a hotel where you can redeem Marriott points, no matter where you’re traveling.
If Marriott Bonvoy is your hotel program of choice, it could make sense to have a co-branded Marriott card to enjoy perks like bonus points, complimentary elite status, free reward nights, and more. Here’s a guide to all the Marriott credit cards available now, so you can find the best one for you no matter how often you travel.
Table of Contents: Masthead StickyThe best credit cards for Marriott stays
If you think a rewards credit card with Marriott benefits might make sense given your travel plans, you’ll want to find the option that best suits your needs. There are Marriott co-branded cards at various price points, from a no-annual-fee option to a $450-a-year premium card (See Rates) with annual statement credits.
Here’s an in-depth look at the Marriott credit cards that are currently available to new applicants.
Best for occasional Marriott guests:
Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
If you want to book your next Marriott stay on points and enjoy a few extras but don’t stay at Marriotts enough to warrant paying $450 a year for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is a great option.
The card offers low-level Silver status with Marriott, and if you spend $35,000 on the card in a calendar year, you’ll be upgraded to Gold status. (You can also get Gold status as a complimentary benefit with Platinum Card® from American Express.)
Best for luxury benefits during Marriott stays:
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
If you know you’ll spend at least $300 with Marriott each year, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card could be worth a look. It offers up to $300 in statement credits each year to use at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels — and this applies to room rates as well as incidentals like room service. This can effectively reduce the annual fee to $150, and keep in mind that this card gets you a free night award each year for properties that cost up to 50,000 points — this can easily get you more than $150 in value.
If you have other premium-level credit cards that offer benefits like Priority Pass airport lounge access and a Global Entry application fee credit, the Bonvoy Brilliant really only stands out for its high-end Marriott benefits. But if you frequently stay at Marriott hotels, you’ll find those perks to be very useful …read more
Source:: Business Insider