Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards from American Express and Chase
There are a total of 4 Marriott Bonvoy credit cards available with two issued by Chase and two issued by American Express.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card is the no-annual fee version, by Chase and comes with 15 elite night credits per calendar year and no foreign transaction fees.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card, also by Chase, comes with a modest annual fee and also gives 15 elite night credits per calendar year and no foreign transaction fees. For the fee, though, you’ll earn more at Marriott hotels (6X points) and get an annual free night certificate valid at any hotel priced at 35,000 Bonvoy points or less.
The Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card is very similar to the Bonvoy Boundless card above, however this small business credit card has the added bonus of earning 4x Bonvoy points at US restaurants, gas stations, shipping, and wireless telephone service. If you have a small business (or even a side hustle – read about eligibility here), this may be the best choice for you.
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card, by Amex, is the super luxury (high annual fee of $450) version of the consumer cards, offering everything the Boundless card above does, but with an additional $300 annual credit towards stays at Marriott hotels, Gold status, and a free night certificate valid at hotels priced at up to 50,000 points rather than 35,000.
Please be aware that both Chase and American Express have restrictions on bonus eligibility if you already have the other issuer’s cards. On top of that, the Chase cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule and the American Express cards will only offer you a welcome bonus once per lifetime.
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4 Cards Available:
Annual Fee: $125
Annual Fee: $125
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points with the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card for all purchases.
Earn 6x for stays at Marriott; 4x at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, with U.S. shipping companies, and wireless telephone service from U.S. providers; and 2x everywhere else.
Get a free night award, silver status, and 15 elite credits annually. Terms apply.
If you stay at Marriott properties often, this card will offer a nice return on your spend on-property. The 15 elite nights annually can help you get to the next elite level. In fact, if you also have a personal Bonvoy credit card, you can earn 15 elite nights annually on each card - for a total of 30 per year.
Note: For the purposes of calculating your points and expected value, we assume all of your spend at "Hotels" will be at Marriott properties. You will only earn 2x points instead of 6x for spend at non-Marriott properties meaning that your Estimated Rewards Value would be lower than indicated.
Annual Fee: $450
Annual Fee: $450
With the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, you'll receive Marriott Gold status and 15 elite nights credits every year.
This card earns Marriott Bonvoy points for purchases: 6x points at Marriott hotels, 3x points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines, and 2x points everywhere else.
The Bonvoy Brilliant card comes with an annual free night award (up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points in value) at renewal and a $300 credit towards Marriott hotel and resort stays.
NOTE: Our rewards calculator is assuming that your total entered in "Hotels" is spend at Marriott properties for the purposes of calculating this card's value to you. If part of your hotel spend is at non-Marriott properties, that spend will earn less than our estimate.
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Here’s how we calculated your Rewards Value:
Point Value X Multiplier = Rewards Value
Here’s how we calculated your Bonus Value:
Point Value X Bonus = Bonus Value