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Marriott Bonvoy: What to do with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for 2023 Holiday Season

To the point Here are some suggestions for hotel stays during the 2023 holiday season, using 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less.
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After showing you what you can do with 100,000 Aeroplan points, here are some ideas for using your points at Marriott Bonvoy hotels during the 2023 holiday season!

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Moreover, these ideas are built with the following criterias:

  • Total cost of stay of 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less
  • Standard room
  • Reservation can be cancelled without charge

In all the examples below, taxes are included.

150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points can be earned by two people.

For example, each person subscribes to the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card. It offers 50,000 points by charging $1,500 in purchases to the card within the first three months of membership.

This will result in just over 100,000 points.

In addition, this card gives you one free night stay per year at annual renewal, worth 35,000 points or less.

Then, to have the missing 50,000 points, one of these two people can subscribe to the Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card. Note that this business version of the card can be subscribed to even by an individual.

Stay in Canada with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less

There are some great options for holiday travel in Canada!

Quebec

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of Quebec City this holiday season as you celebrate New Year’s Day. Use 134,000 points for 2 nights at the Marriott Quebec City Downtown hotel in a room accommodating up to four people. This will save you $752.

On December 31, celebrate with friends and family on Grande Allée to welcome 2024.

Marriott Quebec jour de l-an points

Need more than one room, or just want to save on points? Many other options are available in Quebec City for the same dates and at more affordable prices in points.

jour de lan QC MB points 2024

Staying in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the best places in Canada to celebrate the New Year.

The 3 most popular hotels are :

The Sheraton Fallsview Hotel is directly connected to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. It is available for 124,000 points during the holiday season, for 2 nights.

Festival of Lights Niagara Falls

At the Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls, 134,000 Marriott Bonvoy points save you $946.

See Niagara Falls and enjoy the free Winter Festival of Lights. The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark makes you feel almost like you’re in a warmer locations.

Niagara Falls Marriott NYE 24 FR

Staying in Vancouver

With any luck, there will be little or no snow in Vancouver this holiday season.

However, Grouse Mountain will have plenty of it! Nearby, take the opportunity to see the Capilano Suspension Bridge all lit up. Check out all the holiday activities in the Greater Vancouver area here.

Capilano Bridge lights

For five nights in early January 2024, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel is an attractive destination for 132,000 points. Plus, the fifth night is free!

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre FR

Staying in the US with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less

If you are travelling to our southern neighbours, there are great possibilities. Moreover, it is advantageous to pay in points, while avoiding the exchange rate.

Stay in Orlando, Florida

First, a 5-day getaway at the Residence Inn Orlando at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center is available for 146,000 points ($1,515 CDN value). The hotel is located 10 minutes from Disney World Parks and offers free breakfast.

Read our hotel review here.

Residence inn flamingo crossings orlando MB FR

There are plenty of other options at these same Florida prices to get you close to the Disney Parks, such as the TownePlace Suites Orlando, Flamingo Crossings Town Center or the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center.

To stretch the points as long as possible, you can stay 12 days in Florida for free during the holidays! That’s $2,052 in savings.

TownePlace Suites Tampa North/I-75 Fletcher has a full kitchen and offers free breakfast. The hotel is one hour from Disney Parks and Clearwater Beach and minutes from Busch Gardens.

Towneplace Suites Tampa FR

Staying in Las Vegas

The Tribute Portfolio collection is renowned for offering unique, more luxurious experiences, with its collection of independent boutique hotels.

Is it possible to stay at a Tribute Portfolio hotel for 2 nights under 150,000 points? At The English Hotel, Las Vegas, Tribute Portfolio, yes, it’s possible!

For 145,000 points, enjoy Las Vegas’ arts district, culinary discoveries and unique rooms.

The English hotel LV FR

Please note: it will soon be possible to book rooms at hotels in the MGM collection, which will soon be part of the Marriott Bonvoy program.

If you want to spend more days in Vegas, there are other, more affordable options in Marriott Bonvoy points.

Staying in New York City

Spending New Year’s Day in New York is an experience in itself. But it’s very expensive!

Staying at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park or The St.Regis New York requires 124,000 points per night.

To say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024 in dazzling style, you can celebrate the end of the year with a room with a butler at your service. These 124,000 points save you CAD 1,871.

St Regis NYE 24 FR

To make the fun last, there are other options for staying longer in New York City.

The vast majority of Marriott Bonvoy hotels located in Manhattan are 60,000 points per night. With the Moxy NYC Times Square, you get away with 140,000 points for 2 nights, instead of paying around $1,524 CAD.

Moxy nyc times square FR

In early January 2024, The Westin Jersey City Newport is available for 137,000 points. This is valid for 5 nights, including one free night. Perfect for visiting Carlo’s Bakery, located about 2 kilometers from the hotel.

Westin jersey city FR

International stay with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less

Stay in Playa Del Carmen and Cancun, Mexico

With 123,000 points, you can relax for 6 nights at the City Express Suites by Marriott Playa del Carmen. This saves $1,488 CAD. City Express hotels have recently joined the Marriott Bonvoy program, offering more points-based accommodation options in Latin American countries.

City Express PDC FR

Another option is to spend 3 nights at the Aloft Tulum, for 126,000 points. This has a value of $783 CAD.

Aloft Tulum

Stay in Curaçao

For around 50,000 points per night for the Renaissance Wind Creek Curaçao Resort during the holiday season, this is a good option. Especially since each night costs about $440 CDN!

Since these rooms have no view, you can negotiate an upgrade with a few tricks or with the help of Elite status.

Renaissance Curacao Resort FR

Stay in Costa Rica

For a luxurious seaside stay, 131,800 points entitles you to spend from December 31, 2023 to January 2, 2024 at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. That’s a value of $3,879!

JW Marriott Guanacaste FR

Stay in Madrid, Spain

To stretch your Madrid pleasure, there’s AC Hotel Los Vascos. You can spend 7 nightsthere this holiday season for 147,000 points! A value of $1,708.

AC Los Vascos Madrid

Bottom Line

These costs and points were valid as of the end of November 2023. They may therefore fluctuate over time.

After making a reservation in points, check the number of points required in the following weeks for the same period. If the number of points decreases, take the opportunity to modify your reservation to your advantage. You can also use the category tip to find out which rate category each hotel belongs to.

For more inspiration, check out our complete map of Marriott Bonvoy.

Have you found a holiday for less than 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a destination during the 2023 holiday season? Do not hesitate to let us know. Come to the milesopedia Facebook group.

Safe travel!

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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