Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card review

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Interest Rate: Purchases
15.74% ‐ 24.74% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
2 - 6 points
Signup Bonus
75000 points (after spending $5,000)

Informr score
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Marriott Brilliant card is loaded with perks and protections. With the welcome bonus and the annual free night certificate, you could cover a few nights at a very luxurious property and get thousands of dollars in value. And with perks like the $300 credit, the annual fee is very manageable so I...

- Daniel Gillaspia, UponArriving
One Mile at a Time

The Bonvoy Brilliant Card is Marriott’s most premium credit card. The card has a $450 annual fee, but offers perks like a $300 annual Marriott credit and annual free night certificate valid at a property costing up to 50K points, which could make this card worthwhile. One unique aspect of this card...

- Ben, One Mile at a Time

If you frequently visit Marriott properties, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card is a great option for you. The card does have a relatively high annual fee, but much of the annual fee can be recovered by taking advantage of the many perks such as the Marriott property credit or free...

- Brett Holzhauer, FinanceBuzz
Business Insider

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card can be a great deal for frequent Marriott guests. The $450 annual fee may seem steep at first, but it's easily offset by the $300 annual credit and the annual free night award, before even considering the value of the elite status and other benefits received from t...

- Caroline Lupini, Business Insider

Aside from its gigantic introductory bonus, the main appeal of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card is luxury hotel perks.

- Emily Sherman,


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 15.74% ‐ 24.74% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate

Not available

Cash Advance Interest Rate 25.24% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $450.00
Balance Transfer Fee
Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $40.00


Sign up bonus 75000 points after spending $5,000

On purchases within the first 3 months.

All Purchases 2 points per $1 spent
Restaurants 3 points per $1 spent
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels 6 points per $1 spent

On eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

Travel 3 points per $1 spent

On flights booked directly with airlines.

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance Yes
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance No
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores No
Wireless Payments No
Virtual Cards Yes
Additional Benefits

- $300 Marriott Bonvoy statement credit

- $100 Marriott Bonvoy Property credit

- 15 Elite Night credit

- 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary

- Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status

- Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership

- $100 statement credit for Global Entry or an $85 credit for TSA Pre✓

- Receive free in-room, premium Internet access

- Premium Global Assist Hotline

- Baggage Insurance Plan

- Entertainment Access

- Complimentary Shoprunner membership

- Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance

- Trip Delay Insurance

- Return Protection

Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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