If you’re a fan of the Marriott family of properties around the world, this is something that you should definitely be interested in. These are the best Marriott corporate codes, who can use them, how to use them, and other ways to save money.
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Here's what we're covering:
- Marriott Corporate Codes
- Can anyone use these codes?
- What do I need to prove affiliation with the company?
- List of Marriott corporate codes
- For the data nerds
- How to enter a Marriott corporate code
- How to quickly compare rates
- Marriott Bonvoy discounts
- Special promotions
- Public Marriott discount codes
- AAA, CAA, and Senior discounts
- Price matching
- The code you can’t use
- Frequently Asked Questions
Marriott Corporate Codes
With so much interest around Hilton hotels corporate codes, I’ll be focusing on another popular family of hotels, Marriott.
This guide is perfect for those that are looking for a deep discount on hotel bookings and are paying with cash (or credit) as opposed to those that are looking to book on points which is a whole other part of the hotel game, similar to what we did for our recent trip to Le Meridien Bora Bora.
When you get to scroll through the list of Marriott corporate codes below, you’ll see that you can achieve savings as good as 22% off in North America and Europe, and as good as 48% in other parts of the world.
Can anyone use these codes?
Simple answer: No
More in depth: Keep on reading
While similar to car rental corporate codes, what makes hotel corporate codes different and more difficult to use is that the hotel staff are trained to be more diligent about asking for identification to prove that you are associated to the company your code is for.
How often do staff ask for ID? There are only anecdotal stats about this but for Marriott, it’s a 20-50% chance.
TIP: One hack that you can use is to say that you’re using the code because you’re a consultant for the company and they passed it along to you since you’ll be billing them back. Normally this is a good deflection for ID checks.
What do I need to prove affiliation with the company?
Officially, Marriott says:
Please be prepared to show proof of eligibility for your rate (such as a membership card, corporate or government identification card, or proof of your age).
This means that according to the rules, you need to provide either a business card, work badge, work-email printout that you’re affiliated with the company and the associated code you’re using.
List of Marriott corporate codes
Here is a full listing of Marriott corporate codes for your information.
As most of you know, Marriott and Starwood (SPG) merged in 2018 and at the time there wasn’t clarity around how corporate discount codes would be affected. What they’ve done is essentially consolidate the codes by converting old SPG codes into Marriott ones.
The challenge of course in putting this together was cleaning up everything, figuring out what still works, and which old codes were converted to new ones. I had checked every single one and performed my own calculations on discount rates.
To try to get a good sense of how these corporate codes work and understanding that the codes vary property to property and region to region, I wanted to cover as much as I reasonably could.
I ended up choosing 4 different hotels for one night in Toronto, Washington, D.C., Frankfurt, and Tokyo.
Going through massive lists of old codes, I cleaned out all the ones that didn’t work, ones that yielded 0% discount, and also ones that only worked in one region.
To that effect, I really wanted to make sure I selected codes that could work everywhere.
The disclaimer here is that the “% Off” that you see is specific for the parameters I used. It helps give you an idea of the amount of promotion but from my experience, it is not consistent within a region or even within the same city.
Corporate codes also don’t apply to all hotels and can change code to code.
List of codes
Marriott corporate codes are 3 digits, mostly characters but some have numbers in them as well.
These are sorted alphabetically by the company that they’re associated with for full transparency.
TIP: Each of the links will copy the code to your computer’s clipboard so you can paste it and it will also take you to the Marriott booking page with the code already entered to save you time.
Good to know: The advantage of the corporate codes is that they offer free cancellation up until 12:00 PM hotel time on the day of your reservation.
Which corporate discount code is the best?
The age-old question of the “best”. Between regions, there’s so much variation and even between properties but if I strictly look at the calculations that I made, here are my top 5 codes:
For the data nerds
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How to enter a Marriott corporate code
Entering a Marriott corporate code is quite easy. Here are the 4 steps to put in the code once you land on the Marriott website.
Head to the homepage and look for “Special Rates”.
With “Special Rates” open, click on “Corporate/Promo/SET#” and a new field will be revealed below where you can enter in the corporate code.
The results won’t reveal much but what is telling is which properties have rates available. If your corporate codes doesn’t work for certain hotels, it will either say “Rate Unavailable” or will flat out say “Unavailable”.
When you go to “View Rates”, you’ll be able to see the standard rate and the corporate code rate. Under the “Special Rates” tab, you’ll also see which company the code entered is for.
From here, this is just a matter of clicking on “Select” to complete the booking process.
How to quickly compare rates
Knowing how to apply the codes and which codes are “the best” is one thing but as you’ve read, there’s a level of randomness to how they work that you’ll still want to compare them.
You can do this manually one at a time like I did, or you can go about it smarter.
A neat little trick I learned recently is to use the Marriott mobile app. Here’s how it works.
After you enter in your hotel search parameters, look for “Corporate/promotional code”.
You can enter as many corporate codes as you want but the key is that you can only select 5 codes to compare at a time.
In this example for Cairo, the sweet thing is that you can see the lowest prices for the standard “Advanced Purchase” price and also the 5 corporate codes selected.
In the above example, you’ll see that only 4 codes worked whereas the American Express code did not work.
Marriott Bonvoy discounts
The focus of hotel brands is to get their Bonvoy members to b.ook directly with them and with that, they try to offer good discounts and savings.
While corporate codes will intuitive feel like you’re getting a good discount, the truth is that logging in as Marriott Bonvoy member and seeing what you get can sometimes yield better savings.
The best of the savings is a Member Prepay Rate. If you look closely below, the rate for this Toronto hotel is lower than most corporate codes that are available.
The downside to the Prepay and Save deals are that they are non-refundable which may not work for many people.
Every quarter or so Marriott rolls out new promotions. Some are good, some are quite ambiguous, and others are not worth your time.
Many promotions are exclusive for Marriott Bonvoy members so it’s a no brainer to join if you haven’t already yet.
Check the latest Marriott hotel deals
The first place you should always look to see what’s happening is the page below.
Public Marriott discount codes
From the corporate codes, there are a bunch of similar looking codes that are available for the public to use.
These codes are constantly changing and created to facilitate different promotions.
The best place to find these public Marriott codes is on Flyertalk where there’s a built-in wiki that shows you all the of the current and valid ones and it’s updated frequently enough.
You’ll find with these codes that the discounts are unknown and will take a lot of trial and error but if you’re dedicated, you can test them out.
AAA, CAA, and Senior discounts
Almost every hotel chain has offers for special memberships and seniors.
For those that have a AAA or CAA membership, you are also entitled to savings. Officially, the discount is 5% off the base rate. That said, it’s still worth checking the discount you can get because I’ve seen it as good as 20-30% off.
The only limitation is that you’re limited to 2 rooms per AAA/CAA member per night
The senior discount rate is if you are 62 or older The discount is 15% off the baes rate.
One thing that’s easy to forget is Marriott’s Best Rate Guarantee program.
Here’s how it works.
If you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type and dates (with somewhere like Booking.com) within 24 hours of making your reservation, all you have to do is submit a Best Rate Guarantee claim form.
You get one of two choices:
- 25% off the matching rate (20% for Design Hotels)
- Get 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points
The code you can’t use
For completion, I have to mention a code that are known but you really can’t use.
This is the MMP code and called the Marriott Explore Friends Leisure Rate.
Intended for employee use, this code yields the highest amount of discount, where I saw 26% off in Toronto, 20% off in Washington D.C., 35% in Frankfurt, and 38% in Tokyo.
From what I’ve read, they almost always check ID for this around the world so the risk of using this as a non-employee is high.
It is also worth nothing that you do not earn any points or get any night/stay stats if you use this.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will earn Marriott points with the exception of the employee code.
Corporate codes are intended to be used by employees of the company but since not all check-in staff ask for ID, you can try to use them.
They will charge you the walk-in rate.
Yes, if you’re eligible, you can receive upgrades and other perks as a Marriott Bonvoy member.
For the senior discount, you need to be 62 or older.
There is no discount for AARP members specifically.
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