Hello friends! Looking for some insight in Miami. I’m planning a trip there for the first week of November and will be attending the Miami Seed Food and Wine Festival. There is not a lot of details on where the events are happening, but several mention Regatta Park/Coconut Grove. I’m trying to figure out where to target for a place to stay. I have a bunch of Marriott and Amex points I would like to try to use but no special standing. Would appreciate any recommendations!

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Best Marriott hotel and location to stay in NYC for a weekend? Looking to optimize for food, night life, and daytime exploring. Thinking Times Square but not sure.

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Downtown Philly: Element vs Aloft vs Autograph Notary vs Westin vs other higher end Marriott properties in the downtown area for about 40k Bonvoy points? And…Element vs Autograph collection in general? Not real familiar with these sub brands.

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Thoughts on getting a hotel credit card? Thinking about the Bonvoy Boundless (3 free night sign up offer). Gives you a free night each year and better status for $95/yr Any reason not to get it? - Don't travel for work anymore. 3-4 vacations per yr - Have a CSR already - Typically stay at Marriott properties - Not concerned about the 5/24 rule. Don't plan on getting a bunch of new ones

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IHG Premier Card or Marriott Bonvoy Boundless? Both have annual fees under $100 and decent perks. I haven't been traveling since before covid and currently don't hold status with either brand. Which is better?

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On track to honeymoon to Europe in May. Plan to use all the Marriott & United points from 5 years in consulting. What are the best 3-5 locations for Marriott in Europe in may? I see Santorini is already booked solid. Mallorca? Venice?

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Rec’s for a hotel near Greenville, TX? Ideally would want to stay in a Marriott.

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I can book Marriott hotel room using points for my relatives? The reservation still shows my name and I am not able to add names of the people who would be staying there.

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What is the best hotel (Marriott or Hyatt) in San Jose?

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Top 3 Marriott properties in Miami/FLL? Looking to unwind and relax with SO.

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Booked a hotel via Amex travel for a business trip and Bonvoy does not want to give me the nights. Does anyone have a solution for that?

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Is the Chase Ultimate Rewards promotion with Marriott Bonvoy a good deal? You can essentially transfer 1,000 chase points for 1,500 Marriott points.

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Any Marriott recs for fort Myers? I’m thinking either the luminary or the Westin

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What’s the best Marriott bonvoy hotel in Chicago <250/night

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Best Marriott properties in Egypt?

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Planning a trip to Milan. Looking at the Marriott Luxury Collection. Is this in the ‘best’ area? For shopping, museums, attractions, restaurants? Any other hotel recommendations?

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Buddy and I are looking to do a 4-5 day vaca. Looking for something with a nice pool and/or beach, gym (nearby ok too) with potential local attractions (golf, zoo, theme park). We’re pretty laid back but would still like to be around young adults (late 20s/30s) if we head out to a local bar/restaurant. Currently considering places in FL, CA SC. Or maybe a Zion/Yellowstone type direction, will stay at a Marriott regardless. Any input appreciated TIA 🙏

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Titanium status people - Has Marriott ever let you check out later than 4 pm?

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Anyone with the bonvoy chase card want to refer me? Any kickback would also be nice :)

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Not traveling anymore for work but do have some personal trips coming up and staying at Marriotts. I’ve told work I refuse to travel but does it make sense to get the chase Marriott bonvoy bold ($0 annual) fee card? The 15 nights of ‘credit’ to help keep status seems nice and 30k of points seems free

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How safe is the Marriott Los Angeles airport hotel? I know it’s close to shady areas?

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Going to to Maldives for honeymoon ! Using my Marriott points to book as I’m an ambassador level. Which hotel would you recommend: st Regis , ritz Carlton , JW , or W ? I’m leaning towards the W because it has the best perks for ambassadors. Downside it is the oldest . Ritz and St Regis often feel too snobby and I never get the ambassador treatment at those hotel chains . He looked promising and it’s really new.

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Is getting Marriott Bonvoy card for travel miles (transferring to United for miles) worth it? How was your experience if you’ve tried it!

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Your favorite island in Hawaii and the Marriott property you have stayed at

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Which resorts in the US are worth the $$?? Looking to do a girls trip in late July - fine with paying extra if it’s worth it! Would love a place with scenic views, wine, maybe water/ocean, just a relaxing spot vs activity filled Also have Marriott ambassador status if there’s anything within their list

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Anybody ever get anything from Marriott ambassador? Thought it was going to be insider helping with special favors…two years, four or five requests…nothing. I can book on the website myself.

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Any beaches in PR that great for just relaxing and laying? Recommendations on Marriott properties?

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Hi Fam! I’m on the East Coast and looking for a tropical vacation spot for 5-6 days. Looking for recs! I’ve done Mexico a bunch so not keen on that and also looking for somewhere that doesn’t have strict covid requirements (we are all vaxxed). I have a ton of Marriott points to blow if that helps (over 400k).

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AMEX Platinum Card Holders - With automatic Marriott Gold, does that mean you only need to stay the delta of 25 nights (50-25) to get Platinum status for the year? Or do you get Gold status but are still required to stay 50 nights to get Platinum?

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Booking a room at Hiltons using points is so expensive. I am switching back to Marriott world.

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My boyfriend and I are looking to go to Boston the week of Labor Day. This will be both of our first times looking for recs on things to do and where to stay (Marriott) and recs on food?

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Gong to Aruba (Marriott Stellaris) Fri-Mon. Any recs for dinner or places for live music?

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Bonvoy experts: trying to up our odds of the best suite night award. We booked a resort for a week with points. Room has a partial ocean view and the next level up is a full ocean view. The suite night awards options are said full ocean view, or a super fancy suite. My question is, as ambassador status, shouldn’t we get that next-level upgrade to the full ocean view automatically on check in if available? So is the play to only request the super nice suite? What would be your strategy or tips?

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Bonvoy question: Didn’t it used to be free breakfast and a welcome gift? When did it become free breakfast or points?

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Have people used the Deloitte code for Marriott when they don’t work there? Do they check ID? Planning to use in Miami

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Where to stay for solo trip to Seattle? Preferably a Marriott property. Never been to the city and don’t know where to stay

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I’d like to pop up to NY for maybe a one night stay in mid July. On a break from work so would probably go on a weeknight. No real preferences on location, open to exploring - any fun hotel recs? Not your standard Marriott, etc.

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Just booked a room on my Marriott account after quite some time. Bank nickname on my Marriott account was somehow changed. Should I be concerned?🤔

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What is the best Marriott hotel to stay at in Detroit?

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Any tips on how to use a Marriott ambassador? I want to take my BFF on a really nice weekend / resort type vacay - can my ambassador get a me a good deal on points + perks? Are they basically like travel agents? Got my status right when Covid hit so I have no idea how to use this….

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General musing - it seems like the vast majority of recs in here are for super expensive hotels and resorts (St Regis, etc). I work in consulting and make good money but can’t fathom spending $600+ a night on a hotel. Am I really in the minority or is it just that ppl staying at the Ritz want to show off?

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A good indicator of a bad day is drinking Sutter Home from the Hilton Garden Inn pantry.

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Cabo Westin or Jw?

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So I got upgraded to Marriotts Premier Platinum Elite level. Any idea what this means besides getting a gift from them in the mail?

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Recommendations for St Johns and St Thomas? We are staying at the Westin and ritz respectively for over a week total. Domestic beach! 😎

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St Regis butler emailed me so many times before my trip that I felt like I was going to the St regis just to visit him. When I met him, it was as if we already knew each other.

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Anyone know if Sheraton Seattle has a lounge? Usually stay at one of the Marriotts there but switching it up this week.

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When you get a rental car, what do you do to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of for some bogus issue/scratch that’s already on the car? Take pic/video before, tell the checkout person of any issues (although this can be hard especially if at a smaller airport & you get the keys in the airport and there’s no gate when you leave), buy the rental insurance? If you have a card that covers rental cars (CSR, Amex Hilton) do you decline rental insurance and use the card benefits?

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IAD Westin on a Thursday night.... *sigh*!

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W, St. Regis, or Las Alcobas in Mexico City? Also open to high-end boutique hotel recommendations...

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Can't believe westin not letting me leave a small backpack from week to week. Is there any hotel chain that typically allows this? They should offer this as a service to frequent guests

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$998 for a party up to 4 in an all exclusive Hilton resort for 5 nights/6 days in Hawaii + car rental worth it? ($200 hotel credit as well)

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Underwhelmed by a stay at the Sheraton NY Times Square. Better choices in NYC around the same price point?

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DC 🐠, which Ritz do you prefer?

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Hi, do any of you have a recommended Hilton for a family vacation? I’m diamond so only reason I prefer them. We have a 6yo and 3yo and want to do something fun when we get through this school year. Awesome if there’s a kids club so we can also have some time to be adults :)

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Love it when the hotel knows the A/C is broken in every room but makes every guest individually report their own personal sauna/hell before fixing it. Thanks, Westin DFW!

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Is the Sheraton Waikiki significantly better than the Sheraton princess Waikiki? There is a large difference between the prices/points required.

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