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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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A lot of resorts are much stingier with upgrades (and all Bonvoy perks) than non-resorts, and many Marriott properties will only give you an upgrade on status alone if it's a 1-2 night stay (since they may have a chance of selling the room later in the week). So if you want any chance at an upgrade for your stay, I'd suggest using Suite Night Awards and requesting every option available.

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This is the right answer.

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Same - and then try to smile your way into the next level of you can - even if only for a night or two :)

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