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First world problems, but damn, what status do I need to be assured a king size bed at Marriott? Apparently gold isn't enough...

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What's gold? I only know platinum

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You actually need king status. When you complain like pwc1 says, tell them you're actually a king...

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Dress up like a king first

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I would check your booking through your Marriott member portal. Just because it's a preference doesn't mean you necessarily book that room type

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First week as platinum. Show up and there's no mini fridge or waters - classic Marriott

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Complain.. Say this is the Xth week in a row without a king bed blah blah blah and see what happens

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It's also part of the booking. Are you booking wrong room types? It usually states a king or double etc, maybe pay attention to that and see what you get next time :)

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@BCG In EY's travel portal I have had king size bed listed since I started with the firm.

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Status at Marriott pretty much assures you nothing. They have a tendency to treat you like a pleb at any status for unknown reasons a lot of the time. Starwood is doomed for mediocrity

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I often get unwanted food gifts in my room, which I don't get to for hours and then they are useless

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I hate Marriott so much. Hate their hotels, hate their points system, hate their status treatment. Hate. Gonna miss SPG

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I'm a pretty simple man, but all I ask is for a big bed. This is the second week in row that I hear at check in, "sorry sir, we are all sold out of king size beds."

@BCG luckily I will be platinum in a few weeks, but if this becomes a trend when I get there I will start over at SPG.

I'll look into that. Thanks!

Had the same problem all summer. Part of it is that EYs Amex was always sold out of kings. But, regardless annoying when you always request kings and get doubles. Pull a complaint every so often!

I had gold when I was in high school yo

Junior varsity, my friend

This thread is a bit funny. I've gotten far more double beds at Westins and Sheratons than at Marriotts

In EY's portal the check box is meaningless. You have to pick the rate that says King in ithe description.

I went 3 weeks in a row with a double at SPG. On the 2nd week, they gave me 5k points, on the third week, they gave me 10k points. After that, I haven't had less than a King

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