What are your opinions on the way Marriott brand hotels use/abuse the right to require a two night minimum? A hotel I'd like to stay at has done the following 6 times so far this year, and has 2 more weekends blocked. This will be 8 weekends out of the year (that I know of, possibly more).
1) Required a two night minimum
2) Increase rates significantly
3) Not allowed Platinum Overrides
4) Not allowed points to be used
It doesn't seem very customer-friendly to do this on 8+/52 weekends per year. That's over 15% of the time. I know it's good for business, but I typically end up staying at the Clarion down the road since I can just grab one night. I'd rather stay at the Fairfield Inn.
PS > This isn't some lavish resort city, it's Manhattan, KS. The hotel locks everything down for every home football game, graduation (university events), etc.