Marriott room rate structure is insulting. Why does Marriott offer a base room rate of say $300, but then offer a package room rate on the same webpage for $400 that includes a free buffet breakfast for 2? Fully knowing that if you booked the $300 room, then walk into the same restaurant for breakfast and pay $50 for two people to eat a breakfast worth half that much?
Or, better than that, regular room rate of $300, or you can book a "Spa package" rate for $450 per night, that includes a $100 spa credit.
This has been going on for years.
Are people really that stupid? Sure, there are exceptions, but room packages, almost by definition, are a blatant rip off!
I think that this is unscrupulous and deceptive of Marriott.