Staying at a courtyard as a gold member. Do they not give benefits for being a gold member? No water at check in. No room upgrade or free breakfast. Why should I pick a Courtyard to stay?
Here is a link that outlines what you can expect at the various properties: http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/member-benefits/guarantee.mi#Guaranteed_lounge
Marriott Rewards® Elite Benefits Guarantee
Hope this helps clarify!
Better off not staying at a Courtyard as a Gold/Platinum member if you value the Elite benefits. No free breakfast (generally, it may be included in a rate, etc), no lounge, but you can get a potential room 'upgrade'.
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