I have just run into something that has never happened before. Went to book a stay in Atlanta and wanted to stay at the JW Marriott in Buckhead for 4 days. I first tried to get a room for 4 days at government rate, which wasn't available. Then looked at both the Marriott Rewards Member and Senior Rate and only $30 more per night than government rate. Ok, I like the property, lets book it.
I go to the room selection page for the Member Rewards, see rates for the room listed, $178 for basic room, and $224 for one package, and $234 for a different package. Ok, hit select and book now. Note that the total shows $1100. Huh. Go back to original page. Says $178/US $ per night, but under the big print it has $924 total for room. Thats $231/per night. What's the deal?
Thats a $53/night difference. I have never had this happen before. Anyone, including communitymanagers, have a good explanation other than bait and switch.