Called customer service and got very rude agent who threatened to take away the two nights because as she said - "she has that power".
Although I know what the rule is--you only get credited nights for the room you personally occupy--I do think there are often extenuating circumstances. We go pick up our grandchildren in another state (12 year old boy, 10 year old girl) every summer and bring them to our home for a few weeks. All of us staying in one room just isn't practical, so I have to get two rooms, adjoining. Very occasionally I manage to get a Towneplace Suite 2 bedroom, but they hardly ever seem to be available, and the couple of Residence Inns on our route have no 2 bedroom suites (at least not that they ever have listed), so we're forced to get the 2 adjoining rooms. My husband stays in one room with the grandson and I stay with the granddaughter. For these particular situations, I have always thought I should get credit for the night in both rooms because I don't want 2 rooms but am forced by circumstances to get 2 rooms. But the rule is that we don't get 2 nights credit, so I have never complained. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. I know it seems unfair, but they've always been very upfront about this rule.
By the rules probably not. However what I do is look for one of those Marriott Campus sites that there is a courtyard a SHS etc on the same parking lot. I book one room at each place, and have always got points and nights doing that.
I can tell you, based on personal and very painful experience, that when they run an audit you may be caught and have your account frozen for attempting to get credit for rooms at different locations on the same night(s). I run a debate team that frequently has students competing in multiple locations at the same time. I book all of the travel because I am the director and I need to know what is going on. Now whenever I have bookings in different locations on the same dates I try to have the other coach get the hotel to remove my MR number at check in. When they fail to do this, I call and have the points removed after the fact. This causes confusion, and some MR agents think I'm nuts when I ask to have points removed, but it is critical that I not get locked out of my account.
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