How do you pick a Marriott brand for your stay?

Discussion created by bejacob on Jun 13, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2019 by carbide_cyanide

There are lots of factors one might consider when deciding which hotel to visit.

  • Price
  • Location
  • Benefits (lounge access, breakfast, etc.)
  • Points earned (i.e. not choosing ResInn, TPS, Element, etc. due to lower earning)
  • Hotel category (important when deciding whether to redeem points)


When you are trying to decide whether it's worth spending more at a JW in the city center or trying to save money by staying at a Fairfield Inn on the outskirts of town, what sorts of thing do you give the most weight? Are you someone who avoids CY properties if possible? Do you seek out a specific brand every time or does price more often sway your thinking?


No doubt the answers might be different for a solo business trip versus a family vacation.


I'm curious how Insiders choose brands, not necessarily specific properties.