How do you pick a Marriott brand for your stay?

Discussion created by bejacob on Jun 13, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2019 by pluto77

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.