Marriott: Week of Wonders (90% Of Properties At Off Peak Pricing)

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  • Marriott is having a Week of Wonders. The main interesting ‘Wonder’ is that 90% of properties will be priced at off peak for stays until November 30, 2020.

Our Verdict

It’s laughable that Marriot thinks this is an actual promotion. Occupancy rates are so low that all properties should be at off peak pricing anyway, unless of course that off peak pricing was introduced so that a broad devaluation could occur with no oversight in the first place. I think this just really shows how bad Marriott’s off peak pricing really is. Marriott offered a similar promotion in June as well.

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dmoney
dmoney

I’ve been pretty frustrated by their peak pricing. Having a hard time finding anything at all for more than a night or 2 in a row that’s not peak, much less anything good on a few nights I want to go. I’d really like to see some proof that they are actually showing even amounts of peak and off-peak across the portfolio, because I don’t think I believe it. Even for low end properties that aren’t downtown, it often shows peak.

NK3
NK3

I agree that the off peak award pricing is underwhelming. However, the 25% off of Marriott Escapes rates is actually pretty good. We have a stay coming up next week, and rebooking it now will save $$ since the Escapes rate has dropped. The Escapes rate is (often) the lowest rate.

tom
tom

If this was for stays through next summer, I’d say it was good……but stays through Nov 30th – ridiculous!!

dingo baby
dingo baby

I mean are they gonna give me points back for a redemption next week… Guessing not!

Bob
Bob

This helped!!! I have expiring 35K certificates that I couldn’t use for one of my nights as it was peak-priced at 40,000. Now it’s down to 30,000. Thanks again William you are truly the best!!! I was gonna have to use my new 50,000 certificate but now that goes back into my account. Well, it will once I call Marriott bc it didn’t when I cancelled the reservation. I think they do this intentionally to make people forget about their certificates.

jamie
jamie

I 100% agree with your comment about Marriott intentionally hiding a certificate when the customer has canceled a reservation freeing up the certificate for use again. This has happened to me several times. I am surprised that a class action suit hasn’t been brought or the issue looked into by states’ attorneys general. This practice is wrong and should be corrected.

Novacat05
Novacat05

Totally happened to me too, I cancelled a reservation with a certificate and it disappeared. I sent an SM and they put it back in my account, but it should certainly be available for use immediately. It wasn’t too long ago you had to call to even make a reservation with those free night certificates, you couldn’t even use them online.

BaconSF
BaconSF

Wow what a sham. Even IHG with their crap IT redeposits the cert back into account. I dumped Marriott as I did not like the way they continuously devalue their program. Sticking with Hyatt and got the Hilton Aspire

MoreSun
MoreSun

Yeah, sad promo. Cash rates are so low right now the couple stays I had planned on using points on this month I can’t bring myself to. Especially with Amex Marriott offers.

yoshi
yoshi

I read the headline title as ‘90% Off’ and got really excited…

MoreSun
MoreSun

Lol. I read it as 90% off too and was like well there’s another promo I’ll never be able to snag.

A Stad
A Stad

Also kind of a moot point when I can’t find any hotel availability with points in any of the locations I’m trying to stay at. It looks like they’ve stopped point redemptions at multiple hotels for the whole of October and November…

JBSanDiego
JBSanDiego

Those bastards!!!