I travel frequently for my sales job and have to work on a budget. That said, I find myself staying at the SpringHill, Fairfield, Courtyard, etc. more often than not. While its a good plus that I can get bonus points at check in, I really have to admit that the breakfast rooms are typically not very platinum friendly. I often have to compete with soccer teams, church groups, school groups, etc. Couldn't there be a VIP area for breakfast? I don't want to sound snobbish, but I don't need to see people in their Jammie's either. How about some standards? One other request would be to start serving at 6am instead of 6:30. That way,business travelers might get a jump on the morning circus.
The other day, an old man showed up in the breakfast area wearing nothing but his boxers and a wife beater style tank top. Neither of which fit properly. Classy!
I agree that some people have no clue when they come to breakfast or the CL in their jammies or less attire.
There are some (but very few) of the lesser properties that have a roped off 'Elite Area' that is staffed to refill coffe, etc. Where they do have them they are a nice perk.
There is nothing wrong with having some class. Requesting a roped area for Platinum is a good idea. I was having breakfast at a Courtyard once and a woman walked in with no shoes on! She was told by the restaurant manager that it was a safety problem and to go and put some on. I know what you mean. When I stay at Marriott I expect better behavior.