Hi Business travellers,Is anyone else out there bothered by the incomplete information you receive when you are not able to book a room at a Marriott hotel in a particular location? More than once I have tried to book a room at a Marriott hotel and am given choices that are a significant distance away. It appears to me that there is no Marriott (all brands) hotel in the area. So I book into some other brand. After several visits, I come to find out that there is a Marriott in the location; it was simply a problem of the hotel not being available on the specific dates that I had originally requested. So no points, no familiarity, and increasing my travel hassles, all because the web site did not simply tell me there was a hotel in the area; they just weren't available for those particular days. Frustrating and baffling! Why withhold this information? It makes no sense to me.
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I have had the same issue. I prefer to stay at the marriott brands but, sometimes have to stay at other non-Marriott hotel. If I'd have known the information I could have stayed at another Marriott brand hotel and received my points and had more peace of mind.
If I am travelling to an area for more than a single time, I always search first without any dates in the search parameters. This way you get to see all the hotels available. Then you can search with dates, and if you find no available hotels (or the rates are too much), you can book another chain, but then you know at least that a hotel exists.