Hey Marriott Insiders,
Ever been in a room that is just not getting as cold as you would like? Here is a "cool" tip to help you out next time. If your room is equipped with a INNCOM thermostat (and from my travels every Marriott property I have been to has one) this should help you out.
Here is how you do it:
1. Press and hold "Display" button
2. Push "OFF" button (while still holding down "Display")
3. Push "UP" button (while still holding "Display")
4. Release "Display" button
The word "VIP" should appear. This allows the unit to be overridden and will let you go 5 degrees cooler or warmer. Most INNCOM units are preprogrammed for a range of 65-80. This will allow you to go from 60-85. I do know sometimes especially at properties in warm climates the room sometimes just will not get cool enough. I hope this helps everyone keep cool!
oh this is awesome ks77. I cannot sleep if the room is not cold. I will certainly try this out next time. Thanks for the tip.
What a great piece of information, thanks much ks77, but curious minds want to know how much time one spends pressing buttons on room thermostats to gather such data?
That's a great one. Being old school, I don't use LOL, but in this case, I truly was laughing out loud (perhaps because I was wondering the same thing). I always wondered how guys knew peyote gave you a buzz and coyote dung didn't (what other things were tried before peyote)!
Great stuff ks77 (what happens when we turn the water faucets on, hot/cold/hot/cold/cold . Thanks for sharing.
I actually can't claim to be the person who found this out on their own. I was informed by BoardingArea on twitter about it. If you use twitter I definitely recommend following BoardingArea. Although, now that I thank about it, it does seem to be like the old nintendo cheat codes I used as a kid. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A, B, Start.
Wow, what an awesome tip ks77! I will definitely be using this trick next time I am at a hotel. Though, I am not sure I can think about cool temperatures right now while being stuck in the high negative degrees here in Chicago!
(Hello friends, it's Mr. Sarcastic - maybe I should change my handle)
I must admit I have just as much fun with all these crazy topics and as you all know post comments ranging form informative to infantile and immature! So here's one of the stupid comments:
WE are now discussing thermostats? If outsiders read many of these blogs, and saw how often the same handles appear - they would have to surmise that we have only two lives - overnighting at a Marriott or on this site!
This was a bad one to use as an example Mr. S. The next time I'm in a high floor, big windowed room with a great view of the city courtesy of my elite status upgrade, I'm using this tip (I actually copied it) because I don't want to close the shades and miss my view, but I also don't want to cook. I got more out of this than virtually any "valued input passed along to the team (of crickets)".
I salute ks77 and all the youngbloods living in the twitterworld, feeding us old farts tips found in new (to me) worlds; one day he just might crack that Concierge Lounge code. Next time you're hot in a room, call the front desk and ask them to personalize your MegaBonus, see how much that cools you off .
Let me add a "HALLELUJAH!" The down comforters are nice and soft, but HOT! I like sleeping with more than a sheet, but in many Marriotts (and other chains), the hot comforter is the only additional choice. It's hard to get the room cool enough not to be hot under the comforter. Otherwise, I'm stuck with only a sheet on me which does NOT make me feel like I'm home. I frequently ask for a different blanket, but this provides another option.
To we women of a certain age, this tip is priceless, and likely will contribute to happier marriages :-). I've also asked the front desk and they send the building engineer to override my thermostat. Better that than dealing with a woman who can go from cold to hot in a nanosecond! thanks!
I've used this trick before several times. These thermostats are always easy to spot as they have a motion sensor on them. I found the default code for the VIP setting after doing a google search. I've also thought about sharing this with Insiders but near did for fear that Marriott properties would change the VIP code to something else. Hopefully this secret will stay among us Insiders.
vaboywnder you dog, you.
What else are you holding out on us geezers? Although I share your concern about the only type of monitoring Marriott does on this forum is to find out what we like and snatch it from us, I'm counting on you non-retirees to keep us up to date in what's going on out there in cyberspace (I'll be sure to share whatever my Walkman turns up). When we meet this year, please bring a list of your Top Ten Super Secrets.
Your friend and mine,
why yes ks77 I did use your neat little trick when I was in Anaheim Marriott in January. It always seems warm in those rooms so I remembered what you had said about the thermostat and tried it. It worked like a charm baby. I had a very restful two nights slumber thanks to you.
On the downside though, when travelling in China, most of the rooms use the room keys to turn on the lights and air. Of course, when you leave, there is no electricity in the room, hence no air. Those rooms never get cool enough. I don't like that set-up at all but I'm sure it is a safety issue so what's a person to do?
Thanks again for giving us this little tid-bit of info and also for resurrecting it as new insiders may not have seen the post.
The last property (Grand Chateau in Vegas) I stayed at which had one of those thermostats the code didn't work. I think that property had reprogrammed the thermostat to use a different code for the overide. But most other properties I've stayed at with that thermostat type the code works.