I recently booked a hotel stay and used the AAA discount. I booked the hotel in my name but the AAA card is in my fiances name. Do you think I need to change the reservation so that it is in his name? The problem is, I am the one who will be checking in and he doesn't arrive until the following day. Thanks for any help!
Hey brightlybob, looks like an AA membership is not eligible for the AAA rate. Only members of AAA (American Auto Club) and CAA (Canadian Auto Club) would qualify for the rate.
I am a member of the german ADAC automobile club, which offers a "AAA" discounts and rewards card for its members. The card lists "AAA Discounts + Rewards Partners" on the backside. Marriott (as well as other hotel chains) is listed there. Just to make sure: Can I use the "AAA" rate, also for Marriott hotels in Germany?
theigl, our team confirmed that as long as the back of your card states that you are able to utilize the AAA rate, then you will be able to apply the discount to your stay. Hope this helps, and happy travels!
Hey there cincy324 - I hope this all worked out for you...
Glad to see you're using the AAA rates - I'm always surprised that more travelers (and more regular Marriott customers) don't realize that it's a bargain (even if you only use it rarely. In any event, here's a now-date post on that topic:
Great question, adam1010. I'd like to look into teacher discounts for you and will work with our team to provide you with the most current information.
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That is difference between a little meek old man and a Rugby Ref! I never produce a card showing my age when booking a senior rate and to my best recollection never have been asked to produce my AAA card.
But, I am such an honest looking, kind, humble, - by the way if you are buying this nonsense I have a bridge I would like to sell you.
Travel safe my friend.
I'm working with carat on this and our team has gotten back to us regarding your inquiry. They have advised that Marriott offers a wide variety of discount rates for senior citizens, government employees, and members of an association, such as AAA. Many of our hotels also offer special weekend rates, "Stay for Breakfast" rates, leisure packages, and advanced purchase rates. Other special rates can be booked by entering a promotional code in the "Corporate/promotional" field when making a reservation. Promotional and discounted rates are based off standard rates and do not vary based on hotel availability. In some cases, hotels may offer a "best available rate" or "weekend rate" that is lower than a promotional or discounted rate due to availability.
You may find the following link helpful in learning more about this: http://www.myeducationdiscount.com/marriott.htm
Each hotel has the opportunity to set their own guidelines concerning who will be allowed to use the Government rates - State and/or Federal - and sometimes educators will be included in this list if they are government employees.
"In general the rate is for members of the military or federal employees (not contractors). Some properties require that the traveler be on official business, though most do not. Usually an ID is required." [bejacob]
"My advice when booking Govt Rates is to check the Rate Rules at time of booking. The rules are usually pretty clear as to who is qualified for the rate. I've noticed sometimes the rules will state that University State employees are excluded or are included. When in doubt you can always call the property directly so there are no surprises at check in." [vaboywnder]
Hope this clarifies things for you!