I am curious as to whether or not anyone else has gotten the basic brush off by customer care and had your issue dumped right back to the hotel. In my situation I stayed at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galerria Oct 19th through 21st. I utilized the Marriot website to make the reservation and check in online with the app only to arrive and they had no record of my reservation. I specifically had reserved the concierge level and they tried to given me a lesser quality room at that same higher rate, took me pressing to get put where I had reserved. A waste of almost 45 minutes for something that should have been 5. I they asked if I wanted the arrival gift or the points and I requested the points only to not receive them. Then to top it all of my Bose noise cancelling headphones mysteriously disappeared from my room and I got the run around at the hotel for over 2 weeks. I called into Customer Care and all they did was route me to the hotel and I am still dealing with them now almost a month later. I had left 2 different messages for the GM Joel, who never called me back, left various other messages at the hotel with no return call until I finally connected with the loss prevention manager. I couldn't believe that customer care basically just said it is a hotel issue and reconnected me there and did nothing further. Highly frustrated and of course now getting the run around through the insurance process. I am out $300 and highly considering leaving Marriott and taking my 120 plus nights a year with me.
Any one else get this kind of blow off?
Hello justincfreem, and welcome to Insiders!
As you may have already seen, this is a great place to talk about all things travel. Its a wonderful forum to share your travel experiences and recommendations, as well as see what other Rewards Members have to say. I am one of the moderators here along with lindseyh and carat. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us at any time. I've also added a link to our 'Getting Started Guide' just incase you'd like to take a look.
In regards to your post, I would like to send your experience to our team for further clarification on how this has been processed. Can you please send me a private message with your Rewards Number, as well as your contact information and confirmation or reservation number for this stay? If you have the names of any one that has assisted you in this matter from Marriott Customer Care, or the hotel, you can send that as well.
I look forward to receiving this from you, and seeing more of you around on this forum in the future.
Hello justincfreem. Would you mind sending the message again? We'd like to make sure we can address your issue. Thanks in advance!
justincfreem, I have had hit and miss service from the platinum line. Some reps have gone above and beyond to help and others seemed indifferent. Never hurts to call again and see if a different rep will be more helpful, I suppose. In my experience, some of the individual Marriott properties are poorly run and there is little hope of getting much help from the manager at the actual property in those cases (Minneapolis Marriott West for example - UGH!). Does the credit card you used for this reservation have any type of travel insurance that would cover your loss? Maybe that's the insurance you are talking about that's giving you the run around....
Very glad to hear they fixed this issue for you. That being said I'm a customer service consultant for the automotive industry but service is service. What this industry forgets sometimes is if we seen a used mattress at a yard sale for $10 we would end up just short of grossed out by the idea of owning a used mattress, but we are expected to spend 120 to 220 per night to rent one. It shouldn't take the effort or time it took you to get this resolved. Customer service is not just a choice but a commitment. I personally have not had 1 single issue yet and I stay in these properties a lot more than I stay at my home so I must say that I'm thankful you posted the fact that someone finally took care of this for you. Be safe in your travels.
Hi dp86. Apologies for any frustrations caused! I've gone ahead and sent you a direct message to open up the conversation. Please let me know if you have not received it. Talk soon.
I too have had ups and downs with Marriott customer care. Sometimes they go above and beyond, other times I get the brush off. I think it's the same across the board with any big company, and find same w/ ATT, Hilton, Direct TV, it is the luck of the draw on who answers the call. Makes you wonder at times who is serving who.