Just over a year ago I stayed 7 nights there on points and didn't have any issue with the room view. The way the hotel is built, there are very few rooms with a bad view. They are all on the lower floors. The non ocean side of the hotel doesn't have any rooms on it (or maybe very few). I was Gold at the time and they upgraded me to a high floor and the view was great. If I was going again, I wouldn't pay for a better view but instead call the hotel in advance to request a high floor.
Great. I would also recommend finding Suzy at the Elite Personal Planner Desk (right in the main Lobby). She was so helpful with everything and even gave me and my family a ride to one of the local restaurants on her way home one day. She truly has the Marriott Spirit and made our vacation so much better. Have fun.