New to the forum and Marriott rewards. Curious to see just how good Marriotts Black Friday deals will be. Did anyone purchase rooms last year on Black Friday? I will be needing a room in Seattle in Dec and Jan for 15 or so nights for work and am waiting for Black Friday to book. Does it matter if I get on as soon as the click strikes midnight or can I wait until Friday morning? Are there a limited amount if "special rate" rooms? Thanks for the help!
If the sale is like previous sales, there will be some worthwhile deals. They will be difficult to find and they often will be pre-paid only. Previous years also had limited quantities, so some folks didn't pull the trigger only to go back and find out the price was gone; others had difficulty, courtesy of one years tech glitch, securing the room. Some prices will have already been pre-loaded into the system this week (like the Starwood sale this week); some will actually be higher prices than previous weeks and other prices won't appear like deals at all.
Summary: it's worth a look, but do not go in overly optimistic about your specific property/city/ or dates, this is not a Best Buy/Walmart TV offer type of sale - it's an unloading of non-hot inventory sale. The sale also has a very tight window of room dates availability, so matching 15 nights will be quite the challenge, but you might get lucky and have the travel gods smile on you with an intersection of price, date, and Seattle for a night or two.
as low as $79, but they will probably go fast and only until about mid Jan. Check out this link
mtakehara, well how did you make out on your Black Friday quest for 15 nights in Seattle? Inquiring minds want to know....