We're trying to book a hotel room at the San Diego Marina Hotel and Casino during Comic-con week. We're happy to pay full price, but the rooms are blocked for now. Is there any advantage to being a Silver Elite member?
when exactly is Comic-con week? That might help some of us answer your question. Also, some hotels don't offer the Reservation Guarantee even for Platinum. If this hotel is not available there are several other Marriotts/Courtyards that are in walking distance of this one so you have several options. I know you wrote the San Diego Marina and Casino but there is no casino in the hotel. The Marriotts in the Gaslamp are walking distance. Just FYI.
Sorry I meant hotel & resort, the big curvy thing next to the convention center. comic con is a 120,000 person conference that happens during 3rd week of July. We stay there every year that we can get in, it's a shame there's no reward for loyalty.
If they aren't offering an Guarantee Reservation for this hotel at those times then what I would do is call the manager and speak to him. Many times they will work a deal with you or understand your position and do what they can do to help. I know the hotel well and have stayed there several times. I actually live about 45 minutes north of the hotel so I'm aware of the conference center next to the hotel. There is a good change the hotel is sold out that weekend due to the hotel and the convention. I have seen that happen before. Again, you might want to check on the Marriott Gaslamp. Nice hotel and short distance away.