Promotion Rewards: It's great to amass these rewards for free stays, but they are always for categories 1-4, and frankly, there are limited premium places to stay at within the 1 -4 class. Is it possible to upgrade these or combine for better hotels?
I've used rewards at cat 5 hotels, but the rewards room is always the cheapest room at the hotel-sometimes you don't even get a choice of bed type. Too bad Marriott won't let you use extra points to book a nicer room.
Sadly, i've never been able to use it at a class 5 hotel which means that I have never once been able to receive the benefit of having this coupon. It is amazing how few category 1-4 hotels their are in New England where people might want to actually go. If Marriott really wants to make a difference for its elite members they could at least make the coupon have a value of 10,000 points which would make getting to a category five a little easier.