As a business traveler, who generally travels alone, i'm pretty "easy": A clean, quiet, fully functioning room is really all i need. And, I especially like Marriott for its consistency. However, on occasion I do travel with my family. And, i don't think we're the exception: Me, my wife, an 18 year old daughter & a 16 year old son. So why is it so difficult to find a room with 2 beds AND a roll-away bed? And, so many Marriotts (at least in the SF Bay Area) who do NOT offer roll-aways. Of course, the full service, fully equipped rooms offer them. But, i'm not exactly rolling in dough to be able to pay for those rooms. (over 250/night). I have started to "game" the reservation system by asking for a room for 5 adults, so that they will realize i need 3 beds in some form.. But, Courtyards & Town Place (where I usually stay) are seemiing to become pretty inflexible. I even called a TownPlace today, asking about them, and was told "no, we have none on the property"..... When I described my situation, i got silence in response. And, I am having to call individual hotels (or have the PPR line call) to find this out.
It would also sure be nice to be able to add "Roll-away" as a criteria for my room.. Oh well, this trip may have me earning Starwood points.