Staying at the Tampa Waterside Marriott at $322 / night for a few days and am still asked for $14.95 / day for Internet access. Pretty poor if you ask me, at least in this day and age. Contrast that with my upcoming stay at a courtyard later this week where it is included in my $129 / night stay. Sorry, but that makes no sense.
gets better...was just told (contrary to what I was told on the phone trough the toll free line on Saturday) that because my hotel is sold out tonight, it is a Class 5 and not a 4, so it is 50,000 points to comp tonight's room instead of 25,000. Time to start exploring other programs and hotels.
I have several bookings coming up and while looking around for my options I saw that the majority of the hotels in the areas I looked at charged for internet! I was appalled. Looks like the only hotels that still have it free are the lower end pricing/smaller/further from the populated area hotels. SERIOUSLY?? FREE internet should be a right, not a privilege.