what is the best benefit of gold status?

Old Jul 10, 19, 12:34 pm
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what is the best benefit of gold status?

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Old Jul 10, 19, 1:07 pm
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Never mind

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Old Jul 10, 19, 2:05 pm
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Old Jul 10, 19, 2:26 pm
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Breakfast
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Old Jul 10, 19, 2:59 pm
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Outstanding Benefit
Americas - Hilton Honors (Free breakfast)
Europe / Africa - Hilton Honors (Free breakfast)
Middle East/Asia/Oceania - Hilton Honors (Room upgrades)
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Breakfast
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Old Jul 10, 19, 7:23 pm
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I was gonna say breakfast as well. Especially since a lot of hotels will give you the full breakfast, and not just continental.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 7:02 am
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I would say breakfast as well, but I personally prefer the benefits of Marriott gold better than Hilton. Hilton is VERY stingy on the late check out and room upgrades while Marriott is not.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 9:04 am
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Late checkout

Originally Posted by Traveler_boy_25 View Post
I would say breakfast as well, but I personally prefer the benefits of Marriott gold better than Hilton. Hilton is VERY stingy on the late check out and room upgrades while Marriott is not.
what time does Marriott allow you to stay to ?
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:17 am
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what time does Marriott allow you to stay to ?
As a gold member it is a guaranteed 2:00 p.m. checkout, and many times they will extend it to 4:00 p.m. no questions asked. With Hilton it is like pulling teeth to try to get 2:00 p.m.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by hotturnip View Post
I was gonna say breakfast as well. Especially since a lot of hotels will give you the full breakfast, and not just continental.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:49 am
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Hard to generalize because it can depend on the brand and individual property. For most full-service properties though, it's going to be the breakfast. Room upgrades are often not much of an upgrade, even for a diamond.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Traveler_boy_25 View Post
I would say breakfast as well, but I personally prefer the benefits of Marriott gold better than Hilton. Hilton is VERY stingy on the late check out and room upgrades while Marriott is not.
Interesting, because my experience with Marriott Gold on upgrades is exactly squat. Don't know about late checkouts as I don't use much.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by Traveler_boy_25 View Post
As a gold member it is a guaranteed 2:00 p.m. checkout, and many times they will extend it to 4:00 p.m. no questions asked. With Hilton it is like pulling teeth to try to get 2:00 p.m.
Thought new gold didnít have a guaranteed late checkout now it is 2pm if available. Titanium has guaranteed 4pm checkout though.

Hilton Breakfast has to be the best benefit and upgrades are still offered which is good.
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