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Low cost rooms that qualify...w/o having to check in?

Low cost rooms that qualify...w/o having to check in?

Old Jan 22, 21, 9:41 am
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Low cost rooms that qualify...w/o having to check in?

Low cost rooms that qualify...w/o having to check in?

Looking to book low cost rooms that do not require physically being present as we are not yet traveling.
We live in a rather high cost area where even the lowest price options are a bit steep however can checkin as needed... and figure finding a more rural location would be a better option if one is not physically required to smile at the front desk.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 10:00 am
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I'm not sure where you would find that. Even with the keyless entry at some locations, its so spotty at finding a hotel that you can bypass the front desk even when you check-in on the app.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by pixelrogue View Post
Low cost rooms that qualify...w/o having to check in?

Looking to book low cost rooms that do not require physically being present as we are not yet traveling.
We live in a rather high cost area where even the lowest price options are a bit steep however can checkin as needed... and figure finding a more rural location would be a better option if one is not physically required to smile at the front desk.
Are you simply trying to bypass the front desk, but you plan to occupy the room?

Or are you trying to earn elite nights without actually staying? (Considering that you are "not yet traveling," that seems to be the case.)

If it's the latter, Marriott Bonvoy does not allow it. According to the terms & conditions, a “stay” means all consecutive nights a Member registers for, and personally pays and stays. This topic keeps coming up on this forum. Here are are few threads. There are undoubtedly more,

Why does Marriott Require You To Stay To Receive Points?

Multi night mattress run stay (without staying) for elite night credit.

Mattress run - 1 night without staying?
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Old Jan 22, 21, 10:18 am
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As a practical matter, with many properties conducting Covid symptom-checking, even properties which have the technology have inhibited it so that the FD can't be bypassed.

At an anti-fraud level, this is a way to get your account zeroed out & shut down.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 10:20 am
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This is against the program T&Cs and may result in suspension of your account.

I highly advise against it.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 11:39 am
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Since the OPs question has been answered, closing this thread.
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