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Posted By hindolio

If I'm not mistaken, the JW Marriott is the...

If I'm not mistaken, the JW Marriott is the nicest of the three in Downtown Los Angeles. And although I have never stayed at any of those hotels, I am very familiar with the area and am commenting on...
Jul 15, 19, 12:59 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Just my opinion, but if you are staying in SD for...

Just my opinion, but if you are staying in SD for 2 nights and will mostly be visiting Balboa Park and the SD Zoo within in, then almost anywhere in the surrounding area will be okay. The downtown...
Jul 9, 19, 11:53 am
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Posted By hindolio

Others may disagree, but the SD Zoo on one day...

Others may disagree, but the SD Zoo on one day and Balboa Park on another day sounds plenty to me. It is very easy to spend an entire day at the zoo and another at Balboa Park. There are several...
Jun 26, 19, 11:45 pm
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Posted By hindolio

The names of the rooms are confusing to me, but...

The names of the rooms are confusing to me, but as I stated a few posts above, I was upgraded from a Terrace Studio to a 1 bedroom Terrace Suite that had a nice view of the Strip, right across from...
Jun 4, 19, 11:13 pm
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Posted By hindolio

The Grand Chateau also provides dish detergent...

The Grand Chateau also provides dish detergent soap and powder (for the dish machine) if you are so inclined.

And yes, valet is free but there is still a tip to consider.
May 31, 19, 10:59 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Completed my 1 night paid stay with a Terrance...

Completed my 1 night paid stay with a Terrance Studio. Autograph Lounge check-in was a huge relief compared to the long lines at the front desk. It's spacious for what it is and quiet, but it lacks...
May 25, 19, 10:41 pm
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Posted By hindolio

It was under $100 on a BRG. I'm curious...

It was under $100 on a BRG.

I'm curious myself now how much the upgrades I posted vary from time to time.
May 24, 19, 10:56 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Not sure how helpful this will be to you, but I...

Not sure how helpful this will be to you, but I have an upcoming stay where I booked a Terrace Studio. I received an email about a week ahead of my stay giving me options to pay for an upgrade:

...
May 11, 19, 11:16 pm
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Posted By hindolio

I guess it would depend on your idea of "safe"...

I guess it would depend on your idea of "safe" and how old your kids are, but I think so. It is a few minutes walk to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Place Mall is about 1 block in that...
May 5, 19, 11:45 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Not sure if this helps, but I had a stay in...

Not sure if this helps, but I had a stay in 10/2018 and it was overall pleasant. There was no construction going on at the time, but from my recollection, the rooms seemed somewhat recently...
Apr 22, 19, 11:59 pm
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Posted By hindolio

I have also stayed at the Grand Chateau in Vegas...

I have also stayed at the Grand Chateau in Vegas and imho it is a good property if you are with young children for those same reasons. The 1 bedroom villas are great and there are numerous activities...
Apr 21, 19, 11:27 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Any recent stays with information regarding the...

Any recent stays with information regarding the usual for Platinum Elites and above?

Upgraded room success?
Resort fees waived? If so, are amenities still given (monorail passes, daily drinks,...
Apr 20, 19, 12:21 am
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Posted By hindolio

Reporting back from 2 weekday nights at the...

Reporting back from 2 weekday nights at the Renaissance Palm Springs. Platinum Elite requested an upgrade via the Bonvoy app and pleasantly surprised to receive a Junior Suite at check-in. It is very...
Apr 19, 19, 11:59 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Recent Platinum Elite 1 night stay over a...

Recent Platinum Elite 1 night stay over a weekend. Overall, to me the hotel looks and feels nice in a business casual sense. No upgrade given when asked upon arrival - booked a King guest room. Was...
Apr 13, 19, 12:51 am
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Posted By hindolio

Fiberwalker posted some info from his recent stay...

Fiberwalker posted some info from his recent stay at the JW Desert Springs.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30984307-post85.html

I'll report back from my stay next week as a Platinum. If I'm...
Apr 9, 19, 12:01 am
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Posted By hindolio

Please let us know if you made the stay. Thanks!

Please let us know if you made the stay. Thanks!
Mar 28, 19, 10:38 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Some info just in case it will help anyone...

Some info just in case it will help anyone looking at the Renaissance Long Beach for an upcoming stay.

Recent one night stay, Platinum Elite celebrating a birthday in the party, was upgraded to...
Mar 6, 19, 11:28 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Bumping this thread up to see if anyone has had a...

Bumping this thread up to see if anyone has had a recent stay and can advise on anything not mentioned on the website including:

Are room upgrades typical for Platinum Elites?
$38 resort fee...
Mar 2, 19, 10:52 pm
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Posted By hindolio

I've had recent stays at the Grand Chateau in Las...

I've had recent stays at the Grand Chateau in Las Vegas and, I don't know if this is exactly the same thing, but The Westin Desert Willow Villas in Palm Desert. Both properties were very different.
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Feb 27, 19, 11:11 pm
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Posted By hindolio

I searched but did not find an actual thread...

I searched but did not find an actual thread dedicated to the Renaissance Long Beach. Any recent stays here with insights to Platinum room upgrades and breakfast during weekends when the lounge is...
Feb 27, 19, 10:54 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Very nice write up! I had a recent stay in...

Very nice write up! I had a recent stay in February as well and would just like to add a couple comments.

Platinum Elite and was upgraded to a Junior Suite. It was a corner room with a unusually...
Feb 24, 19, 10:55 pm
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Posted By hindolio

As mentioned, as an SPG property last year, the...

As mentioned, as an SPG property last year, the email I received prior to my stay in August stated limited member benefits. I just saw that the new Marriott page does not provide good information,...
Feb 22, 19, 5:34 pm
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Posted By hindolio

Any recent stays? The reviews on the hotel...

Any recent stays? The reviews on the hotel website look fairly positive so far this year.
Jan 8, 19, 12:18 am
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Views: 36,914
Posted By hindolio

AAA rates, and if I'm not mistaken, other valid...

AAA rates, and if I'm not mistaken, other valid discounted rates are all qualifying nights.


For the most part, it seems that is correct. Any member will qualify for Platinum challenge. Thought...
Nov 19, 18, 10:19 pm
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Posted By hindolio

I see I may have misspoke. I was upgraded to a...

I see I may have misspoke. I was upgraded to a larger room, but I do not believe it was a club lounge room. When I asked for club lounge access, I was denied.
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