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Saratoga Hoo

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Was both for several years, but eventually dropped Hilton

when I went into my very nice room in a Boston Hilton only to find the ceiling in the bath covered with mold. It was black Not just a little mold. Covered.

I have found that Courtyards are the most consistent properties with the rooms almost all the same. When I traveled like @cutter back in the 00s, that consistency helped a ton. I learned that I have something called "first night syndrome". And that consistency helped me sleep better as the rooms were almost all the same. I have continued with Marriott almost exclusively for nearly 18 years and find them to be, overall, very good.

I have put many family members up in Fairfield Inn properties, the lowest property in the Marriott family, I think. They have mostly been happy with those stays. I have stayed at some of the higher end properties and really liked them, but usually only on company $$ or using points.

I am lifetime platinum now. Don't travel enough to achieve higher, but the platinum credit card gives me a free night each year and I find I am treated very well both making phone reservations and in dealing with hotel personnel. In general, I have found Marriott employees to be very respectful, professional, and helpful.

Good luck with your decision. I know my experience at the Boston Hilton is unusual and doesn't represent all Hilton's, but I wanted to narrow to one family of hotels and that was the clincher.
[Post edited by Saratoga Hoo at 06/10/2021 11:28AM]

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Posted: 06/09/2021 at 08:22AM


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