Marriott’s Look No Further Price Guarantee is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Seriously. It’s one of the most amazing promotions I’ve ever seen. I’m from a long line of loyal Marriott Reward members, and this brand just continues to impress me.
We’re in the midst of planning our summer getaway. We want to do it on the cheap, as we’re not only gearing up for the big Bora Bora vacation we hope to embark on next year, but we also recently booked an amazing Manhattan penthouse for my 30th birthday party, which is also next year. As if that’s not enough, our New York condo is currently on the market, so we hope to move soon too!
Meanwhile, next month we’re heading to Vegas (for the fourth time, but hey, its been a while). Then, we’re renting a car and driving out to Palm Dessert, California, followed by Anaheim, and we’re already planning a ton of fun things to do!
In Palm Desert, we’re staying at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (which I’ve previously mentioned as one of the most awesome hotels ever). But more importantly, serious props to Marriott for honoring their Look No Further Price Guarantee. According to Marriott, they guarantee their best rates, so if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere, they’ll not only honor the lower price, but give an additional 25% off. There are certain terms, like the rate’s conditions have to match exactly, etc, but let me tell you, it works!
So for three nights at this hotel via Marriott.com, before taxes, etc, it comes to $118 for one night, and $195 each for the other two nights. It goes up for night two and three because they’re over a weekend. Even though these are already pretty great rates, we’re trying to stay within a budget, so every little bit counts. I’ve been watching rates for a while, and the other night, I went on Kayak.com and did a search for the JW Marriott and our dates. That’s when I noticed another site offering significantly lower rates. They were so low, I thought there was no way Marriott would honor them, but, nevertheless, they offer their guarantee, so I booked and filled out the claim form via the Marriott’s website.
Within 24 hours, Marriott got back to me and kept their promise. They not only honored the lower rate, but gave me an additional 25% off, just as they advertise. So now, we’re staying at this amazing hotel, with an even more amazing rate. Amazing!
Are you ready for the numbers? Are you sitting down? Because you’re going to want to sit down to see these. The first night is now costing us only $67.27, and the other two weekend nights are costing us $84.11 each. Well done, Marriott, well done.