I hates Marriott lot for various reasons, buy primarily because of lack of elite recognition and identical properties. This past weekend, I stayed at Mystic Marriott Resort and Spa at CT, which suppose to be a better Marriott. Unfortunately, still bad. The room looks no difference than any other Marriott in the world. When I request for a late checkout for 1:00pm, I was told the latest is noon even for Gold members.
At Starwood properties, I can easily get a 4:00 pm checkout as Platinum member.
Too bad, this would be my second to the last stay at any Marriott properties, the last stay will be when I redeem my points.