TUG Review Crew: Expert
- May 20, 2006
- Reaction score
- NE Florida
- Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
My experience at hotels tells me that if I check-in on a Sunday there are less people checking in that day than Monday when all the business travelers (i.e. other Platinums) arrive around the same time at 4pm.
Given that the availability of rooms fluctuates from a day to day basis, I have a better chance statistically of getting the best room available on a day where there is less checkins.
I know that because I have gotten more upgraded rooms on Sundays, Wed., and Thursdays than any other day of the week.
That tells me there is less competition on those days for the best rooms and since I am a Platinum Premier, I am usually close to the top of the upgrade list.
So I definitely think the day of the week checkin does have some influence in your success at getting the best available room with view.
You really can't compare hotel to timeshare because they have completely different usage patterns. Sure there are less people checking in on a Mon through Wed at a timeshare, but that doesn't mean that many of the units are sitting empty, they are all occupied by weeks based stays. Occupancy is down at hotels that cater to business travel on weekends. This is far different from timeshares where a room is booked for an entire week Occupancy at timeshares is much more level than hotels where you have peak days and non peak days.