It happened to me in February…I checked into a Hilton Hotel and they would not give me (a Diamond) an upgrade…said they were Full.
I wish I had thought to do this at the time:
Just accept the crummy room they offer, then go online from it and see what kind of rooms the hotel is selling. Complain to the desk clerk or online.
This should work for any hotel brand.
UPDATE: This morning I realized that I had included the two screen captures in .png format, rather than the required .jpg format. Unfortunately, the Hilton website will not permit a second application for the same HHonors number, so no update for me this time.
ORIGINAL POST: This might be good until 2018. The offer is targeted, but it might work for anyone.
I went for it, asking to match my IHG Platinum status. Hilton’s website says they will notify me, there was no email confirmation.
Since I already am Diamond with Hilton (due to another promotion, with a shorter expiration date), I hope that I don’t get downgraded.
TripBAM.com is a website that will automatically notify you by email if the daily rate at your selected hotel (or group of hotels) drops.
This works even if you prefer to book directly with the hotel chain, in order to get full points-and-stays credit in their frequent-guest program.
TripBAM does this by checking the rates every day on the hotel’s website. Note that it does not work on AARP, AAA, government, etc. rates.
Like this blogger, I keep my Marriott credit card because of the free night every year in exchange for the $85 annual fee.
Marriott Free Night Certificates Valid for 1 Year!
To me, it’s worth it.