When I do domenstic travel, I usually try to stay in Courtyard hotels. It is not because of point, or miles. It is because it is a decent room, at an acceptable price. Just be sure you are not near the elevator or the ice machine, and it is as good as a room that goes for $50 more a night.
You get a comfortable bed. There is a decent breakfast at a reasonable price in the morning (although I am as likely to go for a starbucks and a pastry), and the internet is included.
The wrinkle is:
Marriott Courtyards have the slowest, crappiest elevators. New properties. Old properties. Properties they bought and rebranded. Doesn’t matter. Shitty elevator. Slow. Rickety. Budget.
Makes you wonder…