I am so sorry to ask such a newbie question, but what are LNF nights and how do you get them?
There's no such thing as 'LNF nights'.
LNF are the initials of 'Look No Further' and it's a type of rate, referring to the best rate guarantee policy of Marriott.
More information can be found in my guide:
Using the 'Look No Further' rate - All you need to know+Tips
As fistuk has said, there’s no such thing as LNF nights.
Like most hotel groups and travel agents Marriott has a “best rate guarantee”. Now most of these guarantees simply offer to match any other competitors rate, but Marriotts guarantee is especially attractive as if you can find a cheaper rate within 24 hours of booking with Marriott then Marriott will reduce your rate by 25% less than the competitor rate you found. Marriott calls its guarantee “look no further” - LNF.
So imagine you book a room on Marriott.com at $105 but then find the same room-type at the same Marriott on the same night with Expedia at $100. Not much of a saving, right? Wrong! Claim LNF and Marriott will reduce your rate by 25% below the $100 rate you found, so your “LNF rate” becomes $75. I’ve been using it ever since I joined Marriott. Once I got a weekend for £18/nt at the Portsmouth Marriott! The savings can be spectacular, most recently I’ve LNF’d 13 nights at the Disneyworld Sheraton reducing the rate from $5,700 down to $2,700.
This is only the briefest introduction and let no one tell you it’s effortless. Sometimes it can be fairly quick, but mostly it’s a lot of looking and rebooking to make it happen. However I estimate LNF saves me about $1000 each year on my $4000 of annual Marriott stays. I manage to LNF about half my bookings but fistuk is the “King of LNF-ing” and reading his guide here Using the 'Look No Further' rate - All you need to know+Tips and the many comments to which he adds even more useful info represents a great toolbox for all those wanting to give LNF a go.
Thanks fistuk and brightlybob for the clarification. I really never thought to look outside of marriott.com for rates because I guess I figured they would be the best. I will try that in the future.
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