And as a postscript to this long chain of comments and conclusions about which groups of travelers get the best rooms, I have to add a funny story about our hotel in Antalya, Turkey.
The hotel was right on the harbor, two stories for most of it, but a "tower" at one end. The elevator only went to the second floor, and then there was a long flight of stairs up to the tower. Our tour guide asked us if we would mind having the tower room in spite of the extra stairs .(There were several people on this trip who were less able than we were, which is why she asked us, and of course we agreed.) The rest of our stay there, our traveling companions felt a little sorry for us and offered condolences because we had to climb those stairs to our slightly smaller room. Most of their rooms had views of the lovely garden courtyard where we enjoyed our breakfasts.
What they didn't realize was that our tower window looked out on the picturesque harbor. At night, the lights and the water reflections made it magical. The breeze blew through to cool us, and we could hear the water lapping against the seawall. We loved it! We still enjoyed the garden in the daytime, but being in our room at night was like being in a romantic fairytale.
Some rooms are larger, have no stairs, and have garden views. Others are smaller, with steep stairs, and have harbor views. Some rooms even face a wall. I figure that, in the end, after the half a dozen hotels on any given trip, it all evens out. You're only going to be there a night or two. Unless there is medical, sanitation, or safety issue that requires you to change to another room, here is what I believe, and it is the same thing I used to say when I passed out art supplies in the classroom:
You get what you get, and don't have a fit!