Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
swag

A bill for my Hotwire room

By swag,
in

Recommended Posts

I recently completed a Hotwire stay, 9 nights at $91 + taxes and fees per night.

On the morning of my checkout, I found a bill had been printed and slipped under my door, showing a nightly rate (listed as "DISCOUNT ROOM") of $149.

My first thought was, interesting, I can see what Hotwire paid for the room. Then I realized that the shown rate was higher, which doesn't seem to make sense. Surely Hotwire wouldn't resell a room at a $58/night loss, right? The rate I got wasn't an accident, it had been available for a few weeks fluctuation between $91 and $104, all well below the $149 shown on the bill.

Any thoughts what is going on here?

Share this post


Link to post

My guess is the way that the hotel 'suppresses' the Hotwire rate is by replacing it with another one, or it could just be a mistake.

We know that Hotwire receives rates from a hotel and then adds a markup. That's why Hotwire doesn't want you to know the real price they paid -- because it's lower than what you paid. And that's why Hotwire requires in their contracts with hotels that the rate be supressed.

It's unusual that any rate would be displayed at all, which is why what you report is probably a glitch. Likely bears no relation whatsoever to Hotwire's actual rate paid.

Share this post


Link to post
Need help with your own trip?

Register now, we have a huge community of travel enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account
Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF

PRICELINE COUPON


(click here) and use

promo code

: BBJUL20

(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 07/31/2020)
OR
$10 OFF

HOTWIRE COUPON


(click here) and use

promo code

: JUL10

(Hot Rate Hotels $100+ purchase... expires 07/19/2020)
QUICKQUOTE [X]
PRICELINE & HOTWIRE on one screen!
NOTE: Priceline searches for
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ONLY
Room %roomN%:
Age of child:
FINDFAST[X]
×
×
  • Create New...