Upon further research, I believe what is happening is the Hotwire reservation is with the Lodge at Sierra Nevada Resort, which is a little misleading. The rooms at the Lodge from what I've read are older and not renovated. Some posts say they smell (like mildew or previous smoking rooms) and are dirty. They don't even have air conditioning. How can Hotwire (and Priceline) rate the resort 3.5 stars and have rooms that are more in line with a 1 or 2 star room? On top of that, there is a $25 resort fee that was not revealed on Hotwire but it was on Priceline. I booked on Hotwire because I thought they didn't have the extra resort fee. I think buyers need to be aware of these misleading points. Go to the Sierra Nevada Resort website and look at their Lodge rooms before bidding. Had I known, I would have booked elsewhere but I'm stuck now.
Here's what it says for amenities. Even if you stay at the Lodge section of the resort, you will have access to these amenities but you will pay $25 per night whether you use them or not.
FULL AMENITIES: Shuttle, Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Smoke Free, Free Internet, Hi-Speed Internet, Laundry, Golf, Spa, Childrens Activities, Free Parking, Pet Friendly, Steam Room, Sauna, Ski Rentals, Gift Shop.
I can update the post once we have stayed to let folks know what to expect. I love your website and appreciate all the information, which is why I'm adding this new information that I've discovered since learning which hotel we got.