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  1. Ever since I started paying attention to Priceline's "Express Deals" I have noticed that the bottom-dollar price of hotels advertised on Hotwire are higher than Priceline for the same rates/dates. The price difference is solely in the 'taxes and booking fees' tacked on when you are about to book your room. I frequently travel to NYC on weekends (Manhattan only), and you all can take for a look for yourselves on the many Manhattan hotels offered on both websites for the next few weekends (fri and sat night) where they are offered at the same exact price (or within a dollar or two), however when clicking through to the final booking stage, the hotwire final price is going to be $15-$20 more! Take for example next weekend - 7/18 checkin, 7/20 checkout, a 3.5* in the financial/wall st district for $130 on Priceline and $132 on Hotwire (most likely the Club Quarters / World Hotel @ WTC) results in a final tally of $322.72 from Priceline and $338.67 on Hotwire - a $16 difference. Why? Hotel taxes are the same throughout NYC and easy to calculate, and these are not resort fees. The difference is the discretionary "booking fee" lumped together with "taxes and fees". I'm a Hotwire "Express" customer (still not sure of the value just yet), so I called their 800 number to question this and was told I would get a response from a manager later. At this point I'm not really sure what use Hotwire has for me if I can get the same hotel class in the exact same area, at the same rate....for less money?
  2. 12/26 - 12/29 Amenities: Business Center Accessible for the deaf 3.0 out of 5 on TripAdvisor "Still gathering reviews" for Hotwire rating Note: on biddinghelper the same place is $171 (I guess I get a discount with my Hotwire Express account?)
  3. This Hotel features the following amenities: Fitness Center Restaurant(s) Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Wheelchair accessible
  4. Hello, we ended up staying in the doubletree hilton on stone st (downtown) that weekend, where we found for $140 via HOTWIRE.
  5. The only amenities: Boutique Hotel $143/night There is no boutique listed in the Central Park West section on this site's list as of yet. Any ideas?
  6. 1 star Times Square - Theater District 7/20 to 7/22 $92 a night Amenities: Accessible for the blind, Accessible for the deaf, Accessible path of travel, Wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Roll-in shower 2.5 out of 5 on tripadvisor My guess is that this is the Hotel Carter TIA
  7. Looks like it is gone! It was there for roughly 1 hour after I posted here after several searches. Oh well!
  8. Hello! I am currently reviewing a hotwire bid of $164 per night with a check in on 12/29 and check out on 01/01 (2007). The hotel amenities listed are Resort, Casino, Fitness Center, Pool, Restaurants, Laundry Facilities, Golf Nearby, and Spa Services. Trip advisor's rating is 3.5 out 5 with 180+ customer reviews. As far as I can tell, this particular hotel does not match any of the descriptions of 3* North Strip hotels listed here as it does not list any business or high speed internet icons. Thank you so much in advanced for any guidance!