|Subject: hotel reservations through expedia.com and ...|
First of all I usually make reservations directly with hotels or at their web sites. This time however I made a reservation through http://www.travelweb.com because this is a new reservation site owned by major hotels chains and I wrongly thought it would be the best place to deal with. I got a rate at the Wyndham Washington DC hotel for a total of $291.69(including taxes) for three nights. (rack rate $149) It is a pre-paid reservation and there is a cancelation fee of $25.
Today I found out that the same reservation at http://www.expedia.com amounts to $230.34 (including taxes).
There is a trick: in Expedia the rooms are called standard and in Travelweb they are called deluxe, but the hotel tells me all rooms are similar and all are deluxe rooms.
So I think that I would be a fool if I do not cancel the reservation at Travelweb pay the penalty fee and then make a new reservation at Expedia, pocketing $36; not much, but good for the taxi.
Do you think I should go ahead or there might be other hidden charges along the way?
I thought something could be learned by others. I am certainly learning.
Graziella , Miami Beach.