Be careful who you are booking your hotel reservations through...
This is my 2nd run-in with this crappy company. They are nothing but a liaison between you & the hotel & charge $30 for this [lack of] "service". Their rates are not even that much better than what the actual hotel charges. You have to check a box stating that you have read the terms/conditions, where there is no mention of the $30 charge). My receipt actually mentioned the $30 charge & says & I quote, "If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.
So I Google search the name of the hotel & find a link to make reservations. I click on the link, which is created to look like the hotel's site, but it is not. There is also no place where they make you aware of the $30 until the end in the confirmation email that advises you can get money back is reservation is cancelled 2 days prior to reservation.
When I email hotelreservation.com a man named Andy [snip] advises me the following: "This is a separate fee to the reservation total which covers the costs incurred by Hotelreservation.com in servicing your travel reservation and is non-refundable unless the cancellation is due to a fault of hotelreservation.com. This is also clearly stated on our website."
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Be aware of this crappy company trying to steal your money!