Best Western Hotels International, Inc. Complaint - Guaranteed Reservations Cancelled by the Best Western
BEST WESTERN INTERNAIONAL -- I made a booking for a Best Western International hotel in March of 2008 directly on their own website. My reservations were for mid-August and I received the email confirmation and credit card guarantee was accepted. About 3 weeks before my arrival, some 4 months after confirming and guarantee the reservation, I received an email from Best Western saying they would like to confirm my arrival time on the reservation date and that they were looking forward to having me as a guest. I emailed back my arrival time and the next day I received another email from Best Western saying they would not allow me to stay at the hotel on my guaranteed reservation. They said they have rooms available but wanted almost 3 times the price I had guaranteed online with them. They then went on the Best Western website and cancelled my reservation with an email coming from the system saying I had cancelled my reservation.
I talked to a dozen people and back and forth 50+ emails and they refused to honor the reservation. They said if I would pay the higher rate then I could submit a claim for the difference, but this would have been over thousands dollars difference for the stay and they would only say this on phone, they said they could not email confirmation.
DO NOT TRUST BEST WESTERN AT ALL FOR CONFIRMED GUARANTEED RESERVATIONS NOR THE CUSTOMER SERVICE WHO DO NOTHING BUT APOLOGIZE AND DO NOT FIX IT.