TopCat wrote:Kohinoor wrote:TopCat wrote:prelaw wrote:Does that require not knowing the actual identity of the hotel?
Unfortunately, yes. It's kind of a gamble. In retrospect, I am not really *happy* with my hotel but definitely *satisfied*, especially after considering the value. I didn't know much about the areas in the Bay Area but I asked around and gambled on a locality just bordering one of the least desirable ones. But I hear that SF's locales are pretty block to block. And the deal I got seems to be just a couple of blocks short of a really undesirable one. I am OK with the locality, though. Just that I was not looking for a boutique hotel but rather one of the brand name ones (if only because I was not feeling adventurous and I would know what to expect with the name brand ones). In short, I felt kinda shortchanged by Hotwire when they claimed that my hotel will be a familiar name brand place but actually assigned me a small, local boutique with a lot of mixed reviews. However, I still do recommend Hotwire. Their deals are unbeatable, IMO.
Let's hope you are too.
Uh, didn't quite get what you're trying to insinuate but here's to hoping you're indeed the ace of diamonds and you meant it all in good faith (whatever it is you meant).
lol. I meant to insinuate that shady hotels/shady neighborhoods are usually a bad idea. I learned that the hard way.