Originally Posted by Mabel
Caution: You can often get just as good of a deal by calling the hotel directly and booking your stay. This also gives you more flexibility and bargaining power. In case you don't make it--you are not stuck paying the whole bill like you are if you buy online.
This was why I booked the hotel directly with the Flamingo instead of using hotwire. The cost was the same direct or hotwire.